Thursday, December 8, 2011

Disney on Ice

I took the girls to see Disney on Ice last night at the Raleigh RBC center. It was a cold,windy and rainy night but inside was packed and buzzing with tons of little princesses and fans of Disney's annual ice show. I've taken the girls in years past where they sat in awe of the Disney princesses, completely mesmorized. I wondered how they would enjoy the show this time after a few years have passed, and they are now big "tweenagers". The show followed the story of three princesses, Tiana, Cinderella and Rapunzel. The girls and I decided that Rapunzel's story was our favorite. Her long blond hair was well represented on the rink and it was very cool how they went from skating on ice to Rapunzel and Flynn swinging high above the ice using just her "hair" and no harnesses!  The story was well adapted from the movie, "Tangled". The lanterns were a nice touch. Also loved Maximus the Horse in the show. The music and the costumes were great and the clever use of  props and effects really brought the show to life. Shows run through Sunday, December 11 at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

In the words of my 11year old...

"Dare to Dream" was great! The characters really came alive. Rapunzel was my favorite, I loved when she swung on her hair with Flynn Ryder. The choreography was amazing and the skaters superb. You have got to see Disney on Ice's "Dare to Dream". Although there were alot of little kids in the crowd, it would be appreciated by all ages, even without kids!".

They still sat in awe...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bah, Humbug!

Its finally December and we are officially kicking this weekend off by getting our tree and checking out the famous Theatre In The Park's original musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Ira David Wood III. Ira David Wood III has been doing the show since 1974!  It has been performed each year since. A Raleigh tradition for many years! 

Approximately 30,000 people attend the local production run in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. We will be checking it out at DPAC this year but it will also be at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. We are looking forward to seeing this show, have heard great things about it. Feel free to drop a note if you've seen it!