Another Disney magic in Feb

January 09, 2014 - 4:50:39 am

Mickey Mouse with children.

DOHA: After the success of ‘Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic’ last year, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) brings to Doha ‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ next month. 

The new show which features Mickey Mouse and his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be staged at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) from February 12 to 16.

Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow at Virgin Megastores and www.virginmegastore.qa.

The Fab-four will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions where concert goers will hear the greatest hits from the blockbuster movies of Disney’s Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams. 

The show is produced by Feld Entertainment and organized by Sport & Entertainment Solutions (SES). 

“After witnessing the enormous success of Disney On Ice last year, we are happy and excited to be bringing another Disney production to Qatar in February,” said Rashed Al Qurese, Director of Marketing & Promotion Department, QTA.

“The people of Qatar and residents from other Gulf countries experienced family entertainment at its finest, walking away with lasting memories. The Disney entertainment brand is a great fit for Qatar and its vision to make it the ultimate family entertainment destination in the Middle East.” Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is the sixth incarnation of Disney Live! since its creation in 2004. It recently completed a tour of Turkey and Cyprus with a cast of local performers. This is the first time the show will be held play in Doha. 

“Disney Live! has touched millions of people around the world and introduced some children to their first-ever theatre experience,” said Ali Haidary, Founder and CEO of Sport & Entertainment Solutions. 

“We look forward to be working with the QTA to organize another unique and spectacular Disney production for Qatar and hope to bring more Disney Live! productions to the region. We want our guests to walk away with unforgettable memories long after they leave the show.” 

Didier Vanneste, Country Head, The Walt Disney Company Middle East and Northern Africa said: “Our Disney Live! entertainment shows give children and families the opportunity to experience the magic of our world famous Disney characters first-hand. We’re thrilled to be working again with Feld Entertainment, Sports Solutions and the Qatar Tourism Authority to bring Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival to Doha for the first time for what promises to be a magical and show stopping event.” 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all-star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters, begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey Mouse welcomes guests to his concert tour. Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie. Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm. And, family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style. 

“We’ve created an environment where audience members will be able to connect with the Disney stars,” said Alana Feld, Producer and Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment. Early bird tickets start from QR125 on selected categories. Early bird special ends on January 20. Regular tickets are Bronze  QR150; Silver QR250; Gold  QR375 and VIP QR1,000. The Peninsula

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