Mickey Mouse and some of his Disney stars.
DOHA: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and 25 of their Disney pals have arrived in Doha, and the production crew has started setting the stage at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) for the ‘Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Music Festival’.
It has taken weeks to ship 299 costume pieces, lighting and staging equipment to Doha for the first Disney Live! show in the Gulf which will be held at QNCC from February 12 to 16.
Mickey Mouse’s return follows the success of last year’s skating spectacle ‘Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic’ which saw a record number of visitors to QNCC to see it.
Spectators will enjoy their favourite 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 jams.
Rashed Alqurese, Director of the Marketing and Promotion Department at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), welcomed the cast and crew yesterday, saying: “Families from across the region come to Qatar to experience these iconic performances where they can connect with their favourite Disney stars. We are confident that the show will continue to help make Qatar the ultimate family entertainment destination in the Middle East.”
The show is produced by Feld Entertainment, brought to Doha by QTA and organised by Sport & Entertainment Solutions (SES).
Ali Haidary, Founder and CEO of SES, said, “We are excited to bring the show to Doha. Following the overwhelming success of Disney On Ice last year, we wanted to make sure we came back with a new and exciting experience for audiences in Qatar.
“With QTA’s support, we aim at bringing live productions to the Middle East in the future. Each show has its unique style and we look forward to enhancing the family entertainment industry in the region.”
The show has toured Turkey and Cyprus.
“As our first show in Qatar, the cast and crew are looking forward to putting on an outstanding show for a new audience at QNCC. We are looking forward to putting on an extraordinary show that will leave lasting memories,” said Performance Director, Carlton Meier.
Tickets prices at QR150, QR250, QR375 and QR1,000 are on sale at Virgin Megastores and online at www.virginmegastore.qa.