Mickey’s music fest opens

 13 Feb 2014 - 7:36


Disney stars greet fans at the opening of the festival yesterday.

DOHA: The ‘Disney Live! presents Mickey’s Music Festival’ opened to a roaring crowd at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) last night. 
After months of preparation and anticipation following the record-breaking success of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic in 2013, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and more than 25 Disney characters performed Disney’s greatest hits from the blockbuster movies of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story remixed for a fresh sound.
The crowds cheered when Ariel’s six sisters broke out into Beyonce’s smash hit Single Ladies. 
Everyone was on their feet and singing along to the award-winning song. The classic A Whole New World took parents on a journey down memory lane as Aladdin and Jasmine made special guest appearances. 
The show is produced by Feld Entertainment, brought to Doha by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and organised by Sport & Entertainment Solutions (SES).
“This festival is different from Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. A unique theatre production incorporating Disney’s greatest hits, we are thrilled to be able to introduce some children to their first theatre experience,” said Ali Haidary, CEO and Founder of SES.
“Our aim alongside QTA is to bring quality family entertainment shows to the region. It is important that we make these world-renowned shows accessible to the Middle East. The way Disney On Ice was received, inspired us to continue to bring shows, including this one.”  
The Peninsula