Inspired by the Disney Channel original movies “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2,” “Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” invites families to experience a live celebration of songs, dance and team-spirited fun as a cast of performers hit the ice to recreate popular Wildcat moments.
Inspired by the Disney Channel original movies “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2,” “Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” invites families to experience a live celebration of songs, dance and team-spirited fun as a cast of performers hit the ice to recreate popular Wildcat moments.“Energetic skating will have audiences out of their seats and rocking the ice with the East High Wildcat crew,” a news release stated.The ice tour will be presented Sept. 18 through the 21 at the Kansas Coliseum in Park City. Show times are 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 20, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 21.“Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” is produced by the Emmy Award-winning director of “High School Musical” and “High School Musical 2,” Kenny Ortega, and father and daughter team Kenneth Feld and Nicole Feld.They are supported by an award-winning creative team, including Tony Award-winning director Jeff Calhoun, writer Peter Barsocchini, Emmy Award-winning production designer Jeremy Railton, lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe, Emmy Award-winning costume designer Erin “Topaz” Lareau, Emmy Award-winning choreographer Charles “Chucky” Klapow and skating choreographer Cindy Stuart.“Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” features favorite “High School Musical” characters including Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor. Only this time, East High School’s crew is performed by world-class skaters who dazzle audiences with amazing choreography, the news release stated.In the first act, a New Year’s Eve party ignites a passion for singing when East High’s hoops star Troy meets the beautiful and brainy Gabriella. Together, they audition for the school’s upcoming musical. The skates start to fly when their friends Chad and Taylor think they should stick to the status quo, and the school’s top theatrical, showtune siblings Ryan and Sharpay scheme for the lead roles. Their worlds and their school turn upside down when signature hip-hop moves meet skating on the ice.The second act takes place during the Wildcats’ favorite time of year — summer vacation. Sharpay’s determination to steal Troy’s affection brings the Wildcats together at the Lava Springs Country Club. Their dream of scoring summer jobs at the fancy club turns into their worst nightmare when Sharpay helps Troy chase his collegiate basketball dreams and, in turn, causes him to chase away his best friends. The summer talent show brings Sharpay and the Wildcats to a showdown for the coveted Star Dazzle award, until she gets the group banned from performing altogether.When Gabriella and Troy confront her, she learns a new lesson in friendship, and the summer ends on a high note for all.“Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour” is Feld Entertainment’s 28th ice show and the company’s largest undertaking to date. In the first year alone, the show has traveled to more than 100 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Australia. For the first time in its history of producing touring ice shows, Feld Entertainment mounted three consecutive companies at the same time encompassing more than 1,280 costume pieces and more than 170 lighting elements for the three productions that tour the globe.Tickets are $37 for the front row, $27 for VIP, and $19 and $15. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Kansas Coliseum box office, visiting www.selectaseat.com or by calling (316) 755-SEAT.