The romance between Troy and Gabriella isn’t over. In fact, this winter it is very much alive and burning up the ice from Los Angeles to Anaheim and Long Beach with Disney’s High School Musical Ice Tour. The hottest show on ice lets Wildcat fans experience the pep, pop, drama and dazzle of the first two High School Musical movies live, along with an exclusive High School Musical 3 pre-show feature that will rock the house. This high-energy special bonus experience will showcase behind-the-scenes footage, music videos and cast member interviews from the new movie High School Musical 3: Senior Year and a one-of-a-kind sing-a-long dance party.
Wildcats on Ice
The High School Musical Ice Tour skates into the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday December 18, 2008, and ends its run at the Long Beach Arena January 4, 2009. Audiences can celebrate the sounds, songs, jumps and spins in this extraordinary ice show starring a cast of world class skaters portraying the roles of East High’s own, Troy, Gabriella, Ryan, Sharpay, Chad and Taylor. They will perform to the chart-topping tunes with signature choreography made popular in all three High School Musical movies.
Bringing the Films’ Dance Moves to the Ice
High School Musical The Ice Tour was brought to life, and ice, by Emmy® Award-winning director Kenny Ortega, award-winning choreographer Charles "Chucky" Klapow and skating choreographer Cindy Stuart. Klapow, who choreographed all three High School Musical movies, worked with Stuart to fuse the dance and ice moves. They designed routines in which skaters perform the films’ dance steps with their upper bodies while executing skating techniques with their lower bodies.
"I had never skated before, so it was really important for me to learn so I could be on the ice with the skaters alongside Cindy," says Klapow. "We began by teaching the entire cast the choreography from the films on the floor before we moved to the ice, to see what worked and what didn’t."
Friends, Fun and the Summer of Love
The storyline features friends from rival cliques who bond over school, sports and music while learning about love, the power of friendship and the wonder of being true to themselves. East High’s hoops star Troy meets the beautiful and brainy Gabriella and 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 wealthy theatrical siblings Ryan and Sharpay scheme for the lead roles. Their worlds and their school turn upside down when signature hip-hop moves meet dramatic skating. The Wildcats move on to summer vacation where Sharpay’s determination to steal Troy’s affection brings the Wildcats together at the Lava Springs Country Club. The group’s summer dreams turn into their worst nightmares as Sharpay leads Troy astray from his friends. The summer talent show is a showdown for the coveted Star Dazzle award where Sharpay learns a new lesson in friendship, and the summer ends on a high note.
Tickets and Show Information
To order tickets by phone: (213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000
For show dates, locations and tickets online, visit www.highschoolmusicaltheicetour.com.
Ticket Prices: $65.00 Front Row/ $40.00 V.I.P./ $25.00/ $20.00/ $16.00
About High School Musical’s Talented Team
Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour is produced by Kenny Ortega, the Emmy® Award-winning director of High School Musical, High School Musical 2, and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and father and daughter team Kenneth Feldand Nicole Feld. They are supported by an amazing 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 is Feld Entertainment’s 28th ice show and the company’s largest undertaking to date. In the first year, the show traveled to more than 100 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia and Europe and performed to more than 4 million people. High School Musical: The Ice Tour’s three separate touring units will have traveled to more than 25 countries worldwide, including: England, the United States, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Singapore, Italy, Colombia, Malaysia, Argentina and Spain by the end of 2008. Feld Entertainment is one of the worldwide leaders in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 55 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Doodlebops Live!