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Q&A: ‘Disney On Ice Presents Frozen’ Comes to South Florida

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Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, is bringing the Academy Award winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to the ice with unforgettable music and adventure in a race to bring back summer.  Disney On Ice presents Frozen visits Miami from March 21 to 24, for seven performances at American Airlines Arena and Sunrise from March 28 to 31, for eight performances at BB&T Center; tickets are on sale at DisneyOnIce.com.

The complete adventure of the Academy Award winning tale will be told live in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa.  Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers.    Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

In Disney On Ice Presents Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

It was a pleasure to sit down with Thomas Lizeul, who is one of the principle skaters and also a member of our community, for this Hotspots exclusive Interview:

At what age did you begin skating, and how did that happen?

I started skating when I was 4 years old. My parents and I were watching competitive skating on TV and I told them I wanted to do that. The immediately paid for lessons and after 24 years I am still skating.

When did you begin to compete and what medals/achievements have you won?

I started to compete when I was 6, and I have been France’s National champion three times.

Who is your mentor?

The director here who is as amazing choreographer and person.

When did you begin to skate professionally?

I started when I was 22 years old.

How did you get hired by Feld Entertainment?

I actually did my audition by sending a video in of me skating and then I got an e-mail from Judy Thomas who offered me a position.

Other than Frozen, what has been your favorite show to perform in?

I have been in four different shows with Disney. I loved them all and they are all so different it’s hard to say what was my favorite.

What is your favorite city you have performed in?

Every city has a different thing to explore. In the US I really like Florida as the weather is so nice and I can go to the beach and enjoy. I also love any city in Europe, as it’s my home land.

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What should our readers expect from Disney’s Frozen?

Everyone knows the story of Frozen and we present the full movie on Ice. You will see all your favorite characters and some great effects like snow. This show translates very well onto the ice. As a bonus you see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and friends.

What does the future hold for you?

I just re-signed my contract so next year I will be touring in Europe with Disney. I love working for this company so I hope to stay with them for a long time to come.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Frozen at either of the two South Florida venues are on sale at disneyonice.com/frozen.

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