Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Walt Disney's World on Ice - 1997 Souvenir Program

The Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs show was performed by the "Walt Disney's World on Ice" troupe from 1994–1997 and again in 2000-2001 as a "Disney on Ice" production. This is the full-color program from the 1997 performance. The text for this particular book is printed in French. The illustrations for the English version are identical.


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Prelude
In an enchanted library, Mickey Mouse, Belle and members of the Disney troupe share the pleasure of reading as Aladdin, Baloo, Simba and the other Disney characters come to life.




Act 1
Scene 1: Once Upon a Time
We meet the young princess Snow White and her jealous stepmother, the Queen.



Scene 2: The Treasure Well
The Prince falls in love with Snow White. The Queen commands her huntsman to kill the princess, but he instead helps her to escape.




Scene 3: The Dwarfs’ Diamond Mine



Scene 4: Snow White's New Home
The Seven Dwarfs return home and discover the princess.




Act 2
Scene 1: Heading to Work
The Dwarfs head off to the mine after warning Snow White about strangers.



Scene 2: In the Queen’s Castle
The Magic Mirror declares the princess still alive. The Queen transforms herself into an old hag and creates a poisoned apple to get rid of Snow White herself.



Scene 3: The Curse
The Queen convinces Snow White to bite the apple. The Dwarfs are heartbroken.





Scene 4: Tue Love’s Kiss
The Prince breaks the curse. Their show reaches its finale with all the Disney couples.





Producer Kenneth Feld and behind the scenes...


Kenneth Feld : Producer
Jerry Bilik : Theatrical Director and Music Director
Bob Paul : Director of Skating and Choreography
Arthur Boccia : Costume Designer
Robert Little : Scenic Designer
Jerry Bilik : Story Adaptation
LeRoy Bennet : Lighting Designer
Roger Gans : Sound Designer
Roy Luthringer : Assistant Theatrical Director
Jill Shipstad Thomas : Associate Choreographer

Images and translations courtesy of Alexandre Milazzo.

Program booklet measures approximately 35.5 x 27.5 cm (14” x 11”) with 40 pages in total. 

3 comments:

  1. Yeah!
    I have got this one at home.It's a beautifull Program with this kind of "golden" decoration on the cover.

    By the way, this show was the best Disney On Ice ever.

    I enjoy a lot your previous posts about it too.
    Thank you for getting interest in this show for the "Filmic Light" :-).

    A great memories to me ...

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  2. DSK-- I never got to see this show, but I've only heard positive reviews about it from others like yourself. Sounds like it was a good one. From the photos in the book, it was clearly an elaborate production.

    Glad you liked the "ice" posts. :)

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