Skating in a production on ice requires a mix of athleticism and dramatic flair, much like performing the basketball-dunking scene from A Streetcar Named Desire. Witness multitalented showmanship with this GrouponLive deal to see Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After at The Palace of Auburn Hills. For $35, you get one G-Pass for seating two rows from the ice (rows AA and BB) in sections 101, 113–116, 123, or 125–126 (up to a $54.55 value, including fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following shows:
- Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, October 5, at 11 a.m.
- Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Children younger than 2 do not require a ticket.
There's a dancehall queen lurking inside every princess in Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After, which gives three classic monarchs a rock 'n' roll revamp before debuting Merida—the fire-maned heroine of Disney-Pixar's Brave. When Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse decide to scour the Disneyverse in pursuit of dazzling talent, their journey takes them underwater, where The Little Mermaid's daughters of King Triton shake their fishtails to the tunes of Cyndi Lauper and Madonna before Sebastian and a conga line of pink-and-apricot seahorses burst into a completely remixed "Under the Sea." When Ariel trades in her voice and fins for a pair of legs, a Spanish web hoists her 35 feet off the ice. There, she performs a soaring acrobatic routine before the web deposits her back on the frosty terrain in time for a romantic dance with Prince Eric.
Next, Beauty and the Beast's Belle and her crew of enchanted castle furnishings put a sassy new spin on "Be Our Guest" with a kick of their bladed heels. Not to be outdone, Tangled's Rapunzel and her roguish beau Flynn take to the ice beneath a sky full of paper lanterns and synchronize their local tavern's hooligans into a rowdy showstopper complete with Flynn's horse Maximus swapping his horseshoes with horseskates. Popping up at every turn are Disney stalwarts Donald Duck, Goofy, Pinocchio, and other surprise guests, all of whom are eager to share their own unusual talents.
Designer Walt Spangler's ingenious backdrop unfolds from coral-covered ocean depths to castle keep to raucous pub before finally becoming the Scottish highlands of Brave, where King Fergus of Clan DunBroch is putting his daughter Merida's marrying hand up for grabs. As three clans of tartan-clad suitors try to prove their mettle, a dizzying variety of spins and triple axels combines with Scottish jigs for the first time since the Winter Olympics banned figure bagpiping. Punk-sharpened ears might even detect a little "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" before Merida decides to string up her bow, ignite her fire-arrows, and win her own hand in an archery contest.
Director Patty Vincent infuses each fairy tale with a rock 'n' roll spice as she shows kids that they have the power to determine their own destiny. A glam-rock sensibility pervades Cynthia Nordstrom's costumes, from the shimmer of its ocean-blue mermen to the fork crowns and golden knives of its anthropomorphic silverware. But a romantic heart beats beneath the show's propulsive track list of Disney Channel rockers, original anthems, and reimagined classics—and it comes out under Sam Doty's glowstick-and-disco-ball lighting as each prince and princess express their love with a rink-spanning pair-skate.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.