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Published: Thursday, 11/28/2013 - Updated: 10 months ago

PEACH WEEKENDER

‘Holidaze’ artists to flip, spin, dance, and balance

BY SUE BRICKEY
BLADE STAFF WRITER
An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany more than 30 artists performing in holiday vignettes in Cirque Dreams ‘Holidaze.’ An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany more than 30 artists performing in holiday vignettes in Cirque Dreams ‘Holidaze.’
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze gets December off to a dreamy start Sunday when the holiday fantasy show comes to the Stranahan Theater.

Holidaze, created and directed by Neil Goldberg, the man behind Broadway’s successful Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, is in its fifth year of touring with multiple simultaneous productions. The Toledo performance is presented by the Theater League.

An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany more than 30 artists performing in holiday vignettes that will include mid-air flips by gingerbread men, toy soldiers marching on wires, balancing snowmen, icemen creating sculptures, spinning penguins, and dancing puppets. Reindeer will get into the act by flying over the holiday scene.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $33, $48, and $58, are available from theaterleague.com, stranahantheater.org, at the Stranahan Theater box office, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., or by calling 419-381-8851.

 

Disney on Ice

Parents can take the family on a vacation with some of the kids’ favorite Disney characters without even leaving the Huntington Center with Disney on Ice: Passport to Adventure. Among the stars on skates will be Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Daisy, who take a trip to the worlds of The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. The audience will explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa; travel beneath the sea with Ariel; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before taking off to Never Land; and travel to Hawaii to see Lilo and Stitch.

Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 5, and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at 1 and 5 p.m. at the Huntington Center, 500 Jefferson Ave. Tickets, $52, $32, $22, and $17 (children 2 and older must have a ticket) are available at the Huntington Center box office Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 419-321-5007, and at Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster by phone, 800-745-3000, and online at ticketmaster.com.

 

Holiday skies

Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium presents The Mystery of the Christmas Star, a modern retelling of the Christmas story that will go back 2,000 years to Bethlehem to look for a scientific explanation for the star the Wise Men followed, according to press materials. Guests will see how signs in the sky could have been remarkable enough to cause them to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem to see the newborn Jesus.

Shows will be Dec. 7, 14, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student ID. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets e-mail Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium coordinator, at planetarium@lourdes.edu or call at 419-517-8897.

Send theater items two weeks in advance to Sue Brickey at: sbrickey@theblade.com.



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