Providing Student News to Old Dominion University Since 1930

Mace & Crown

Providing Student News to Old Dominion University Since 1930

Mace & Crown

Providing Student News to Old Dominion University Since 1930

Mace & Crown

“Magic in the Stars” Stuns and Thrills Audiences at Hampton Coliseum
Promotional image for “Magic in the Stars” via

Disney on Ice has arrived in Hampton for the weekend of Oct. 19 to 22, playing their show “Magic in the Stars” at Hampton Coliseum.


Disney on Ice is a series of ice skating shows touring worldwide, featuring figure skaters starring as popular Disney characters performing dazzling tricks and feats.


“Magic in the Stars” features Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Goofy telling snippets of various Disney movies while the skaters act out the scenes and lip-synch to audio and music from the movies. The scenes come from older movies, like “Cinderella” and “Pinocchio”, as well as modern movies like “Encanto” and “Frozen 2.”


“What you will come to find with our show is that there are a lot of different numbers and segments during the show, and they are snippets of the best part of the movie,” said skater Joe Walsh.


Walsh is a figure skater in the show who plays many roles, including Bruno Madrigal in the “Encanto” segment. He described his involvement in the show as an incredible opportunity to do what he has dreamt of since he was young.


“To do what we love and combine the athleticism and performance, […] knowing that you’re bringing that magic to [the audience] when they might not be able to visit the parks, that’s the most special thing to me,” he said.


“Magic in the Stars” marks the on-ice debut of Raya, the protagonist of “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The skater appeared at the opening Disney Princess number before closing out the segment with her own striking solo routine, including several aerial tricks right over the audience while the screen at the back of the rink projects images of Sisu, the eponymous last dragon.


The show was full of stunning practical effects, including twinkling star-shaped lights, smoke machines, sparklers, and even fire dancers during the “Moana” sequence. The action was not limited to the ice; skaters suspended themselves from the ceiling and performed aerial twists during the glitzy opening number and the grand closing number.


“Magic in the Stars” will run 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. shows until the final 3 p.m. matinee performance on Oct. 22. Ticket prices start as low as $15. For more information, go here.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Ash F.J. Thomas
Ash F.J. Thomas, Arts and Entertainment Editor
Ash F.J. Thomas is an English major working as the Arts & Entertainment Editor. Ash likes to review the many artistic events and exhibitions at ODU and the general Norfolk area. Outside of the Mace & Crown, Ash is passionate about creative writing, theater, and gaming.

Comments (0)

All Mace & Crown Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *