Disney classic fairy tales live on stage



Three classic Disney fairy tales. A theater packed with young kids and tweens. This could have been 90 minutes of sheer madness.

But, when it’s Mickey Mouse and friends hosting the show, it’s 90 minutes of solid family entertainment.

Lisa and I took two of our nieces – Kam (12) and Cory (9) – to the show at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy acted as emcees for three separate stories involving Snow White, Cinderella and Belle.

Mickey’s gang started the show by looking at a book at the corner of the stage. A magical light led them to it. The book lit up and the stories began.

The stories were told in quick, crisp style. Each story moved along, and included the major plotlines we’ve all known through the years.

As the first story started, Cory sat on the edge of her seat, seemingly mesmerized by the action on the stage.

First up, was Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Snow Whites wishes for her prince at a wishing well.
Snow Whites wishes for her prince at a wishing well.

Following the 30-minute act, the Mouse gang entertained the audience. Mickey and crew interacted with the audience, getting the kids to shout out answers to what they were asking for.

This led into the second act – Cinderella.

As we know, Cinderella wanted to go, and even made a beautiful dress for the ball. Her step-sisters tore it apart, leaving Cinderella at home.  IMG_7740

Poof! Her fairy Godmother popped in to save the day. However, she couldn’t do it totally by herself. She needed the audience’s help.

“Bippity Boppity Boo!” she and all sang loudly.

Cinderella appeared in her beautiful gown. And we all know she and the prince lived happily ever after.

Before the third story started, Minnie introduced it by explaining to the kids how a prince became the Beast in “Beauty and the Beast.”

In the end, the couple declared their love for each other. The Beast’s spell was broken and he turned back into the handsome prince.

Belle and her beau lived happily ever after.

As we left the theater, I asked the girls for their reviews of the classic fairy tales. They both liked the stories. They liked the performances of the actors and actresses.

Photo courtesy of Disney Live
Photo courtesy of Disney Live

Cory’s favorite story was Cinderella. Kam enjoyed Snow White the most.

So, the young girl and the “tween” we had with us both liked Disney Live. And so did the “grown-ups” with them.

If you get the chance to see Disney Live, I recommend you do so. You and whomever you bring will have a great time.

After all, it’s Disney!