Friday, October 1, 2010

'Mickey's Magic Show' Just the Trick

Disney Live! Presents Mickey's Magic Show (photo courtesy of Disney)

Between the magical transformation of Cinderella's rags into a gorgeous ball gown and the star-studded levitation of Princess Jasmine, "Disney Live! Presents Mickey's Magic Show" at the Long Beach Terrace Theater last weekend scored big with CC.

The touring show, presented by Feld Entertainment, combined singing, dancing and familiar-yet-clever tricks to keep little ones entertained, but it was seeing her beloved Goofy and Cinderella that kept CC on the edge of her seat.

Tailored mostly to tyke sensibilities, grown-ups may groan a bit at a corny line here and there, but the master magician and his apprentice are enthusiastic enough to make it work. The tricks also come across as effortless, which adds to the fun.

What I especially loved seeing was CC's face light up when her fave characters took the stage. She's in total princess mode right now, so (besides Mickey, Minnie and Goofy) Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Snow White all produced big smiles. (The old woman from Snow White bearing the poisonous apple also got some not-so-pretty face time, but there were no tears, thank goodness.)

Seeing CC raise her little hand, hoping to join the pro magicians and characters on stage was also fun. While she didn't get called up to the big time, she loved vying for the opportunity.

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