PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT!

COMING TO SOUTH FLORIDA, SEPT. 17 – 27!

Hotspots Exclusive Interview by Mike Halterman

Discover endless riches when an extraordinary lineup of stories from the Disney animated film vault comes to life in South Florida in Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove, presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt!  Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove is performing at the BB&T Center in Sunrise from September 17 to 20 and at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami from September 23 to 27.TreasureTrove_copy1

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses–Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army of Cards.  Relive magical moments in this ultimate Disney animation celebration coming to South Florida!

Tickets for Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove start at $16 for adults and $10 for children and are available at BB&T Center and AmericanAirlines Arena box offices, through Ticketmaster and online at DisneyOnIce.com.

Show times at the BB&T Center in Sunrise are as follows:

  • Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 20 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Show times at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami are as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 27 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

TreasureTrove_eddy-ZeidlerEddy Zeidler, a native of Chicago, Illinois, performs quite a few characters in Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove, including Buzz Lightyear, who audiences will see in the opening number. He lived for three years in Weston, where his family now lives. He was introduced to the Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach gay scenes at this time and he let us know he was an avid reader of Hotspots during his time down here. I had the chance to talk to him in the run-up to his return to South Florida in this exclusive Hotspots interview.

You’ve been involved in Disney On Ice shows for a number of years now. What sets Treasure Trove apart from the other shows you’ve done?

The Feld sisters, when creating this show, really wanted to involve the Disney characters around the theme and imagery of a treasure chest. They grew up with all of these characters and wanted to include them all in one big show now that they are producers, and I think that’s how this show sets itself apart…that it includes so many characters that people love all in one show. It’s very quickly-paced and it’s fun to perform and to watch. It’s my dream show.

Out of all the different numbers that are in the show, which one is your favorite and why?TreasureTrove_copy2

I love playing Buzz Lightyear, but I really love participating in the “Under the Sea” number. The costumes we get to wear for that number are absolutely breathtaking, and all of us are shimmying and shaking underneath these blue lights, and the costumes give off this beautiful glow. It’s such a lot of fun to be a part of that number.

Some people may consider these shows “just for kids.” What would you say to adults to persuade them to see Treasure Trove?

I’d tell them not to worry about anything. Just get your favorite Disney costume out of your closet, put it on and come on down to the show. I guarantee that everyone will have a blast. Act like a kid again! I particularly love it when people come in costume. I think they have the most fun.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt!, go to DisneyOnIce.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

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Mike Halterman
Mike Halterman has been the editor of Hotspots Central since its launch in July 2016. He joined the Hotspots Media Group family as editor of Hotspots' South Florida magazine in June 2013. A former "40 Under 40" honoree in The Advocate magazine, Mike lives in the Tampa Bay area.