Disney to dance upon a dream

A&E. Mackenzie Ziegler will appear at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown as part of Disney's "Dance Upon a Dream" on April 3, 2020.

| 06 Dec 2019 | 02:34

    The all-new Disney Dance Upon a Dream, starring singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler will appear in Morristown at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m..

    The show takes the cast on an electrifying journey to find their own beat in a fast-moving world that features a soundtrack of Disney’s greatest hits remixed and reimagined. The original story unfolds around a present-day heroine and steps into the magical world of Disney that includes video and music from the most beloved films, including Beauty and the Beast, Moana and Cinderella.

    "I am so excited to join the Disney family and create a new show that is driven by my passion for dance and music,” says Ziegler. “I grew up loving all things Disney, so the opportunity to tell an inspiring story through dance and the greatest Disney music of all time is a dream come true. The show will be everything magical we love about Disney, with a modern dance twist that you have to come and see live. I can’t wait!"

    At just 15 years old, Mackenzie Ziegler has become one of the most influential rising stars of Generation Z. She has made a splash in the entertainment industry garnering a massive social media presence of over 30 million followers across several platforms, and her music videos have collectively received over 200 million views. In August 2019, she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of “Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star,” and the previous year she won a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Muser.”

    The show is created and directed by Amy Tinkham, who started her career as a professional dancer before moving into choreography for artists including Madonna and The Dixie Chicks. Most recently Tinkham was the creative director for Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency show “Deuces Are Wild” and James Taylor’s 2017/2018 national tour. Guy Phillips is partnering with Right Angle Entertainment to produce Disney Dance Upon a Dream, and first worked together with Tinkham as producer of the “Dancing with the Stars” live tour.

    Tickets are $39-$79 and available at http://www.mayoarts.org or by calling the box office at 973-539-8008 Premium VIP seats are ($179) and Preferred Seating tickets are ($109). For more information, visit MPAC’s website or http://www.DisneyDanceTour.com.