Disney Lives! Presents "Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic"

Disney Lives! Presents "Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" comes to Rosemont Theatre this weekend.


Performer Desiree Cosgrove looks forward to stirring up some magic on stage in Chicagoland.

"We're so excited to be coming to the Chicago area," said Cosgrove, who performs as Cinderella and is the dance captain for Disney Live!'s "Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" running today through Sunday at The Rosemont Theatre.

"It's a high energy, live musical stage production," said Cosgrove. "Doorway to Magic" stars more than 20 Disney characters, including Donald Duck, Goofy, the princesses and others.

Cosgrove said audience members will see segments revolving around the animated shows such as "Pixar's Tox Story," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Tangled," "Aladdin," and others.

There will be a mix of shows from different time periods. "And it's not just for kids," said Cosgrove.

Throughout the show, magic and adventurous scenes are used to intertwine the story line, the performer explained.

"The unique thing about our show is it's not only magic tricks but there are great magical illusions," she said.

"This show is about bringing to life the magical places and moments that exist with the world of Disney in a very authentic and modern way," said Alana Feld, in a press release. Feld is the executive vice president of Feld Entertainment and producer of Disney Live! "By using magic and illusions, we've reimagained iconic scene and enhanced them, creating a great connection to the characters and stories for our audiences," Feld said.

Cosgrove said this is the only Disney Live! show she's worked with so far. She's admires the Disney commitment to entertainment.

"For a lot of children, this may be the first time they're seeing a live production," she said, adding it's a wonderful show for the entire family.

FYI: Disney Live! Presents "Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" today through Sunday at The Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Road, Rosemont. Tickets start at $20. Call 800-745-3000 or visit disneylive.com.


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Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.