State Fair Arena hosts ice-skating show 

What time is it? Time for all those "High School Musical" tunes like "What Time Is It?" to get stuck in your head all over again, parents, as "Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour" skates its way into the State Fair Arena for 10 shows, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Naturally, the ice show is inspired by Disney Channel's made-for-TV ratings monsters "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2," following star-crossed sweethearts Troy and Gabriella, stuck-up Sharpay and the rest of the East High School gang.

The first act mirrors the original movie, with Troy meeting Gabriella, and auditioning for the school play. Act 2 follows the sequel by transplanting the action to a fun-filled summer vacation. The franchise's signature pop and hip-hop songs are intact, only this time sung by actors on blades.

"We brought together a creative dream team who will deliver a top-notch production that celebrates moments from the movies in an ice spectacular that will fill arenas with lights, music, dancing and spirit," said Tony Award-winning producer Kenneth Feld, in a press release.

The show is Feld Entertainment's largest undertaking among 28 productions thus far. In its first year, "High School Musical: The Ice Tour" played more than 100 cities on four continents.

Tickets are $14-$35, which include admission to the State Fair if they were purchased before today. Otherwise, an additional gate admission is required, which is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-11 and free for kids 5 and under. For more information, call 948-6700.

 "Rod Lott

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