Tickets for the Holiday Movie Skating Spectacular on sale August 5 at 10:00 a.m.
The Stockton Arena is excited to host the Holiday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey on Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. This show is a celebration of the greatest holiday movies and holiday soundtracks of all time (for example: “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” “Bad Santa,” “Home Alone,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” “Holiday Inn,” “White Christmas,” “Frozen,” etc.).
The cast features one of the greatest figure skaters in U.S. history, Olympic champion Brian Boitano, along with World champion Kimmie Meissner.
The skating cast will skate to holiday music with some of the numbers being performed live by the “Queen of Popera,” Romina Arena starring as the show’s guest artist. Arena has recorded numerous CD’s including her most recent Where Did They Film That? Italy – The Music Journey, which was released in June jointly with Arena’s book Where Did They Film That? Italy, which was released the month before. This show will launch Arena’s new holiday edition music album from the same franchise titled Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey. Arena recently collaborated with legendary Oscar award winning film composer Ennio Morricone for the album Morricone Uncovered in which she wrote lyrics and performed on some of his most famous film scores. Arena has sold over four million records over the lifetime of her career and is a singer, songwriter, author, music producer, voiceover artist, and more.
Arena will be joined in the show by the “World’s Longest-Running “Phantom” in Phantom of the Opera,” Franc D’Ambrosio as the special guest artist, who is also affectionately known as the “Iron Man of the Mask.” In addition to his impressive portrayal of the “Phantom” in the Tony Award winning musical, D’Ambrosio’s resume also includes an Academy Award nominated film in which he played the opera singing son in the seven-time Academy Award nominated film, Godfather III. He also sang the Academy Award winning theme song for both the film and soundtrack (“Speak Softly Love”).
Hosted by Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss, the star-studded figure skating cast is scheduled to include:
- Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion and four-time U.S. Champion Brian Boitano
- World and U.S. Champion Kimmie Meissner
- Four-time U.S. Medalist and World Bronze Medalist Caryn Kadavy
- U.S. Champions Caydee Denney & John Coughlin
- Eight-time British Champion Steven Cousins
- Two-time U.S. Bronze Medalists Kim Navarro & Brent Bommentre
- U.S. National competitor Carly Donowick
- U.S. National competitor Jonathon Hunt
- U.S. National competitor Erin Reed
- ProSkaters VSO Champion Ashley Clark
Tickets for Holiday Movie Skating Spectacular will go on sale Friday, August 5, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Stockton Arena box office and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information on upcoming events, visit www.stocktonlive.com/events/venue/1.
The show is part of the Colgate Skating Series and will be taped to telecast on ABC during the holiday season.