A Few Friends In Their Own Words:
Every friend who has seen the 2015 Stars on Ice show RAVES about it. Here are some of their words:
- Penny: “I wish that everyone… who’s a lover of figure skating could see this show. It’s just so enchanting.”
- Marj: “Just a quickie: how amazing SOI! That, after seeing many, many [SOI shows]. [It’s a] Short run, so I hope people make the effort.”
- Jules: “This is the third Stars on Ice show I’ve been to, and it’s my favorite so far.”
- B: “…I just saw it in St. Paul and couldn’t agree more. All the skaters were so good but I could just watch Meryl and Charlie all day long. Meryl just shines like the star she is, more beautiful in person if that’s possible. She was enjoying performing so much, at times sassy, other times in her own little world. “Say Something” is a wonderful program.”
Guest Contribution – Chicago Stars on Ice Recap:
By: Pinky H. aka JstAMuggle
The show opened with Rhapsody in Blue and I really enjoyed the number because of it’s staging. As the music built up, more and more skaters joined on the ice. The first one who started it was Patrick Chan and the last ones were of course Meryl and Charlie. I took only a few videos since I promised myself to just enjoy the show. The tango number is fabulous and Meryl’s dancing [ed: experience on DWTS] comes through with her skating. Even Charlie but it is more evident with Meryl. She has more flourishes now and it’s so lovely to see.
Ice dance to Sam Smith’s “Say Something” (video), Choreography by Sharna Burgess:
Meryl has this trio with John Kerr and Ben Agosto with more balletic skating. It’s so short and meant to segue into Ekaterina Gordeeva’s skate but I love watching her in it because she is so lyrical. There’s a part where she spins then she unravels or unwraps herself and the movement starts from her trunk which then goes to her shoulders, then the arms, hands then extends to tips of her fingers. The details……and the delicacy just makes it so beautiful.
One of my favorite group numbers is Stompa which is the act 2 opener. It’s the number with the red chairs and the fedoras. Super sassy Meryl came out during this number. It’s more jazzy/Fosse like number and Meryl was so jazzed up last night, it’s like that girl from the “Girlfriend” video came out last night. So much fun to see! If you don’t know what “Girlfriend” is, watch this and become a fan: http://kitwithak.tumblr.com/post/87050350113/girlfriend-meryl-davis-and-kind-of-charmer-i
Charlie has this very cute trio with Tanith and Ryan. The boys were dressed in argyle sweater vests and bow ties but Charlie has nerdy glasses to complete the look. They both vie for Tanith’s attention but in the end Tanith runs to Charlie’s embrace. It was cute and ended with a collective “aww” from the crowd.Evan got really loud cheers as he is a homeboy from Naperville. Loved his lines and spins. He did a short version of his Swan Lake skate that he did for the Olympics.I also really liked Meryl and Charlie’s Sleeping Beauty for it’s grace and elegance.
The last number was Shut Up and Dance which again was choreographed with skaters gradually joining the ice as the music builds up. Meryl and Charlie enters and does their split lift that I posted and can be seen here: