REVIEW: Disney 100 - The Concert | OVO Hydro, Glasgow
“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”
Celebrating a centenary of magical Disney moments, Disney 100: The Concert dazzled its way to the OVO Hydro in Glasgow this week where I became “part of their world”.
Enchanting Disney fans worldwide since 2016, this special anniversary concert took us on a journey that celebrated 100 years of dreams, 100 years of love, 100 years of adventure, and 100 years of friendship.
With a montage of legendary movie scenes on a giant LED screen, the magical musical moments were brought to life by the Hollywood Sound Orchestra and stars from the West End.
The concert featured some of the greatest hits from films like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Moana, Encanto; as well as highlights from the worlds of Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel.
The singers were simply outstanding – their voices and stage presence were undeniable.
The supremely talented orchestra took centre stage when they performed ‘The Imperial March’ and scores from Pirates of the Caribbean, Avengers Endgame, and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ from Disney’s 1941 classic, Fantasia.
Ending the evening with The Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ as the powerful finale, and ‘Hakuna Matata’ as the jubilant encore, complete with gigantic balloons flying in the air above the audience, the Disney magic was well and truly in the air.
OVO Hydro plays host to national and international music megastars as well as global Entertainment and sporting events.
With a maximum capacity of 14,300, OVO Hydro augments the SEC’s existing facilities and stages 140+ events annually.
Attracting an audience of more than a million visitors each year, the venue is consistently ranked by Pollstar in the top 10 arenas globally, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2.
Since opening in September 2013, OVO Hydro has staged the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, the Ryder Cup Gala Concert and the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It was also a venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.