Canadian Stars on Ice Review - Halifax, NS - April 15, 2004
written by Laura
I was sitting in Section 7, which is a little off centre, towards
the tunnel, and row H, which seemer closer to the ice than I thought
it would be. They were really great seats, we were still close but
high enough that we could see the on-ice prejections and stuff.
The arena was pretty full, the lower bowl was pretty much filled
and the upper bowl partially. The crowd was very enthusiastic, partial
standing O's for almost every number, and full ones for several.
We got there pretty early, and while I was anxiously waiting, I
happened to notice that there was a gap in the bleachers underneath
the seats behind us, and I could see backstage. Through this little
slit, I watched Steven, David, Kurt, and Todd kick around a soccer
ball for about 15 minutes! It was really funny, especially since Todd
was trying to talk on his cell phone at the same time! And they also
had the corny jokes and stuff about time over the loudspeakers that
the did on the American tour.
And then it was Showtime!
Sunrise - Grand Canyon Suite - Cast Started with Jennifer
Robinson, with a dress with flowing sleeves similar to Yuka's,
followed by everyone else except Kurt and Shae-Lynn. This was very
nice, the costumes and the music were beautiful!
Ding Dong Daddy - Kurt I love this number! Very upbeat, very
Kurt. Great footwork and I love how his jumps just seem to come out of
Timing is everything - David Love the costume! This is cute!
Look at Little Sister - Kyoko and John This one was very
entertaining! They had a great skate, except that poor Kyoko did her
death spiral in the puddle that had just been left from the
transistion, and came up with her hair soaked. But they're just so
powerful and have I mentioned that John is my SOI studmuffin?
Metronome - Todd Eldredge Funny!
I Put a Spell on You/Boomerang Baby - Jennifer Robinson Very
cool! Very jazzy and sultry. Some guy on ice got Jenn sitting in his
lap and a kiss! She did a great job.
Come Away with Me - Jamie and David OMG! SO SO SO amazing
live! I had tears in my eyes. Man is that handstand lift awesome!
Jamie landed an awesome throw right in front of me.
Hands of Time - Shae-Lynn, Kyoko, Jennifer This is cute!
They did a really good job, especially for how quickly they must have
Flamenco - Todd E Great skate! This was cool.
Skater Boi - Isabelle and Lloyd WOW! Awesome skate! This was
full of those crazy moves that they're so great at. Great costumes
too, he was dressed like a skateboarder with the baggy pants and
boxers hanging up and all, and he colored his goatee green! This was
jsut so powerful and upbeat, and it got a complete standing ovation.
Time for an Olympic Champion - Steven, Jennifer Cute and
funny. Steven had the "fat man" costume!
Let me Fall - Elena and Anton I really liked this! It's so
powerful and emotional, and they're just so graceful! I seem to
remember a pretty good throw.
Jailbird - Todd, John, Kyoko Cute, if a bit corny!
Memorial - Alexei Wow! Classic Alexei - pure power! It was
electric and his footwork is amazing!!
TGIF - Cast Oh my! I think this was my favorite number of
the night! Steven Cousins is so funny! And all the guys look like
they're having so much fun, espcially Dave and Anton! They start with
Dave, Anton, Steven, Todd, and John doing the work clothes thing, and
then the girls come out. I love the part in "Is she really going out
with him" where the song says "gorillas" and the guys act like they're
gorillas! During "fools in Love" I kept trying to watch Kyoko and John
and Elena and Anton, and Mom kept telling me to watch the guys because
they were being really funny. "Be my Number 2" was really cute. Steven
and Jennifer did some cool moves, and Jamie wandered around right in
front of us, looking so disapointed and cute. And then she and Steven
did an awesome death spiral! Overall, I just loved this number, and
now I can't get the songs out of my head!
Work 'n Time - Todd, Dave, Alexei, John - I really liked
this! It was cool, and they can to some really amazing things with
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Steven Cousins - This was
awesome! It's an upbeat, fast number, and Steven just looks like he's
having so much fun! He did throughout the whole show, especially in
the group numbers. He landed some great jumps too.
4 x 2 = 8 - Elena, Kyoko, Jamie - This was cute! I like the
earmuffs! The girls lead Shae-Lynn out, and it looked so cute because
she's so much taller than all of them. They looked like little girls.
Caruso - Shae-Lynn - WOW! She is amazing on her own! As my
mom said "She didn't need Victor anyway!" Although it was weird to
hear her name announced without his after it. I really love this
number. She did a lot of hydroblading, and some great spins. She also
has a great spiral! Complete standing ovation!
Out of Time - Kurt - This was cute! The crowd was very
disapointed that Kurt wasn't getting to skate.
Sunscreen - Jamie, Steven, David, John - OMG! I *really*
enjoyed this! Those arms! The program was really cool too! At the
point where it says something about being 40, they all point at the
tunnel and the spotlight goes onto Lloyd Eisler standing there! I
liked all the cool pairs moves, with all three guys, and Jamie and
Dave did a throw on their own. Very cute.
Show You to Your Seat - Kyoko - Cute.
Kalinka - Elena and Anton - Awesome! This is so cute! I love
Elena's hair in braids and the costumes are really cute too. They do
some pretty cool moves as well.
When You Come Back to Me Again - Todd WOW! This was so
powerful, and classically Todd. Amazing spins and some great
jumps. There was a projection of ocean waves on the ice throughout
most of the program, which suited it really well. I just really really
liked the emotion and power of this, I was extremly impressed! Full,
well deserved standing O.
Remember Me This Way - Isabelle and Lloyd - OMG! This was
amazing! Very emotional-I'm going to miss them so much! They had some
great moves, and beautiful costumes. The song is really pretty too,
it's performed by Ashley Alexander, who was a 13-year-old student of
Marcia, Lloyd's wife when she sang it at a school concert. Marcia
thought the song was perfect and brought it home for Lloyd to listen
to. They had Ashley record the song at the Tragically Hip's studio,
and she has an amazing voice, espcially for someone so young! The song
is perfect for them, especially for their last tour, and they skate so
well to it. Also, at the beginning, they had a few pictures of Lloyd
and Isabelle projected on the ice, from different years of their
career, and they had a couple of voice-overs of commentary from some
of their best accomplishments, like them being announced as world
champions and when they won their Olympic medals. I liked the one of
Scott Hamilton screaming "Look at that triple twist!" This really made
the number a fitting goodbye. Awesome standing ovation
Take Two- Kurt - Poor Kurt!
Rock Lesson - Cast - This was cool! It wasn't really the
whole cast, I think it was Kyoko, Elena, Jenn, Shae-Lynn, Steven, Todd
and John. Not a lot of people in the audience participated, I tried!
Ain't That a Shame - Alexei - Wow! Very cool, very Alexei
with the footwork and electricity! He's getting to be an amazing
Ballroom - Jamie and Dave -Finally I get to see this! It was
awesome! You can tell that Jamie is having fun kicking Dave around! I
love how they get so much into their characters. They had some great
moves, and of course there was the stripping! Jamie loses the majority
of her costume, and Dave gets his sleeves ripped off, and at the end
his shirt ripped open! I really enjoyed this, but I think that CAWM is
still my favorite
Time in a Bottle - Kurt - This was really nice. The song
suited the show's theme perfectly, and Kurt did a really nice job. I
like seeing him do serious programs almost as much as funny ones.
Time - Cast At this point I was getting really sad because
the show was almost over, but this was really nice. They finished up
and then went to shake hands, and then they announced each skater or
pair separately, and they went to centre ice and did their bows. And
then of course they did their little kick line, and the other skaters
kind of pushed Isabelle and Lloyd forward, and they got a huge
ovation. I'll miss then so much! At the end, everyone went in the
tunnel except Kurt and Jamie, and Jamie did her little "put her hand
to her ear to make us cheer louder" thing, and the crowd roared! Jamie
was the very last one in! I started freaking out when I saw Jamie
shaking hands, because she was right in front of Natalie!
Overall, the show was incredibly awesome, and I can't wait for next year!