PORTLAND — Luckily there’s no such thing as too many princesses.

For Disney fans, anyway.

Proof of that came Thursday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center when Disney On Ice’s “Princess Classics” opened a seven-show run that will end Sunday.

At one point, no fewer than seven of the famed Disney princesses were on the ice, with their princes.

The two-hour-and-10-minute show was a combination of classic Disney films being acted out – with the original dialog and soundtracks – and an Olympic-style skating exhibition.

One of the highlights came during a segment of “Aladdin” when nearly two dozen skaters in Middle Eastern dress did a Broadway-style kick line, on skates. The sequence featured a massive plush elephant, also on skates.

The show featured some interactive elements, such as when the Grand Duke from “Cinderella” tried the glass slipper on several little girls in the audience.

The first half of the show featured short segments on several of the classic princess stories, including: “Aladdin,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” “Snow White” and “Beauty and the Beast.” After a 15-minute intermission, the second half of the show focused mostly on “Cinderella.”

More performances will take place today, Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.theciviccenter.com for more information.

Staff Writer Ray Routhier can be contacted at 791-6454 or at:

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