First Look: Halloween on Ice!


UPDATES! Scroll down for NEW bonus pics from the Halloween on Ice post-show meet-n-greet Saturday night in Johnstown, PA, plus new VIDEO from Johnny’s performance in Reading, PA!

MORE UPDATES! Newly added below: Gorgeous backstage photo of Johnny plus meet-n-greet pics and new VIDEO clips from the tour! And also a peek at Johnny’s sprained ankle . . .


Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceJohnny as ‘King of the Vampires’ in Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice, which opened last night in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to an enthusiastic crowd. The 15-city tour runs throughout October; get your tickets here! Photo via Halloween on Ice.


Yes, our first look! Or more accurately: First Glimpse. First Peek. First Peep Through a Tiny Eyehole That Leaves Us Gasping and Begging For More… aaaand let’s stop there before things get weird. But seriously, how is there such a dearth of pro photos and videos from the stellar opening night of one of the few remaining skating tours in the US, a tour which is chockfull of outstanding skaters plus amazing costumes, props, an actual storyline, etc.?? As one fan notes with breathless excitment: “The show was amazing it was non stop entertainment from start to finish!!!!” Yet I’ve spent the overnight hours forlornly refreshing Getty Images et al, only to be told each time, “Nope.”

Fortunately fans have come to our rescue to at least provide the aforementioned glimpse, and we cling to hope that a cascade of photos and videos will be forthcoming soon from the early tour stops. Very special thanks go to Jen Warfield, who has kindly shared her photos and video clips from opening night below!

First, a brief synopsis of the production: according to a preshow interview with Halloween on Ice producer Jerry Solomon:

“The show basically centers around a dream sequence in which the characters come to life and try to convince the main character (Nancy) to join them in their Halloween world. Eventually, the main character meets the king of the vampires, played by Johnny Weir, who puts a spell on her.”

And from an interview with Nancy Kerrigan:

“I’m a princess, and I’ll be transformed in the second act into something a little more dark,” [Kerrigan] said, hinting that vampires might be involved in the transition.

“It’s great, and we’ve got a fantastic cast,” she said. “Johnny Weir is so funny, and he’s my counterpart for most of the show.”

Three-time U.S. Champion and two-time Olympian Weir is a great addition to the show, Kerrigan said.

“You put a costume on him, and he becomes that character,” she said.

[BTW Nancy also casually noted in this same interview that “this year we’re also doing a behind-the-scenes show for Nickelodeon.” Which is scheduled to be broadcast on Wednesday, October 21, per Nick Sports TV’s Instagram! Set those DVRs!]

Johnny skates two solos in the show and has two different costumes, as you’ll see below. He’s also featured in several group numbers. And according to opening-night attendee Trish Aaron-Misiura, who accompanied Jen: “The last skate Johnny does is worth every penny of [the ticket]. It is amazing and beautiful.”

So we begin backstage with the best pic of opening night, which came from Johnny himself, in his first costume. To which “WOW” and “AMAZING” seem woefully inadequate responses, though they’re the ones most of us relied on when we saw the photo:

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via Johnny: “And so it begins…@halloweenonice Opening Night! #bloodymary”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via Alexandra Murphy: “Pre show #couture and matching outfits. Obviously. #twinsies #didntplanit #redfordays”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldAt the venue!

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldJohnny on the Jumbotron.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldIn his red costume, covered in black lace.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldFirst solo, to a mashup of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bloody Mary’ and ‘Hell’ by Squirrel Nut Zippers.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldThe Princess and the King of the Vampires.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015From the second act: a bewitched Princess with the King. Via @jhitchsop: “Johnny Weir and Nancy Kerrigan, King and Queen Vampire. #HalloweenonIce”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via @leapoffaith_13: “GUUYS, it’s Johnny Weir. He looks a bit lonely without his Queen (Nancy Kerrigan) in the seat next to him. All he has to do is ask me! ❤ #halloweenonice #johnnyweir #olympian”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer Warfield

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice (c) Jennifer WarfieldDuring his second solo to ‘Masquerade.’

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via @natalaska17: “Loved seeing Johnny Weir #HalloweenOnIce”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceFull version of the photo at the top of the post, via Halloween on Ice.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via Karilyn Klag: “Great show tonight”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Via Kim Navarro: “Victory! First show down! #halloweenonice”


UPDATES!

Halloween on Ice Tour, Day 3: Johnstown, PA.

Johnny Weir and Nicole BobekVia Johnny: “Funicular to the top of Johnstown with @Nicolebobek77. We’re tired but excited for our show tonight!”

 

From the Johnstown post-show meet-n-greet:

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @_Jocelyn_Cab_: “I love him so much. ❤️🎃 #HalloweenOnIce”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @thompsonfh: “@JohnnyGWeir Great Job Tonight in Johnstown……THANK YOU!!!”

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @flickofthat_ris.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @that_one_midgett.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @na_british_314.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice meet-n-greetVia @avalonbarb: “@halloweenonice fully autographed program including @johnnygweir thanks for a great evening of skating and the chance to meet and greet” (Yay Davey pic in the program!)


MORE UPDATES!

Halloween on Ice Tour, Day 4: Richmond, VA.

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia Halloween on Ice: “Backstage where the amazing @JohnnyGWeir puts on finishing touches. #halloweenonice #makeup #backstage #SneakPeek”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @shandleblaha. It appears there may be vampire teeth involved in this costume…

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia Matthew Solomon, Nancy Kerrigan’s son who designed many of the costumes for the show: “Standing ovation at @halloweenonice”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @sylvie_mh: “@JohnnyGWeir has custom made nikes with his initials on them……. goals”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia Nick Benton, owner/publisher of the Falls Church News-Press, for whom Johnny wrote his popular columns.

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @epicfiercedivaaa: “I got to meet #johnnyweir today!!!! @johnnygweir #bucketlist #halloweenonice #happyhalloween #fiercequeens”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @phoebeekes: “*internal screaming*”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @sar_carr: “hangin with my boy johnny ❤️❤️”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @sylvayyy: “got to meet the one and only💞”

 

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on IceVia @figure_princess: “DREAMS DO COME TRUE. @johnnygweir you have been my favorite skater since I was 6 years old. You are my inspiration and my idol. ❤️ #halloweenonice”

 

AND FINALLY . . .

Johnny WeirVia Johnny: “Travel Day. A fur ball, ice for my sprained hoof & ‘Veep’. Syracuse, here I come!” Hoping his hoof is feeling better by Thursday, when the tour does another stretch of four-cities-in-four-days performances, beginning with Syracuse, NY…

 

Johnny Weir…but at least he was able to stand up long enough to pose for this in Lower Allen, PA. Via Johnny: “Catchy Advertising.”


VIDEO CLIPS!

 

UPDATE: New video from Tour Day #4: Richmond, VA!

Brief performance clip via @i.am.byron


UPDATE: New video from Tour Day #2: Reading, PA!

Johnny warming up in Reading via @keithplumstead, whose daughter skated in the show.

 


Video link.


Via @martinazzurra: “Amazing show!”

 

Via Halloween on Ice producer Jerry Solomon.

 

Via @nicolebu.

 


From Jen Warfield: two clips from his first solo.
Video link.

 


And also from Jen: a portion of his second solo.
Video link.

 

Via the local WNEP newscast. I love that they call both Johnny and Nancy “world champions.” Works for me.


BONUS PICS

The night before the first show, Johnny and Nancy Kerrigan met with fans at a special Q&A and autograph-signing event hosted by the Mohegan Sun Pocono. See the full album from the event here. For more preshow coverage, please visit this post.

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015With an adorable baby and mom…

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015…and with adorable small children.

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015Selfie!

 

Johnny Weir Halloween on Ice 2015With Trish Aaron-Misiura, and holding a special note for the blog. Thank you, Trish and Johnny!


GO GET YOUR TICKETS ALREADY! American fans have a cornucopia of opportunities to see Johnny perform in Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice tour throughout October, with stops in fifteen cities. Every tour date offers VIP tickets that include a post-show meet-n-greet with the entire cast, including Johnny. Don’t miss out! [Note: Johnny is NOT performing in two cities: Saginaw, MI, October 24, and Rockford, IL, October 25.]

Johnny Weir stars in Halloween on Ice


Thanks again to Jen Warfield for the exclusive pics and clips!


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