More Videopalooza: Halloween on Ice Act II, with Bonus Johnny!

 Johnny Weir (c) David IngoglyThe Vampire King and his Queen perform their duet at the beginning of Halloween on Ice’s Act II. Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. Exclusive HD video below; full gallery coming soon!


And now, our sequel to Wednesday’s Halloween on Ice Act I videopalooza: Act II! Which includes brand-new HD video of Johnny, from his duet with his Queen to open Act II through his appearance in the show finale, as well as in several numbers in between.

As the tour hits its final week of shows (hurry! Go see it now before it’s all over!), Johnny has been in demand with local media covering the show. His two latest interviews are from Toledo, where the cast performs tonight, and both are gloriously full of Johnny quotes:

*Print interview from the Toronto Blade: Icy Tricks and Lots of Treats: ‘Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice’ Skates into Toledo. A sample:

There is something a bit “Nutcracker about it,” Weir said when describing the fanciful pieces and magical storyline of the production.

“The show really centers around the central story of Nancy’s character. She is throwing a Halloween party and her first character is an older woman that falls asleep in the middle of the party and goes into this really crazy dream world with goblins, vampires, and witches and everything that Halloween could ever hope to be, but sparklier. And by the end of the show, of course she wakes up from the dream,” he said.

Weir plays two characters in the show, one of which is Dracula, a vampire that puts a spell on Kerrigan’s character Vampire Queen, who Weir affectionately nicknamed Draculette.

“I sort of put a spell on Nancy and the whole cast. It is nice for me to play such a big character because I am by nature very melodic and artistic and that’s how I like to skate. But this vampire character is very powerful and gritty and I love it,” he said.

“Yes, my costumes are my own design, and I’ve designed my own costumes for many years now. I’ve worked with a seamstress in New York,” Weir explained. … “I chose the music about month and a half ago, and then I designed costumes coming from that music. Once that music is there I create the character, I create the costume, and everything falls into place after the music.”

Definitely go read the rest here.


*Radio interview with 92.5 KISS FM. In which he discusses the amount of “active sportswear” he had to pack for the tour.


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And ICYMI: all Johnny’s segments from the Nickelodeon special Halloween on Ice: Behind the Screams, including a just-released new promo from TeenNick, are available in this post.

And now: more spooktabulous video from this amazing show, whose entire cast earned a standing ovation last night in St Catharines, Ontario. (Seriously, get tickets here now. #yolo #fomo). Johnny appears in nearly all of the videos below, so keep an eye out for him during the other skaters’ performances!


VIDEOS! Halloween on Ice, Act II

See all Act I videos here.


Dracula and Draculette open Act II with a royal duet, then sit back to enjoy entertainment from their subjects. First up: pumpkinheads perform to a Thriller / Heads Will Roll mashup. (Note: Johnny-centric footage…)
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Shawn Sawyer’s exciting Act II solo as a werewolf.
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Alex Murphy’s sizzling Act II solo: Little Red Riding Hood as we’ve never seen her before…
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Caydee Denney and John Coughlin wow the crowd again in Act II with their Tainted Love program.
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Kurt Browning and Jozef Sabovčík are wonderful fun in this Ghostbusters tribute, with Shawn Sawyer as the ghost.
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Skating daredevils Akop Manoukian and Aidas Reklys return in Act II with a thrilling pyrotechnic routine.
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Alissa Czisny’s Act II solo, continuing the side plot love story between her character and the hunchback endearingly played by Kurt Browning.
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Kurt Browning’s brilliant Act II performance to Feelin’ Good.
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The Vampire Queen’s lovely Act II solo to A Thousand Years / Wide Awake.
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The Vampire King’s hauntingly beautiful Masquerade: Waltz.
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The entire ensemble joins in for the closing group number to Monster Mash.
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And the show finale!
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BONUS VIDEO

Fab Halloween on Ice rehearsal clips from my Instagram

 

 

 

 

And Johnny’s latest rehearsal throw jump with John Coughlin:

First attempt at the triple axel since I sprained my ankle. Thank you @johncoughlinusa!

A video posted by JOHNNY WEIR (@johnnygweir) on

 


REMINDER: JOHNNY IS LIVE ON NBC TOMORROW with Tara Lipinski for Skate America coverage!

Johnny Weir at Skate America for NBC


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