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Tiana from Disney's The Princess and the Frog is part of Disney on Ice's holiday show at Agganis Arena.

Nothing can stop a princess from dreaming and embarking on courageous adventures in Dare to Dream, the latest Disney on Ice extravaganza. It plays the Agganis Arena at Boston University Dec. 23-Jan. 1.

In this fun-filled show, hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse share the heroic stories of four favorite Disney princesses who inspire their audiences to always dream big.

Laugh along with Disney's hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition and soar to new heights. Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen.

Sing a little "Bibbidi-Bobbiddi-Boo" as Cinderella's dreams come true with help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother. And, finally, boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney's The Princess and the Frog.

Show dates and times are Dec. 23, 7 p.m.; Dec. 24, 26, 28 and 31, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Dec. 29, noon and 4 p.m.; Dec. 30, 3 and 7 p.m.; and Jan. 1, 1 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and are available at www.disneyonice.com.

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Nancye Tuttle's email address is nancyedt@verizon.net.