Monday, August 20, 2012

DREAMWORKS’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR SET TO PLAY NEW JERSEY! GIVEAWAY!!



High-Flying, Fire-Breathing Dragons Playing
IZOD Center September 27 – 30
Tickets On Sale Now!
“SNEAK PEEK: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR”
A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE SHOW
WILL AIR ON WNBC-TV ON SATURDAY, JULY 21 AT 7PM

This summer, audiences across North America will experience the magic of fire-breathing dragons that soar through arena skies in DREAMWORKS’ HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA), Global Creatures and S2BN Entertainmentannounced HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR will embark on a worldwide tour following its critically acclaimed debut in Australia and New Zealand. The tour will be produced by RZO Dragon Productions to deliver 23 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats, to perform against a state-of-the-art, wall-to-floor immersive projection measuring more than 20,000 square feet.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON lands at IZOD Center from September 27 - 30. Tickets are available now and may be purchased through the arena Box Office, by going to Ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. A limited number of Special premium Dragon Hot Seats, VIP and family packages are also available.

The North American tour launched with a one-week engagement in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on June 27th. The Times Leader said, “The roars of the dragons were nothing compared with those of the audience, who soaked up every minute of the opening night of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at Mohegan Sun Arena.”

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR was created by DreamWorks Animation, producers of the Academy Award®-nominated film,How to Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately $500 million at the worldwide box office and opened as the #1 film in over 30 countries and Global Creatures, the masterminds behind the international phenomenon Walking with Dinosaurs, the #1 grossing world tour of 2010. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR’s worldwide tour is exclusively promoted by S2BN Entertainment and delivers some of the most ambitious theatrical technology to ever tour the arena.

The live production rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and heartfelt laughter into an original captivating story set in the mythical world of Vikings and wild dragons. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, it centers on Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. The story presents a vision so grand in scale that only DreamWorks Animation and Global Creatures could bring How to Train Your Dragon to life in front of a live audience.

“In our film, audiences around the world were transported to the mythical world of Vikings and dragons… and now, we are excited to immerse them in a one-of-a-kind live event in HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation. “The innovative team at Global Creatures and the creative storytellers at DreamWorks Animation have done an inspired job in every imaginable way to present this story on an unprecedented scale that will take global audiences to unforgettable new heights. We are happy to be working with Michael Cohl and his team at S2BN Entertainment to promote and take this show around the world.”

Global Creatures Chief Executive Officer Carmen Pavlovic added, “With DreamWorks we have forged a relationship with one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. The collaboration fuses our own world-class technology with the vision and dedication of a company renowned for its cutting-edge creativity and storytelling skill. We are excited to expand the boundaries of public expectation by creating a show that combines dynamic creatures, world class performers and incredible staging to not only thrill and intrigue, but to engage audiences on an emotional level as well.”

Michael Cohl is the founder and chairman of S2BN Entertainment, global promoter for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR, and serves as lead producer of the Broadway smash hit Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Cohl commented, “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR is the next logical step for me after Spider-Man: to be back in arenas where I’ve always been, and where the most exciting things happen. We are thrilled to be setting a new gold standard for live family entertainment while utilizing the full scope and scale of the arena floor and fly space. The show delivers cutting-edge production values which tell an incredible story and create an unforgettable and magical experience. This show will mesmerize children and parents alike.”

“A visual and technical work of mind-boggling proportions.” – Australian Stage
Sponsored by HP, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR is brought to life through state-of-the-art technology unlike anything ever seen before in a live event experience. Through DreamWorks Animation’s ongoing strategic relationship with HP, HP technology is part of the digital backbone for the production, providing family audiences across the globe with the most captivating live entertainment possible.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR breaks every rule of theatrical entertainment to fully immerse audiences into the show in ways that have not been attempted before. Barely contained within the arena, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR utilizes the full venue, maximizing every dimension of the performance space to transport audiences into a mythical world of fire-breathing dragons who soar overhead at great speeds. The state-of-the-art animatronic technology and large-scale cinematic projections interact seamlessly with the live actors, who bring DreamWorks Animation’s heart-warming story to life through theatrical storytelling, martial arts and acrobatics.

“Nothing less than sensational.” – Aussietheater.com
Young Hollywood actor Riley Miner, an accomplished dancer and musical theater performer, will play the lead role of Hiccup. Joining Miner to share the role of Hiccup is Rarmian Newton, who won a Helpmann Award for his performance in the Australian production of Billy Elliot The Musical(2008). American stunt performer Gemma Nguyen, a third degree Black Belt and six-time world champion in Tae Kwon Do, plays Astrid. Sharing the role of Astrid is 19-year-old Queenslander Sarah McCreanor who has starred in her own comedic productions and performed in a range of musicals and comedy shows. Stalwart Australian actor Robert Morgan plays Stoick, Hiccup’s father and the rough and ready old-school chieftain of the brawny Viking tribe. American Will Watkins, an accomplished fencer, will star as Gobber; French Kung Fu champion and stuntman Godefroy Ryckewaert plays Snotlout and Texan hip-hop dancer and rapper Dexter Mayfield will play Fishlegs. Australian hip-hop and break-dancer Virackhaly Ngeth has been cast as Ruffnut and Sydney break-dancer Frace Luke Mercado, a founding member of SKB (Street Kulture Breakers), as Tuffnut.

The cast of performers is assisted by an international technical team which has collectively created many of the world’s most memorable spectacles. The team is led by award-winning director Nigel Jamieson, who won the 2011 Helpmann Award as Best Director for his production of Opera Australia’s La Fanciulla del West, as well as production designer Peter England and costume / projection designer Dan Potra. The dragons themselves are created bySonny Tilders and his team at The Creature Technology Company, whose work includes Walking With Dinosaurs – the Arena Spectacular. The cast of 24 dragons pays homage to all of the favorites from the DreamWorks Animation film, including the single largest animatronic creature ever made by The Creature Technology Company. The stunning score features compositions from Icelandic singer-songwriter Jonsi from Sigur Ros and Oscar-nominated British film composer John Powell, who created the original score for the feature film.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR SHOW AND TICKET INFO
IZOD CENTER
50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 7:00 PM+
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 11:00 AM# 7:00 PM*
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 11:00 AM* 3:00 PM* 7:00 PM*
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 7:30 PM+
REGULAR TICKET PRICES:
# $69.50, $54.50, $39.50, $24.50
+ $79.50, $64.50, $49.50, $29.50
* $89.50, $74.50, $59.50, $39.50
A limited number of additional VIP experience packages are also available.
GROUP SALES TICKETS: Call 201-460-4370 or email groupsales@njsea.com or visit IZODCENTER.com/groupsales

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10 comments:

TammyLyne said...

I am excited to see how the dragons breathe fire

Crystal Rodgers said...

I am excited to see a flying firebreathing dragon

mverno said...

my grandsons eyes would light over the fire breathing dragons and so would mine
mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

Definitely the fire breathing dragons!!!

raceracegirl said...

I am excited to see how the dragons breathe fire.
Thanks for the chance!

raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

arexisaurus said...

i am most excited to see how the kids will react to the dragons!

Michael Lillie Moore said...

I'm interested in the special effects they're using in the show.

cassandra said...

I am most excited to see how huge the dragons are! I am amazed they have to move all of them in 52 trucks! wowww
fb: Rab pom

Jessica Fox said...

GOTTA be the fire breathing dragons!

dvice12 said...

I'm excited to see the live effects