How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular
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|Wed 18 Apr ’12, 7:00pm–9:30pm||
|Thu 19 Apr ’12, 7:00pm–9:30pm||
|Fri 20 Apr ’12, 11:00am–1:30pm||
|Fri 20 Apr ’12, 7:00pm–9:30pm||
|Sat 21 Apr ’12, 11:00am–1:30pm||
|Sat 21 Apr ’12, 3:00pm–5:30pm||
|Sat 21 Apr ’12, 7:00pm–9:30pm||
|Sun 22 Apr ’12, 11:00am–1:30pm||
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Where: Vector Arena, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Premium: $99.90
- A-Reserve: $79.90
- B-Reserve: $64.90
- Concessions & group prices on selected performances starting from: $44.90
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: nzeec
Dinos are extinct… Dragons live!
Flying, fire-breathing dragons now exist beyond your imagination.
Tickets on sale Saturday, November 5.
The mighty Dinosaurs left a lasting impression within our minds, now prepare to be enthralled as gigantic dragons live beyond your imagination in The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular.
Global Creatures creators of the magnificent Dinosaurs and DreamWorks Theatricals are bringing flying, fire-breathing dragons to life in an unparalleled live entertainment event. The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular is an epic arena adventure inspired by the Academy Award nominated DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon.
The world premiere of the How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular will take place in Melbourne in March 2012. The New Zealand season at Auckland’s Vector Arena will commence on April 18, being only the fourth tour city in the world to experience this revolutionary production.
Included in the cast of 24 dragons are reincarnations of all of the favourites from the DreamWorks Animation film: Nadder, Gronckle, Nightmare, Toothless - the Night Fury and Red Death, which is the single largest animatronic creature ever made by Global Creatures.
Creature Designer Tilders said “The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular will incorporate everything we learned from Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular whilst taking the technology to a brand new level. We call it Dinosaurs on steroids! Using state-of-the-art computer software we are able to make these creatures perform in ways that we previously thought unimaginable. Utilising computer controlled flying systems we have created a show that inhabits the air above as well as the arena floor below.”
The live production is inspired by the phenomenally successful 2010 DreamWorks Animation film How To Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately US$500 million at the worldwide box office.
The astonishing cast of characters features 24 dragons, some with wingspans of up to 14 metres, Viking warriors and villagers as well as world-class circus and acrobatic performers, flying, stunts, fire and pyrotechnics. In one of the largest theatrical arena productions ever to go on tour, the How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular will require a phenomenal 40 semi-trailers to transport the production whilst on the road around the world.
The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story that is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and is based on the book by Cressida Cowell. It centres 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.
Nigel Jamieson, Dragons Arena Spectacular Director said; “It brings together all sorts of technologies at the absolute cutting edge, but most important of all it’s a truly beautiful story.”
The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular is proudly presented in New Zealand by NZ Entertainment & Events Corporation. Bruce Mactaggart, Executive Chairman of NZEEC and originating producer of Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular added; “When I saw the dragons and their interactions with the actors at the world-wide launch, it was beyond my wildest imaginings. I think people around the world are going to be gobsmacked by this show.”
The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular – the unmissable arena event of 2012.