This summer, entertainment history was made as audiences across North America experienced the magic of fire-breathing dragons soaring through arena skies in DREAMWORKS' HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR.
Following a critically acclaimed launch in Australia and New Zealand, the US tour of DREAMWORKS' HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR has more dates on sale, following an engagement at the Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ September 27 – September 30.
Here are the new dates: In 2012, Tacoma, WA (December 6–9), Fresno, CA (December 20–23), San Jose, CA (December 26–30), and in 2013, Sacramento, CA (January 3-6), Salt Lake City, UT (January 10-13) and Anaheim, CA (January 17-20).
Go to www.dreamworksdragonslive.com for on-sale dates and other ticket information. Check back for additional tour markets in 2013 which will be announced soon.
Created by the studio that brought us blockbuster hits such as Shrek and Madagascar, The HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR was produced by the storytellers at Dreamworks Animation, and Global Creatures, the masterminds behind the international phenomenon Walking with Dinosaurs, the #1 grossing world tour of 2010. The tour is exclusively promoted by S2BN Entertainment.
Inspired by the hit movie How To Train Your Dragon, this live event is a never-before-seen production that audiences of all ages will never forget. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR features more than a dozen dragons, some with wingspans of up to 46 feet, Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats combined with a heartwarming story that truly delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the entire family.
Fire-breathing action, epic adventure and heartfelt laughter come together in a 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.
"It is incredibly exciting to see our movie characters live on to thrill audiences in new entertainment experiences," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chief Executive Officer of Dreamworks Animation. "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR is an extraordinary re-imagining of the story that breaks new ground in visual storytelling. The early reception to the show has been phenomenal, and we are now pleased to add more dates to bring HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR to even more audiences throughout America and Canada."
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's 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."
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.