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'How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular' set to play First Niagara Center

by jmaloni
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:40 pm
`DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular` is headed to Buffalo.
"DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" is headed to Buffalo.

High-flying, fire-breathing dragons embark on worldwide tour; show is on stage Sept. 20-23

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This summer, audiences 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, Global Creatures and S2BN Entertainment announced "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 is 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 First Niagara Center from Sept. 20 through 23. Tickets may be purchased through the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000.

The U.S. tour launched with a one-week engagement in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on June 27. The Times Leader wrote, "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 No. 1 film in more than 30 countries, and Global Creatures, the masterminds behind the international phenomenon "Walking with Dinosaurs," the No. 1 grossing world tour of 2010. "How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" delivers some of the most ambitious theatrical technology to ever tour the arena.

"We are thrilled to bring this magical and epic adventure to First Niagara Center," said Jennifer Van Rysdam, vice president of arena events at First Niagara Center. "The story is powerful and moving and DreamWorks Animation will blow you away when they bring it to life before your eyes. A live experience not to be missed that you will never forget!"

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