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Tomorrow: Live baby dragon to visit First Niagara Center

by jmaloni
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 04:25 pm

Special appearance by the dragon Baby Nadder and Viking Trainer during the Buffalo Sabres development camp in the First Niagara Center pavilion on July 11 at 11 a.m.

Press release

"How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" is coming to First Niagara Center for seven performances from Sept. 19-23, but Buffalo will get a sneak peek on Wednesday, July 11, when the Baby Nadder and Viking Trainer come to town.

First Niagara Center welcomes readers to join in the excitement as a baby dragon from the show makes an appearance in the First Niagara Center Pavilion at 11 a.m. during a break in the Buffalo Sabres development camp's daily on-ice session with the Sabres prospects.

The development camp begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public, free of charge, with free ramp parking. Those interested in coming down to the arena should bring an extra layer, as the arena temperature is much cooler than outdoors.

Coming in September, 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.

"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 tour will 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. The 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.

Tickets for "How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular" go on sale Monday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-888-223-6000. See show times and ticket pricing below (prices include $2.50 facility fee). Tickets subject to applicable service charges (no service charge applies at First Niagara Center Box Office).

All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

Performance Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. #
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.#
  • Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.+
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.* 3 p.m.* 7 p.m.+
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m+

Ticket Prices:

# $52, $42, $32, $22

+ $62, $52, $37, $27

* $72, $62, $42, $32

Visithttp://dreamworksdragonslive. com to find out more about the show.

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