Published on November 21st, 2014 | by admin
THE BIGGEST SHOW AUSTRALIA HAS EVER SEEN!
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR
They first stormed Australian arenas in 2007 and have since conquered the world…
Australia’s own Walking With Dinosaurs returns in March 2015
Dinosaurs will once again roam Australian soil when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns in 2015. Australia’s own worldwide juggernaut, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, will commence its tour in Sydney and then take over arenas in Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle & Perth.
Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cardholders can get tickets first through Visa Entertainment. Visa Entertainment presale starts 12 noon Monday 24 November through to 10pm Wednesday 26 November (local time) or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au. Tickets to the general public will go on sale 9am on Friday 28 November through www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Worldwide, more than eight million people in 243 cities over 2,000 performances have seen WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR. In 2010 it was named the Number One worldwide tour by POLLSTAR.
This updated production will showcase spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS- THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, “I am thrilled that WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR is coming back to Australia in 2015. A new generation is ready to experience these life–size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have “evolved” since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”
A recent tour in the US has garnered rave reviews with The New York Times saying that in this show dinosaurs make “a thundering comeback after 65 million years.” Variety said “Walking With Dinosaurs is a truly spectacular spectacular. It is everything a dino-phile could want.” The Christian Science Monitor claimed “When the dinosaurs start pouring out onto the stage, if you don’t have to stifle the natural flight response of any living breathing being, then it’s your pulse that needs checking.” Newsweek called the show, “that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together.”
The show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.
Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.
The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire — all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – THE ARENA SPECTACULAR came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. Soon after this successful season, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR went on to conquer Europe and Asia garnering record-breaking statistics.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular national tour dates:
Allphones Arena Sydney – 18th – 22nd March 2015
Hisense Area Melbourne – 25th – 29th March 2015
Brisbane Entertainment Centre – 1st – 5th April 2015
Newcastle Entertainment Centre – 9th – 12th April 2015
Perth Arena – 17th – 19th April 2015
Visa Credit, Debit or Prepaid cardholders can get tickets first through Visa Entertainment. Visa Entertainment presale starts 12 noon Monday 24 November through to 10pm Wednesday 26 November (local time) or until tickets sell out at www.visaentertainment.com.au.
Tickets go on sale to the general public 9am on Friday 28 November through www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to the world by Global Creatures.