SOURCE: NewSpace Entertainment

NewSpace Entertainment

May 05, 2010 13:00 ET

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular Comes to Sullivan Arena in Anchorage: August 19-22, 2010

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Anchorage Tickets Are on Sale May 7, 2010 at Ticketmaster.com, Fred Meyer Ticketmaster Outlets, the Sullivan Arena Box Office, or 800-745-3000

ANCHORAGE, AK--(Marketwire - May 5, 2010) -  Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. In WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, seventeen roaring, snarling "live" dinosaurs mesmerize the audience -- and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth.  

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular is now on an ongoing North American arena tour and will arrive in Anchorage for 8 performances at the Sullivan Arena. More than 3.1 million Americans have already seen the production since it opened in July 2007. Anchorage WALKING WITH DINOSAURS tickets will be on sale May 7, 2010 on-line at Ticketmaster.com, Fred Meyer Ticketmaster Outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Sullivan Arena. A $10 discount is available opening night with code ROAR (some restrictions apply). The performance schedule for Anchorage WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is: Thursday 7pm, Friday 3pm and 7pm, Saturday 11am, 3pm, and 7pm, and Sunday 1pm and 5pm. Group (10 or more), Scout, student, and military discounts are available by e-mailing pontt@sullivanarena.com. For more information, please visit the official WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular website or NewSpace Entertainment.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular has sold out performances and broken records in arenas all over America -- generating $136 million in ticket sales to date. It has been seen on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Live with Regis and Kelly," and has been written about in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Wall Street Journal. It was the subject of a Discovery Channel Really Big Things episode and a video clue category on Jeopardy.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company, headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, "The BBC Series was a brilliant blend of special effects, escapism, excitement and information. Our show brings together all of that, plus something extra -- it's live! In this production, seventeen roaring, snarling 'live' dinosaurs mesmerize the audience -- and are as awe-inspiring as when they first walked on earth."

Pavlovic continued, "The dinosaurs are life-size, making the show so immense, it could only fit in arenas. It's a $20 million arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality, which captivates young and old alike. With WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, we really believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and we hope to continue to bring new product to arenas for years to come."

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. 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 original production.

The New York Times said that dinosaurs are making "a thundering comeback after 65 million years." Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together." Variety said, "'WALKING WITH DINOSAURS' is a truly spectacular spectacular. The dinosaurs are stunning, life-size and faultlessly nimble."

A talented and experienced team of creative artists came together to produce "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular." The show is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who has worked side by side with Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show's lighting is by John Rayment, our score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script.

Tim Haines, creator and producer of the original BBC series, which was seen by a worldwide audience of 700 million, serves as Project Consultant to WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Arena Spectacular was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to North America by The Creature Production Company.

Contact Information

  • For more information about WALKING WITH DINOSAURS -- The Arena Spectacular, to set up coverage about the show, or request photos/b-roll, please contact:

    Tanya Pont
    SMG of Alaska, Inc. - Sullivan Arena
    907-279-0618
    Email Contact

    David Barber
    Davidson & Choy Publicity
    323-954-7510 x 20
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