by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
Technology is advancing so fast these days. The more it’s advancing – the more it blows our mind away. And when it’s used for entertainment purposes – it just makes you feel like you’re so lucky to be able to have an experience that is like no other. I recently saw How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Nassau Coliseum with my family and just could not believe what technology can do! (Read more after the jump)
The stage was filled with huge (and I mean HUGE!) fire-breathing and flying dragons, along with actors and circus acrobats, all of which were accompanied by a back wall the size of nine movie screens. The wall projected graphic images that enhanced the show and brought everything going on stage to a whole other level. No matter where you sat, you were able to view an entire world that required absolutely no props, since the screens did everything. The actors even interacted with the screens in ways that I have never seen before. Without giving too much away in terms of the plot, I’ll just say that the show, based on the movie, is about a boy who befriends a dragon and the basic message was “accepting our differences”, which I thought was very positive and uplifting. While the story was well-acted and well-written, it was the special effects that really made the show memorable. I highly recommend you go see the show if you can. It will keep you on your toes and make you wonder ‘what else can technology do’?
How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular is playing at Izod Center from September 26-30 and all over the U.S. & Canada. Check out dreamworksdragonslive.com for a listing of performances.
Thursday, September 27: 7:00 PM
Friday, September 28: 11:00 AM; 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 29: 11:00 AM; 3:00 PM; 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 30: 7:30 PM
Tickets are available now and may be purchased through the arena Box Offices, by going to Ticketmaster.com or calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. A limited number of Special premium Dragon Hot Seats, VIP and family packages are also available.
Readers can get 25% off weekday performances (including Fridays). Use Code MOM at Ticketmaster.com
Photo credits: Lisa Tomasetti and Todd Kaplan.
I was not paid for this this post. I did receive complimentary tickets to the show.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for twelve years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.