‘Dragon’ to roar into the United Center July 25
By Hedy Weiss Theater Criticemail@example.com June 25, 2012 11:32AM
A warrior and dragon from DreamWorks' "How to Train Your Dragon" throw the first pitch before a White Sox game June 8. The live stage show comes to the United Center for five days beginning July 25. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 25, 2012 11:36AM
Viking warriors and fire-breathing dragons are headed to Chicago this summer as the DreamWorks spectacle “How To Train Your Dragon” live spectacular, already a hit in Australia and New Zealand, comes to the United Center, 1901 W. Madison Street, for five days, July 25-29.
In bringing the 3D-animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon” to life, DreamWorks Animation (the studio behind “ Madagascar” and “Shrek”) called on the creators behind “ Walking with Dinosaurs” who have created a live action experience in which 23 dragons (some with wingspans of up to 46 feet), Viking warriors and world-class circus artists and acrobats, perform against a state-of-the-art, wall-to-floor immersive projection measuring more than 20,000 square feet.
Tickets, starting at $26.50, are now os sale and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting www.unitedcenter.com.