The world-class creative team behind the highly anticipated show, scheduled to debut in London this November debuted its first finished character costume to attending guests.
Scrat, the mischievous sabre-toothed squirrel, was introduced to international media by the show\'s co-directors, Guy Caron and Michael Curry. Caron and Curry also shared story outlines and design content for the brand new show in which audiences around the world will see the loveable Ice Age characters embark on action-packed adventures full of drama, humour and fun.
Guests at a recent media preview event received a special glimpse behind the scenes of the production through video footage highlighting the incredible design work in progress at Michael Curry's studio in Oregon. The video footage also featured Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson composing music and lyrics for the production at their studios.
Robert Marick, Executive Vice President of Fox Consumer Products commented, "In developing Ice Age Live! it was imperative to bring the very best in live entertainment to our franchise fans worldwide. Thanks to the costume designs by Michael Curry, these realistic character adaptations are more than we could hope for,\" said Robert Marick, Executive Vice President of Fox Consumer Products. "Revealing Scrat - one of the most recognisable characters from the film franchise - was the best way to show the world what\'s in store for the production, and elusive nut-chasing antics are definitely a part of it."
Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure is an original arena show where everyone's favourite Ice Age characters are brought to life! The first show of its kind, Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure combines incredible sets music and song, acrobatics, exceptional ice skating and aerial arts while incorporating story and character elements from the film.
The production will take audiences on an awe-inspiring adventure with an all-new storyline and all-new characters inspired by the first three films of the top-grossing international animated film franchise of all time. Following yesterday's media event, Ice Age fans can see the behind-the-scenes footage and tune in to the latest Ice Age Live! news at www.iceagelive.com.
"We are very proud of the way Ice Age Live! is developing. It promises to be a truly fantastic show that will exceed all expectations of our international audiences", said Caspar Gerwe, CEO of Stage Entertainment Touring Productions.
Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure is being produced and directed by some of the biggest names in live entertainment through Stage Entertainment Touring Productions under direction of Executive Producer Hans Staal. The show will be directed by the brilliant mind behind the Cirque du Soleil productions, Ka and Dralion, Guy Caron, while original concept, book, music & lyrics will be created by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson (Cirque du Soleil, Holiday on Ice and APM Music); dialogues being supervised by Michael Berg. Character Visualisation design will be headed by Co-Director Michael Curry (Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney a.o. The Lion King, Olympics).
Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure celebrates its World Premiere at Wembley Arena on November 2nd with preview shows in Cardiff and Nottingham. Full details can be found at www.iceagelive.com.
Ice Age Live! is a co-production between Stage Entertainment Touring Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.