Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand is the surprise choice for the launch of Disney’s new brand of live family entertainment in summer 2004.
Pooh’s Perfect Day will be the first show to be presented under the Disney Live! banner and will open at the Westpac Trust Centre in Christchurch on June 16 before moving on to Wellington, Auckland and finally Hamilton, playing at least five days in each location.Ê
The show will then travel to Australia and several other Pacific Rim countries before heading to Europe in 2005. A United States tour with the production is also planned, with specific dates and venues to be announced at a future date.
Disney Live! is being presented through Feld Entertainment Inc and Disney Live Family Entertainment, a unit of the Buena Vista Theatrical Group. A Disney licensee for more than two decades, Feld also produces Disney shows under the banner of Disney On Ice.