sábado, 22 de enero de 2011

NUMBERS AND FUN FACTS



* Production budget : $ 3 million


The set was comprised of Castle Grayskull's facade, with a laser cannon resembling the one that came with Eternia placed on the right tower, two giant video screens on the left and right of the castle, and two dinosaur heads and necks  flanking the entrance to Grayskull.



* Stage size :  80-by-110-foot  



* the stage   included a  battery  of 600 lights and two 30-by-30-foot video screens



* duration of  show :   90 minutes



* the show  had A  20-minute  break




* The average ticket price was $ 10.50 and $ 11.50



* power tour  featured  Acrobats, a black light circus, a roller derby explosions and simulated



* The show also included more than 100 costumes, Including A Few electronic ones.



* at New York's Radio City Music Hall in February grosse $ 1.2 million , selling tickets 106.078 and $ 350,000 in sales of merchandise.


* the power tour was extended for 2 years, touring 60 cities



new characters were introduced,  besides  songster(DOUG HOWARD), captain (or general)  morrison (RICHARD HOAG)and the same actress who played  Teela(STACY OVERSIER) also played a character called  jeweled toy  (???)




Because the production was so popular, the Music Hall had  added performances, sometimes requiring 3  shows a day.





* Jack and Leslie Wadsworth, he-man and She-ra in the power tour , they were husband and wife, they still are married.


*  jack and leslie  previously starred in another show, "Conan the Barbarian", jack as conan and leslie as  Red Sonja. they met there.




* masters of the universe movie   starred dolph lundgren as he-man , Jack Would Have loved to play the role Himself.
 he said  "I think I'm a little bigger Than Dolph is muscularly," and "Also, He-Man Comes across as very warm and soothing. Dolph  Lacks That."


* Jack had a 49-inch chest, 20-inch arms and 28-inch Thighs



* Jack was 250 pounds at 6'1"



* Leslie was 5'10"




*  The Power Sword weighed 15 pounds and was made of alluminum alloy






* Jack sweats off three pounds of water during every performance





*   a member of the Eternian Court, in the midst of a complex dance-battle number, fell off a riser, suffering a concussion




*   Leslie herself fell down a flight of stairs when a smoke machine began spitting oil onto the stage



*  She once missed a sword "strike" and smote her husband on the leg, inflicting a gash. "I sliced him," she says. "It was painless," he replies gallantly. 





*  Biographies of the lead performers were deliberately omitted from press releases which was "an executive policy decision."


* power tour was written and directed by landmark entertainment group 


* gary goddard one of the writers of  power tour was also the director of the masters of the universe live action movie.





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