The Times Mirror Company
Los Angeles Times
April 10, 1987, Friday, Orange County Edition
Calendar; Part 6; Page 27; Column 1; Entertainment Desk
HEADLINE: 'MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE' WILL ZOOM INTO ANAHEIM
Masters of the Universe Power Tour," a fantasy-adventure
spectacle based on the Mattel toy characters, will be presented
April 21-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center and April 28-May
3 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
He-Man, his sister She-Ra and assorted warriors and wizards
from the faraway planets Eternia and Etheria, the "high-tech
extravaganza" is described as offering clashing armies,
dazzling magical feats and even a roller derby, in addition
to troupes of acrobats and dancers.
for the Anaheim and Los Angeles shows are 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays
and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $10.50 and
$9 and are available at Ticketron outlets and at the facilities'
$3-million production also offers an 80-by-110-foot traveling
stage complete with velodrome, plus a battery of 600 lights
and two 30-by-30-foot video screens.
60-city, two-year tour began Jan. 13 in Memphis and has already
included an engagement at the Radio City Music Hall in New
York. The show will play May 5-10 at the San Francisco Cow
Palace and May 14-17 at the San Diego Sports Arena.
show's director-choreographer is Anthony Christopher, who
has worked on live theme-park attractions for Disney and the
Six Flags chain. He staged the "Adventures of Conan"
show for the Universal Studios Tour.
is also co-founder of Landmark Entertainment Group, which
developed "The Masters of the Universe." The touring
show's presenters are Pace Management, MTM Presentations Ltd.
and the Front Row Theatre.
Masters of the Universe" characters were originated in
1982 by Mattel Toys. The characters, which include Orko, King
Randor, Teela and the ultra-evil Hordak, have gained additional
popularity through a syndicated television cartoon series
and numerous comic strip magazines.
the super heroes He-Man and She-Ra are Jack and Leslie Wadsworth,
a married couple who met while performing as Conan and Red
Sonja in the "Conan" show at the Universal Studios