Space aliens land at Whoa Studios
Aliens and space robots are taking over Whoa Studios for the holidays.
On the Whoa stage, puppet heroes Custard and his gang are back for sci-fi comedy puppet show, Space Aliens from Outer Space.
The adventure featured extra-special terrestrial party aliens, known as The Doods, and Professor Pie and his daughter Apple from the Doodle UFO society (D.U.F.O's), a Whoa Studios release said.
Super villain Dr Gloom and sidekick Colin are back with young scientist Agar who is out to steal The Doods for Dr Gloom.
It's up to Custard, his BFF or best feathered friend, Kea, Brianna the inventor, Buzz the class joker and his little sister Jazz to save their new alien friends from smile-snatching Dr Gloom.
Adam Fresco, producer at Whoa Studios, said this was the fourth Whoa show and would merge characters from Custard's World with The Doods aliens from The Doods Dance Show.
It was a family show and "a slapstick, knockabout comedy", he said.
"It's got real heart."
Fresco said Marvel and Disney had shown that people return to the cinema to see the same characters, and Whoa was doing the same thing with theatre.
Kids would also get a chance to go behind the scenes at Whoa's school holiday music video making workshop.
The workshop would include crafting alien puppets, robot costumes, spaceship props and miniature sets. On the second day kids would learn puppeteering.
Art director at Whoa Studios Dan Blanshard said the video was based on a character travelling to planet funk where there were dancing aliens and robots. It was a blend of acting and film production, he said.
He said it was a unique opportunity for kids to get involved with a funky video produced through a proper film studio.
Space Aliens from Outer Space is on at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm. It is currently showing from Wednesday to Sunday until July 23.
Go to whoastudios.co.nz for more information.
The show is all ages, but parental guidance is recommended for four-year-olds and under.
The school holiday workshops run for two days from July 11 to July 21.
- Western Leader