Quantum Creative Studios announces that Hanoi, Vietnam-based Vinpearl has selected Quantum to create, design, and produce ONCE – AN ENCHANTED STORYBOOK SPECTACULAR, a multi-media nighttime spectacular for Vinpearl Land, the newest and one of the biggest theme parks in Asia on the tropical resort island of Phú Quốc, Vietnam.
Set around a magical castle and lagoon, the show takes park guests on a nightly adventure with a fellow visitor as he battles a fierce sorceress longing to escape the island of Phú Quốc and summons the majestic and regal Phoenix to save himself, Vinpearl Land, and all its guests, learning all about his imagination in the process.
“Stories can inspire, and stories can terrify. But it’s the imagination that brings these stories to life. In this production we open a centuries-old storybook and bring a spellbinding tale to life once more, live around a beautiful lagoon,” said Quantum’s CCO Kelly Easterling. “But this storybook has no end – and without an ending, anything can happen.”
Easterling adds that “Quantum Creative Studios has had the unique opportunity to create this nighttime lagoon spectacular from conception, playing a key role in designing the infrastructure for every aspect of ONCE. Working with award-winning writers and designers, world-class fountain and special effects creators, and top lighting and audio/visual creatives, Quantum has helped transform an island paradise into a stunning themed world.”
Quantum Creative Studios collaborated with the famed puppet designers of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to create some innovative new puppetry, including an exclusive giant Phoenix operated by eight members of the 25-person cast. This nightly spectacle also features direction by James-Michael Roddy, a brand new song and score by Broadway songwriters Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (Broadway’s First Date), orchestrations by Simpsons composer Andrew Christie, video and projections by Broadway’s Aaron Rhyne (Anastasia), costumes by Christopher Vergara, sound design by Danny Fiandaca, and lighting by Quantum’s stellar in-house team of Richard Chamblin and Adrienne Bixler.
With grand fountain effects designed by Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering and fountains by Oase Living Water; stunning fire and special effects by Sigma Services, including 250 foot high fire effects; projection mapping and audio/visual effects by Electrosonic, Wartsila, and 7thSense; and production management by The Producers Group, ONCE will be an experience for all five senses.
“We are incredibly fortunate to work with an expert team of colleagues – top theme park professionals whose work we admire tremendously – and to have a great creative partner like Vinpearl, who are not afraid to take risks and have allowed us to create a unique and special experience that has never been seen before in Vietnam,” said Quantum CEO Jayson Raitt.