Peanuts Land at KSC and Robots Invade Vegas
Peanuts Characters Landing at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts characters are posed to blast off this spring at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
A new theater show will mix puppetry, special effects, video projections, and NASA’s accomplishments to create a sensory experienced named All Systems Are Go. The Peanuts characters will appear as 4- to 5-foot-tall articulated characters operated by puppeteers. The characters will imaginatively narrate the history of NASA, Artemis missions, and future exploration plans.
KSCVC teamed up with production company Monlove, based in Montreal, to create the immersive experience. Monlove will transform the visitor complex’s 300-seat Universe Theater with Dolby Atmos sound, motorized scrims, and more than 20 integrated laser projectors to enhance the show. Audience members will be encouraged to use their
smartphones to scan the theater to find hidden elements brought to life by augmented reality. Composed by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Ford Ferguson, an original orchestra score will offer music in a varied mix of contemporary, orchestral, and jazz styles.
Robotic Destruction Vegas Style
The popular television show “BattleBots” is now a live show presented daily at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon opened on Feb. 3 in the aptly named BattleBox Arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios. The show follows the success of the “BattleBots World Championship” television program, which completed taping in front of sold-out audiences in October 2022.
The new BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon live show stages robotic combat on Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sundays at 12 p.m. BattleBots notes that the intense 80-minute theater show will also feature several new robots created specifically for the live version of the show. Tickets will start at $49.