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The Smurfs to break the ice for the little ones in Bucharest

You definitely remember the blue manikins living in the mushroom houses! “SMURFS, Live on Stage” show comes to Bucharest in February, as a first in Romania, the organizers from the German Quality Entertainment.

The show will take place at Sala Palatului on February 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. The gates open at 17:45, welcoming the little ones and their parents with flamboyant settings, blue manikins from other world and a lot of instructive stories.

Eight favourite Smurfs characters including Papa Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf and the adorable Smurfette are coming to you for the first time ever to transform the Wintery breeze in town into a colourful Spring. The evil wizard Gargamel and three puppeteers will accompany the tiny blue creatures in this ‘Smurftastic’ journey.

The story is set in Spring – Smurfs’ favourite time of the year when the characters are busy preparing for the much-awaited annual Spring Parade. But while the Smurfs make merry and sing and dance with excitement, the wicked Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature and bring an end to the festivities. The Smurfs Live on Stage is a tale of magical adventure that will see the Smurfs battle Gargamel and save Mother Nature whilst promoting family values and the power of a true team spirit amongst children.

Little fans can get ready to cheer the Smurfs as they come to life on a grand stage, which brings the books to life with life size Smurf mushroom-shaped forest houses, vibrant backdrops and wonderful sing-along music.

The creator of Les Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs), Peyo, is actually not called Peyo! His name is Pierre Culliford. The word Schtroumpf was created when Peyo asked his friend to pass him the salt at dinner – he couldn’t get his words out and simply asked his friend to pass the Schtroumpf! It then became a running joke and so, “Les Schtroumpfs” were created!

Peyo’s original representation of a Schtroumpf was a tiny magical imp! He then decided the pink skin colour made them look too much like a human, so his wife and colourist, Nine Culliford, decided they should be blue!

The very first storyboard creation was called “Les Schtroumpfs Noirs” and involved the smurfs battling against disease from a “Bzz” fly! If stung by the Bzz fly, a smurf would turn black! – This was a representation of the Black Plague that swept through Europe during the middle ages.

It was in 1959 that the evil wizard Gargamel was first seen. His first appearance was in the book “Le Voleur des Schtroumpfs” meaning the thief of the smurfs!

Peyo’s motto for the smurfs was “L’union fait la force” or “Together we are stronger” – Which interestingly is also the motto of Belgium! There is only ONE female Smurf, and she is called Smurfette! Smurfette (Schtroumpfette) was created by Gargamel to attract the attention of all the other Smurfs and to spy on the Smurf Village; aiding Gargamels attempts to capture the Smurfs.

Tickets have been put up for sale as of Friday, December 16 for parents, teens and children.

A ticket for those aged from 13 to 99 costs RON 79 (4th category), RON 119 (3rd category), RON 149 (2nd category), RON 169 (1st category) and RON 249 (VIP). Children from 3 to 12 years old will pay RON 59 (4th category), RON 89 (3rd catgeory), RON 119 (2nd category), RON 129 (1st category) and RON 249 (VIP). Children up to 2 years old, including the ones who have not turned 3 on the day of the show have free access.

The first 300 tickets have a 10 percent discount.

Tickets are available at eventim.ro and gqentertainment.ro.

Special thanks to benzidesenateromanesti.blogspot.ro.

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