March 31, 2011 -- The Georgia Aquarium is unveiling its newest addition April 2: the 84,000 square foot AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show. The new attraction incorporates dynamic performances of dolphins in a Broadway-style production with live actors and trainers, all set to a professionally orchestrated soundtrack. The show uses light, water, video and sound to create a memorable experience for adults and children alike.
The 25-minute show was put together by Emmy-award winning producers and directors, and the original musical score was written and composed by renowned composer Tim Williams and recorded by a 61-piece orchestra at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. The story is narrated by the show's lead character, the StarSpinner, a mysterious adventurer and storyteller who leads the audience through an interactive journey across the oceans and through the ages.
In addition to viewing the dolphins in the show, guests to the Georgia Aquarium can get an up-close look at the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins through a 25-foot-long acrylic viewing window located in the gallery lobby.
Since the aquarium opened in 2005, the dolphins have been the No. 1 favorite request by visitors to the attraction. The new gallery is home to 11 dolphins, all of them born in human care facilities. None of them came from drive fisheries but from accredited zoological locations in Hawaii, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Georgia Aquarium's own Marineland facility in Florida.
Entrance to the AT&T Dolphin Tales dolphin-viewing gallery is included with the general admission to the aquarium. Click here for more information.