Thursday, February 7, 2013

Patrick Roberge to produce and direct 2013 Thea Awards Gala at Disneyland Resort; April 6 event considered the “Oscars of Themed Entertainment”

Patrick Roberge
“Patrick Roberge of Patrick Roberge Productions in collaboration with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will produce and direct the TEA's 19th annual Thea Awards Gala, presented by AECOM April 6 in Anaheim and we are delighted,” says Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions, president of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). 

“Thanks to Patrick, the 2013 Thea Awards Gala will mirror the excellence and creativity of the people and projects we honor. As a themed entertainment professional who has produced events and spectaculars for Olympics and World Expos, Patrick is the ideal person to create this celebration for the Experience Industry.”

Christine Kerr
Kerr continues: “From Harry Potter to Cars Land, from Transformers to Canadian sports, from the brief run of a world expo to the sustained success of a classic theme park, the Thea Awards celebrate the best of the industry from around the world. We encourage the media, the industry and the public to learn more about the 12 honorees, and to make plans to join us at the 19th Annual Thea Awards Gala on the 6th of April in Anaheim."

Patrick Roberge says, “I am very excited to work with TEA and with Disneyland Resort's in-house team to produce the 2013 Thea Awards Gala. We will stage a celebration to capture the true excellence of Themed Entertainment. Our theme for the Gala this year is 'Pure Imagination.'"

The 19th Annual Thea Awards Gala is a ticketed, black-tie dinner affair, open to the public, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. USA. Title sponsor of the 19th Thea Awards Gala is AECOM. Tickets are on sale now at the TEA Box Office. Click here to see the 2013 Thea Awards recipients list.

The Thea Awards Gala (April 6) is the culminating event of TEA's annual Weekend of Events, which includes the TEA Summit conference (April 4) and Thea Case Studies Day (April 5). Sponsors include AECOM, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Jack Rouse Associates, Color Reflections Las Vegas, Rethink Attractions and Exp.

About Patrick Roberge

Patrick Roberge, president and creative director of Patrick Roberge Productions has been at the helm of countless prestigious international events. Selected highlights of his extensive resume include entertainment production for Vancouver Expo 86, AmeriFlora’92, the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, and producing the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Other projects include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Jubilee visit to Canada; the inaugural Chinese New Year Parade in Hong Kong; events at LEGOLAND theme parks; the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Emblem and Mascot launches; and the Canada Pavilion in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games. Patrick recently produced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2012 Arctic Winter Games and the 100th Anniversary Grey Cup Football Championship halftime show. Patrick has also worked for the IOC, NHL, NFL, NBA and recently launched the emblem for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In addition to these large-scale public spectacles he has produced countless national and international corporate, cultural and protocol events.

Patrick has the unique ability to create productions that entertain audiences, showcase established and emerging artists and achieve client objectives. He is committed to working with clients to realize their vision, to entertaining people worldwide and to having “fun in the process”. Patrick is a respected member of the Themed Entertainment Association and an internationally recognized producer of live entertainment and spectacular events.

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Gene Jeffers, TEA executive director,
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