Thursday, January 26, 2017

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" Heads To UK, Ireland

PAW Patrol’s live stage tour is making way for the UK and Ireland, following strong TV ratings for the Spin Master-produced series in the regions!

Produced by Nickelodeon, VStar Entertainment Group and Life Like Touring, PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue is currently traveling across the US and Canada, will launch in Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin in September 2017, before rolling out in England and Wales later in the year.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" brings everybody's favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of The Great Adventure Bay Race, Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest come to the rescue! The 80-minute production, which includes two acts and an intermission, shows that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and shares lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as the characters each use their unique skills and teamwork.

The performance features up-tempo music and dance, and a brand new cleverly written original script that is a good introduction to live theater for kids. Classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues and puzzles with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue", the first touring live show starring Ryder and the team of pups, features innovative costuming. Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by performers to create life-size pups that wag their tails, blink their eyes, move their mouths and engage the audience throughout their adventure. The costume design brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show. Each pup's all-important Pup Pack and vehicle also makes an appearance during the show.

PAW Patrol airs on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland's top-performing preschool channels, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too, and on Channel 5′s Milkshake! programming strand, and is one of Nickelodeon's top preschool properties.

Paw Patrol is the UK’s top pre-school property and we know that families have been eagerly awaiting a live show,” said Alison Bakunowich, general manager, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland. “With Race to the Rescue, we are growing the potential of the property; taking it beyond the screen and giving audiences an opportunity to experience and interact with Paw Patrol in a way that hasn’t been available before.”

“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-sized pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. The Paw Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show,” said Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.

Below are the currently confirmed UK & Ireland tour dates for PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue. Tickets for each performance are available to purchase on Ticketmaster UK and Ents 24:

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd September 2017 - SECC Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
Tuesday 5th - Thursday 7th September 2017 - The SSE Arena, Belfast
Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 2017 - Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

The announcement comes on the heels of PAW Patrol receiving a number of nods at this year’s UK Toy Industry Awards.

More Nick: PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" is on a Roll with First Leg of U.S. Tour; International Tour to Kickoff in Canada, Australia and Mexico February 2017!

Post updated: Friday 27th January 2017 at 10:00pm GMT.

Original source: Kidscreen; Additional source: Toy World Magazine.
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