Tuesday, June 19, 2018

X Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on 6/30 & 7/1!

Official Fox Theatre Press Release via Broadway World Atlanta:

Fox Theatre Presents PAW PATROL LIVE! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE



All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new live stage show, which follows the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure, will visit Atlanta's Fox Theatre for four shows starting on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets start at $22.50, plus applicable fees.


Flanked by six puppies and Mayor Goodway (Zakiya Baptiste), fourth from right, Mayor Humdinger (Stephen Harris, wearing hat) and Ryder (Tony Ardolino), both center, act out a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

In PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," Mayor Goodway is getting everything in shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who's all ears...Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!


From left, Ryder (Tony Ardolino), Rubble (Jordan Elman) and Chase (Brandon Delsid) perform in a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue," which is currently touring through 2018. PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure. The performance is interactive, engaging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

Tickets: $22.50, $38.50 and $48.50. A limited number of $68.50 Gold Circle and $133.50 V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Additional fees and special offers may apply. *V.I.P. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters. Ticket prices inclusive of a $3.50 facility fee.


Zuma (Jewell Noel), right, works with one of the Mer-pups (played by an unidentified a puppeteer) to try to retrieve keys that have fallen into the water during a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, http://www.foxtheatre.org or by phone at 855-285-8499.

For more information, visit www.pawpatrollive.com, where fans can sign up to receive PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail with tour updates and other exclusive ticket presale information. Become a fan of PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" at www.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/ and see more visuals from the tour by typing #pawpatrollive on social media. *Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on pre-sale tickets.

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Also, from the Northside Neighbor:

Paw Patrol Live! sailing into Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” is coming to the Fox Theatre in Midtown next weekend, and Tony Ardolino could not be more thrilled.

“I’m just so excited to see the kids and how they’re react to the show. I can’t wait to sing along with them,” said Ardolino, who plays Ryder, the main character, in the national touring show. “Every city is different and the different ways the kids witness it, but … I’m interested to see how Atlanta’s going to react to the show.”

Based on “Paw Patrol,” the Canadian animated TV show, the touring live show will have performances at the Fox June 30 and July 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

The TV show debuted in 2013 and airs in the United States on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. It’s about a boy named Ryder who leads a group of rescue puppies who save their community from everyday problems. The show has won 10 honors, including two Canadian Screen Awards.


Tony Ardolino as Ryder in PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Ardolino, a native of Oak Ridge, New Jersey, who graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, has been with the tour since September. He said Paw Patrol Live! stands out because it’s interactive and whisks the audience away to a pirate-themed journey.

“Our show is about the treasure map, so we have all these clues to help the audience find the treasure,” Ardolino said. “It’s so cool. It’s almost like they’re transported to the show, with the pups and Mayor Humdinger. The studio is amazing and the special effects are excellent.”


Matt Lamb, who plays Mayor Humdinger in PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Matt Lamb, who plays Mayor Humdinger, agreed.

“What’s great about the live show is it definitely embodies the cartoon that children and their parents watch on a regular basis,” he said. “The same values from the cartoon are also in the live show, with social skills and teamwork and citizenship and problem solving. (For) the children and their parents, it will be like they’re watching a cartoon, but it’s live.

“It’s great to bring this show to life and to have a connection with the audience. It’s really a thrilling sensation to get to do that, to bring … their favorite characters to life. It’s very fulfilling to see the kids’ faces. They’re so happy and excited. Now instead of seeing their favorite characters inside a television set, they’re right there.”

Lamb, who has been with the Paw Patrol Live! since it premiered in 2016, was with the show last year when it stopped in Atlanta. The Pittsburgh native, who attended that city’s Point Park University, said he’s looking forward to his return trip to Georgia’s capital city, where he plans to spend time with two friends living here.

“What’s nice is the venue itself is absolutely astounding. It’s gorgeous,” Lamb said of the Fox. “I’m very fortunate to play that theater … a second time.”

Ardolino, who went to a show at the Fox as a child, said he looks forward to performing in the Egyptian and Spanish-decorated venue that “looks like something out of Arabian Nights.”

“Playing the Fox is huge,” Ardolino said. “I also want to go to the (Atlanta) Botanical. Garden. I am a huge Instagram-er and look forward posting photos of that. I also want to go to the (World of Coke).”

Lamb said all metro Atlantans should come to the show.

“Audiences have enjoyed it since Day 1,” he said. “They’re in for a real treat. … It’s very fulfilling. It’s a real joy to be able to perform these characters for them. It’s been a really great opportunity to be a part of it.”

Tickets start at $22.50, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at the Fox box office, by calling 855-285-8499 or by visiting www.foxtheatre.org. For more information on the show, visit www.pawpatrollive.com.

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