Sunday, January 20, 2019

Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group Announce New North American Tour Dates for 'PAW Patrol Live!'; Tickets On Sale September 28

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Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group Announce New North American Tour Dates for PAW Patrol Live!; Tickets On Sale September 28

Join Everyone's Favorite Pups as They Embark on Two Adventures, PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" and PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group today announced the addition of 44 dates to the 2019 Winter and Spring North American tour schedule for the popular PAW Patrol Live! stage shows. Based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated animated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment, the action-packed, music-filled productions PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" and PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," bring the beloved characters from the series to life off-screen. Pre-sale tickets for both live stage shows are available today and will go on sale to the general public September 28. Fans can visit for tour schedules, ticket information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue," now in its third season, takes place on the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. Ryder summons the PAW Patrol to rescue Mayor Goodway and help her finish the race. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons on friendship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," debuted in 2017 and takes place during the Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's the PAW Patrol to the rescue! While saving Cap'n Turbot, Ryder and the pups discover a secret treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. The pups need all paws on deck, as they set sail to save the day and find the pirate treasure before Mayor Humdinger finds it first.

Follow PAW Patrol Live! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @pawpatrollive, and use #pawpatrollive. Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit for more information on presale tickets.

Just announced dates include:

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue"
Winnipeg, MB Jan. 3 -5
Grand Forks, ND Jan. 8 – 9
Chicago, IL Jan. 12 - 13
St. Louis, MO Jan. 18 – 20
Cedar Rapids, IA Jan. 22 - 23
Nashville, TN Jan. 26 – 27
Fairfax, VA Feb. 1-3
Providence, RI Feb. 9 -10
Buffalo, NY Feb. 14 - 17
Erie, PA Feb. 19 – 20
Rochester, NY Feb. 23 – 24
Detroit, MI Feb. 28 – Mar. 3
Cleveland, OH Mar. 8 – 10
Toronto, ON Mar. 15 – 17
Syracuse, NY Mar. 23 – 24
Amherst, MA Mar. 26 – 27
Philadelphia, PA Apr. 5 – 7
New York, NY Apr. 13-14
Albany, NY Apr. 19 – 21

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"
Wichita, KS Jan. 4 – 6
Pittsburgh, PA Jan. 11 - 13
Salt Lake City, UT Jan. 19 – 20
Moline, IL Jan. 26 - 27
Madison, WI Jan. 29 – 30
Bismarck, ND Feb. 2 - 3
Milwaukee, WI Feb. 5 – 6
Minneapolis, MN Feb. 8 - 10
Sioux Falls, SD Feb. 12 – 13
Kansas City, MO Feb. 16 - 17
Austin, TX Feb. 22 – 24
Dallas, TX Mar. 1 - 3
Wichita Falls, TX Mar. 5 – 6
San Antonio, TX Mar. 8 - 10
Midland, TX Mar. 12 – 13
Houston, TX Mar. 15 - 17
Laredo, TX Mar. 19 – 20
El Paso, TX Mar. 23 - 24
Phoenix, AZ Mar. 30 – 31
Tucson, AZ Apr. 2 - 3
Las Vegas, NV Apr. 5 – 7
Riverside, CA Apr. 9 - 10
Los Angeles, CA Apr. 13 – 14
Long Beach, CA Apr. 16 - 17

VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content, and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, VStar delivers turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies.

Acquired in 2018 by global live entertainment leader, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, VStar has presented more than 39,000 live performances across 40 countries and entertains nearly two million guests annually. Current VStar tours include PAW Patrol Live! Bubble Guppies Live, Cirque Dreams and Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek. Previous VStar (formerly VEE Corporation) productions include Sesame Street Live, Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Curious George, Dragon Tales, and Kidz Bop Live! For more information, visit

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ :VIA , VIAB).

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PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” will be visiting Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY! Performances will take place on Tuesday March 19 at 6:00 p.m. and on Wednesday March 20 at 10:00 a.m., & 6:00 p.m.

The Sioux Falls, SD show in February 2019 will be at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Milwaukee, WI in February 2019 will be at the Miller High Life Theatre.

The The Rochester, NY show in February 2019 will be at the Auditorium Theatre.

The Cleveland, OH show in March 2019 will be at the Playhouse Square.

The El Paso, TX show in March 2019 will be at the El Paso County Coliseum.

The Phoenix, AZ show in March 2019 will be at the Comerica Theatre.

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure will visit the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Canada from November 23-25. Click here to win a 4-pack of tickets!

From the

The doggone chase is on for 'Paw Patrol Live!' actor

MOLINE — The first production Danard Daniels acted in was in Miami, at elementary school when he was 8, playing the sun. The 24-year-old Norfolk, Va., native continues to spread warmth to audiences nationwide.

The peppy professional actor/dancer/singer/puppeteer plays Chase — the police pup — in the touring production of PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” which bounds into Moline’s TaxSlayer Center next weekend, Jan. 26 and 27.

In Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group’s action-packed, music-filled show, the heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series (on Nick. Jr.), produced by Spin Master Entertainment, embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure.

“Kids love Paw Patrol because it conveys that no job is too big and no pup too small,” Danard said in a recent telephone interview. “It shows social skills and the importance of teamwork. The characters are relatable, enjoyable. They replicate today’s heroes, like firefighters and police officers.”

Chase is the police pup, and the oldest of all the pups, and each actor operates the large puppet for his or her character. “He has leader qualities, but is still a puppy, can be very goofy,” Danard said. His catch phrase is “Chase is on the case,” he noted.

In PAW Patrol Live!, Mayor Goodway is getting everything 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, according to a show summary, noting Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap’n Turbot.

They discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. The pups need “all paws on deck” for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears. ... Tracker, the synopsis says. “Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day.”

“Our show is based on a form of theater in Japan, a form of puppetry,” Danard said. “I’m standing straight up, the puppet is on all fours, and we are acting and singing and dancing with the puppet. It is a challenge; it’s a different style of puppetry than I’ve ever done. This was very challenging. I really do love it.”

He started acting when he was 8 in Miami but stopped when he moved back to Virginia. In Norfolk, Danard was 17 when he started musical theater, training under a community-theater group called the Hurrah Players. His first show there was “Wizard of Oz,” and his first professional job was when he was 19 with Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s “Sesame Street,” in Virginia.

Danard ended up performing on the “Sesame Street Live” tour in 2016-17. “I loved to see the kids’ faces; they’re really into it. You can see expressions of children, see them dancing.

Other performances includes “Deck the Halls” (Busch Gardens Williamsburg), “Drew & Stiles’ Peter Pan” (Virginia Musical Theatre Company), “Gypsy” (VMT), “Mamma Mia” (VMT), and “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” (VMT)

Danard is thrilled to be a part of PAW Patrol Live! because he loves Nickelodeon and always wanted to be a Nick “kid.”

“My nephew and little cousin were obsessed with Paw Patrol Live,” he said of the preschoolers. “When we went on tour with Sesame Street, we saw kids walking in with Paw Patrol clothes.”

On the series, all the animals have special skills, gadgets and vehicles that help them on their rescue missions. The current tour started in October in Portland, Maine, and will run into June, ending in Anchorage, Alaska, Danard said.

What does he like best about the tour? “Being able to travel to places I’ve never been to, don’t have the chance to go to, and to see these kids yell out the characters’ names,” Danard said. “These kids really know. Every now and then, we get videos from our fans, show how the children react. It’s great.”

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” includes an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage. The performance is interactive, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission.

For more information on the show, visit


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Originally published: Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
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