Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' announces first tour dates in New Zealand
Join your favorite pups in a heroic musical adventure when they take centre stage at CLAUDELANDS ARENA in HAMILTON, TRUSTS ARENA in AUCKLAND and TSB BANK ARENA in WELLINGTON in OCTOBER 2017 - Tickets on sale from this Thursday!
Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon produced by Spin Master, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is coming to New Zealand with its brand new tour, which 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, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky and Everest for the show’s first tour in New Zealand. Tickets for all performances are on sale from this Thursday from Ticketek.
Featuring a cast of everybody’s favorite PAW Patrol characters and presented by VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” 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 show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and packs.
“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-size 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,” says Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.
“We are thrilled to partner with VStar Entertainment Group, Life Like Touring, and TEG Live to bring PAW Patrol Live! to families in New Zealand. This unique stage production promises adventure at every turn, as the audience works together to help our heroic pups save the day,” said Thomas Kingsley, Senior Manager, Recreation Business Development for Nickelodeon.
The performance features up-tempo music and a brand new cleverly written 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 with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.
The show runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes (across two acts and an intermission).
SHOW SCHEDULE - OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - 2017
HAMILTON – Claudelands Arena
Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st October
AUCKLAND – The Trusts Arena
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October
WELLINGTON – TSB Bank Arena
Thursday 12th October
Tickets are priced from $29.90 and are available at Ticketek.
Waitlist & SKY TV Pre-sale from 9am, Thursday 22 June
My Ticketek Pre-sale from 10 am, Thursday 22 June
General On Sale from 9am, Friday 23 June
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue is presented by Lifelike Touring, VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon. The show is promoted in the New Zealand by TEG Live.