Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment have announced the second live show based on the hit children’s series “Paw Patrol.” Beginning in October, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” will tour more than 135 cities in 2017 and 2018, following the success of the first tour, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue.”
“PAW Patrol Live! has become a huge touring success for Nickelodeon, with “Race to the Rescue” playing to sellout crowds during its inaugural year on the road,” Gerald Raines, Nickelodeon Group’s SVP of Global Recreation and Business Development said in a statement. “In response to massive demand, we’re delighted to roll out PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure,” giving kids and families across the country an opportunity to go on a brand new adventure with the heroic pack of pups.”
The tour will debut over two days in Dubuque, Iowa at the Five Flags Center Arena. It will hit 17 cities for its initial run of dates for 2017. Additional dates for 2018 are expected to be announced soon and will see the pups come to life throughout the U.S. and abroad.
“We’re incredibly excited to expand our ongoing partnership with Nickelodeon, which will allow us to bring PAW Patrol fans a completely new and memorable experience with their favorite pups on the stage,” Eric Grilly, CEO of VStar Entertainment Group in said in a release. “Like “Race to the Rescue,” this is a high-quality production that we are very proud of, featuring an outstanding cast, unique costumes that add dimension to each character on stage and fun musical numbers. Our show venue partners are securing dates throughout 2018 to bring this hot ticket to kids and their families.”
The new production will feature the pups on an action-packed adventure and will include several musical numbers over the course of 75 minutes. The pups will set out on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot in innovative costumes that bring the characters to life on stage. Popular pups Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma will be joined by a brand new character Tracker, as the team uses their vehicles and packs to save their companion. Just like the television series produced by Spin Master Entertainment, Paw Patrol Live features the beloved characters sharing lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving.
“We’re excited to see our animated series continue to live beyond the screen,” said Jennifer Dodge, EVP of Spin Master Entertainment. “As PAW Patrol evolves as an evergreen property, we continue to explore exciting and relevant ways to bring the series off-screen – with everything from toys to experiences like PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure.’”
Both live shows will tour major U.S. markets like Chicago, Detroit, New York City and more expected to roll out soon. Tickets for the announced dates go on sale Friday (June 16) at pawpatrollive.com with VIP (Very Important Pups) meet and greets with the characters after the show are also available.