Saban’s Power Rangers are set to hit the road in the Spring of 2018. In celebration of one of the longest-running children’s television shows, Red Light Management is procuding an action-packed live show stopping in 50 North American cities. Beginning Feb. 17 in Phoenix, Arizona at Comerica Theatre, six teens will morph into Power Rangers to help save cities from alien threats live on stage.
Power Rangers Live will arrive in towns across North America, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Atlanta to save each city. The show will feature high-energy martial arts, jaw-dropping stunts and state-of-the-art video and technology to entertain the entire family. The attraction will be the first live experience in over two decades.
“We have an incredible visual spectacular coming together and we’re working with an incredible creative director Amy Tinkham who has worked on tons of amazing productions,” Red Light Management Executive Producer Jonathan Shank told Amplify.
Tinkham has worked on Britney Spears: Live From Vegas and Dixie Chicks: Top of the World Tour.
Shank added, “I think this show is going to stand out from other productions that are in the market.”
In addition to celebrating 25 years on the air, Power Rangers Live follows the success of the brand’s movie out earlier this year which grossed $142 million worldwide for Lionsgate. The film featured Elizabeth Banks as the villain and, for the first time, an LGBT character that was heralded for inclusivity.
“The film has brought the show and the brand back into the pop culture forefront, but I also think that it is driven by Nickelodeon’s commitment to the Power Rangers over the past few years,” Shank said. “They have been important in building the kid audience between the ages of five and 12 years-old. It’s going to be a good combination of kids that are fans of Ninja Steel and the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fans, the legacy Power Ranger fans.”
The latest incarnation of Power Rangers is Power Rangers Ninja Steel which runs on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon started airing Power Rangers in 2011 after creator Haim Saban bought back the franchise from Disney for $43 million in 2010. Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.
“There’s really a good message within Power Rangers of diversity and inclusion and also discipline through the martial arts themes. Those are values that are always going to be highly regarded in our society, certainly amongst family audiences,” Shank said. “Beyond that, there is a certain magic to the Power Rangers that allows them to cut through most of the other things out there and allows them to continue to be popular for more than two decades.”
CID Entertainment will be handling VIP packages for the tour including meet and greets with the Rangers. Citi is the official card of Saban’s Power Rangers Live. Beginning Oct. 10 at 12pm (local time), Citi card members will have access to a special pre-sale, as well as VIP packages through Citi’s Private Pass Program. The public on sale date will be Oct. 13 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Head to www.powerrangerslive.com for more information.
Power Rangers Live tour schedule:
DATE CITY VENUE
2/17/18 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
2/18/18 El Paso, TX Abraham Chavez Theatre
2/20/18 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles Theater
2/21/18 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
2/23/18 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
2/25/18 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
2/27/18 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
2/28/18 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre
3/1/18 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
3/2/18 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre
3/5/18 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/7/18 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
3/8/18 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
3/9/18 Fort Lauderdale, FL Au-Rene Theater – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
3/10/18 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/11/18 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre – Atlanta
3/12/18 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
3/13/18 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
3/15/18 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
3/16/18 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/17/18 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
3/18/18 Reading, PA Santander Arena
3/20/18 Wilkes Barre, PA FM Kirby Center
3/21/18 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium
3/23/18 Toronto, ON Sony Centre For Performing Arts
3/24/18 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square
3/25/18 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
3/28/18 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
3/29/18 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
3/30/18 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
3/31/18 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
4/3/18 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
4/4/18 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
4/5/18 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
4/6/18 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
4/7/18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
4/8/18 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
4/11/18 Ralston, NE Ralston Arena
4/13/18 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena Theater
4/14/18 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
4/15/18 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
4/18/18 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Center
4/19/18 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
4/20/18 Los Angeles, CA Microsoft Theater
4/21/18 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater
4/22/18 Las Vegas, NV Cox Pavilion