Tickets on sale for kids’ show

Tickets are now on sale for Storytime Live!, a Nickelodeon stage show featuring Dora the Explorer, the Backyardigans and other popular TV figures. The show will be at Bob Carr Aug. 4 and 5. Here’s more:

NICKELODEON BRINGS ‘Storytime Live!’ TO ORLANDO AUGUST 4 – 5, 2010

‘Dora the Explorer,’ ‘The Backyardigans,’ ‘The Wonder Pets!’ and ‘Ni Hao, Kai-Lan’ Featured in Brand-New Stage Production

Nickelodeon and Fairwinds Broadway Across America – Orlando bring Storytime Live! to Orlando for four performances only, August 4 – 5, 2010.  Storytime Live! is the first-ever live family theatrical tour featuring characters from four of the current top-rated preschool shows on television today : Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan;.  Preschoolers and their parents can see their favorite Nick Jr. characters come to life in one action-packed on-stage adventure hosted by Nick Jr.’s Moose A. Moose and Zee.  The tour will visit more than 70 cities in 2010.

Tickets for Storytime Live! in Orlando start at $16.00 and can be purchased at the Fairwinds Broadway Across America – Orlando Box Office, Amway Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Online purchases can be made at www.OrlandoBroadway.com. To charge-by-phone call 1-800-982-2787. Group orders for 20 or more may be placed by calling (407) 423-9999 x17 or (800) 950-4647. For more information, visit www.nicklivetour.com.

Storytime Live! will play Orlando’s Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Wednesday, August 4 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Each segment of Storytime Live! takes kids and their families on a different brand-new adventure, whether it’s leaping into Fairytale Land with Dora and Sleeping Boots, journeying through Filthingham with the Backyardigans, hopping into Wonderland with the Wonder Pets! or jumping on clouds with Kai-lan and the Monkey King.

The Storytime Live! creative team comes with a diverse theatrical background and includes: Director Sam Scalamoni (Associate Director: Lestat and Beauty and the Beast on Broadway); Scenic Designer Josh Zangen; Costume Designer Patrick Bevilacqua (Thomas and Friends: A Day at the Circus, Costume Designer;); and Choreographer Wendy Seyb.

Additionally, the creative teams for each of the Nick Jr. shows featured are part of the production, including: contributions from Sascha Paladino, head writer for Ni Hao, Kai-lan; Janice Burgess, creator of The Backyardigans;  Josh Selig, Billy Lopez and Little Airplane Productions, Inc for Wonder Pets and Valerie Walsh-Valdes, co-creator of Dora the Explorer.

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