VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon share First Look at Show Photos


MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 17, 2016) – VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour is on a roll and ticket sales continue at a strong pace throughout the US and around the world, including multiple sold out performances. The tour is scheduled to visit 90 U.S. cities, with 36 currently on sale, and it will kick-off the international leg of the tour in Canada, Australia and Mexico beginning February 2017. Based on the hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment, the merriment-inducing musical adventure captivated audiences during its debut in late October in Evansville, IN and has been a must-see for kids and families in the first few markets. A first look at the show and its unique costumes can be seen in photos here.


“There has been an incredible amount of excitement around this tour, and the fun part for us is seeing strong audience enthusiasm,” said Eric Grilly, Chief Executive Officer, VStar Entertainment Group. “Our three performances at the Cannon Center in Memphis sold out, and the show’s debut weekend in Evansville, Indiana was the highest-grossing family show at that venue in five years. Behind the scenes, a tremendous amount of preparation goes into a production like this, and it’s wonderful to receive this kind of reception so early on in the tour.”


“PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” brings an exciting original story to life through unique costumes, dynamic staging and original music compositions that have the audience out of their seats and singing along from beginning to end,” said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Global Recreation Business Development. “We are thrilled this production is resonating with audiences and that kids and parents across the U.S. and around the globe are clamoring to have the beloved pack of PAW Patrol pups visit their hometown.”


PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” features innovative costuming. Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by performers to create life-size pups that wag their tails, blink their eyes, move their mouths and engage the audience throughout their adventure. The costume design brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show. Each pup’s all-important Pup Pack and vehicle also makes an appearance during the show.


PAW Patrol Live! Show Overview

PAW Patrol Live!, Presented by Pedigree, 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, Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest come to the rescue! The 75-minute production, which includes two acts and an intermission, 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 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. 


PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is sponsored by Pedigree and State Farm.


Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates & Cities


Nov. 19 – 20, 2016     Minneapolis, MN

Nov. 22 – 23, 2016     Cedar Rapids, IA

Nov. 25 – 27, 2016     Omaha, NE

Nov. 30, 2016             Topeka, KS

Dec. 3 – 4, 2016         Rockford, IL

Dec. 6 – 7, 2016         Springfield, MO

Dec. 9 – 10, 2016       Wichita, KS

Dec. 14, 2016             Pueblo, CO

Dec. 17 – 18, 2016     Denver, CO

Dec. 28, 2016             South Bend, IN

Dec. 30 – 31, 2016     Indianapolis, IN

Jan. 4, 2017                Scranton, PA

Jan. 7 - 8, 2017           Providence, RI

Jan. 11, 2017              Richmond, VA

Jan. 14 - 15, 2017       Norfolk, VA

Jan. 18, 2017              Savannah, GA

Jan 21 – 22, 2017       Nashville, TN

Jan. 24, 2017              Davenport, IA

Jan. 28 – 29, 2017      Tulsa, OK

Feb. 11 – 12, 2017      Chicago, IL

Feb. 18 – 19, 2017      Cleveland, OH

Mar. 3 – 5, 2017          Philadelphia, PA

Mar. 8, 2017                Worcester, MA

Mar. 15, 2017              Rochester, NY

Mar. 18 – 19, 2017      Boston, MA

Mar. 23 – 26, 2017      New York City, NY

Apr. 1 – 2, 2017          Syracuse, NY

Apr. 12, 2017              Toledo, OH

Apr. 15 – 16, 2017      Milwaukee, WI

Apr. 22 – 23, 2017      Hartford, CT

May 6 – 7, 2017          Baltimore, MD

May 13 – 14, 2017      Pittsburgh, PA

May 20 – 21, 2017      Durham, NC

May 26 – 27, 2017      St. Louis, MO

Jun. 17 – 18, 2017      Atlanta, GA

Jul. 22 – 23, 2017       Fort Lauderdale, FL

Jul. 29 – 30, 2017       Tampa, FL



Upcoming International Tour Dates and Cities


Feb. 25 – 26, 2017      Toronto, ON

Mar. 31 – Apr. 2, 2017Canberra, Australia

Apr. 8 – 9, 2017          Melbourne, Australia

Apr. 8 – 10, 2017        Mexico City, Mexico

Apr. 13 – 15, 2017      Brisbane, Australia

Apr. 21 – 23, 2017      Sydney, Australia

Apr. 28 – 29, 2017      Perth, Australia

May 7, 2017                Guadalajara, Mexico

May 13, 2017              Torreón, Mexico

May 14, 2017              Monterrey, Mexico

May 20, 2017              Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

May 21, 2017              Puebla, Mexico

May 27, 2017              Aguascalientes, Mexico

May 28, 2017              León, Mexico


For more information on additional tour stop announcements, visit www.pawpatrollive.comwww.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/,  www.twitter.com/PAWPatrolLive/, or use the hashtag #pawpatrollive to search on social media.


VStar Entertainment Group is one of the nation's leading multi-concept media and entertainment platforms and producer of family-friendly consumer shows and events, with an extensive background presenting and promoting more than 36,000 performances worldwide over the past 37 years. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, VStar Entertainment Group was founded in 2015 following an acquisition of VEE Corporation, one of the most experienced and respected names in family-friendly entertainment, and Blue Star Media, a leader in event production and promotion. VStar Entertainment Group also provides turnkey, in-house solutions for agencies, brands, corporations and marketing experts serving the event, sports and experiential industries. For more information, including current touring shows and a complete list of service offerings, please visit www.vstarentertainment.com


Nickelodeon, now in its 37th 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, online, 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 basic cable network for more than 20 consecutive years. For additional information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB)