MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Put on your water wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! VStar Entertainment Group, Nickelodeon and Koba Entertainment announced today the U.S. debut of the live theatrical production Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock. Based on Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Bubble Guppies, the national tour is scheduled to visit over 30 markets beginning March 2018. Fans can visit bubbleguppieslive.com for a list of upcoming Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock tour cities, dates, times and ticket information.
The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock 'n' roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can't go on. With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend. Featuring rockin' music, comedic high jinks, and audience participation, the Bubble Guppies will leave no stone left unturned and no bubble left unpopped in order to get the show on the road. Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will have kids, parents and grandparents singing and dancing along with this rousing interactive show!
Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock is based on Nickelodeon's Emmy® Award-winning preschool series, Bubble Guppies. Created and executive produced by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, and co-developed by Janice Burgess, the interactive CG-animated series set in a vibrant underwater environment follows a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful fish tails who go on adventures discovering their world. Bubble Guppies is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness including: math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development. Bubble Guppies currently airs on Nickelodeon.
"Bubble Guppies continues to be a hit with kids and parents alike, and we are pleased to once again partner with VStar Entertainment Group and Koba Entertainment to bring our loyal U.S. fan base a new and exhilarating musical extravaganza that is sure to delight the entire family," said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Location Based Experiences.
"We're excited for this opportunity to expand our partnership with Nickelodeon and bring Bubble Guppies Live! to the U.S," said Eric Grilly, CEO, VStar Entertainment Group. "We are building upon our successful collaboration on two hit original productions of PAW Patrol Live! It's an honor to bring another family-favorite Nickelodeon show to life through the Bubble Guppies Live! tour."
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. Our integrated entertainment platform allows us to deliver a complete solution for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and experiential events, with expertise in production development and design, tour management, booking, ticketing, venue management, marketing, promotion and publicity. We specialize in bringing amazing location-based entertainment experiences to life that audiences will remember.
Over nearly four decades, VStar has presented 36,000+ performances worldwide in 40+ countries, reaching more than two million guests annually. Our productions include PAW Patrol Live!, two high-energy musical adventures based on the hit animated series that airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master; Cirque Dreams, a series of productions that combine a cirque-style of performance artistry with Broadway theatrics and became part of our tour family when VStar acquired Cirque Productions in 2017; and Dinosaur Time Trek: Shark Edition and Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition, two hands-on prehistoric-themed exhibits with attractions for the whole family. Previous VStar productions include the original Sesame Street LIVE, a series of Broadway-quality musical shows produced in cooperation with Sesame Workshop for 37 years, Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Care Bears, Curious George, Dragon Tales, Hello Kitty, Kidz Bop and My Little Pony LIVE! For more information, including current tours and a complete list of service offerings and capabilities, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.
A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences throughout the world with celebrated characters from literature, television, and pop culture. Koba Entertainment productions have enchanted people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and 4 continents. Production credits for young audiences include: Max and Ruby, The Backyardigans, Toopy & Binoo, the Doodlebops, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou and Franklin. More information can be found at www.koba-entertainment.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th 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, digital, 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 kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).