PAW Patrol Live!, based on the popular preschool series PAW Patrol on Nickelodeon, will present “Race to the Rescue,” a music-filled production, on Sept. 25-26 at Champaign’s State Farm Center.
Tickets, which start at $23.50, go on sale to the public June 22 and can be purchased at the State Farm Center website or by phone at 1-866-ILLINI-1. Both shows begin at 6 p.m. A limited number of VIP packages are available, starting at $125.80, which include premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show meet and greet with the walk-around characters.
The show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and pup packs. The performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a wonderful 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.
A synopsis of the show: It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.