Koba Entertainment is pleased to announce Shopkins Live!, the first live theatrical production based on Shopkins - the wildly successful brand launched in 2014. The national tour will stop in over 75 cities across the United States. Shopkins Live! will bring their exciting new live show to DPAC on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The Shoppies and Shopkins characters will take to the stage in Shopkins Live! featuring an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights. The live show features Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends as preparations get underway for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. The live interactive show is inspired by Shopkins and Shoppies, the international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys.
Today, Shopkins is consistently the number one children’s toy sold in the United States and is a viral YouTube sensation worldwide. Shoppies dolls have also made their mark on the toy world, consistently hitting the number one spot. With Universal Pictures’ release of the first ever Shopkins movie on DVD, and a list of apps dedicated to expanding this ever-growing world, Shopkins continues to be a hot ticket item for children around the world.
“Shopkins is literally on every child’s wish list. Koba Entertainment’s partnership with an innovative and leading toy manufacturer like Moose Toys allows us to bring one of the most successful toy brands in history to life on stage,” says Gilles Paquin, CEO and President of Koba Entertainment, and Executive Producer of Shopkins Live!
Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys added, “We are thrilled to have Koba Entertainment presenting our first ever live theatrical show for Shopkins. This will be a fantastic event featuring the Shopkins and Shoppies in an amazing adventure that our North American fans can experience.”
Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15 minute intermission. For more information on Shopkins Live! visit www.ShopkinsLive.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about the presale offer, on sale dates and North American tour dates.
The Shopkins Live! tour in the U.S. is represented by APA.
About Koba Entertainment
A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences around the world with celebrated characters from literature, television, and pop culture since 2004. 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: Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock, Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure, and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.
About Moose Toys
Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China. The head office is in Melbourne, Australia and from there the brand is distributed into over 90 countries. Moose is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. The company is the proud recipient of numerous coveted toy awards, including the 2015 and 2016 Girls Toy of the Year for global phenomenon Shopkins. Most recently, Moose took home the Collectable Toy of the Year and Craft Toy of the Year at the 2017 Australian Toy Awards. A total of nearly 120 awards since 1993 solidifying Moose as a market leader, who is consistently placed within the top toy companies in the USA and Australia. Moose has products in all toy categories including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and has recently become a market leader in developing apps, content, and entertainment.
|Wed, Jan 17, 2018 • 6:30 PM|
-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
|See Tickets and Pricing|
Children of all ages are welcome at this performance. Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age.
Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.
Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.
5:30pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
6:30pm- Performance Begins
*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.
Safety First - Bag Check
For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].
Currently, this event has not approved using our video screens. Please feel free to check back closer to the event for updates. If approved, we will post notice here.
For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.
The Shopkins Live! VIP Party package gives Shopkins fans exclusive access to the after-show VIP Party, where they will have the opportunity to meet and take photos with some of the Shoppies from the show.
Each VIP Package includes:
All patrons – adults and children – require a VIP ticket to attend the VIP Party. All children must be accompanied by an adult with a VIP ticket – unaccompanied children will not be permitted into the VIP Party.
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