Dec 2, 2016

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" at DPAC May 20-21

DURHAM, NC (December 2, 2016)PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” based on hit preschool series PAW Patrol, which airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master Entertainment, will visit DPAC on May 20 and 21, 2017. 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, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest when they visit Durham.

Tickets are on sale now:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • The Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Featuring a cast of everybody’s favorite PAW Patrol characters and presented by VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! 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 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 packs. 

“Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-size pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. The PAW Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show,” says Jim Waters, producer, VStar Entertainment Group.

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. 

What:    PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Coming to Durham!
When:   Saturday        May 20              10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
            Sunday          May 21              10:00 AM and 2:00 PM            
Where:  DPAC
            123 Vivian St.
             Durham, NC 27701

Tickets: $21, $33 and $43. A limited number of $63 Gold Circle and $123 VIP (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Additional fees and special offers may apply. *VIP Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

Tickets are available at The Ticket Center at DPAC, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

For more information, please visit www.pawpatrollive.com, where you can also sign up to receive PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail with tour updates and other ticket information. Become a fan of PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” at www.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/.  Sponsored by Pedigree and State Farm.

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Advance phone interviews available; book live shots the week the show visits Durham. Contact [email protected] to schedule. Photography, b-roll and additional press materials available upon request.

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)