The Jim Henson Company Launches Pajanimals Live! National Tour

50 Cities Announced for 2013; On-Sale Begins November 17

LOS ANGELES--()--For the first time ever, The Jim Henson Company’s Pajanimals are packing their bags and hitting the road to bring a brand new live musical production to theaters around the U.S. The tour launches March 7, 2013 in Anaheim, CA, and continues crossing the country through mid-May. On November 13, a Sprout pre-sale begins along with the opportunity to purchase a special VIP package which includes premium seating and a meet and greet with the Pajanimals. Tickets go on-sale to the general public for most cities beginning November 17 at www.pajanimalslive.com.

PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE (www.pajanimalslive.com) is filled with lively music, interactive dance fun and silly adventures all set in the cozy, comfy environment of the Pajanimals world. This fun and nurturing show is designed to introduce kids and families to their first theater experience. Seen in the U.S. every night on the 24-hour preschool channel Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturday mornings, Pajanimals has quickly become a favorite for preschoolers and their parents so fans of all ages are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to the show and join in on the fun. The tour will travel to 50 cities in the spring of 2013 including Southern California, Chicago, Atlanta, and New York City.

“Pajanimals is one of our most beloved shows, and families are invited to see these characters live on stage and share a special Pajanimals adventure with Squacky, Cowbella, Apollo and Sweet Pea Sue,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Our team always envisioned the property as a theatrical experience for families everywhere. We know this new live show will be something that will create a lasting memory.”

“Families will be dancing in the aisles and singing the songs along with the Pajanimals. We encourage all children and caretakers to wear their favorite pajamas for an awesome play date with Pajanimals,” says Jonathan Shank, executive producer of Pajanimals Live!

The Pajanimals are teaming up with CID Entertainment to offer a very special Pajanimals Party Package! Packages include premium reserved seating in the first 10 rows of the theater, a meet & greet photo opportunity with the Pajanimals in an exclusive party room plus a poster and a VIP laminate. Enhance your Pajama Playdate experience with this super fun party package! For more information, visit www.cidentertainment.com/pajanimals.

PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE incorporates costumes and sets created by The Jim Henson Company. Written by Pajanimals co-creator Alex Rockwell along with Bradley Zweig (Sid the Science Kid), the live show stars favorite characters including Squacky, Sweetpea Sue, Cowbella and Apollo who sing all of the Pajanimals’ greatest hits as well as new songs created exclusively for the live show. The tour is produced by Red Light Management and will be choreographed and directed by Myles Thorogood. It is based on the television series created by Alex Rockwell and Jeff Muncy.

Tour news and updates can be found at www.pajanimalslive.com.

2013 Pajanimals Live! Tour Schedule

DATE

       

CITY

       

VENUE

3/7 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
3/8 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
3/10 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
3/12 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre
3/14 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
3/15 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
3/16 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
3/17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center – Concert Hall
3/19 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
3/20 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/21

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/22 Melbourne, FL King Center for Performing Arts
3/23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/24 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
3/27 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson
3/29 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center
3/30 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
4/2 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
4/3 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
4/5 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
4/6 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theater
4/7 Westbury, NY Theater at Westbury
4/10 Toms River, NJ Pine Belt Arena
4/11 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
4/12 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
4/14 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
4/16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
4/17 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
4/18 Pittsburgh, PA Palace Theater
4/19 Albany, NY The Egg Theatre
4/20 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
4/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
4/23 Fredrick, MD Weinberg Center
4/24 Erie, PA Warner Theater
4/26 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
4/27 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center – Palace Theater
4/28 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
4/30 Minneapolis, MN Fitzgerald Theatre
5/1 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
5/2 Madison, WI Overture Hall
5/3 Waukegan, IL Genessee Theatre
5/5 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater by AMC

5/8

Grand Prairie, TX

Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

5/7 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
5/10 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
5/11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live – Moody Theatre
5/13 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
5/16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre
5/18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
5/19 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center

Contacts

Tellem Grody PR
John Tellem
310-313-3444
310-210-8779
john@tellemgrodypr.com
or
The Jim Henson Company
Ann Schwarz
323-802-1667
aschwarz@henson.com

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For the first time ever, The Jim Henson Company’s Pajanimals are packing their bags and hitting the road to bring a brand new live musical production to theaters around the U.S.

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Contacts

Tellem Grody PR
John Tellem
310-313-3444
310-210-8779
john@tellemgrodypr.com
or
The Jim Henson Company
Ann Schwarz
323-802-1667
aschwarz@henson.com