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Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer Live! Begins Feb 2011



Media Release Thursday 11 November 2010

Entertainment Store Group and Nick Jr. are proud to announce the New Zealand premiere of NICK JR.’s DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS touring the nation from February 2011.

This two act, song and dance spectacular stars Dora, Boots the monkey, Diego and many of their friends. The tour opens in the South Island before travelling on to other cities around New Zealand.

This musical show features Dora and friends as larger than life costume characters and on stage in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful theatres, including Isaac Theatre Royal, St James Theatre and Auckland’s ASB Theatre.

Dora the Explorer is designed to teach kids to explore, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world, all while having a lot of fun! The live show, NICK JR.’s DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS is an interactive adventure that leads Dora, our 7 year old Latina heroine, Boots the monkey, Diego and many of Dora’s friends on a fun-filled adventure.

With help from the audience, Dora and her courageous friends use their musical, language, math and reasoning skills to navigate their way through the number pyramid, the mixed-up jungle and other locations in order to find Dora’s missing teddy bear Osito in the City of Lost Toys. Dora leads the young audience to successfully carry out this fun and interactive mission.

The show features exciting musical numbers performed by the characters preschoolers love. Dora fans in New Zealand are sure to enjoy this all-new family theatrical experience that invites kids to think, sing and play along.

Dora the Explorer is an international phenomenon, and is the No.1 preschool property in many countries around the world. The TV show airs daily in New Zealand on Nickelodeon, and will soon also be seen on the new Nick Jr. channel launching in New Zealand on SKY NZ on 24 December 2010.




INVERCARGILL: Thursday 24 – Friday 25 February
Civic Theatre
Bookings: 03 211 1692

DUNEDIN: Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 February
Westpac Mayfair Theatre
Bookings: 03 477 8597

OAMARU: Wednesday 2 March
Opera House
Bookings: 03 433 0770

TIMARU: Thursday 3 March
Theatre Royal
Bookings: 03 688 4160

ASHBURTON: Friday 4 March
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
Bookings: 0800 224 224

CHRISTCHURCH: Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 March
Isaac Theatre Royal
Bookings: 03 377 8899

BLENHEIM: Wednesday 9 – Thursday 10 March
Marlborough Civic Theatre
Bookings: 03 520 8560

NELSON: Friday 11 – Saturday 12 March
Theatre Royal
Bookings: 03 548 3083

Monday 14 March
Regent on Broadway
Bookings: 06 357 9740

NEW PLYMOUTH: Tuesday 15 March
TSB Showplace
Bookings: 0800 111 999

TAURANGA: Wednesday 16 – Thursday 17 March
Bookings: 07 577 7188

HAMILTON: Friday 18 – Saturday 19 March
Founders Theatre
Bookings: 0800 842 538

NAPIER: Monday 21 March
Municipal Theatre
Bookings: 06 835 2702

HASTINGS: Tuesday 22 March
Opera House
Bookings: 06 871 5282

WELLINGTON: Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 March
St James Theatre
Bookings: 04 384 3840

AUCKLAND: Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 March
ASB Theatre
Bookings: 09 357 3355

NORTH SHORE: Monday 28 March
Bruce Mason Centre
Bookings: 09 970 9700

Nickelodeon is the number one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. Nickelodeon New Zealand airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is seen in over 700,000 households on SKY Digital Channel 041. On-air, Nickelodeon features a wide array of original and acquired programming from animation to comedy, adventure and live action programs for kids aged 3 to 14 years. The new Nick Jr. channel launches in New Zealand on SKY NZ on 24 December 2010.


Entertainment Store Group has a background in touring quality children’s brands around Australasia and holds the exclusive live entertainment license to over 20 international children’s brands including Disney Pixar’s Cars, Peanuts, Bob the Builder, Ben 10, Yo Gabba Gabba, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Bakugan, Angelina Ballerina, Fifi and the Flowertots and many others. Past Tours include the critically acclaimed Australian premiere of NICK JR.’S DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE! SEARCH FOR THE CITY OF LOST TOYS, the Australian premiere of Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE, the world premiere of NICK JR. PRESENTS YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE ON STAGE in 2009. ESG toured DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR’S DANCE PARTY throughout Australia and New Zealand on behalf of The Wiggles over many years. Entertainment Store Group is also proud to have produced successful tours of JUSTINE CLARKE (Songs To Make You Smile) from ABC Australia’s Play School, THE HOOLEY DOOLEYS and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MR. MEN around Australia. ESG also produced two successful tours of the ABC/BBC co-production FUNTIME WITH FRIENDS featuring an array of children’s brands including THE TWEENIES, BILL & BEN, POSTMAN PAT, SPOT, and FIREMAN SAM live on stage.

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