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Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” First NZ Tour

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Friday, 3 March 2017

PAW PATROL LIVE! “RACE TO THE RESCUE” ANNOUNCES

FIRST TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND

The New Zealand’s Favourite Pups Star in a Heroic Musical Adventure Coming to New Zealand With Cities Announced Soon

Join the waitlist now at www.pawpatrollive.com/nz

MediaWorks, TEG Live, Nickelodeon and Life Like Tours are excited to announce that PAW Patrol is coming to venues across New Zealand in August and September for PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue.Full tour dates announced Friday 17 March and fans can sign-up at www.pawpatrollive.com/nz to be first in-line to buy tickets.

Ben Cox, Vice President and General Manager of Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand says of the announcement: “We couldn’t be more excited to work with VStar Entertainment Group and Life Like Touring to bring one of the strongest pre-school properties in the market to families across New Zealand. PAW Patrol Live! takes the pups off the screen and onto the stage, giving kids the opportunity to engage with their favourite characters in a whole new setting.”

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” 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. When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups must come to the rescue. Families can join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest for the show’s first tour in New Zealand. Running at 80 minutes, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” includes two acts and an intermission. The show is set to engage 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 up-tempo features music, dance and a brand new cleverly written script that is a good introduction to live theatre for kids and an original script as well as classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall that visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series such as Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's Farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate in the show via interviews, solving clues with the Pups, following Mayor Goodway and much more.

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