See the Paw Pa­trol ‘Race to the Res­cue’

The Morning Call - - FAMILY TIME - By Jes­sica John­son

Kids will surely have a howl­ing good time when the heroic pups from the pop­u­lar an­i­mated preschool se­ries PAW Pa­trol roll into town for five shows this week­end at the PPL Cen­ter in Al­len­town.

If you have PAW Pa­trol fans in your house, you know that each episode fea­tures Ry­der, who leads a team of six res­cue pup­pies — Mar­shall, Rub­ble, Chase, Rocky, Zuma and Skye — as they save their town of Ad­ven­ture Bay from ev­ery­day emer­gen­cies.

The stage show, PAW Pa­trol Live! “Race to the Res­cue,” pre­sented by Nick­elodeon and VS­tar En­ter­tain­ment Group and pro­duced by Spin Mas­ter En­ter­tain­ment, builds on that premise. It’s the day of the

Great Ad­ven­ture Bay Race be­tween Ad­ven­ture Bay’s Mayor Good­way and Foggy Bot­tom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Good­way is nowhere to be found. So it’s PAW Pa­trol to the res­cue! Ry­der sum­mons Mar­shall, Chase, Skye, Rub­ble, Rocky, Zuma and Ever­est to res­cue Mayor Good­way and to run the race in her place. Us­ing their unique skills and team­work, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about cit­i­zen­ship, so­cial skills and prob­lem-solv­ing as they make sev­eral heroic res­cues on their race to the fin­ish line.

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 pup packs. The per­for­mance fea­tures up-tempo mu­sic and a clev­erly writ­ten script that makes this a great op­por­tu­nity for par­ents to in­tro­duce 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.

PAW Pa­trol Live! “Race to the Res­cue” will hit the stage at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. Satur­day, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sun­day at PPL Cen­ter, 701 Hamil­ton St., Al­len­town. Tick­ets start at $21 and are avail­able at the QNB Box Of­fice, PPLCen­ter.com, or by phone at 610-347-TIXX [8499]. Ad­di­tional fees and spe­cial of­fers may ap­ply. A limited num­ber of V.I.P. (Very Im­por­tant Pup) Pack­ages are avail­able, start­ing at $101. Pack­age fea­tures pre­mium show seat­ing, a com­mem­o­ra­tive lan­yard, and an af­ter-show Meet & Greet with PAW Pa­trol Live! walk-around char­ac­ters.

Ed­i­to­rial As­sis­tant Jes­sica John­son can be reached at 610-778-2262 or jjohn­[email protected]

VS­TAR EN­TER­TAIN­MENT GROUP

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