Kids’ entertainment seems to become a bigger commodity with every year that passes. Disney On Ice just completed another sold out tour of the country while Cartoon Network Live! is in the middle of it’s first South African tour. However, the fun doesn’t stop here. Nickelodeon’s famous pups, the Paw Patrol gang, announced that they’re bringing PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” to South African audiences this October!

The gang will be visiting Johannesburg between October 20th – 21st at the Ticketpro Dome and Cape Town between October 27th – 28th at the Grand Arena, Grand West.

Featuring a cast of everybody’s favourite PAW Patrol characters, the production 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 theatre 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.

The show runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes across two acts and an intermission.

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