Avast, me hearties ! Walking the plank off the television screen
and into an arena near you, look for some popular Disney Junior characters to
make a stop in your hometown. Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the
First will be hitting the road starting this summer as Feld Entertainment
announces it will stage a live production based on the top performing Disney
Junior cable television programs.
Feld, famous for Disney On Ice and Disney Live!
extravaganzas, along with its Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus,
will launch “Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure” in
July on a 90-city trek across the country.
The production will interrupt its tour for its official world premiere
September 27th in Hollywood.
Just like its Disney On Ice and Disney Live! productions,
look for some of your favorite Disney characters to pop up in the shows. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be center stage
as well as Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.
Cinderella and Peter Pan will also have parts in the new show.
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The storyline calls for Mickey and Minnie to lead the
audience on an adventure that will have fans, young and old alike, cheering for
their favorite pirate Jake and Disney’s first little girl princess Sofia. The loveable six-year-old doctor to toys and
plush animals, Doc McStuffins performs a special ten-minute interactive
Once the curtain goes up on the main attraction, audiences
will grab their tiaras and journey to the magical world of Enchancia to meet
Sophia and her step-siblings Amber and James as they prepare for the annual
friendship festival. Charged with
delivering the perfect gift to her loyal-royal subjects at the celebration,
Cinderella pays a visit to Sophia to assist her in finding the right present.
Act two quickly whisks families away to Never
Land where they meet Jake and his
Yo Ho pirate friends Izzy and Cubby in a race against time to locate a
mysterious treasure-filled volcano.
Danger, thrills, spills and adventure lurk around every corner of Never
Land as Jake and company encounter
the cunning Captain Hook. Peter Pan
flies in to assist the team in their quest and with the help of Tinker Bell’s
pixie dust, Jake and his crew will wow the audience as they take to the sky and
fly above the stage on their journey.
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Feld producers are firing off the creative canons for this
production by selecting a diverse award-winning creative team to work on the
project. Fred Tallaksen has been tapped
as director and choreographer for the tour.
Tallaksen was the brains behind Madonna’s “Sorry” video and the finale
of her Confessions World Tour. He has
also worked as a choreographer on “Austin Powers III-Goldmember
” as well as on
other Feld projects including Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour
Ever! and Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival.
Helping to pen the script for the show is Emmy-nominated
producer Bradley Zweig who has worked for the Jim Henson Company, Nickelodeon,
the Cartoon Network and Disney Channel.
Jake and Sophia take their show on the road starting July 26th
in Savannah, Georgia.
It will run through March 16th,
2014 when it plays Rosemont, Illinois.
Tickets for the show go on sale on May 28th. For more information visit disneyjuniorlive.com