Provided by: Feld Entertainment
May 13, 2014 –– Feld Entertainment, Inc., producers of Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, is bringing top performing cable TV series for preschoolers to the stage in Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure.
Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, the 2014-2015 tour of this production launches a 100-city national tour in July 2014. Tickets for the Lubbock, TX, performances at City Bank Coliseum, September 6th, 2014 go on sale Tuesday, May 27 2014.
"The Feld Entertainment mission of providing quality live entertainment experiences that the entire family enjoys starts with Disney Live! because it is often a young fan's first theatrical experience," said producer Alana Feld.
"Children everywhere have fallen in love with Sofia and Jake, and we are thrilled to bring these popular Disney Junior characters back to the stage."
In this original storyline, Mickey and Minnie lead the audience on an exciting adventure that will have families rooting for their favorite pirate, Jake, and Disney's first little girl princess, Sofia. Disney Junior Live On Tour!
Pirate & Princess Adventure begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable six-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their parents will sing the "I Feel Better" song, along with Doc as she provides tender love and care.
Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find the right present.
The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends, Izzy and Cubby, are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when our swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell's pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.
In its first year reporting public ratings, Disney Junior, the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids age 2-7, ranked as the #1 network each week in Total Viewers and target preschoolers Kids 2-5, out-delivering primary competitors Nick Jr. by double digits and Sprout by triple digits. Furthermore, Disney Junior's "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess" remains the #1 telecast in cable TV history in Kids 2-5, and #1 preschool cable TV telecast of all time in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.
To find out more about Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate &Princess Adventure and to purchase tickets, visit disneyjuniorlive.com, or visit us on Facebook at Disney Live! and follow us on Twitter @DisneyLive! For more information about Disney Live!, members of the media should visit www.feldentertainment.com.
ABOUT FELD ENTERTAINMENT
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE!
More information on Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com.
ABOUT DISNEY THEATRICAL GROUP
(DTG) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world's most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway musicals around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, and Peter and the Starcatcher.
Disney Theatrical Group also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney On Ice and Disney Live! For over 30 years, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! have brought beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide through productions such as Rockin' Ever After, Dare to Dream, Treasure Trove, Mickey's Rockin' Road Show and Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! In addition, DTG licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International.
ABOUT DISNEY JUNIOR
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior's series blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills.
Disney Junior launched in February 2011 with a daily programming block on Disney Channel. In its first year, Disney Junior posted the network's biggest yearly audience in the day part in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5, Boys 2-5 and Women 18-49, increasing by double-digit margins among preschooler demographics over year-ago levels. The magic continues in 2013, with the block currently home to the Top 3 cable TV series in Kids 2-5 and Top 4 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers. On March 23, 2012 Disney Junior added a cable and satellite channel in the U.S. Disney Junior channels in Japan, India and Disney Junior Portugal launched in fall 2012, bringing the total number of channels to 33 worldwide.