Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
in association with 35 Concerts
Produced by Koba Entertainment
The First Ever Theatrical Show Based on a #1 Children’s Toy Brand
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, April 28 2017 at 10 a.m.
April 18, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Koba Entertainment and Moose Toys announce the Orlando engagement of Shopkins Live!. The first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand is touring the country and will arrive in Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. The tour’s route was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, president and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $30.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.
Based on America’s #1 toy brand, YouTube sensation and the international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! will feature the Shoppies and Shopkins characters taking the stage with an all-new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as “Jessicake,” “Bubbleisha,” “Peppa-Mint” and friends prepare for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.”
“Shopkins is literally on every child’s wish list,” commented Paquin, who also serves as executive producer of Shopkins Live!. “Koba Entertainment’s partnership with an innovative and leading toy manufacturer like Moose Toys allows us to bring one of the most successful toy brands in history to life on stage.”
“We are thrilled to have Koba Entertainment presenting out first-ever live theatrical show for Shopkins,” added Hardiman. “This will be a fantastic event, featuring the Shopkins and Shoppies in an amazing adventure that our North American fans can experience.”
Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as the #1 kids toy in the United States, the first-ever Shopkins movie, “Shopkins Chef Club,” was released last year by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the brand’s ever-growing world.
Shopkins Live! will run approximately 90 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
For more information on Shopkins Live!, visit www.shopkinsliveontour.com.
The Shopkins Live! U.S. tour is represented by APA.
About Koba Entertainment
A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences around the world with celebrated characters from literature, television and pop culture since 2004. Koba Entertainment productions have enchanted people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and 4 continents. Production credits for young audiences include: Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock, Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.
About Moose Toys
Moose Toys is a global toy company with offices in the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong and China. The head office is in Melbourne, Australia and from there, the brand is distributed into over 90 countries. Moose is known for designing, developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe for children of all ages and the young at heart. The company is the proud recipient of numerous coveted toy awards, including the 2015 and 2016 Girls Toy of the Year for the global phenomenon, Shopkins. Most recently, Moose took home the Collectible Toy of the Year and Craft Toy of the Year at the 2017 Australian Toy Awards. A total of nearly 120 awards since 1993 solidify Moose as a market leader, consistently placing within the top toy companies in the U.S. and Australia. Moose has products in all toy categories, including collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items, and it has recently become a market leader in developing apps, content and entertainment.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.