Wednesday, November 14 2012 10:59

PAJANIMALS hit the road as "Pajanimals Live!" for 50 City Tour in 2013...

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My daughters love PAJANIMALS. In fact, they're a part of Addie's nightly bedtime ritual, as we wind down by watching an episode, then follow it with their "La-La-Lullaby" song that we have on the DVR courtesy of Sprout. Now, the Jim Henson Company has announced that the cuddly characters are packing their bags and hitting the road for PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE - a new, live musical production set to visit 50 cities in 2013. One of the dates happens to be just 15 minutes from Rock Father HQ, so it looks like we'll be checking this out! Full tour dates and details below...

Pajanimals Live!

pajanimalslivePAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE is filled with lively music, interactive dance fun and silly adventures all set in the cozy, comfy environment of the Pajanimals world. This fun and nurturing show is designed to introduce kids and families to their first theater experience. Seen in the U.S. every night on the 24-hour preschool channel Sprout and NBC Kids on Saturday mornings, Pajanimals has quickly become a favorite for preschoolers and their parents so fans of all ages are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to the show and join in on the fun.

PAJANIMALS LIVE: PAJAMA PLAYDATE incorporates costumes and sets created by The Jim Henson Company. Written by Pajanimals co-creator Alex Rockwell along with, Bradley Zweig (Sid the Science Kid), the live show stars favorite characters including Squacky, Sweetpea Sue, Cowbella and Apollo who sing all of the Pajanimals’ greatest hits as well as new songs created exclusively for the live show. The tour is produced by Red Light Management and will be choreographed and directed by Myles Thorogood.  It is based on the television series created by Alex Rockwell and Jeff Muncy. .

“Pajanimals is one of our most beloved shows, and families are invited to see these characters live on stage and share a special Pajanimals adventure with Squacky,
Cowbella, Apollo and Sweet Pea Sue. Our team always envisioned the property as a theatrical experience for families everywhere. We know this new live show will be something that will create a lasting memory.”Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company

2013 Pajanimals Live! Tour Schedule
3/7 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
3/8 Thousand Oaks, CA Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts
3/10 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
3/12 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre
3/14 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
3/15 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center
3/16 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
3/17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center – Concert Hall
3/19 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
3/20 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/21 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
3/22 Melbourne, FL King Center for Performing Arts
3/23 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/24 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
3/27 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson
3/29 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performance Arts Center
3/30 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
4/2 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
4/3 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
4/5 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
4/6 Baltimore, MD Lyric Theater
4/7 Westbury, NY Theater at Westbury
4/10 Toms River, NJ Pine Belt Arena
4/11 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
4/12 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
4/14 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
4/16 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
4/17 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
4/18 Pittsburgh, PA Palace Theater
4/19 Albany, NY The Egg Theatre
4/20 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
4/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
4/23 Fredrick, MD Weinberg Center
4/24 Erie, PA Warner Theater
4/26 Louisville, KY Palace Theater
4/27 Cleveland, OH Playhouse Square Center – Palace Theater
4/28 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
4/30 Minneapolis, MN Fitzgerald Theatre
5/1 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
5/2 Madison, WI Overture Hall
5/3 Waukegan, IL Genessee Theatre
5/5 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater by AMC
5/8 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
5/7 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
5/10 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
5/11 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live – Moody Theatre
5/13 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
5/16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre
5/18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
5/19 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center

Tickets are on-sale now for a special Sprout pre-sale (password is "Pajamas" - but I didn't tell ya that!), and the general public on-sale is Saturday, November 17th through Ticketmaster. VIP Packages are available through CID Entertainment.

For more on Pajanimals Live! check out http://www.pajanimalslive.com/. For more on the show, check out the official page on Sprout Online.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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