Now the animated crew has come to life a brand-new, national touring production of THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE! TALE OF THE MIGHTY KNIGHTS. The show is making a stop in Chicago, this Saturday Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 for five performances at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.
The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights is based on the primetime Nickelodeon special which premiered last January. The story follows backyard friends, Uniqua and Tyrone, as they become Knights and embark on a quest to protect King Pablo's unpredictable egg. Along the way, Grabbing Goblin Austin and Flighty Fairy Tasha join the medieval mayhem as the runaway egg hatches feet and makes an unexpected dash all the way up to Dragon Mountain. The Backyardigans will need the audience's help to face a mighty dragon and return the egg to the king. The Backyardigans Live! will have the entire family singing, dancing and laughing along to songs of courage, friendship and the power of imagination.
The Backyardigans Live! includes some of the same creative team that produces The Backyardigans for Nick Jr. television, including Emmy-nominated writer Adam Peltzman, and choreographer Beth Bogush. Drama Desk Award-nominated director Lou Jacob directs the production.
Ticket prices range from $20 to $45. Performances will be: Saturday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at The Chicago Theatre Box Office, 175 N. State St, online at www.thechicagotheatre.com, through Ticketmaster or by calling 312-559-1212. For groups of 10 or more, call 877-4-GRP-TIX (877-447-7849), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.grouptix.net