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‘PAW Patrol’ Coming to Philly in March

The live version of the animated hit comes to the Merriam Theater March 3-5.

PAW Patrol is on a roll — right into Philadelphia in early March.


PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue is headed to the Kimmel Center’s Merriam Theater, for a short engagement from March 3-5, the center just announced. The tour, which launched last spring, is coming to Philadelphia for the first time, along with other family-friendly fare.


Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye, and Everest, the pups who on each episode of the show perform the tasks normally reserved for humans, will all be on hand to save the day when Mayor Goodway goes missing on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. According to the description, the stage show consists of an “innovative costume approach” that combines the dog costumes with their vehicles and packs. Here’s a little preview:



The show also features a video wall that brings to life familiar locations from the TV series, such as Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi’s Farm and Jake’s Mountain, as well as music from the series. The production lasts 75 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission, and includes music, dancing, and light and other special effects, according to the show’s website. 


“This beloved canine crew teaches children to use their unique abilities and teamwork to solve everyday challenges, an important lesson for young theatergoers in our audience,” Anne Ewers, president and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, said in a release announcing the upcoming performance. 


“We treasure the opportunities we have to introduce children to live theater and we’re certain that PAW Patrol fans will love this unique chance to interact with their favorite characters!”


Tickets are now on sale. Most cost $23, but $69 Gold Circle packages are also available, as  $134.00 VIP (Very Important Pup) Packages, which features premium seating, a commemorative lanyard, and a meet-and-great with cast members of PAW Patrol Live.


Performances will take place March 3 (at 11 am and 6 pm) , March 4 (10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm), and March 5 (10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm). 


Also coming to the Kimmel this spring is DRUMLine Live, featuring the “soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience,” according to the Kimmel press release. The show was created by the team behind the film Drumline and its sequel, Drumline: A New Beat. 

The show, part of the Kimmel Center’s Family Discovery Series, is scheduled for the Merriam Theater March 9 and 10, both at 8 pm Tickets start at $21.50. 


And finally, on March 18 and 19 the Kimmel will welcome 13-year-old pianist Joey Alexander, the world’s youngest Grammy nominee. Alexander will play selections from his new album, Countdown, as well as his previous release, My Favorite Things. 


The Joey Alexander Trio will perform at the Perelman Theater March 18 at 8 pm and March 19 at 2 pm Tickets start at $39.50.


Images courtesy of the Kimmel Center. 



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