OMAHA, Neb. – (July 24, 2017) – A series of photos released today give Shopkins and Shoppies fans a sneak peek into the first-ever live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand. Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! will visit more than 110 theatres on its North American tour beginning this September and is presented by Omaha Performing Arts at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on November 27, 2017. Tickets are on-sale now at Ticket Omaha and can be purchased at the Ticket Omaha Box Office in the Holland Performing Arts Center lobby, 1200 Douglas Street, by calling (402) 345-0606 or online at TicketOmaha.com or www.shopkinslive.com.
Exclusive first look photos of the Shoppies from Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! can be viewed here.
The photos offer a glimpse into the world of Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! which immerses audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters, state-of-art video and set design. Original music, song, dance and interactive sing-a-longs are a huge part of the live show, with performances from Shoppies Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more.
“We’re thrilled to share a first look at the Shoppies characters coming to life,” says director, Patti Caplette. “Shopkins fans have a lot to look forward to once our show hits the road this Fall.”
Based on America’s #1 toy brand, YouTube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! features the fun and fashionable Shoppies, joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectible toys - Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! runs for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
For more information, visit Ticketomaha.com, www.shopkinslive.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about presale offers, on-sale dates and the latest North American tour dates.
The Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! U.S. tour is represented by APA.
Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the citizens of Omaha and surrounding communities. In its two venues: the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center, the organization presents the best of Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment. Omaha Performing Arts also offers a range of educational programs and free community events that support, enhance and expand appreciation for the arts. In addition, the organization provides comprehensive ticketing services through Ticket Omaha, the official ticket retailer for the Orpheum and Holland.
Omaha Performing Arts’ performances are supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural En-dowment, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund, as well as corporate sponsors, private donors and foundations. For more information, visit OmahaPerform-ingArts.org.
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 pro-ductions 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.
Moose Toys exists to make children happy. The team has innovation in their DNA and are famous for the design, development and manufacture of award winning toys that continue to disrupt the market! Moose Toys dominates in categories including collectables, craft, dolls, games and youth electronics and is consistently recognized as the most creative company in the industry.
The family run business disrupted the toy industry with the global phenomenon Shopkins and through these pintsized characters, reinvigorated the way children play. The success of the company extends to the development of content, entertainment and global licensing deals. Moose calls Australia home, has over 400 staff and distributes to over 100 countries.