The animated stars of two of cable television’s most popular series for preschoolers are headed to Johnson City as part of the 90-city national tour of “Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure.”
Featuring characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” this brand new production from Feld Entertainment will sail into Freedom Hall Civic Center for performances at 3 and 6 p.m., Aug. 4.
Tickets are $15, $22, $31 and $38.
“The Feld Entertainment mission of providing quality live entertainment experiences that the entire family enjoys starts with Disney Live! because it is often a young fan’s first theatrical experience,” said producer Alana Feld. “Children everywhere are falling in love with Sofia and Jake, and we are thrilled to bring these popular Disney Junior characters to the stage for the first time ever.”
“Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure” begins with a special interactive pre-show featuring the loveable 6-year-old doctor to toys and stuffed animals, Doc McStuffins. Children and their parents will sing “The Check-Up Song” along with Doc as she provides tender love and care.
Audiences will then embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia, where Sofia, her step-siblings Amber and James, and the entire kingdom are preparing for the annual friendship festival. Sofia has the honor of delivering the perfect gift to her royal subjects at the celebration, and the one-and-only Cinderella visits the castle to help Sofia in her mission to find just the right present.
The excitement continues when families cast away to Never Land where Jake and his Yo Ho pirate friends Izzy and Cubby are in a race against time to locate a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. Danger, thrills and adventure lurk around every turn when the swashbuckling friends battle Captain Hook for the ultimate prize. Peter Pan makes a special appearance, aiding the team in their heroic quest, and with the help of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust, Jake and his crew fly above the stage in their journey.
In 2012, “Doc McStuffins” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” ranked as cable TV’s twop two series for all children ages 2-5, reaching 46.7 million and 36.5 million unique total viewers, respectively, throughout the year. Launching at the start of 2013, “Sofia the First” is cable TV’s No. 1 series year-to-date among children ages 2-5, and is the No. 1 preschool cable TV series in total viewers and women ages 18-49. In fact, the Nov. 18, 2012, premiere of its introductory TV movie, “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess” became the No. 1 cable TV telecast ever in the Kids 2-5 category, and the No. 1 preschool cable TV telecast of all time in total viewers (8.2 million) and women ages 18-49.
To find out more about “Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure,” visit disneyjuniorlive.com; find the show on Facebook at Disney Live!; or follow it on Twitter at @Disney Live!
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Freedom Hall box office at (423) 461-4884 or online at www.freedomhall-tn.com.