Woof! PAW Patrol Live Coming to a Stage Near You

Pups! PAW Patrol is headed to the stage for a live national tour hitting 90 U.S. cities, including NYC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Connecticut, the Los Angeles area, and Texas. The hit Nickelodeon animated show featuring a pack of curious and adventure-loving dogs opens in October, but tickets are already on sale for many locations.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, a Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group (the same folks behind Sesame Street Live) co-production, will rely on live actors in costumes, although producers tell us that it will also incorporate the popular Bunraku puppet styling. The “pups” will sing and dance on all four legs.

Read on for more details on this new brand-new children’s theater production.

All your preschooler’s favorite PAW Patrol characters—Chase, Ryder, Skye, Marshal, and the rest of the gang—will appear onstage for the day of the “Great Race.” Adventure Bay’s mayor is missing, so the pups are summoned to find her and save the day, of course! Kids will watch as each pup displays their unique skills, but also relies on teamwork as they set off on their adventure and race.

Expect plenty of sing-alongs and audience participation. Kids will follow along, helping the pups crack the case by picking up clues along the way. Video backdrops will showcase locales familiar to the TV show fans, including Main Street in Adventure Bay, the Lookout, and Farmer Yumi’s farm.

The show runs 75 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission. It’s targeted at ages 1-6, making it perfect for those with young kids of multiple ages (read: my preschooler and toddler). All kids age 1 and up will require a ticket, but be aware that some individual theaters require tickets for everyone, even babies.

Find the full PAW Patrol Live schedule and tickets online. The show hits Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater March 3-5, 2017; NYC’s Madison Square Garden March 23-26, 2017; Hartford’s Mortensen Hall April 22-23, 2017. Producers also told us that Boston tickets will go on sale in September for a March 2017 show, and we can expect it to hit the Texas stage in the summer of 2017, California in fall of 2017, and New Jersey in the final quarter of 2017. Of course, it will also be in the Midwest and Southern states. Just keep checking the site as the show continues to fill in new dates.

Special VIP packages are available for post-show meet and greets.