PBS Kids preschool series plans 50-city North American tour.
The Fred Rogers Company has teamed with Mills Entertainment to bring the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids series "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" to the stage.
The new full-scale musical production will premiere Jan. 15 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, Penn., and will make stops in more than 50 cities across North America, including performances for both school and public audiences.
"Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!" stars Daniel Tiger in his iconic red sweater and sneakers along with other characters from the series including Mom and Dad Tiger, Baby Margaret, Katerina Kittycat, Miss Elaina, Prince Wednesday, O the Owl and, of course, the famous Trolley.
The live show features musical numbers throughout, as Daniel and his friends embark on an adventure through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. The stage show features songs from the PBS Kids series along with several original musical compositions written exclusively for the live production.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Mills Entertainment to bring the world of Daniel Tiger from the small screen to the stage," says Paul Siefken, vice president, broadcast and digital media, The Fred Rogers Company. "'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!' will have kids and parents alike singing and dancing along while it also conveys important messages that will continue to resonate long after the curtain call.”