Wednesday, November 08 2017 11:24

"Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour" Brings to Life Hit Series' on Stage in 2018...

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Get ready for your little ones' heads to explode! In 2018, the high-energy "Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour" will hit the road to perform 50 shows across the country. Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as well as newest hit series Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals. The live concert will also include a brand-new interactive experience featuring Disney Junior's highly-anticipated series, Muppet Babies, launching in early 2018.

From the Official Announcement: Join hosts, Dee and Jay, and the DJ Dance squad as they welcome Mickey, Minnie and other Disney Junior characters on-stage to perform popular songs including "Hot Dog Dance" from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, "Time For Your Check Up" from Doc McStuffins, "Zuka Zama" from The Lion Guard and "Happy Helpers" from Mickey and the Roadster Racers. It's going to be a dance party you won't want to miss!

"We are delighted to collaborate with Red Light Management to bring some of Disney Junior's biggest hit series to the stage for kids and families nationwide to enjoy in a truly immersive concert experience," said Jennifer Rogers-Doyle, Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney Channels Worldwide.

Disney Junior Dance Party

"The 'Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour' is going to be the premiere family concert event of the year and for many years to come. The production is absolutely stunning and working alongside Disney and Amy Tinkham to create this show has been an incredible experience and an honor," says executive tour producer Jonathan Shank. "Parents and children are going to truly love this show. There are new songs, greatest hits and some mashups, which are really fun!"

Disney Visa Cardmember presale tickets, as well as VIP meet-and-greet packages, will be available starting Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 12:00 p.m. EST, with Disney Junior Facebook pre-sales starting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m. (local time).. Public on-sale tickets for "Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour" begin Friday, Nov. 17. Parents can go to disney.com/disneyjuniortour to get more information and to purchase tickets. Additional dates to be announced.

VIP package offers include an after-party and meet-and-greets following each performance. Kids and families will also have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with characters including Mickey, Sofia and Doc on weekend show days. Performances during the week will include a special VIP offering, an afternoon tea featuring appearances by Princess Elena, Princess Sofia and Minnie Mouse.

"Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour" Dates:
March 14 / Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza / Thousand Oaks, CA
March 16 / Fox Performing Arts Center / Riverside, CA
March 18 / The Grove of Anaheim / Anaheim, CA
March 21 / Majestic Theatre / San Antonio, TX
March 22 / Smart Financial Centre / Sugar Land, TX
March 24 / Fox Theatre / Atlanta, GA
March 25 / Belk Theatre at North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / Charlotte, NC
March 27 / The Tennessee Theatre / Knoxville, TN
March 28 / Grand Ole Opry House / Nashville, TN
March 30 / Saenger Theatre / New Orleans, LA
April 3 / Gaillard Center / Charleston, SC
April 5 / King Center / Melbourne, FL
April 7 / Florida Theatre - Jacksonville / Jacksonville, FL
April 8 / BJCC Concert Hall / Birmingham, AL
April 10 / Tivoli Theatre / Chattanooga, TN
April 11 / Durham Performing Arts Center / Durham, NC
April 12 / Lyric Theatre / Baltimore, MD
April 13 / Count Basie Theatre / Red Bank, NJ*
April 14 / Old Dominion University - Ted Constant Convocation Center / Norfolk, VA
April 15 / Benedum Center / Pittsburgh, PA
April 17 / Kodak Center for the Arts / Rochester, NY
April 18 / Bergen Performing Arts Center / Englewood, NJ
April 19 / The Vets / Providence, RI
April 20 / Tower Theater / Upper Darby, PA
April 21 / Warner Theatre / Washington, DC*
April 22 / May Performing Arts Center / Morristown, NJ*
April 24 / Palace Theatre / Albany, NY
April 25 / Santander Performing Arts Center / Reading, PA
April 26 / Altria Theater / Richmond, VA
April 27 / FM Kirby Center of Performing Arts / Wilkes-Barre, PA
April 28 / The Goodyear Theatre at East End / Akron, OH
April 29 / Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences / Charleston, WV
May 1 / Orpheum Theatre / Minneapolis, MN
May 3 / Fox Theatre / Detroit, MI
May 4 / Clowes Memorial Hall / Indianapolis, IN
May 5 / Rosemont Theatre / Chicago, IL
May 6 / Taft Theatre / Cincinnati, OH
May 8 / Riverside Theatre / Milwaukee, WI
May 10 / Peabody Opera House / St. Louis, MO
May 11 / Orpheum Theatre / Memphis, TN
May 12 / Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie / Grand Prairie, TX
May 15 / Paramount Theatre / Denver, CO
May 17 / Comerica Theatre / Phoenix, AZ
May 18 / Cox Pavilion / Las Vegas, NV
May 19 / City National Civic / San Jose, CA
May 20 / Fox Theatre / Oakland, CA

*denotes 2 performances 

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