Koba Entertainment and Moose Toys Announce Shopkins Live! National Tour

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First Ever Theatrical Show Based On #1
Children’s Toy Brand To Visit Over 75 U.S. Cities

Tickets On Sale Friday, April 28

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com),
the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally
successful Shopkins toy brand will embark on a national tour of
over 75 U.S. cities, it was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin,
President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior
Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. Shopkins Live! will premiere in
Buffalo, New York, on Thursday, September 14,
2017
, with tickets going on sale Friday,
April 28
.

Based on America’s #1 toy brand, Youtube sensation and international toy
phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! will
feature The Shoppies and Shopkins characters taking the stage with an
all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as
‘Jessicake’, ‘Bubbleisha’, ‘Peppa-Mint’ and friends prepare for
Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”.

“Shopkins is literally on every child’s wish list,” commented Paquin,
who also serves as Executive Producer of Shopkins Live! “Koba
Entertainment’s partnership with an innovative and leading toy
manufacturer like Moose Toys allows us to bring one of the most
successful toy brands in history to life on stage.”

“We are thrilled to have Koba Entertainment presenting our first-ever
live theatrical show for Shopkins,” added Hardiman. “This will be a
fantastic event featuring the Shopkins and Shoppies in an amazing
adventure that our North American fans can experience.”

Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot
ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as
the #1 kids toy in the U.S.; the first-ever Shopkins movie, Shopkins
Chef Club
, was released last year by Universal Pictures Home
Entertainment; and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the
brand’s ever-growing world.

Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one
15-minute intermission. For more information on Shopkins Live!
visit www.shopkinsliveontour.com
and sign-up to be the first to hear about the pre-sale offer, on-sale
dates and North American tour dates.

The Shopkins Live! U.S. tour is represented by APA.

Shopkins Live! Tour Schedule
*
– Two shows

DATE         CITY         VENUE
Sept. 14 Buffalo, NY UB Center for the Arts
Sept. 16 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre
*Sept. 17 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sept. 19 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
Sept. 20 Rochester, NY The Dome Arena
Sept. 21 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 22 Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Sept. 23 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
*Sept. 24 Pittsburgh, PA Byham Theater
*Sept. 26 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall
Sept. 27 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Sept. 28 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sept. 29 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Sept. 30 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center
*Oct. 1 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Oct. 3 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
Oct. 4 Richmond, VA Dominion Arts Center
Oct. 5 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center
Oct. 6 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Oct. 7 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Oct. 8 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Oct. 10 Lakeland, FL The Lakeland Center
Oct. 11 Pembroke Pines, FL Pembroke Pines City Center
Oct. 12 West Palm Beach, FL Dreyfoos Hall @ Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 13 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 14 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
Oct. 15 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
Oct. 17 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall
Oct. 18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
Oct. 19 Irving, TX Pavilion @ The Music Factory
*Oct. 20 Houston, TX Cullen Performance Hall
Oct. 21 Austin, TX The Long Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 24 Midland, TX Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Oct. 25 El Paso, TX The Plaza Theatre
Oct. 27 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall
*Oct. 28 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre @ Mesa Arts Center
Oct. 30 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Nov. 1 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
*Nov. 2 Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre
Nov. 3 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
Nov. 4 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
Nov. 5 Seattle, WA McCaw Hall
Nov. 6 Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre
Nov. 9 Santa Rosa, CA Luther Burbank Centre for the Arts
Nov. 10 Reno, NV Pioneer Center For the Performing Arts
*Nov. 11 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre
Nov. 12 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
Nov. 14 Fresno, CA Warnors Center
Nov. 15 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
Nov. 16 Thousand Oaks, CA Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Nov. 17 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
Nov. 18 Los Angeles, CA Dolby Theatre
Nov. 19 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
Nov. 22 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
Nov. 24 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 25 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland
Nov. 26 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theater
Nov. 27 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater at Omaha Performing Arts
Nov. 29 Mason City, IA North Iowa Community Auditorium
Nov. 30 Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center
Dec. 1 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 2 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
*Dec. 3 Fargo, ND Fargo Theatre
Dec. 5 Louisville, KY Brown Theatre
Dec. 6 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
Dec. 7 Champaign, IL Virginia Theatre
Dec. 8 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
Dec. 9 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
Dec. 10 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Dec. 11 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall
Dec. 13 Dearborn, MI Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
Dec. 14 Dearborn, MI Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
Dec. 15 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Dec. 16 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center For The Arts
Dec. 17 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
Jan. 20 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 18 Madison, WI Capitol Theater @ Overture Center for the Arts

About Koba Entertainment
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 productions 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.

About Moose Toys
Moose Toys is
a global toy company with offices in the US, UK, Hong Kong, China. The
head office is in Melbourne, Australia and from there the brand is
distributed into over 90 countries. Moose is known for designing,
developing and distributing toy and lifestyle products across the globe
for children of all ages and the young at heart. The company is the
proud recipient of numerous coveted toy awards, including the 2015 and
2016 Girls Toy of the Year for global phenomenon Shopkins. Most
recently, Moose took home the Collectable Toy of the Year and Craft Toy
of the Year at the 2017 Australian Toy Awards. A total of nearly 120
awards since 1993 solidifying Moose as a market leader, who is
consistently placed within the top toy companies in the USA and
Australia. Moose has products in all toy categories including
collectibles, arts and crafts, activity toys, dolls, novelty items and
has recently become a market leader in developing apps, content, and
entertainment.

Contacts

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