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Nick Jr. Presents The World Premiere Of Yo Gabba Gabba! Live On Stage – Australia, May 2009
Nick Jr. presents YO GABBA GABBA! Live On Stage will tour for the first time ever, heading to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in May, 2009. Nick Jr. presents YO GABBA GABBA! Live on Stage is produced by Entertainment Store Group.
By: Entertainment Store Group
This super-cool live show will tour for the first time ever, heading to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in May, 2009. Nick Jr. presents YO GABBA GABBA! Live on Stage is produced by Entertainment Store Group.
Yo Gabba Gabba! premiered on Nick Jr. in August, 2007. In the UK, Yo Gabba Gabba! won a BAFTA for best international children’s show in 2008 and ranked as the No. 1 preschool program watched by children under the age of 4 across all Australian free-to-air networks. Yo Gabba Gabba! is a groundbreaking series with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults. The hit show features guest stars like Jack Black, Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords and Elijah Wood alongside bands like The Tings Tings, MGMT and The Roots.
YGG! creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schulz felt Australia was the perfect market to premiere the live version of their TV cult hit. ‘Our fans Down Under have been so positive about Yo Gabba Gabba! that we thought Australia was the perfect place for our first tour’ says Jacobs. Lance Robertson, who plays DJ Lance Rock, is ‘so excited to be touring Australia’ and is looking forward to seeing the country with the Gabba-gang.
The live show will feature several top-secret Australian celebrity guests performing their favourite ‘Dancey Dance’, plus many popular songs from the series, including Party in My Tummy, Get The Sillies Out, and Hugs Are Fun.
In April 2008 Yo Gabba Gabba! first launched in Australia on Nick Jr., the number one preschool channel for 0-4 year olds. Nick Jr. is proud to present the world premiere of YO GABBA GABBA! Live on Stage. Nick Jr. will launch Season 2 of the hit series on Wednesday 1 April at 7:30am. Nick Jr. is the first channel in Australia totally dedicated to preschoolers, providing shows that stimulate, educate, involve and excite developing and enquiring minds.
ABC 1 & ABC 2 will air season 2 in July this year.
Nick Jr. presents YO GABBA GABBA! Live On Stage
ON SALE MONDAY 2 MARCH – go to www.yogabbagabba.com.au
Fri 15 May & Sat 16 May
Sydney Olympic Park
Sports Centre, Homebush
Ticketek - 132 849
Fri 22 May & Sat 23 May
Ticketek - 132 849
Fri 29 May & Sat 30 May
Ticketmaster - 136 100
About YO GABBA GABBA!
YO GABBA GABBA! infuses retro-style and beat-driven music to teach simple life lessons through a vibrant world of characters who play and dance as soon as they hear the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!”. Today’s most popular names in movies, television, music and sports flock to guest star in the groundbreaking show, including Jack Black, Rachel Dratch (SNL), Melora Hardin (The Office), Tony Hawk, Biz Markie, Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), The Roots, Andy Samberg (SNL), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), The Shins, Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns), The Ting Tings (“Shut Up and Let Me Go”), Jimmy Eat World (“The Middle”) and Elijah Wood, among others.
YO GABBA GABBA! toys, apparel and other merchandise will hit Australian shores in March, 2009. The series is now in its second season in the U.S. and airs in several major international territories, including Australia, Canada, Israel, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K.
YO GABBA GABBA! is recommended as a trusted program for preschoolers by The Smart Television Alliance, a non-profit organization comprised of leading non-profit children’s media organizations including Common Sense Media, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Parents Television Council and Coalition for Quality Children’s Media: KIDS FIRST! Visit www.yogabbagabba.com.
About The Magic Store
The Magic Store was founded in 2005 by Christian Jacobs, Scott Schultz and Justin Lyons. Jacobs and Schultz are the 30-something dads, musicians and creators of the hit series Yo Gabba Gabba!, which was initially produced independently in two half-hour episodes. After creating an online viral frenzy with the trailer, the show ultimately found a home on Nick Jr. The Magic Store’s mission is to produce ground-breaking, fresh, wholesome and fun entertainment properties that parents can enjoy along with their kids.
Founded in 1994, W!LDBRAIN (www.wildbrain.com)
In television, the studio has produced an exceptional slate of original work, including the hit series YO GABBA GABBA!, airing weekly on Nickelodeon and Higglytown Heroes, the top-rated and critically acclaimed animated series airing daily on the Disney Channel. W!LDBRAIN has a motion picture based on the hit series YO GABBA GABBA! in the works and has teamed with Paramount to develop a motion picture based on Kidrobot characters. In the short form category, the studio has teamed with Dan Clark to produce TEAM SMITHEREEN for Jetix Europe, which will launch in early 2009. As one of the nation’s foremost producers of animated commercials, W!LDBRAIN has won Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands for leading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike.
About Nick Jr.
Nick Jr. now in its 5th year is the first channel in Australia totally dedicated to preschoolers, and builds on Nickelodeon’
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