DPAC adds fifth Paw Patrol show in May

Paw Patrol is coming to the Triangle – and apparently lots of kids and parents are excited about it.

The show hits the Durham Performing Arts Center in May. DPAC recently added a fifth show – at 6 p.m., May 20.

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Show times now are 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., May 20, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., May 21. Tickets start at about $21. They are on sale for all shows except the newly added show. Tickets for the 6 p.m., May 20, show go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m., Friday, March 17, according to Ticketmaster.

This is the first live tour for the popular Nickelodeon show.

Here’s a description: “It’s the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.”

From your TV to Hampton Roads, The Paw Patrol Pups have arrived

Paw Patrol Live is at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia this weekend. We chatted with Paw Patrol Live Spokesperson, Molly Jackson, about the show and what audiences of all ages can look forward to! Come see your favorite characters and help the pups in their newest adventure.

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PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour:

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.
Catch the show happening this weekend only at Chrysler Hall!

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Announces First Tour Stops

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Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group today announced the first tour stops for PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” a music-filled adventure, featuring more than a dozen characters on stage from the hit animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment. On Friday, May 20, the general public can purchase tickets for the first leg of the tour at www.pawpatrollive.com, where fans can also sign up for tour updates and ticket pre-sale notifications for their city. Beginning Wednesday, May 11, exclusive pre-sale tickets are available to *Citi cardholders and current PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail subscribers. The 90-city North American tour will kick off in Evansville, IN on October 29 and will tour nationwide, including iconic venues in Chicago, Detroit, New York City and many more to come.

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is an action packed, high-energy adventure featuring up-tempo show music that is set around the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but with the race about to begin, Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

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The show combines classic theatrical scenery along with a high-tech video wall to visually transport families to popular locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi’s Farm and Jake’s Mountain. Once guests enter the theater, they will have the opportunity to participate in the adventure and become a part of the PAW Patrol Cheer Team. The show, which includes two acts and an intermission, incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the all important rescue mission.

Rocky the Bull takes Capital One Mascot Challenge glory

 

While college football teams spent New Year’s Day battling for bowl game glory, the University of South Florida claimed some bragging rights, too.
USF’s mascot, Rocky the Bull, won the Capital One Mascot Challenge on Wednesday, beating 15 other furry foes from around the country via online fan voting. He outlasted Cam the Ram of Colorado State University, Mike the Tiger of Louisiana State, Michigan State’s Sparty and more. Rocky’s final opponent was Raider Red, the cowboy from Texas Tech University.

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Capital One CEO Rich Fairbank announced the win in a commercial at halftime of the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.
Rocky danced and fist-pumped to a backdrop of exploding fireworks. Rocky, the announcer said, had “unparalleled sideline skills.” Online voting decided the winner of the week-to-week matchups, said USF athletic director Doug Woolard, and Rocky was the first mascot in contest history to go undefeated.
“Last year, this contest only got 4 or 5 million votes total, but this year the votes went over 100 million,” Woolard said at news conference in USF’s Athletic Center on Wednesday afternoon.
President Judy Genshaft was on hand to congratulate Rocky and thank the fans on his behalf. He doesn’t do interviews. For one, he’s a bull and can’t talk. But also, USF is fiercely protective about the identity of the suit-wearer.
“It’s a wonderful way to start 2014,” Genshaft said. “It’s a big win for Rocky, but also for the students, alumni, business leaders and the whole Tampa Bay area that supported Rocky all the way to victory.”
After the speeches, Rocky made his entrance (to the Rocky theme) and fist-pumped as he received roses and a green and gold balloon drop.
It was USF’s first year in the contest. To even be considered, USF had to submit proof of Rocky living it up at games and events, getting the crowd excited, boxing, being a bull. Rocky appears at about 350 events on and off campus all year.
The contest also added extra social media features through which fans could earn their mascot bonus points. Genshaft tweeted a photo of herself kissing a trophy to earn Rocky an extra 100 points. Woolard said the athletic department also asked fans to vote on the Jumbotron at each football and basketball home game.
It’s a boost for USF athletics after a disappointing 2-10 football season. It also comes with a financial reward: USF gets $20,000 for the mascot program, going toward mascot travel and upkeep of suits, which can cost as much as $3,000.
But the biggest reward might be from brand exposure in commercials aired on national television, including one in which Rocky politely exits a China shop, closes the door and knocks down a wall of dishes.
“Mascots are more than just symbols for the athletic department,” Woolard said. “They are symbols of universities. Having people see Rocky the bull and think University of South Florida is a great thing.”
Some people commenting on the mascot challenge’s Facebook page have insinuated that uncontrolled online voting taints results. A Capital One spokesman said the company does not release the final vote tallies, but does allow for unlimited voting. Contest rules, the spokesman said, prohibit automated voting in which computer programs repeatedly cast votes.
University spokeswoman Lara Wade-Martinez said the contest was very evenly matched.
“We beat the reigning champion, who is from a big state with lots of loyal sports fans,” she said. “This was fun for our students and community.”

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