Arthur the Aardvark and his friends from Elwood City explore real issues that face real kids in this all-new musical production of Arthur LIVE!
Arthur LIVE! stresses the values of teamwork, learning and the joys of being a kid. In this musical adventure, D.W. is jealous when her big brother Arthur loses a tooth and gets a visit from the Tooth Fairy. Arthur explains that the Tooth Fairy comes only when you lose a tooth and put it under your pillow at night, so D.W. dreams up some hilarious (but unsuccessful) plans to trick the Tooth Fairy into coming. Finally, Arthur decides to reward D.W.’s efforts by helping the Tooth Fairy!
Featuring a dozen original songs—including ”Good and Ready,” “The Loose Tooth Wiggle” and "T-Rex Rocks,"—Arthur LIVE! keeps the audience engaged and tapping their toes. The show includes a cast of characters: the lovable, intrepid Arthur; his feisty sister DW; his good buddies Buster and Brain; his nemesis Francine; and new stars including the warm, wise and wacky Tooth Fairy.
An innovative, page-turning pop-up storybook set and special-effects move the story through Elwood City , Arthur’s House, Mr. Ratburn’s Classroom, the Dentist Office and the Dinosaur Museum . To learn more about Arthur visit www.pbskids.org or for Arthur Live! info, visit www.arthurtour.com.
Tour Dates include:
January 21, 2008: Tiffin Ohio, Ritz Theatre, There will be two performances on January 21, at 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM. The LIVE! show will be 90 minutes long including a 20-minute intermission. Tickets for Arthur LIVE! are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The Ritz Theatre Box Office in person, by phone at (419) 448-8544 and online at www.ritztheatre.org. Tickets prices for reserved seating are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Special group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Additional scheduled dates are:
January 25-27, 2008: Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
February 2, 2008: Dearborn, MI - Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
February 3, 2008: Clinton Township, MI - Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
February 5, 2008: Rockford, IL - Coronado Performing Arts Center
February 7, 2008: Crystal Lake, IL - Raue Center for the Arts
February 8-9: Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza Theatre
February 10, 2008: Wabash, IN - Honeywell Center
February 23, 2008: Saginaw, MI - Temple Theatre
March 15, 2008: Cincinnati, OH - Procter & Gamble Hall - Aronoff Center for the Arts
March 16, 2008: New Albany, OH - Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts