Nickelodeon has teamed up with Life Like Touring and Blu Blood to bring Dora the Explorer and her friends to South Africa this winter. ‘Dora the Explorer Live! Dora’s Pirate Adventure’ will take place at the ICC, Durban (July 1 to 3); Emperors Palace, Johannesburg (July 7 to 12); and finally dropping anchor in the Mother City at the Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino, (July 15 to 17).
Families and kids are invited to join Dora and her pals Boots and Diego on a voyage of discovery as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over the Dancing Mountain and through the Silly Singing Bridge in pursuit of the Pirate Piggies. Along the way, ‘Dora the Explorer’ fans will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach Treasure Island and avoid that pesky fox, Swiper.
“We are pleased to partner with Life Like Touring to bring their new production of ‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’ to audiences in South Africa”, says Thomas Kingsley, Senior Manager, Recreation Business Development at Nickelodeon. “Now seen by families in more than 30 countries worldwide, our ‘Dora Live!’ productions continue to engage fans of Nickelodeon’s beloved television show, while introducing children to the unbeatable experience of live theatre.”
Comments Tasania Parsadh, Channel Director, Nickelodeon, Africa, “‘Dora’s Pirate Adventure’ incorporates the interactive and educational elements that make ‘Dora the Explorer’ such a hit with kids – both here in South Africa and around the world. Live shows allow Nickelodeon to bring Dora and her world vividly to life on stage for kids and families.”
‘Dora the Explorer’ live stage shows have enjoyed success around the world and have now been seen by more than four million people including audiences in Australia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Kuwait, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and New Zealand.
‘Dora the Explorer’ is a play-along, animated adventure TV series following Dora and her best friend, Boots as they explore their world. Since its launch on Nickelodeon in 2000, ‘Dora the Explorer’ has emerged as a global phenomenon, seen around the world and translated into more than 30 languages. The show has received numerous international industry awards including the Peabody, NAACP, Alma, Latino Spirit, Gracie Allen, several Parents’ Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association award and 15 Daytime Emmy nominations.
* Book via Computicket outlets. Tickets are also available at the Emperor’s Palace Box Office and the Box Office at GrandWest Casino.
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