Ruth Eckerd Hall presents SHOPKINS LIVE! on 10/13

Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com), the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, October 13 at 4 pm, it was jointly announced today by Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, and Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10 am.

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.

Tickets priced at $43.25 and $33.25 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office, by calling 727.791.7400 or visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Mondaythrough Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. A very limited number of VIP packages, priced at $103.75, which include a premium seat and meet & greet opportunity are also available.

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