Disney's CHOO-CHOO SOUL Comes to Eccles Center Today
All aboard for Disney's Choo-Choo Soul "with Genevieve!" The Parents Choice Award-winning show chugs into Park City's Eccles Center with sing-along-able fun led by train conductor Genevieve and her breakdancing/beatboxing engineer DC tonight, December 6. Show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org.
"This is a smart, captivating show that not only reaches the train-loving preschool and kindergarten set, but also thoroughly entertains grown-ups," says PCI executive director Teri Orr.
Teaching children through music, Choo-Choo Soul delivers soulful and current renditions of the ABCs, 1-2-3s, and learning how to be polite. It's the high-energy stage version of the Junior Disney television show, peppered with rich, upbeat vocals and dazzling dancing.
The show was born out of a creative parent's frustration with his own children's sonic entertainment. Seeking an escape from "bad children's music," video game designer Greg Johnson created Choo-Choo Soul while he was working on an Xbox project "ToeJam & Earl III, Mission to Earth." He and Burke Treischmann, who was the audio lead and music director on the video game project, met Genevieve Goings when she auditioned for one of the voiceover roles in the game. The trio combined creative efforts, landed a pitch with Disney, won over a focus group of four- and five- year-olds, added "engineer" Constantine "DC" Abramson to the show and the train barreled out of the station to the screen and the stage.
The L.A.-based Goings, who has toured with her neo-soul band Legato and done studio work for a variety of musicians and voiceovers (video games, children's toys and television), has released a solo album "Diversity Personified," which reflects both her heritage and ability to cross genres and styles, as well as the recent independent album "Do You Know?" Her "engineer" and former Legato bandmate DC - who adds beat boxing and breakdancing to Choo-Choo Soul - is also one of the NBA's mascots as well as an actor and a painter. The energetic duo combines unique talents on The Eccles stage for one evening only in Park City.
Park City Institute presents Disney's Choo-Choo Soul "with Genevieve!" on Saturday, December 6. The sing-along-able fun chugs into The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City) for one night only. Show starts at 5 p.m. General Admission Tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults; Reserved seating is available in the first 8 rows of the theater for $15 (children) and $30 (adults).