BUBBLE GUPPIES LIVE! Comes To The National Theatre

Put on your water wings and jump into a swimsational adventure! VStar Entertainment Group, Nickelodeon and Koba Entertainment present the U.S. debut of the live theatrical production Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock. Based on Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Bubble Guppies, the show swims into Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre on Sunday, April 8, 2018 for performances at 2pm and 6pm.

Tickets may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, in person at the National Theatre box office (Monday thru Friday from Noon to 6pm), or by calling 800-514-3849. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.

The Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock 'n' roll with some totally fin-tastic tunes, but when a special band member goes missing, the show can't go on. With a little help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil, and the whole gang embark on an adventure as they search every corner of their underwater world for their missing friend. Featuring rockin' music, comedic high jinks, and audience participation, the Bubble Guppies will leave no stone left unturned and no bubble left unpopped in order to get the show on the road. Including a wave of playful characters, energetic song and dance and theatrical magic, Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will have kids, parents and grandparents singing and dancing along with this rousing interactive show!

Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock is based on Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning preschool series, Bubble Guppies. Created and executive produced by Jonny Belt and Robert Scull, and co-developed by Janice Burgess, the interactive CG-animated series set in a vibrant underwater environment follows a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful fish tails who go on adventures discovering their world. Bubble Guppies is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness including: math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development. Bubble Guppies currently airs on Nickelodeon.

For more information, visit www.bubbleguppieslive.com and follow Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock on Facebook.

TICKETS

Tickets for Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock may be purchased online at TheNationalDC.com, by calling 800-514-3849, or in person at the National Theatre Box Office (Monday thru Friday, Noon to 6pm). On show days, including weekends, the box office is open 2 hours prior to the performance start time, and closes 30 minutes after the show begins.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket. A very limited number of lap passes may be available for children under 1 year old by calling (202) 628-6161 Ext. 242.

Meet and Greet Packages

Get the ultimate fan experience with the Meet and Greet Package. Package features premium show seating and a pre-show Meet and Greet with two Bubble Guppies Live friends - Gil and Molly! Meet and Greet packages will include a separate Meet and Greet ticket, which you'll receive with your show tickets. Each adult and child (age 1 and up) in a group must purchase a Meet and Greet Package.* All Meet and Greets start one hour before show time and last 20 minutes. Don't forget your camera!

*Meet and Greet packages are limited and sold first come, first served. Subject to availability.

GROUPS OF 10+

Groups of 10 or more should contact Ashley Birdsell in our group sales department at (202) 628-6166 or groupsales@thenationaldc.com

THE NATIONAL THEATRE

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, the National Theatre opened in 1835 and is one of the country's oldest continuously operating theaters. The National has long been known as one of the leading pre-Broadway venues, with Show Boat; Hello, Dolly!; and West Side Story among the many shows that hit the National stage prior to New York. The National continued that tradition this season when it hosted the pre-Broadway world premiere of the musical Mean Girls. Many of the world's leading performers have graced the "Stage of our Nation," including Washington, D.C.'s own Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Eartha Kitt, Ian McKellen, Sir Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Chita Rivera, Will Rogers, and George C. Scott to name but a few. JAM Theatricals, under the direction of Steve Traxler and Arny Granat, began programming and managing the National Theatre in 2012. Since then, theatrical presentations have included the pre-Broadway engagement of If/Then with Idina Menzel, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, Jersey Boys, and the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, American Idiot, FUN HOME, and Newsies. In addition, the National has recently presented many special events and concerts, including Kacey Musgraves, Dave Koz, Bryan Adams, Bill Burr, Eddie Izzard and ThePianoGuys.

The National Theatre's 2017/18 Broadway at the National season includes the Washington, D.C. premieres of SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Feb. 6-18) and WAITRESS (May 15-June 3). Special limited engagements in addition to Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock include Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After the Curtain (Jan. 24), Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert (Feb. 23 and 24), FRANCO ESCAMILLA (March 11) and LET IT BE: A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES (April 14).

For tickets and information, visit www.TheNationalDC.com. Follow the National Theatre on Facebook (@NationalTheatreWashingtonDC), Twitter (@NatTheatreDC) and Instagram (@nattheatredc).

VStar Entertainment Group

VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. Our integrated entertainment platform allows us to deliver a complete solution for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and experiential events, with expertise in production development and design, tour management, booking, ticketing, venue management, marketing, promotion and publicity. We specialize in bringing amazing location-based entertainment experiences to life that audiences will remember.

Over nearly four decades, VStar has presented 36,000+ performances worldwide in 40+ countries, reaching more than two million guests annually. Our productions include PAW Patrol Live!, two high-energy musical adventures based on the hit animated series that airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master; Cirque Dreams, a series of productions that combine a cirque-style of performance artistry with Broadway theatrics and became part of our tour family when VStar acquired Cirque Productions in 2017; and Dinosaur Time Trek: Shark Edition and Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition, two hands-on prehistoric-themed exhibits with attractions for the whole family. Previous VStar productions include the original Sesame Street LIVE, a series of Broadway-quality musical shows produced in cooperation with Sesame Workshop for 37 years, Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Care Bears, Curious George, Dragon Tales, Hello Kitty, Kidz Bop and M. Little Pony LIVE! For more information, including current tours and a complete list of service offerings and capabilities, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.

Koba Entertainment

A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences throughout the world with celebrated characters from literature, television, and pop culture. Koba Entertainment productions have enchanted people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and 4 continents. Production credits for young audiences include: Max and Ruby, The Backyardigans, Toopy & Binoo, the Doodlebops, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou and Franklin. More information can be found at www.koba-entertainment.com.

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.


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