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Deep sea diving, singing, and dancing, all before snacktime
Live on stage
"Gan-gans" is how the Backyardigans are affectionately referred to in our family, as my eldest son has been a fan since before he could pronounce the name!
If you have ever been tempted to dance a worman polka, sing with full zydeco accordion gusto about racing day, or to put your bollywood hands on your hips and blow some air through your lips to try the call of the mermaids, it's time to book your tickets.
This live, on-stage production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the US.
From the website: "Who explores a coral reef, discovers a seaweed farm and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans! Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.
"Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an egocentric, seaweed farming octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins. With a splashy range of song-and dance styles to wade along to – including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more – our heroes save the day.
"With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages!"
Only $15 online
While you're waiting for showtime, click here for some free printables and fun Backyardigans activities; visit the store for your own plush figures (a very reasonable $15 each) of your favourite character to use as a way to reveal the gift of tickets to the show!