Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer

Update: Dora puts Vernon on the Map for two shows

Second show added for Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre June 3.

Koba Entertainment and Nickelodeon have announced its celebrated theatrical production Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys is returning to Canada for a national tour.

Due to tremendous fan support, the producers have announced a second show in Vernon for June 3 at 3:30 p.m. (The other show takes place that day at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Thursday  and are available through Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre box office, online at ticketseller.ca/986 or by phone 250-549-7469.

The global phenomenon seen by more than four million parents and children worldwide in 30 countries, Dora’s live musical adventure incorporates educational and interactive components that have made Nickelodeon’s 16-time Emmy nominated series Dora the Explorer a hit preschool program in Canada.

Kicking off in April in Ontario, Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys sends Dora on her most important mission yet: to find her lost teddy bear. With help from the live audience and her courageous amigos, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully navigate the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach The City of Lost Toys.

During the 70-minute live show featuring colourful costumes and stunning sets, Dora and her cousin Diego, Boots, Map, Backpack, Tico, Isa, Benny – even that pesky fox Swiper – invite audiences to think, sing and play along while helping to find Dora’s teddy bear.

“Using our hallmark, innovative multimedia technology and an all-star creative team, we created a truly unique live musical adventure that is fun for the whole family,” said Koba Entertainment’s award-winning creative director, Patti Caplette. “We are thrilled to feature the iconic young Dora to entertain and share the positive and empowering messages for which she is known to families across Canada.”

Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys is among Koba Entertainment’s long list of stage show properties including Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extraordinary Alien and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.

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 four continents.

One of the world’s leading entertainment brands for kids, Nickelodeon (Canada) features a lineup of award-winning Nick properties, from current live-action comedies, animated favourites and special events such as the Kids’ Choice Awards, to classic hits.

Nickelodeon (Canada) is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment Inc.