“Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!”: Wednesday, January 23, 6 p.m.
Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport IA
“PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure”: Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., and Sunday, January 27, noon & 4 p.m.
TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline IL
Two beloved children's-television programs will be brought to spectacular stage life this month in two eagerly awaited touring presentations: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! King for a Day, landing at Davenport's Adler Theatre on January 23, and PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure, docking at Moline's TaxSlayer Center on January 26 and 27.
Based on the furry, striped hand puppet who was a decades-long resident of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood debuted on PBS Kids in 2012, and is currently in its fourth season of entertaining and educating pre-schoolers, in the process winning Parents' Choice Awards in 2013 and 2014, and getting nominated for a Television Critics' Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. Among Daniel's TV friends are numerous characters familiar from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood – among them X the Owl, Henrietta Pussycat, nd the mailman Mr. McFeely – along with new pals such as Music Man Stan, Miss Emaila, and the members of the Platypus family. King for a Day unites them all for a delightful family adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King. Filled with songs to sing along to, magical moments, and surprise guests, the hour-long show promises to be “tiger-ific” musical fun with plenty of valuable life lessons along the way.
Premiering on Nickelodeon in 2013, PAW Patrol tells of a boy named Ryder who leads a pack of search and rescue dogs, all of whom work together onb missions to protect the shoreside community of Adventure Bay. Now in its fifth season and with viewership in 160 countries around the globe, the program has been a critical hit, with Common Sense Media giving PAW Patrol four stars and stating that “perhaps the show's best attribute is how it demonstrates the value of thoughtful problem-solving.” Along with loads of comedy and interactive action, that quality is in abundant display in The Great Pirate Adventure, in which it's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder needs all paws on deck as he and his canine pals discover a secret treasure map while attempting to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye, and the rest of their heroic, pirate pup-friends to save the day and find the pirate treasure before the nefarious Mayor Humdinger finds it first.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! King for a Day will be performed at 6 p.m. on January 23, admission is $28.75-78, and more information is available by visiting AdlerTheatre.com. PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure takes place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on January 26 and noon and 4 p.m. on January 27, admission $24-113 and more information is available at TaxSlayerCenter.com. Tickets for both shows are available by calling (800)745-3000.