Disney Junior Announces Live Holiday Tour with Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals & More
The interactive show will feature holiday classics and Disney Junior original songs.
Disney Junior and live event producer Red Light Management have teamed up to launch the Disney Junior Holiday Party tour. Presented by Pull-Ups, the tour will kick off on Nov. 1 in Scranton, Pa. with appearances from Disney Junior favorites Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Vampirina and Bingo and Rolly from Puppy Dog Pals.
“There is an incredible team that is around this production and we are lucky enough to have worked with a really amazing creative team on the Disney Junior Dance Party and they are along for the ride on Disney Jr. Holiday Party,” Red Light Management’s Jonathan Shank tells Billboard. “It’s a team effort and obviously it is an honor to work alongside Disney in this capacity and to continue to be able to create amazing content and production with their beloved characters.”
Red Light Management previously worked Disney to create the Disney Junior Dance Party live show and has teamed up with the children’s entertainment company again for the interactive holiday show. The 46-date tour will feature classic holiday songs alongside Disney Junior originals that have debuted on the television station.
The show also includes a special appearance by characters from Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series, T.O.T.S., and culminates with a special visit from Santa Claus.
“The team at Disney is equally as passionate about these shows and these productions as I am and that’s what’s really fueled this. It is a mutual passion for building live content around these shows and these characters,” says Shank.
“The holidays have always been a special time for kids and families to come together,” says Disney Channels Worldwide svp for brand development and integrated planning Jennifer Rogers Doyle. “After the success of the 'Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour,' we felt that adapting the tour into a holiday show with favorite Disney Junior characters singing along to festive holiday hits would be another great opportunity to bring families together to celebrate the magic of the holidays.”
The holiday show comes on the heels of last year’s Disney Junior Dance Party tour that played 140 shows in its inaugural year. The sing-along live show also saw appearances from Mickey, Minnie, Vamperina, the Puppy Dog Pals, as well as Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and more.
“Our strategy is to build a handful of modular shows that we’re able to continue to program over the next handful of years,” says Shank. “We will have the Disney Junior Dance Party, the Disney Junior Holiday Party and then we will have another iteration sometime in the near future. The idea is to be able to have multiple shows that we can rotate throughout the years without anything getting tired or worn out.”
“Disney Junior Holiday Party! On Tour” is written by Amy Tinkham, directed and choreographed by Scotty Nguyen, produced by Red Light Management’s Jonathan Shank and represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and Shore Fire Media.
The Disney Junior Holiday Party will hit major markets across the U.S. beginning in November with multiple shows a day in New Jersey, Florida, Texas and California. The tour will close out with three shows in Los Angeles between Dec. 21-22.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale Wednesday (May 15) at 10am local time and available to the general public beginning Friday (May 17) at 10am local time.
Disney Junior Holiday Party Tour Dates
Nov. 1 – Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at Scranton Cultural Center — Scranton, Pa.
Nov. 2 – Bergen Performing Arts Center — Englewood, N.J.*
Nov. 3 – Lowell Memorial Auditorium – Lowell, Mass.
Nov. 5 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, N.J.
Nov. 6 – Hershey Theatre – Hershey, Pa.
Nov. 7 – Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 8 – Clemens Center – Elmira, N.Y.
Nov. 9 – Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, NJ*
Nov. 10 – Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, Conn.*
Nov. 13 – Tennessee Performing Arts Center – Andrew Jackson Hall – Nashville, Tenn.
Nov. 14 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, N.C.
Nov. 15 – Chrysler Hall – Norfolk, Va.
Nov. 16 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby, Pa.
Nov. 17 – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C.
Nov. 18 – Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Charlotte, N.C.
Nov. 19 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, Ga.
Nov. 21 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 22 – Coral Springs Center for the Arts – Coral Springs, Fla.
Nov. 23 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, Fla.*
Nov. 24 – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Orlando, Fla.
Nov. 26 – Connor Palace – Cleveland, Ohio
Nov. 27 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, Mich.
Nov. 29 – Rosemont Theatre – Rosemont, Ill.
Nov. 30 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, Ohio
Dec. 1 – Palace Theatre – Columbus, Ohio
Dec. 3 – Old National Centre – Indianapolis, Ind.
Dec. 4 – Stifel Theatre – Saint Louis, Miss.
Dec. 5 – Robinson Performance Hall – Little Rock, Ark.
Dec. 6 – Smart Financial Center – Sugar Land, Texas
Dec. 7 – Majestic Theatre – San Antonio, Texas*
Dec. 8 – The Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, Texas
Dec. 10 – Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, La.
Dec. 12 – Thalia Maria Hall – Jackson, Miss.
Dec. 15 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, Ariz.
Dec. 17 – Visalia Fox Theater – Visalia, Calif.
Dec. 18 – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts – Santa Rosa, Calif.
Dec. 19 – City National Civic – San Jose, Calif.
Dec. 20 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, Calif.
Dec. 21 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, Calif.*
Dec. 22 – Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, Calif.
*denotes 2 shows daily