This year marks 50 years since the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! premiered on CBS, forever changing the landscape of pop culture and sacred Saturday morning rituals of cartoons and seemingly bottomless bowls of cereal. To celebrate a half-century of the curious Great Dane and his mystery-solving pals, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Monlove previously announced the live stage show Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold, and now they've revealed the dates and locations for the first leg of the worldwide tour.
Featuring diverse elements of live performing for an interactive theater experience, Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold will kick off its global, multi-year tour in March of 2020 in Nova Scotia, Canada before moving to cities across the United States throughout the spring and summer. Voice actor Frank Welker, the original voice of Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (and nearly every installment in the franchise), will provide the voice of Scooby-Doo in the live show.
We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on additional tour dates as they are announced, and we also have the full press release below with full details, including how and when you can purchase tickets:
Press Release: (Burbank, California / Montreal, Quebec – Nov. 12, 2019) – Monlove, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has announced the first dates for Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, a live touring stage spectacular kicking off in March 2020 (dates below). One of the most beloved international franchises of all time, Scooby-Doo and his meddling, mystery-solving friends will embark on a new adventure to solve a brand new mystery brought to life with cutting-edge technology, original music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive video, aerial arts, acrobatics, and video mapping.
Ticket presale for all dates in the U.S. are available to Citi cardholders starting Nov. 13 at 10:00am local time; Ticket presale for all Canadian dates are available to AmEx cardholders starting Nov. 13 at 10:00am local time. Public on sale starts Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:00am local time at www.scoobylivetour.com.
Monlove’s Scooby is a 6’4 animatronic & puppeteer-operated Great Dane created by 12 designers over 1,600 hours – Billboard Magazine’s First Look.
In Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, fans of music, discovery, and gh-gh-ghosts! won’t need a passport to travel with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma to Alta Luz, a fictitious South American town where ghostly sightings of La Dama de Oro (The Lady In Gold) threaten to scare attendees away from the annual music festival and Incan sun god celebration.
Through dialogue, dance, song, and amazing landscapes, audiences will join the journey as the Gang takes the Mystery Machine on its first flight to a land of ancient civilizations, legends, and culture. As they sniff for clues (and snacks), a trail of extinct purple irises leads them through a veritable Nazca lines labyrinth of mystery as the Gang meets friends…or foes?…Miguel the groundskeeper, Luis the llama, botanist Professor Falcone, the Pachacuties, and Ayar Manco (the 13th Century founder of the Incan civilization). Zoinks!
Voice of Scooby, Frank Welker, Will Bring Iconic Canine’s Signature Sound To The Show
Monlove is also proud to announce that Frank Welker, known by ears everywhere as the animated voice of Fred Jones, Scooby-Doo, and others, has signed on as the voice of Monlove’s Scooby-Doo.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold was created and directed by some of the biggest names in live entertainment and produced by the Montreal-based production company, Monlove. The show’s Original Concept, Book, Music & Lyrics were written by Ella Louise Allaire & Martin Lord Ferguson, the powerhouse behind many hit shows including Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure which toured 48 countries, in 12 languages, and grossed over $100 million.
Monlove is also known as the mastermind behind The Nut Job Live & Friends and as Music Producers and Composers for several Cirque du Soleil shows including KÀ, Zed, Mystere, Alegria, and Saltimbanco (Arena), Holiday on Ice Energia and many more.
The Scooby-Doo show will be directed by Pierre Boileau (Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee, The Nut Job Live & Friends, Cirque Eloize), with technical design innovations and revolutionary sets by superstar veteran Guy-St-Amour (Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, Love, Viva Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Wagner the Ring Cycle at the MET Opera). Costume design will be overseen by Edda Gudmundsdottir who has worked on several celebrity projects such as Bjork, Bebe Rexha, and Imagine Dragons, as well as Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Rambert Ballet.
For more than five decades, Scooby-Doo has created a world of mysterious fun where playful spirits of all ages seek adventure, solve problems, and do good. The Mystery Inc. Gang will continue to entertain fans with new experiences and content for years to come with Monlove’s Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, WB Picture’s animated film “SCOOB!,” in theaters May 15, 2020, and more.
SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD TOUR DATES – LEG 1
March 19, 2020 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Scotiabank Centre
March 21, 2020 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Avenir Centre
March 24, 2020 Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada TD Station
March 29, 2020 Laval, QC, Canada Place Bell
April 02, 2020 Madison, WI Capitol Theater
April 05, 2020 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
April 10, 2020 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
April 11, 2020 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC
April 18, 2020 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
April 19, 2020 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
April 21, 2020 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
April 22, 2020 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
April 23, 2020 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino - The Fox Theater
April 24, 2020 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Casino - The Fox Theater
April 25, 2020 White Plains, NY Westchester County Center
April 26, 2020 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
April 30, 2019 Rochester, NY Kodak Center
May 02, 2020 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
May 05, 2020 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
May 06, 2020 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh Auditorium
May 09, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
May 10, 2020 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
May 12, 2020 Davenport, IA Adler Theatre
May 13, 2020 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
May 17, 2020 Fargo, ND Fargo Civic Auditorium
May 19, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion
May 21, 2020 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
May 23, 2020 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
May 24, 2020 Fort Collins, CO The Lincoln Center
May 27, 2020 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
May 28, 2020 Midland, TX Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
May 30, 2020 Austin, TX Dell Hall
May 31, 2020 Austin, TX Dell Hall
June 02, 2020 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
June 04, 2020 Dallas, TX Majestic Theater
June 05, 2020 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
June 06, 2020 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater
June 07, 2020 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
June 09, 2020 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
June 10, 2020 Louisville, KY The Louisville Palace
June 11, 2020 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
June 12, 2020 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
June 13, 2020 N. Charleston, SC N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 14, 2020 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
June 16, 2020 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 17, 2020 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 20, 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center For The Perf. Arts
June 21, 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center For The Perf. Arts
June 24, 2020 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Perf. Arts
June 25, 2020 Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center for the Perf. Arts
June 27, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center for the Perf. Arts
June 28, 2020 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center for the Perf. Arts
About Warner Bros Consumer Products: Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Monlove: A world leader in adapting family brands for live stage and digital mediums, MONLOVE is a full production company specialized in developing creative content since 2005. With a vast experience on numerous Cirque du Soleil’s shows such as Kà, Mystere, Zed, Alegria, and building from the success of the critically acclaimed Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure, which toured 48 countries, was translated in 12 languages and grossed over $100 million, the company’s credo is to innovate with ideas that send a message of love and hope to the world.
[Image Credit: Above image from Broadway World.]
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