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Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights Stages New Performances

Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America have announced additional performances of THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE! TALE OF THE MIGHTY KNIGHTS throughout 2008 and into 2009. The national touring production will visit 30 new venues beginning October 7 in Champaign, Illinois, USA and stopping in Los Angeles; St. Louis; Salt Lake City; and Seattle; among other top markets.

THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE! TALE OF THE MIGHTY KNIGHTS follows Nickelodeon's backyard friends, Uniqua and Tyrone, as they become Knights and embark on a quest to protect King Pablo's unpredictable egg. Along the way, Grabbing Goblin Austin and Flighty Fairy Tasha join the medieval mayhem as the runaway egg hatches feet and makes an unexpected dash all the way up to Dragon Mountain.

The Backyardigans need the audience's help to face a mighty dragon and return the egg to the king. The live show has the entire family singing, dancing and laughing along to songs of courage, friendship and the power of imagination.

THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE! comes from the same creative team that produces THE BACKYARDIGANS for Nick Jr. television, including Emmy-nominated writer, Adam Peltzman, and choreographer Beth Bogush. Evan Lurie, who penned scores for THE BACKYARDIGANS, as well as directors such as Roberto Benigni and Stanley Tucci, serves as the composer for THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE! Drama Desk Award-nominated director, Lou Jacob, directs the production.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.nickjr.com.

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