Press Release from Big Idea
FRANKLIN, TN (June 9, 2010) – There’s never ever been a show like VeggieTales, and now fans can enjoy the ultimate live experience with VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! tour coming to a city nearby. Everyone’s favorite VeggieTales characters take to the stage this fall to perform for audiences nationwide during their 37+-city major market tour.
The tour kicks off on September 28 in Shreveport, Louisiana before heading to cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Louisville, Nashville, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and Birmingham, just to name a few. For the latest itinerary, ticket information and group sales (ranging from $10 - $25), please visit www.bigidea.com/events.
Bob, Larry and the entire Veggie cast bring zany antics to the stage with wacky fun, engaging story telling and lots of music! It’s crowd pleasing Silly Songs and timeless values in a show like you’ve never seen before. Kids and parents alike will have the opportunity to enjoy this 60-minute high-energy musical extravaganza at top venues across the country.
“We are thrilled to have created a high-quality, fun and interactive experience for kids and their parents with this live show,” says Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. “As is our hope with all our ventures, we want to combine a high level of fun, music—and of course, silliness—with an encouraging message for kids that their parents will appreciate as well!”
As official sponsors of the VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! tour, Big Idea will partner with World Vision. Sharing a mutual passion for the world’s children, Big Idea will facilitate child sponsorship efforts with World Vision during each show through a video presentation and sponsor cards. Through World Vision’s child sponsorship efforts, countless lives have changed for individual children and their entire communities by providing access to things like clean water, health care, education, and hope for a better future.
It’s bedtime for Junior Asparagus– but no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t fall asleep! Between thoughts of the boogie man and Godzilla, crazy nightmares about giant pickles, and imagining shadowy images of his furniture creeping across the room—Junior is wide-awake! No amount of sleep-inducing tactics from his Veggie friends seems to work! But when Junior’s babysitter Suzie reminds him that the Bible tells us to “think about whatever is true, right, pure and lovely,” and that God is bigger than any fear or problem we may have, Junior begins to understand that he is safe under God’s protection—even when he is sleeping! To help Junior think “happy thoughts,” Bob, Larry and the whole gang kick it into high gear with the best silly song show ever! Packed with singing, dancing and a whole lot of fun, everyone learns that God really is “bigger than the boogie man!”
Fan favorites include classic silly songs such as “His Cheeseburger,” “I Love My Lips,” “Oh, Where is My Hairbrush,” “The Water Buffalo Song,” and more, as well as the original, never-before- heard silly song, “My Bear” featured on the brand new VeggieTales: It’s A Meaningful Life DVD coming this fall!
About Big Idea Entertainment
Big Idea Entertainment is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands. Since 1993, Big Idea’s best-selling animated series VeggieTalesÒ has sold 53+ million videos, 13 million books and more than 7 million CDs. VeggieTalesÒ and Big Idea’s property, 3-2-1 Penguins!Ò, enjoyed four seasons as top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings, Telemundo and ION TV via the quboÒ children’s programming block. The studio's two theatrical releases, Jonah-A VeggieTales MovieÒ (2002), and Universal Pictures' and Big Idea's The Pirates Who Don’t Do AnythingÔ-A VeggieTales MovieÒ (2008), are distinguished among the top ten most successful faith-based films of all time. Big Idea also maintains an extensive presence in publishing, licensing and live entertainment arenas. For more information on Big Idea Entertainment, visit: www.bigidea.com.
VeggieTales Live! Sing Yourself Silly! Tour Itinerary:
SEPTEMBER9/22/2010 - Shreveport, LA9/23/2010 - Little Rock, AR9/24/2010 - Dallas, TX9/25/2010 - Houston, TX9/28/2010 - Wichita, OK9/30/2010 - St. Louis, MO
OCTOBER10/1/2010 - Cincinnati, OH10/2/2010 - Grand Rapids, MI10/8/2010 - Louisville, KY10/9/2010 - Birmingham, AL10/10 & 10/11/2010 - Charlotte, NC10/12/2010 - Raleigh, NC10/13/2010 - Winston-Salem, NC10/14/2010 - Lancaster, PA10/15/2010 - Lynchburg, VA10/16/2010 - Atlanta, GA10/19/2010 - Montgomery, AL10/21/2010 - Largo, FL10/22/2010 - Orlando, FL10/26/2010 - Memphis, TN10/28/2010 - Chattanooga, TN10/29/2010 - Huntsville, AL10/30/2010 - Knoxville, TN10/31/2010 - Madisonville, KY
NOVEMBER11/4/2010 - Charleston, WV11/5/2010 - Fayetteville, NC11/6/2010 - Washington, DC11/8/2010 - Indianapolis, IN11/9/2010 - Detroit, MI11/12/2010 - Kansas City, KS11/13/2010 - Oklahoma City, OK11/15/2010 - Des Moines, IA11/16/2010 - Omaha, NE11/18/2010 - Nashville, TN11/19/2010 - Chicago, IL11/20/2010 - Milwaukee, WI