About The Show
Who explores a coral reef, discovers a seaweed farm and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans! Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.
Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an egocentric, seaweed farming octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins. With a splashy range of song-and dance styles to wade along to – including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more – our heroes save the day.
With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages!
The theatrical production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the US.
About The Backyardigans! Live on Stage
Produced by Koba Entertainment, The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure is among the company’s roster of other memorable theatrical productions, including Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys and Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon.
Koba Entertainment’s artistic director Patti Caplette uses her original creative direction and Broadway style choreography to create a truly unique production. Also among the live theatrical’s all-star creative team are The Backyardigans' television series composer Evan Lurie, who contributes an energetic array of songs, and projection designer, Beth Kates, who will create a magical and exciting world using innovative 3D video design.
Meet the Characters
Pablo is an energetic and enthusiastic penguin. He thinks, speaks, acts and reacts quickly. But because he’s wrapped just a little too tight, sometimes his excitement can overwhelm him–making him the character most likely to run in a circle flapping his flippers and squawking. He may not be the most agile or graceful of the friends, but he’s probably the most determined and enthusiastic.Uniqua
Uniqua is a one-of-a-kind character with an adventurous nature–Uniqua is not only her name, it’s also her species. With her purple skin, pink spots and dainty antennae, she doesn’t look like any other creature on the planet. She is sweet and graceful, but she can also be funny, a little mischievous and quite the daredevil.Tyrone
Tyrone is an easy-going, sensible young moose, who is also Pablo’s best friend. Tyrone is a deep thinker, which may make him seem a master of the obvious sometimes. But he always enjoys a challenge because he knows, in his heart, that he is equal to it and he’ll find a way to figure it out.Austin
Austin is a shy boy kangaroo, best known for his one-liners. Sometimes he’s a little hesitant to join in, but in the end his natural bounciness usually comes through. Throughout his adventures, he frequently takes the role of a humble servant, or a faithful assistant, putting his friends’ needs ahead of his own and helping them in any way he can.Tasha
Tasha is a deceptively sweet and girlish hippo who wears red Mary Janes and a flowered dress. A favorite playmate of Uniqua’s, Tasha looks sweet as pie, but underneath her girly exterior beats a heart that’s tough-as-nails. She is rational, skeptical and highly motivated to get her own way. Tasha and Uniqua are always giggly, silly and full of fun when they are together.
Executive Producer Gilles Paquin
Producing Artistic Director/Writer/Choreographer Patti Caplette
Managing Director Christine Corthey
Production Director Paul Skirzyk
Artistic and Production Coordinator Rhia Alcantara
Writers Rodney Stringfellow and Patti Caplette
Assistant Choreographer Joseph Sevillo
Songwriter Evan Lurie
Projection Designer Beth Kates
Music Production Bockstael Music Publishing and Phil Deschambault
Head of Wardrobe Kevin Maguire
Set Design Dean Cowieson
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