US: Lazytown Live to hit the stage

By Katie Roberts

June 23rd 2009 at 9:55AM
US: Lazytown Live to hit the stage

LazyTown, V-me and Tycoon Entertainment to bring LazyTown Live to US.

The new will be the first live family entertainment show to tour the US exclusively in Spanish.

The show is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2010 and will visit markets across the country, supported by the V-me national broadcast network and local affiliates.

In its first season in Mexico in 2008, LazyTown Live set box office records, with 46 sold-out performances at the country’s second largest theatre (Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City). 

With similar success in Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama, LazyTown Live is the most successful family theatre production ever in Spanish-speaking Latin America, with over 500 shows seen by more than 600,000 engaged fans, who dance and sing along with the high-energy LazyTown music.

The show, based on the hit LazyTown TV series seen in over 120 countries, has also played to sold-out audiences in the UK and Australia.

Magnus Scheving, founder of LazyTown Entertainment said: "LazyTown’s mission is to inspire kids and families to make healthier lifestyle choices. To bring this incredibly successful and important live show to families in the US, LazyTown needed a strong national Hispanic media partner and world-class integrated theatrical tour producers.

That’s what we have with V-me, Tycoon Entertainment and Global Entertainment Group , who all share the mission and values of LazyTown.”

LazyTown Live features special effects, a colorful wardrobe and sets, music and dance, and opportunities to interact with characters.

The show is designed to motivate healthy, active lifestyle choices for the whole family. After each performance, families have a chance to meet Sportacus, Stephanie and the entire LazyTown team.