Families across Canada can finally rejoice! Koba Entertainment is proud to bring audiences its newest theatrical production starring the adventurous little explorer, Dora! One of the most anticipated shows of the year, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys will sweep the nation this fall 2013.
Dora is embarking on her most important mission yet in Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys. Dora has lost her teddy bear and the search is on to find him. With help from the audience, Boots, Map, Backpack, Diego and more, Dora uses her directional, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the Number Pyramid and the Mixed-up Jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys. But watch out! You never know what that sneaky fox Swiper might be up to along the way!
Families will delight in this 70-minute live theatrical production that invites audiences to think, sing and play along. Dora is designed to teach kids to explore, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world – all while having a lot of fun!
About Dora the Explorer Live!
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys is a theatrical show produced by Koba Entertainment, the producers behind other memorable theatrical productions including The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens, Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite.
Koba Entertainment’s artistic director Patti Caplette uses the company’s hallmark innovative multimedia technology to create a truly unique production. This live musical adventure features an all-star creative team including F&D Scene Changes and projection designer, Beth Kates.
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys has been tremendously successful worldwide in regions, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, North America and South America, where Dora the Explorer Live! has sold over 2 million tickets.
About the Characters
Dora is an adventurous, bilingual, seven-year-old Latina heroine who lives in a lush, tropical world. Determined, positive, helpful and caring, Dora is always ready for an adventure. She plays soccer on the Golden Explorers team, dances, camps, does gymnastics, and embarks on magical adventures. She’s filled with a sense of wonder and a can-do spirit as she uses her problem-solving skills and her bilingualism to overcome obstacles on her quests.
Dora’s best friend Boots is a furry, fuzzy, five-and-a-half-year-old monkey. He mostly speaks English, but he is learning some Spanish from Dora, as well as at school. Sweet and loving, he likes to take Dora’s hand and follow her lead like a worshipful younger brother. Playful, giggly, and happy, Boots loves making Dora laugh. He is very agile and acrobatic; he loves to run, jump, swing from his tail, and do amazing triple backflips. He lives with his family in a tree house.
Diego is Dora’s eight-year-old cousin, a fellow explorer and an Animal Rescuer who works in the rainforest at the Animal Rescue Center. Athletic, fearless, and determined, Diego jumps at the chance to join Dora on her adventures, especially when they involve helping an animal or protecting the environment. Diego has a scientific mind, a love of nature, a collection of high-tech gadgets, and lots of rescue vehicles. He can often be seen with his best buddy, Baby Jaguar.
Swiper the Fox
Swiper is a quick, sneaky fox who always tries to swipe what Dora needs for her quests. He never keeps what he swipes; he simply throws the object into a hidden picture game before running off. More often, Dora and viewers stop him by saying, “Swiper, no swiping!” Occasionally, we get to see the softer side of Swiper: he’s helped a lost little fox get home, he adores his Grandma, he has a love for puppies, and he has helped Dora return friendship bracelets, fix up Fairytale Land, and more!
Tico is a heroic Spanish-speaking squirrel who often helps Dora save the day with his cars, trains, boats, and planes. He lives with his family, including his many cousins, in the Nutty Forest. He is in the same class at school as Boots, where he is learning English, although he mostly speaks Spanish. He drives many vehicles, including a Nutty Car that actually runs on nuts!
Benny is a comical, strong bull who often needs Dora’s help. He has a hot-air balloon, a go-kart, an impressive collection of toys, and a huge appetite. He lives with his grandma at Benny’s Barn. A “leap before you look” type, he often needs Dora’s help, although sometimes, he’ll help Dora as well.
Isa is Dora’s sweet friend who lives in the Flowery Garden, where she raises exotic plants, silly talking flowers, and vegetables. Isa’s garden is full of surprises; in fact, it hides a rocket ship that Dora and Boots once borrowed for a space adventure! Isa has a bit of an unspoken crush on Boots.