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Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!

First live theatrical production based on the children's toy brand to make its world premiere at the Center for the Arts

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Buffalo, NY- The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents SHOPKINS LIVE! SHOP IT UP! on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $37, $32, $27 and are on sale now.

Produced by Koba Entertainment and Moose Toys, SHOPKINS LIVE! SHOP IT UP! is the first live theatrical production based on the successful Shopkins toy brand and will make its world premiere at the Center for the Arts before embarking on a national tour.

Based on America's #1 toy brand, YouTube sensation and international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys, Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! will feature The Shoppies and Shopkins characters taking the stage with an all-new storyline, original pop music and video highlights as ‘Jessicake’, ‘Bubbleisha’, ‘Peppa-Mint’ and friends prepare for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.”

“Shopkins is literally on every child’s wish list,” commented Gilles Paquin, President and CEO of Koba Entertainment, who also serves as Executive Producer of Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!  “Koba Entertainment’s partnership with an innovative and leading toy manufacturer like Moose Toys allows us to bring one of the most successful toy brands in history to life on stage.”

“We are thrilled to have Koba Entertainment presenting our first-ever live theatrical show for Shopkins,” added Nicole Hardiman, Senior Licensing Manager at Moose Toys. “This will be a fantastic event featuring the Shopkins and Shoppies in an amazing adventure that our North American fans can experience.”

Since its launch in 2014, the Shopkins brand continues to be a hot ticket item for children worldwide. Shoppies dolls consistently rank as the #1 kids toy in the U.S.; the first-ever Shopkins movie, Shopkins Chef Club, was released last year by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; and numerous dedicated apps continue to expand the brand’s ever-growing world.

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
will run approximately 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Tues-Fri, 12pm-6pm) and www.ticketfly.com. To charge tickets call 1-877-987-6487. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.shopkinslive.com.

Media Contact Information

Dave Wedekindt
Director of Marketing
Center for the Arts
Tel: 716-645-6775
drw6@buffalo.edu