Based on the television show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood produced by Fred Rogers Productions.
The legacy of the beloved Mister Rogers' Neighborhood lives on with the award- winning television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from Fred Rogers Productions and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - LIVE!
This fun and heartwarming musical shares the values of Neighbor Day, demonstrating the importance of volunteering in your community, being a good friend and a good neighbor. This also provides the unique opportunity for venues to set up their own Neighbor Day experience, which may include a number of activities that benefit the local community, such as senior centers, food banks or other organizations.
Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Through the show’s familiar themes and music, the neighbors share stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences in this live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises that will warm the hearts of multiple generations.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies based on Fred Rogers’ ground-breaking television work. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.
The series’ stories were written based on extensive input from a wide range of early learning specialists, formative research with children and the benefit of more than 40 years of the work of Fred Rogers. It all adds up to a powerful tool for parents: an entertaining and thoughtful guide for today’s families that integrates music, interactivity and a research-based curriculum.
Mills Entertainment (Producer) - Mills Entertainment is the leading Producer and Promoter of branded live entertainment in the United States. Hundreds of venues and presenting partners throughout the US and around the world, rely on Mills for a steady stream of first-class productions. They work with artists, agencies, networks, producers, and licensors to create unique and exciting live experiences. Their specialty is providing a complete solution – taking shows from concept to stage and maximizing profit for our artists, venues, and strategic partners in the process. Previous tours: Odd Squad - LIVE!, Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train - LIVE!, Clifford the Big Red Dog - LIVE!, Sid the Science Kid - LIVE!
Jenn Rapp – Director
JENN RAPP is the current associate for THE ILLUSIONISTS, with runs on Broadway for the past three years. Director/Choreographer for Norwegian Cruise Line's LE CIRQUE BIJOU and PRISON DANCER at NYMF. She choreographed Community Works and SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION at Williamstown Theatre Festival. As an associate director to Stafford Arima, she worked on the MCP Lincoln Center concert productions of THE SECRET GARDEN and RAGTIME. Off-Broadway credits include BARE, LUCKY GUY, CARRIE and INDIAN INK. For companies such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Disney Creative, she has traveled to numerous countries, directing original musicals from many popular cartoons.
Jeremy Dobrish - Writer
Jeremy wrote the original stage adaptation for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Clifford The Big Red Dog for Mills entertainment. His adaptation of Curious George, and his productions of The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Virtually Me and Paul Revere tour the country with Theatreworks USA. He is a seven-time published playwright, and has directed across the country at some of the top regional theatres, as well as all over NYC where his productions have received several Lortel and Drama Desk nominations, He founded adobe theatre company, and is the co-founder of Midtown Direct Rep, in Maplewood, NJ. He has taught theatre at several schools including NYU, and is a Creative Director with Proscenium.
PUBLIC AUDIENCES: Ages 3-6
SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Ages 3-6; Grades Pre-K-1