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Sep 15, 2016

Octonauts First U.S. Theatre Tour Visits Dominion Arts Center in Richmond VA

Disney Junior Television Show, Popular Children's Book Series Inspires Live Theatre Show
60-City Tour Launches Next Week in San Diego
Tickets On-Sale Now


RICHMOND – SEPT. 14, 2016 – Explore. Rescue. Protect! Starting in San Diego next week, the Octonauts’ first ever, action-packed, interactive theatre show to tour the U.S. will head coast-to-coast visiting more than 60 cities including Richmond at Dominion Arts Center on Nov. 27. The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure invites audiences on an exciting underwater quest through a world full of adventure and surprises and features brand new and fan favorite songs led by the entire Octonauts eight-member crew including Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. The high-tech production features costume characters, animated projections on a huge screen and a brand new storyline and script.

Tickets are on sale now at the Dominion Arts Center box office, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com. VIP packages are available through CID entertainment and include a meet and greet with the characters and premium seating. For more information, visit www.octonautsliveus.com.

“The live show brings these charismatic characters to life in a way children never thought possible, stretching their imagination and bringing them directly into their favorite character’s world for the day,” says Jonathan Shank, executive producer at Red Light Management. “Seeing the reactions of kids and their parents when the characters are on stage is one of the most amazing and rewarding parts about producing live family shows.”

Amy Koudelka, SVP of Product Development and Brands, Silvergate Media says, “Octonauts cast members take audiences on a highly interactive experience including sing alongs to musical numbers from the television show and new songs written just for the stage production.”

Daniel Hersh, who plays the role of Captain Barnacles, is a Southern California native who graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy with a BFA in musical theatre. “We’re calling all cadets and their families to assist our dynamic adventure heroes on their fastpaced and exciting underwater adventure,” says Hersh.

A full list of cast includes:
Daniel Hersh: Captain Barnacles
Kevin Perdido: Kwazii
Emerson Boatwright: Peso
Jenaha Hochhalter: Dashi
Jack King: Cadet 1 and Shellington
Cadence Miller: Cadet 2, Puppeteer Blobfish and Assistant Stage Manager
Chelsea Reba: Tweak, Puppeteer Blobfish

The Octonauts live show consists of two acts each running about 30 minutes, plus a brief intermission. For more information, visit www.octonautsliveus.com www.facebook.com/octonautslive or search on social media using #octonautslive.

The tour comes on the heels of new Octonauts episodes premiering throughout the year on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Seasons one, two and three are also available on Netflix, and the first ever Octonauts 4D movie adventure is coming later this year.

The tour is produced by Red Light Management & Fiery Light, in association with Silvergate Media.

Show credits:

Directed by Richard Lewis
Lyrics by Matt Lewis
Set design by Simon Scullion
Lighting design by Matt Haskins
Music composed by Mani Svavarsson
Sound design by Helen Atkinson


Dominion Arts Center PR Contact:
Ryan McGhee
804-482-6879
[email protected]

Octonauts Live PR Contacts:
John Tellem // Dan Grody
Tellem Grody PR
310-313-3444
[email protected] // [email protected]

Wed, Dec 31, 1969 Show 7:00 PM