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January 15, 2008 10:12 ET

Nickelodeon's Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue Sets Out on an Adventurous Trek in 2008

Live Production Swings Into Ottawa May 21 & 22, 2008

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2008) - Nickelodeon, Live Nation & Mari-Tech Entertainment announced that the national touring production of Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue presented by State Farm® will come to Ottawa on May 21 & 22, 2008 for three exciting performances.

Tickets for Go, Diego, Go Live ! are $36.75, $30.75, $23.75 and $16.75 while groups of 10 or more benefit from a $3 discount off all non-floor ($36.75) tickets. Prices include all taxes, but exclude CRF or services charges. For group ticket information, please call 613-599-0210 or email groupsales@scotiabankplace.com.

Tickets for Go, Diego, Go Live ! go on sale Friday, January 18, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by calling 599-FANS or 1-877-788-FANS; in person at all Ottawa-Gatineau area Sports Experts locations or the Scotiabank Place box office.

There will be three shows that will take place over the course of two days from March 21 to 22 as follows:

Wednesday May 21, 2008 at 7 p.m.

Thursday May 22, 2008 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Fans can visit www.NickJr.com to look for additional local market tour dates and to buy tickets.

Jesse Carrion has been cast in the lead role of kids' favorite adventurer, Diego. Jesse earned his B.A. in Acting from the UCLA Theater and Film Department. His most recent acting credits include the 2007 national touring production of RENT and the original play The Lockdown Club at the Stella Adler Theater in Los Angeles.

"We're excited to continue last year's successful run with the second leg of the Go, Diego, Go Live! Tour," said Stuart Rosenstein, Senior Vice President, Resorts and Theatricals, Nickelodeon Recreation. "In 2007, more than 600,000 kids and parents attended the live adventure and we look forward to bringing the Diego tour to more than 40 markets across the USA and Canada and providing families with a truly memorable, interactive performance experience."

"We are extremely proud that so many families across the country enjoyed this fantastic production," says Jennifer Costello, senior vice president - Productions, Live Nation. "This show is a touring blockbuster, and we look forward even more people experiencing this wonderful production."

The live-action stage show, Go, Diego, Go Live!, follows Diego, his sister Alicia and cousin Dora on an action-packed, special mission to get Baby Jaguar's growl back from the Bobos. Every child in the audience gets a jaguar mask to help on the interactive adventure to rescue animals, navigate through the rainforest and pass a giant waterfall to get to the Animal Carnivale. Featuring the familiar songs and characters from the award-winning Nick Jr. television show that fans have come to love, this live-action theatrical will take preschoolers on a high-stakes journey inspired by the rich environments of Latin America and by the animals that make their homes in those habitats.

Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue comes on the heels of Nickelodeon Recreation and Live Nation's most recent project, Dora the Explorer Live!, which sold close to three million tickets during its domestic run and was the highest grossing project to-date for the Nickelodeon/Live Nation partnership. Dora the Explorer Live! first debuted at Radio City Music Hall in 2003 to sold-out audiences and broke box office records for a live family show run. Based on the hit Nick Jr. series, Dora the Explorer, the show experienced continued success at Radio City through 2006, recently wrapped its third touring season, and made its debut in Europe in August 2006.

State Farm will serve as the title sponsor of the Go, Diego, Go Live! Tour.

In Fall 2005, Nick Jr. spun off Dora the Explorer's wildly popular cousin Diego into his own action-adventure series with the animated preschool show Go, Diego, Go! Currently in its second season, the series airs at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) weekdays on Nick Jr. In each episode, Diego receives a call for help at his Animal Rescue Center in the rainforest. With help from his friends, high-tech gadgets and viewers at home, Diego identifies and locates the animal in trouble and the adventure begins. Diego is joined by his 11-year-old sister Alicia, a computer whiz who is also bilingual, and Baby Jaguar, the animal closest to Diego's heart. The animals on Go, Diego, Go! are indigenous to Latin America and are seen in their authentic habitat, with featured animals including the chinchilla, sloth and condor. Every animal on the series is researched and its traits authenticated by science education consultant Mario Castellanos, Project Director of Science Outreach for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon Recreation is one of the leading producers of top quality theatrical and touring shows for kids and their families. Strategically leveraging Nickelodeon's hits into high quality Broadway level stage productions that tour both domestically and in international markets, the division has executive produced 14 unique multimillion dollar theatrical stage productions that have grossed in excess of 100 million dollars in tickets sales.

Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.'s Emmy, Peabody and Parents' Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative, original shows created just for them.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place 613-599-0326
    Colin Lafreniere, TME ENTERTAINMENT 613-843-1297
    Shana Levin, Live Nation 416-923-0330