via press release:
WAYNE BRADY GUEST STARS IN BRAND-NEW EPISODE OF
EMMY AWARD-WINNING LIVE-ACTION PRESCHOOL MUSIC SERIES
THE FRESH BEAT BAND ON SUNDAY, OCT. 13, AT 7PM (ET/PT)
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon to Hit 50 Cities
Including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Atlanta Beginning Nov. 12
NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2013 – Multi-talented performer Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) slips on dancing shoes for his guest-starring role in a brand-new episode of the hit live-action preschool music series, The Fresh Beat Band, premiering Sunday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. (all times ET/PT) on Nick Jr. In “Pink Swan,” Kiki is cast as the lead in a new ballet directed by Mr. Fondu (Brady) and the Fresh Beats help her train so she’s ready for her grand debut. At 7:30 p.m., Nick Jr. will encore The Fresh Beat Band concert special, which gives viewers an all-access pass to the band’s high-energy live show featuring behind-the-scenes footage and more. The special will repeat Sunday, Oct. 20, at 12 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, at 12:30 p.m.
The Fresh Beat Band will be hitting the road again for 60 encore performances on their wildly popular nationwide concert tour kicking off Nov. 12 in San Antonio, Texas. Over a half million tickets have been sold making it one of the most successful family-oriented music tours in recent years. The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour will travel to theaters in new markets and revisit venues including New York City’s Theater at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Tickets for two additional shows at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE go on sale Friday, Oct. 11 at http://www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of Fresh Beat Band VIP packages with meet & greets and upgrades are available at http://www.freshbeatbandlive.com.
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert Tour Presented By Nickelodeon features Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Tara Perry) and Twist (Jon Beavers) and Shout (Thomas Hobson), performing The Fresh Beat Band hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation. Songs performed include “Here We Go, “A Friend Like You,” “Bananas” and “Just Like A Rockstar,” among others. The Fresh Beat Band soundtracks – The Fresh Beat Band: Music From The Hit TV Show and The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From The Hit TV Show Vol 2.0—are currently available on iTunes and in stores everywhere. The albums feature catchy, preschool-friendly tracks culled from three seasons of the TV series.
Emmy award-winning The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends – Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout– in a band who love to sing and dance. In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges. Preschoolers learn the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles and the importance of friendship, working together, and respecting each other’s differences. Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Jason Mraz, and Sarah Chalke have all hung out with the Fresh Beats and the group is beloved by many celebrity parents.
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