From BILLBOARD – By Dave Brooks
Family show entertainment promoter Jonathan Shank is returning to the road this fall with his new company and a new cast of characters for the live return of Disney Junior Live on Tour.
Through his new company Terrapin Station Entertainment, Shank is launching the 80-city tour on Sept. 2. It will include the first live appearances of characters from Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends as well as longtime Disney staples Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, the Puppy Dog Pals and Alice from Disney Junior’s newest hit series Alice’s Wonderland Bakery.
“We’ve waited a little longer than the rest of the live entertainment world to return to the stage and we felt like this fall was the right time,” says Shank, a longtime music manager and family show producer has worked with artists including Maddie Poppe, Victoria Justice, Magic! and Scarypoolparty and has toured live properties including Fresh Beats Band, Octonauts and Power Rangers Live.
From 2010 to 2020, Shank worked at Red Light Management before launching Terrapin Station Entertainment. He eventually entered into a joint venture agreement with Sony Music Masterworks in Oct. 2020.
Shank says the new show will include immersive, interactive concert experiences including singing, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects. It will feature favorite songs from hit Disney Junior series as well as new original music.
The live show is written and directed by Amy Tinkham and produced by Shank. A Spotify Fans First presale begins tomorrow, May 17 at 10 a.m. local time. Presale for Disney Visa Cardmembers and Disney Junior, Marvel, Spider-Man and Disney Music Group social media followers (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) begins Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. local time. Ticketmaster and select venue presales begin Thursday, May 19 at 10 a.m. local time.