VeggieTales brings whole patch to Fritz
"There are a thousand stories in the naked city" ... err, in the vegetable patch. Um, OK, scratch that. This is VeggieTales Live!, and although the Veggies may be unclothed, they're not naked. And this may be a mystery, but it's definitely a fami...
"There are a thousand stories in the naked city" ... err, in the vegetable patch. Um, OK, scratch that. This is VeggieTales Live!, and although the Veggies may be unclothed, they're not naked. And this may be a mystery, but it's definitely a family show.
The VeggieTales "God Made You Special, Live!" tour will come to the UND Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks on Monday. Shows will be at 4 and 7 p.m.
In "God Made You Special," our friends Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are showing what happens during filming of their show when the cameras stop rolling. Then, Bob mysteriously disappears and the sleuthing begins.
There will be plenty of silliness and songs, promises tour producer Charley Redmond, including remakes of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s classics (example: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight") that will have parents, grandparents and kids wanting to sing and dance along.
"These are vegetables with really, really great personalities," Redmond said.
Still, who would have thought these funny little veggies would grow so big? The show is based on a brand that began 15 years ago with the first animated VeggieTales videos. To date, the company has sold 70 million pieces of this product, not to mention lunch boxes, Halloween costumes and other merchandise.
The live show coming to Grand Forks is part of a 50-city fall tour featuring 25 people in tour buses and one large semi of equipment. Its primary audience comprises kids ages 2 to 9 and their families, Redmond said. The show is about an hour and 45 minutes, with intermission.
The VeggieTales will leave no pun unturned for a laugh, especially when it comes to their music. Fans who know the VeggieTales will know its Boys in the Sink, whose name might just sound a little like another famous boy band, 'N Sync.
"This show is really, really cool," featured performer Larry the Cucumber said in a news release. "We've got bubbles, smoke machines, disco balls, awesome lights, interactive video screens, confetti cannons and bubbles."
If you can't believe Larry the Cucumber, who can you believe? After Bob the Tomato disappears, the whole gang will have to come together to crack the case. Along the way, we'll all come to realize we are special in God's eyes, the producers promise.
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