It has grown from a video game to trading cards, toys, cartoons, comics, and movies. Now the Japanese sensation sweeping the globe comes to a live theatre near you with the live-action national tour Sept. 15 - Dec. 31. It's Pokémon Live!
The characters of the popular children's entertainment franchise come to life in a stage production geared towards the whole family. The tour takes off with previews from Albany, NY Sept. 15-17, then makes its world premiere at New York City's Radio City Music Hall Sept. 20 - Oct. 1. Following its premiere engagement, it will travel across the country and even to Canada before finishing in Milwaukee, WI Dec. 27-31.
The stage version of Pokémon (short for pocket monster) features some of your favorite face-off friends, including Ash, Misty, Brock, Team Rocket, Meowth, Jigglypuff, and of course Pikachu.
For your tickets to this event, you can call Ticketmaster, go to the Radio City box office on Avenue of the Americas (between 50th and 51st St.), or purchase them online at www.pokemon.com.
A complete tour schedule follows: 9/15-9/17 - Albany, NY - Pepsi Arena
9/20-10/1 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
10/04-10/08 - Cleveland, OH - CSU Convocation Center.
10/11-10/15 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
10/18-10/22 - Toronto, ONT - Hummingbird Centre
10/25-10/29 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
10/31-11/1 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
11/2-11/5 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
11/8-11/12 - Indianapolis, IN - Pepsi Coliseum
11/15-11/19 - Fairfax, VA (Wash. DC) - Patriot Center
11/22-11/26 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
11/29-12/3 - Charlotte, NC - Independence Arena
12/6-12/10 - Camden, NJ - Blockbuster E-Center
12/12-12/13 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Arena
12/14-12/17 - Worcester, MA - Centrum Center
12/27-12/31 - Milwaukee, WI - US Cellular Arena
-- by Ernio Hernandez