Calling all Bluey fans! Did you know you can see Bluey live on stage and also enjoy a character meet? We have all the details.
For those who have not been formally introduced, Bluey is a smash hit children’s TV series streaming on Disney+. This amazing cartoon comes to viewers all the way from Australia. The show follows the day-to-day lives of two blue heeler pups, sisters Bingo and the title character Bluey, and their interactions with parents Bandit and Chilli. The family lives in Brisbane, Australia, and they spend their days finding bits of magic in the mundane.
Each episode of Bluey is only 6-7 minutes long, but it packs an endless amount of quality messaging into such a small space. Adults and children alike giggle, laugh, and sometimes even cry as the sweet yet occasionally deeply emotional stories unfold. This is a show that the whole family can enjoy! But, I know adults who love it as much if not more than their children.
Season 3 of the beloved series recently came to Disney+. At least, part of it did. Only the first half of the season is currently available for streaming, and one episode was cut altogether (though rumor has it a reassessment is happening.) You can read all about this missing content here.
For the time being, US fans have something else to look forward to. A Bluey stage show is touring the USA, and tickets are now on sale for many of the locations! Also, fans have a chance to enjoy a Bluey character meet!
Bluey’s Big Play
Very soon, Bluey’s Big Play makes its debut in the USA. The show’s tour kicks off in New York in mid–November!
Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Bluey series. It features a story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm and also new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. This is the first stage show for Bluey, and its performance centers around beautiful puppets. If you like, you can take a sneak peek at the puppets in the video above.
The VIP Experience
Not only can you see the fun stage show, but many locations are also offering a VIP experience. This experience includes a much-anticipated character meet! In addition to a photo op with a Bluey character, VIPs also receive an exclusive Bluey VIP lanyard and Bluey VIP gift.
The VIP package comes at an upcharge where it is available.
As I (Katie) mentioned, tickets are on sale for many of these tour dates, and the rest are coming soon. If you want to see the show, you are in luck because there are already a lot of dates. So far these are the stops on the tour:
- Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira, New York: November 15, 2022
- Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Gardens, New York, New York: November 18-20, 2022
- The Kennedy Center, Washington DC: November 22-27, 2022
- Hershey Theater, Hershey, Pennsylvania: November 29-30, 2022
- Kimmel Cultural Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: December 2-3, 2022
- EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, Kentucky: December 6-7, 2022
- The Chicago Theatre, Chicago Illinois: December 10-11, 2022
- Juanita Hammons Hall, Springfield, Missouri: December 13-14, 2022
- Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas: December 16-18, 2022
- Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas: December 20-21, 2022
- Century II Performing Arts Center, Wichita, Kansas: December 22-23, 2022
- Civic Center, Des Moines, Iowa: December 27-28, 2022
- Miller High Life Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: December 30-31, 2022
- BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, Alabama: January 3-4, 2023
- Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, Louisiana: January 5, 2023
- Texas Trust CU Theatre, Grand Prairie, Texas: January 7-8, 2023
- Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, Texas: January 12, 2023
- Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona: January 14-15, 2023
- Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California: January 17-18, 2023
- Mechanics Bank Theatre, Bakersfield California: January 19, 2023
- Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, California: January 21-22, 2023
- Centennial Hall, Tuscon, Arizona: January 24-25, 2023
- Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California: January 27-29, 2023
- Pioneer Center, Reno, Nevada: February 1-2, 2023
- San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, California: February 3-5, 2023
- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon: February 7, 2023
- First Interstate Center for the Arts, Spokane, Washington February 8-9, 2023
- The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington: February 11-12, 2023
- Toyota Center, Kennewick, Washington: February 14, 2023
- Velma V. Morrison Center, Boise, Idaho: February 15-16, 2023
- The Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah: February 17-18, 2023
- Fred Kaul Theatre, Thousand Oaks, California: February 21, 2023
- Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California: February 23, 2023
- Balboa Theatre, San Diego, California: February 24-26, 2023
- Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana: March 9, 2023
- Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, New York: March 11-12, 2023
- Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York: March 18-19, 2023
- Steven Tanger Center, Greensboro, North Carolina: March 21-22, 2023
- Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Virginia: March 23, 2023
- Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallington, Connecticut: March 25-26, 2023
- The Stanley Theatre, Utica, New York: March 29, 2023
- The Vets Providence, Providence, Rhode Island: April 1-2, 2023
- The Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady, New York: April 4-5, 2023
- Boch Center Want Theatre, Boston Massachusetts: April 7-8, 2023
- Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Reading, Pennsylvania: April 15-16, 2023
- Santander Performing Arts Center: April 18-19, 2023
- Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan: April 21-23, 2023
- Altria Theatre, Richmond, Virginia: April 25, 2023
- North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, South Carolina: April 26-27, 2023
- Straz Center, Tampa, Florida: April 29-30, 2023
- Walt Disney Theatre ad Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando, Florida: May 6-7, 2023
- Kroger Center for Arts, Columbia, South Carolina: May 9-10, 2023
- Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina: May 11, 2023
- Belk Theatre, Charlotte, North Carolina: May 13-14, 2023
- Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Columbia County, Georgia: May 17-18, 2023
- Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia: May 20-21, 2023
- The Long Center, Austin, Texas: May 27-28, 2023
- Carson Center, Paduch, Kentucky: May 31- June 1, 2023
- Tennesse Performing Arts Center, Nashville, Tennessee: June 3-4, 2023
- Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, North Carolina: June 6-7, 2023
- Clay Center, Charleston, West Virginia: June 8, 2023
- Murat Theater at Old National Center, Indianapolis, Indiana: June 10-11, 2023
- River Center Adler Theater, Davenport, Iowa: June 14-15, 2023
- The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri: June 17-18, 2023
- Washington Pavillion, Sioux Falls, South Dakotah: June 21-22, 2023
- Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri: June 24-25, 2023
- Robinson Center, Little Rock, Arkansas: June 12-13, 2023
- Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma: June 15-16, 2023
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: June 22-23, 2023
- Saenger Theater, Pensacola, Florida: July 25-26, 2023
- Brown Theatre, Houston Texas: July 29-30, 2023
- Keybank State Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio: August 5-6, 2023
- Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin: August 12-13, 2023
- Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, Maryland: August 19-20, 2023
- Saenger Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana: August 26-27, 2023
And more dates will be announced.
So, it looks as if there is a chance to meet Bluey coming to Orlando, just not to Disney. I am sure fans would love it if Disney somehow ended up with the correct licensing to host a Bluey meet in the Disney Parks. However, that day is not here just yet. I am not giving up hope that it will happen someday.
Are you going to take the kids to see Bluey’s Big Play when it comes to a theatre near you, or will you be going without the kids? Let us know whether you are excited in the comments, or you can also join our friendly crew to continue the conversation on Facebook.