Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00pm
Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Imagination Movers’ “In a Big Warehouse” concert tour on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Benedum Center. The tour will feature live music, and favorite songs and ideas to spark every child’s imagination by performers Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, Scott “Smitty” Smith and new for this second national tour will be special appearances by Nina, Warehouse Mouse and other characters based on the television series.
The tour is produced by Buena Vista Concerts, a division of Disney Music Group. This presentation of Imagination Movers’ In a Big Warehouse is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.
Imagination Movers second live national tour “In a Big Warehouse” features many of their popular songs from the television series woven together by narrative themes. The high-energy live performance gets kids of all ages moving and shaking with upbeat and catchy songs, a trash can drum set and hilarious slapstick comedy routines. The Imagination Movers have been described as a musical fusion of the Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mr. Rogers from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. While their motivational and child-friendly music appeals to kids, their themes ranging from messy rooms to healthy snakes to sibling rivalry are situations that parents can relate to as much as their children.
About Imagination Movers
“Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock n roll with the help of thousands of great fans,” says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rich). “We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs. Including the grownups – and especially us!”
Imagination Movers produced their first CD “Juice Box Heroes” in New Orleans in 2003. In 2008, Disney aired their show on the Disney Channel and since then the Imagination Movers’ popularity has grown worldwide in over 55 countries/territories and in 12 different languages. The show, popular with the preschool crowd, is a blend of narrative, skits and musical performances that all emphasize creative problem solving. The Movers and the kids all work together to solve “idea emergencies” in the Idea Warehouse, the home of infinite inspiration. “Reach high! Thing big! Work hard! Have fun!” The Movers’ CDs have earned more than 14 national awards, including Daytime Entertainment Emmy® and coveted honors from the Parent’s Choice Foundation. Their newest release “In a Big Warehouse,” the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts this past fall, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums chart and #3 on Billboard’s Children’s Chart.
Tickets ($27.25 - $39.25) are available at pgharts.org, (412) 456-6666 or the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. To Purchase 10 or more tickets please call (412) 471-6930. A limited number of Mini-Movers Packages ($128.25 per package) are available for the 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. performances. Mini-Movers Package includes: one premium seat within a select section of the Benedum Center, Orchestra Level; attendance, with parent/s, at a special Post-Show Party Room with an Imagination Movers Theme: The Think Tank and includes healthy snacks for all of the Little “Movers and their parent/s; Meet and greet photo opportunity with the Imagination Movers; A chance to participate in a Movers inspired "Jam Session: The Movers Music Party”; Signed Imagination Movers Poster (1 per ticket ordered); and Imagination Movers VIP Laminate.
About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support. The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh.
In addition to the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater and Children’s Festival, the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series Pittsburgh Dance Council, CD Live, JazzLive, First Night Pittsburgh, Gallery Crawl, and Three Rivers Arts Festival, among other Cultural District and arts events.
The Trust owns Theater Square and the Cabaret at Theater Square; the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts; Byham, O’Reilly, and Harris Theaters; Wood Street Galleries; SPACE, a visual arts gallery at 812 Liberty Avenue; and 937 Liberty, a multipurpose performance and exhibit space, among other downtown arts facilities.
Veronica Corpuz (412) 471-6082; firstname.lastname@example.org