“Baby Shark Live!” » coming to the Berglund Center in April
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – With catchy lyrics and fun dance movies, it’s easy to see why baby shark became a viral sensation.
In 2016, Pinkfong, a South Korean entertainment company, posted it on YouTube. The rest is pop culture history.
Fast forward to 2022, and Baby Shark Live! comes on stage near you.
“Baby Shark is a 90-minute family show for kids that is literally guaranteed to get your little one up and dancing,” says cast member Sean Tibangin.
Featuring the iconic songs and dances, fans of all ages will be thrilled when Baby Shark joins his friend Pinkfong on an adventure in the sea.
“Our show focuses on our main character, Baby Shark, traveling to meet his good friends Pinkfong and Hogi, and during his travels he meets characters like mechanics and monkeys and clowns and farmers, so it’s guaranteed to be a really good time,” says Tibangin.
Tibangin says he is proud to be part of the ensemble and has been part of the cast since 2019.
It’s really great to do a musical for children, because you thrive on the interaction with children. When we see their smiling faces, even after doing an extremely intense number, seeing their faces light up just gives us the boost we need to give them 110%,” says Tibangin.
Of course, with the musical Baby Shark comes the unforgettable song Baby Shark.
You might be wondering how many times are you going to hear it on this show?
“You’re going to hear this song at least twice in the show. I will say that after listening to it for a few years, pretty much continuously, it just doesn’t stick in our minds, which is great,” says Josh Blackburn, who also works with Baby Shark LIVE.
This song is accompanied by over a dozen other songs, many of which are childhood classics like “Five Little Monkeys” and “Wheels on the Bus”.
“Don’t expect to be sitting in your seat and telling yourself a story the whole time, because you’ll be dancing and doing crazy hand movements, singing, and interacting with the cast as they walk through the show.” Blackburn.
For the performers, it’s about bringing much-needed joy to viewers of all ages.
“To have the opportunity to travel the country and, as you said, to face the pandemic and make people smile, it’s really rewarding,” says Tibangin.
Baby Shark Live! arrives at the Berglund Center on Friday April 22 at 6 p.m.
Tickets range from $27 to $67. You can get them at the ticket office of the Berglund Center or online here, or bill over the phone by calling 844-599-LIVE.
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