Imagination Movers Live!
|September 14, 2014|
|All Ages Welcome!|
Disney Junior presents
Imagination Movers Live!
The Vogue Theatre
Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Doors 12:00PM / Show 1:00PM
On Sale Friday, May 9th at 10AM
Disney Pre-sale Runs Thursday, May 8th from 10AM to 10PM
Upgrade your concert experience and take a photo with Rich, Scott, Dave, and Smitty!
- 1 pass required per person (1 per child AND 1 per adult). No exceptions.
- Infants under 1 year do not require a pass.
- Once purchased, your name will be added to our pass holder’s guest list. No physical tickets will be mailed to you.
- Details will be emailed to you the week of the show. Make sure to print this email when you receive it as it will be used to confirm your purchase. The email address printed must match the email address you provide when you place your order.
The Imagination Movers story is the ultimate example of the power of imagination. In 2003, four New Orleans friends – Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott “Smitty” Smith – had an idea. They thought kids wanted and deserved music that spoke to them, not down to them. So, they started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest sensation of their musical city, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks and playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime. Lines to the Movers’ shows stretched for blocks.
When the levees broke after Hurricane Katrina, the far-reaching disaster turned the Movers’ world upside down, but it didn’t put an end to their dream. Even while band members salvaged their belongings from flooded homes – and Smith reported to his day job as a fire fighter and first responder – they never stopped living according to the Movers’ motto: “Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!”
This motto has served the band well. Not even the Imagination Movers could have fully imagined the band’s current breakthrough success. The Movers partnered with Disney in 2007 and filmed 75 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series over three seasons. The show airs in more than 55 countries and they’ve sold half a million CDs and DVDs to date. Critical acclaim includes nods from Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, which reported the Movers are “prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Parenting magazine praised the band’s “dash of rebellion” and songs that are “fresh and treaclefree.” National television appearances include The View, Live with Regis & Kelly, and Good Morning America. In 2009, the Imagination Movers won a Daytime Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for outstanding original song in the children’s show/animation category.
Imagination Movers debuted on the Disney Channel in September 2008 and, in addition to the critical success, was also a ratings hit with fans worldwide. In the U.S., the series ranked among TV’s top five programs with preschoolers ages 2-5. Globally, Imagination Movers was the most-viewed original Playhouse Disney series launch ever among kids and total viewers in Australia, and ranked as the No. 1 series on Playhouse Disney in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, while ranking as a top-five series in Italy and India. To date, Imagination Movers has reached nearly 100 million homes worldwide.
The series is currently aired around the world on the Disney Channel and on the new 24- hour Disney Junior Channel in the U.S. The Movers’ TV episodes, songs and videos are also widely available online through iTunes, Youtube, the Disney Junior website and many other digital media outlets.
The Movers’ season three soundtrack, “Back In Blue,” was released July 30, 2013 and debuted as the No. 1 Children’s Album on iTunes in Canada, No. 2 on iTunes in the U.S. and No. 2 on Amazon.com.
The Imagination Movers also tour extensively. In the past year they have played shows in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Guam, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Dubai. And there are more many international stops scheduled for 2014. Their 2011 “In a Big Warehouse” tour attracted 150,000 fans and was one of Pollstar magazine’s top 100 tours of the year. According to thousands of fan reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Imagination Movers ranks as the No. 1 rated major touring act for families, with 98% of concertgoers recommending a Movers’ concert to friends and family.