When I was a kid, Aladdin on Ice and other live-esque shows dedicated to the various popular children's movies of the day were a massive upgrade from your typical elementary school entertainment. They were an almost literal immersion into a fantasy world, the likes of which even the biggest IMAX screen in the world could not achieve. Now, it seems, Nickelodeon has taken it to an even greater level with Storytime Live!. This live extravaganza features musical adventures with popular characters from Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, Wonder Pets and Ni Hao, Kai-lan. And while I have no idea who they are, the whole show is hosted by Moose and Zee, and it promises to be a great outing for the whole family. Storytime Live! runs at 7 p.m. Friday;11 a.m., 2 p.m and 5 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. For more information, visit nicklivetour.com or ticketmaster.com.
Fri., Aug. 27, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 28, 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 29, 2 & 5 p.m., 2010