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‘Go, Diego, Go Live!’ comes to Gammage


August 02, 2007

ASU Gammage has announced that the national touring production of “Go, Diego, Go Live! The Great Jaguar Rescue,” presented by State Farm Insurance, will make its stop in Tempe Aug. 1-5.

Tickets are on sale now. To buy tickets, call (480) 784-4444 or visit the Web page asugammage.com.

The new, live-action stage show, directed by Broadway veteran Gip Hoppe, follows Diego, his sister, Alicia, and cousin Dora on an action- packed, special mission to get Baby Jaguar’s growl back from the Bobos. They’ll need the audience’s help to rescue animals, navigate through the rainforest and pass a giant waterfall to get to the Animal Carnivale. Featuring the familiar songs and characters from the award winning television show that fans have come to love, this live action theatrical will take preschoolers on an interactive, high-stakes journey inspired by the rich environments of Latin America and by the animals that make their homes in those habitats.

Since its debut on Nick Jr.’s regular weekday line-up, “Go, Diego, Go!” quickly became the top preschool series on commercial television. The series was the No. 1 program with preschoolers for five consecutive quarters, and it ranks among the top preschool programs with Hispanic children ages 2-5 on all of commercial television.

“Go, Diego, Go!” features 8-year-old Diego, a bilingual animal rescuer and nature expert who has the ability to talk to animals. In each episode, flavored with Spanish words, Latin-American music, folk tales and traditions, Diego and his friends encourage children to use scientific thinking and investigative strategies to help animals in trouble. Baby Jaguar is the animal closest to Diego’s heart, and his youthful eagerness sometimes puts him in precarious situations.

“Go, Diego, Go!” airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and noon on Nick Jr.

Dana McGuinness, dana.mcguinness@asu.edu
(480) 965-1884