Get Your Move On 2005

With the Stars of Nick Jr.'s LazyTown

LazyTown Live! Kicks off Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn in Orlando and will also visit New York, Chicago and Santa Clara. These local events lead up to the show's first-ever, one-hour primetime special "LazyTown's New Superhero" on Monday, August 15, at 8 p.m.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Jr.'s LazyTown goes local this summer with LazyTown Live!, a four-city stage show that kicks off on Saturday, August 6, at Nickelodeon Family Suites by Holiday Inn in Orlando. Starring series creator Magnus Scheving as superhero Sportacus and Julianna Rose Mauriello as his pink-haired friend Stephanie, the local events are filled with energy, music and gravity-defying stunts that will motivate kids to get up and get active. After the two-day kickoff at the Nick Hotel in Orlando, LazyTown Live! will visit 3 other markets. See the photos here:

Live at the Nickelodeon Family Suites
Live at the Spring Hill Mall
Live at Chelsea Piers
Live at the Paramounts Great America Theme Park

LazyTown Live! is jam-packed with audience participation and physical comedy. Kids can look forward to Sportacus and Stephanie leading them in fun physical activities and games. The stage show's soundtrack features technopop hits straight from LazyTown, including "No One's Lazy in LazyTown" and "Bing Bang." Each thirty-minute performance will be followed by a meet-andgreet with the LazyTown cast, including Sportacus, Stephanie and Ziggy, a lovable, optimistic puppet.

The live events lead up to the premiere of the show's first-ever, one-hour primetime special "LazyTown's New Superhero" on Monday, August 15, at 8 p.m. (all times ET/PT). The energy-packed special features Sportacus teaching his superhero ways to Stephanie. From back-flips and push-ups to saving the day, Sportacus' training helps Stephanie transform herself into "SportaStephanie," a heroine with her very own pink superhero suit.

LazyTown was created in Iceland by professional athlete and aerobic champion Magnus Scheving and is set in a strange and wonderful village where eight-year-old Stephanie and her friends are caught between charismatic, health-conscious superhero Sportacus and lazy bad guy Robbie Rotten, who spends his time lounging around and eating junk food. A mix of live-action, puppets and CGI animation, LazyTown is dedicated to making physical activity and healthy lifestyles for kids entertaining. LazyTown airs regularly weekdays on Nick Jr. at 11:30 a.m.

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