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PBS Kids show ‘Wild Kratts’ brings live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 22

PBS Kids show ‘Wild Kratts’ brings live tour to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 22
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From a press release:

The live stage version of the PBS Kids educational television show “Wild Kratts” is returning to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with an all-new show – “Wild Kratts Live 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!” – on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Get ready to dive into another “Wild Kratts” adventure with the Kratt brothers as they combine live action and animation, with Martin and Chris live on stage and the rest of the “Wild Kratts” team on screen, at the Tortuga HQ. Which creature powers will they activate and what new and amazing ‘Wow!’ facts will you learn? Experience the electrifying excitement and the inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit TV series “Wild Kratts” a family favorite time and time again.

Tickets, which are $29, $39, $49, and $99 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, go on sale Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.

Fans can go to to register for a pre-sale code that will give them early access to tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for this pre-sale. Each VIP ticket includes a premium seat at the show, a meet and greet with Chris and Martin Kratt, a personally autographed color photo, and a photograph with the brothers that is taken with a personal camera.

Since 2014, “Wild Kratts Live” has performed over 225 shows for hundreds of thousands of fans in over 135 cities across North America, including Wilkes-Barre in 2015. It was created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Martin and Chris Kratt from “Zoboomafoo,” “Kratt’s Creatures,” and “Be the Creature.”

The PBS Kids TV program “Wild Kratts” was created and developed by brothers and zoologists Martin and Chris Kratt and is currently in its sixth season. The series follows the animated versions of the Kratt brothers and their friends on hilarious expeditions with wild animals from around the world, complete with animal-inspired gadgets and awesome Creature Power Suits that enable the adventurers to get close to the creatures. The real-life Chris and Martin introduce each “Wild Kratts” episode with a live-action segment that imagines what it would be like to experience a never-before-seen wildlife occurrence and asks, “What if…?” to set the story in motion.

“Wild Kratts” has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards, most recently a 2018 nomination for Best Children’s Animated Program. The series is a co-production of the Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment.