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‘Baby Shark’ live show splashes into F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19

‘Baby Shark’ live show splashes into F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 19
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From a press release:

Today, The Pinkfong Company and Round Room Live announced that “Baby Shark Live,” a fully immersive concert experience for kids, will continue to splash across North America this year. The hit show will tour select markets, including a visit to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, May 19.

“We’re excited to start 2022 on a great note for families by bringing ‘Baby Shark Live: 2022 Splash Tour’ to stages all over the country,” said Stephen Shaw, tour producer and co-president of Round Room Live.

“We’re proud to continue to provide memorable, unique experiences that all family members can share in together while also upholding our priority to keep everyone safe by working with venue and health officials in every city.”

The inaugural tour of “Baby Shark Live” launched in the fall of 2019 and played to sellout crowds across the country, with record-breaking attendance in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. The show was a favorite of both celebrities and press, including the New York Times, New Yorker, LA Times, CNN, “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” and more.

The live show is based on Pinkfong’s viral sensation “Baby Shark.” With the iconic songs and dances, fans of all ages will delight as Baby Shark joins up with his friend Pinkfong to go into the sea on an adventure, singing and dancing through new and classic songs, including “Five Little Monkeys,” “Wheels on the Bus,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Monkey Banana” and, of course, “Baby Shark.”

Doors at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) open at 4:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, and $56.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the F.M. Kirby Center box office, online at and, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins today at noon.

For a post-show photo experience, add $50 to any ticket price, plus fees.

“Baby Shark,” the global hit song about a family of sharks, has climbed the charts and connected with fans around the globe. After entering the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 32, the song had a 17-week streak in the Top 50 and became the only RIAA diamond-certified children’s single. The song became an anthem for the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season and persisted through their World Series win. The “Baby Shark Dance” music video became the first-ever video to hit 10 billion views on YouTube, making it the most viewed video in the history of YouTube. Nickelodeon is now airing “Baby Shark’s Big Show,” a preschool television series starring the mega-popular Baby Shark.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, “Baby Shark Live” tour producers and venue management teams continue to work diligently on localized plans to ensure the safety of all audience members, touring personnel, and venue staff.

Pinkfong is a global entertainment brand that creates award-winning kids’ content for families around the world. It has over 5,000 songs and stories within its vast library of children’s content, which can be accessed on the App Store and Google Play, as well as on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video. The company’s accolades include YouTube’s Custom Creator Award, Amazon Video Direct Star, and Google Play’s Best Family App of 2014-2017.

Round Room Live is a producer and promoter of live entertainment that specializes in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world.

Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes “Baby Shark Live,” “Blippi the Musical,” “Peppa Pig Live,” and “PJ Masks Live: Save the Day.” Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment Experiences division is currently touring “Jurassic World: The Exhibition,” “Mandela: The Official Exhibition,” and “Tupac Shakur: Wake Me When I’m Free,” which recently opened in January in Los Angeles. In February of 2018, Entertainment One acquired a majority position in Round Room Live. eOne is now a division of Hasbro.