I didn’t know until I became a parent that Barney – you know, that lovable purple dinosaur – was still popular or even on television. Not only is he still singing “I love you, you love me…” he’s also continuing to teach young children the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, sharing and friendship.
Barney is venturing beyond TV by traveling the country so his young fans can see him live and in action. “Barney Live in Concert: Birthday Bash!” will be in Indianapolis at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre for two shows Nov. 17 at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $25 and $30.
“I think as people kind of grew up out of the generation that Barney began in, they didn’t think he was still around and that children were still enjoying him,” said performer Joshua Hinck. “But, Barney is still big and popular. We travel the country and hundreds of children come screaming to see Barney.”
Hinck, plays one of the dinosaurs friends, Alex in “Birthday Bash.” The show is a new, interactive, live stage concert featuring more than 25 sing-along tunes including children’s favorites such as “Mr. Knickerbocker,” “Dino Dance” and “Baby Bop Hop.”
“It’s all about the power of getting kids to use their imagination,” said Hinck. “To kids, Barney is their celebrity and I love watching how they’re in awe of him. Parents will enjoy the show because we’re teaching positive lessons in a fun and memorable way.”
For more information, visit www.barneylivetour.com.