‘Mister Rogers’ legacy

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! Tickets on sale Friday for March 14 appearance

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! coming to Proctors, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.

Tickets, $20-$60, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Nov 4 and will be available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org. A meet and greet package is available for $75.

Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences. This live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises will warm the hearts of multiple generations.

The top-rated Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood series from The Fred Rogers Company, airing on PBS KIDS, follows the everyday adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and uses musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for success in school and in life.

In July 2016, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood was the #1 PBS KIDS program for Kids 2-5, Kids 2-8, and with moms of young children. In addition, it continues to be one of the most streamed shows, averaging more than 41 million streams per month. Over three million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music, and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes. Apps, games, activities and more from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood can be found on pbskids.org.

The animated TV series has garnered a host of prestigious awards, and most recently was nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program. This recognition follows a string of additional honors, including a 2016 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming, a 2016 Parents’ Choice Gold Award and 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection as well as the 2013 Kidscreen Award for Best Animated Series in the Preschool Category, and 2013 Cynopsis: Kids! Imagination Award for Preschool Series.