Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group will present PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, an action-packed, music-filled production, May 8-9 at The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara.

The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol is produced by Spin Master Entertainment. Tickets for all four performances go on sale to the public Nov. 22 and can be purchased at www.pawpatrollive.com.

It’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol comes to the rescue. Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to save Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place.

Using their skills and teamwork, the pups show “no job is too big, no pup is too small.” Through the show’s storyline and upbeat music, Ryder and his pups share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue offers a good introduction to live theater for kids. To help accommodate young children, the Broadway-style performance includes two acts with a 15-minute intermission.

Children and their families are encouraged to engage with the performers through call and response and audience interaction. The pups are brought to life on stage through an innovative costuming approach based on Bunraku puppetry that allows each pup to use their pup pack, drive their rescue vehicles, and work together as a team.

Classic theatrical scenery, along with a high-tech video wall, visually transports audience members to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi’s farm and Jake’s Mountain.

Performances are at 6 p.m. Friday, May 8; and 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Ticket prices start at $18, and are available at The Granada Theatre Box Office or online at www.granadasb.org. Prices are subject to change; additional fees and special offers may apply. 

A limited number of V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) packages are available, starting at $120. The package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard, and an after-show meet-and-greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters.

For more information or to join the Tail Mail mailing list for presale and other exclusive offers, visit www.pawpatrollive.com. Citi cardholders have access to special ticket opportunities for the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on presale tickets.

— Jennifer Zacharias for The Granada Theatre.