The Wiggles, the fast-dancing, fun-loving Fab Four from Down Under, are returning to Canada (and select U.S. cities) with their brand new show CELEBRATION, which will reunite Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with Anthony, Jeff, and Murray for their final tour together at the original Wiggles. After 21 years of entertaining and educating children around the globe, Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt have decided to hang up their trademark colored jerseys to a new generation of Wiggles starting in 2013. The Wiggles have entertained children throughout the world for over two decades and are bringing all the excitement and joy of their movies and television shows right before your eyes, live on stage! Come Celebrate with Anthony, Greg, Murray, and Jeff!
The Wiggles will be performing at Sault Ste. Marie's Essar Centre on October 20th, 2012. Tickets go on sale on August 13th.
Jeff, Murray and Greg will then hand over the purple, red and yellow skivvies to a new generation of performers to instead take on backstage creative roles.
Anthony will continue on stage as the Blue Wiggle alongside Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie, and Simon Pryce, who have been handpicked by the group to become the Yellow, Purple, and Red Wiggles.
“We’ve been entertaining children around the world for 21 years and it’s important that we plan for the future so that The Wiggles can keep wiggling in the years to come,” said Murray.
“Singing, dancing and performing for children and their parents around the world has been such great fun-we have been so lucky to do something that we love for so long,” said Greg.
“When The Wiggles asked me to return to the group last year I was excited at the thought of performing with the three guys that I started the group with 21 years ago. With Murray and Jeff’s decision to stop performing at the end of the year it’s a nice sense of closure to also end my time on stage during the final tour with all the original members of the group.”
“We want to thank all our Wiggly fans– it’s been a great ride in our big red car. We are really looking forward to saying farewell and having one last dance with everyone during the tour.” Jeff said.
Emma, Lachy and Simon will join the original members of The Wiggles ‘on the road’ for their Farewell tour. After that they will pull on the yellow, purple, and red skivvies and join Anthony on stage so that The Wiggles can continue to entertain and delight a new generation of children.
The Wiggles are strong advocates for a healthy lifestyle and are excited to bring their positive messages for all ages, to 17 cities across Canada and the North East United States this October. Stops include: Toronto, Hamilton, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Halifax, St John, Ottawa, London, Oshawa, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Come and wiggle in the aisles for THE WIGGLES CELEBRATION – THE FINAL SHOWS TOGETHER OF ANTHONY, GREG, JEFF AND MURRAY. The Wiggles are excited to bring their highly interactive, fun and educational message throughout Canada. Audience participation features include:
- Start the fun at home by creating a giant wiggly sign to bring to the show.
- Having fun with your favorite wiggly pal as they sing and dance through the audience.
- Dress up as your favourite character.
- Yelling “Wake up, Jeff!” whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep onstage.
Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the show by visiting www.WiggleTime.com, The Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, contests, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of the group’s official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles.
The Wiggles are proud to announce that their Canadian charity partner for October 2012 is UNICEF, receiving 50 cents from every ticket sold. The Wiggles have a long history with UNICEF including being named Goodwill Ambassadors in 2008, donating a special “handwashing” song to UNICEF in honour of Global Handwashing Day, (annually October 15), and the production of their book Travelling the World for UNICEF, available at www.TheWiggles.com, and of which a portion of proceeds is donated to UNICEF.