published Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Phineas and Ferb

Disney Channel series comes to life in Chattanooga

Phineas and Ferb with the Idea Mash-Up Machine.
Phineas and Ferb with the Idea Mash-Up Machine.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

What: "Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever"

When: 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb 16

Where: UTC McKenzie Arena, Fourth and Mabel streets

Admission: $20, $25, $35 and $45

Phone: 266-6627


Adventure is in store for those who tag along with Phineas, Ferb and the entire Tri-State Area gang as they spend the last day of summer creating the greatest invention ever in Disney's "Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever."

The stage show is inspired by the hit Disney Channel series, the No. 1 animated television show among tweens ages 9-14. It is filled with humor, high-energy choreography, lighting effects and audience interaction, as well as 14 hit songs from the series plus a never-before-heard original song written by "Phineas and Ferb" creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.

"The Best Live Tour Ever" brings the characters to life for the first time. Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford and the rest of the crew go from video to live action as they slide from the screen onto the stage.

"For the first time ever, we take characters that begin our show in animation and have them transform into live action right in front of the audience's eyes," says producer Alana Feld. "While maintaining the integrity of the characters, we present them in a whole new way that can only be done onstage."

The performance unfolds as the gang decides to put on a show to make the last day of summer the best day ever, but they soon realize they have too many great ideas. Phineas and Ferb build an idea mash-up machine to combine their favorite ideas into fun and exciting musical numbers.

Meanwhile, the audience sees Agent P, the alter-ego of the boys' pet platypus, Perry, in a way he's never been seen before, doing stunts and tricks as he attempts to ward off Dr. Doofenshmirtz's most evil ploy yet.

Audiences will enjoy an assortment of dance styles, including a reggae hip-hop beach party; a Broadway chorus line with top hats and canes; futuristic-themed acrobatics; and flashy, contemporary dance routines.

One of the most impressive scenic pieces in the show is a 13-foot-tall monster truck with giant marshmallow tires piloted by Buford. Other props and scenic displays include customized scooters with marshmallow launchers, a science lab to accommodate Dr. Doofenshmirtz's crazy hijinks and a custom-made jungle gym for Agent P, complete with treadmill.

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