This weekend only, see your favorite heroes from TV come to life on stage, in PJ Masks Live. It’s an exclusive kid-friendly show that will be at the Fox Theatre – October 21st at 5pm. PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of the three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and the Baddies. The team will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics and immersive activity.
Ben Shimkus, the performer who plays Catboy, answered some fun questions for Fit Disney Mom readers:
Q: As a performer, does a theatrical role change for you when performing for a young audience?
The energy a younger audience gives to a performer is definitely different than that of an older audience. Younger audiences tend to be louder, a little more rambunctious, and definitely more willing to tell you what they like and dislike about a performance. That is exactly what makes my job so exciting. The energy of young audiences is so palpable. As a cast, we feed off of the high energy that the kids in the audience give us. It inspires us to give the best show we can for every performance.
Q: Catboy is a favorite amongst young kids, especially boys. What are your favorite qualities of Catboy’s character?
Catboy has taught me so much about perseverance. In the face of adversity, Catboy believes in himself and his friends to accomplish whatever goal he has in mind. I also love how fun loving he is.
Q: Did you watch any episodes of PJ Masks before performing on stage?
I watched a bunch! The show is incredibly fun to watch, even though I am not obviously in the target age range. My favorite episode is when Catboy has to acquiesce his fear of rain clouds that Luna Girl is sending his way in order to save his friends and stop the baddies from ruining daytime!
Q: Does Catboy sing in the production?
Catboy sings a bunch!
Q: What is your favorite adventure to play as Catboy? How does Catboy help save the day?
I always have fun with my two friends who play Gekko and Owlette on stage. Any time with them is always a fun adventure. Catboy uses his leadership throughout the show as a way to help save the day!
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