Disney Junior ‘Costume Palooza’ Announces 80-City National Tour, To Include ‘Spidey And His Amazing Friends’


Traveling to more than 80 North American cities Sept. 2 to Dec. 17, the Disney Junior “Costume Palooza” tour brings family entertainment back to the touring stage, with some new friends along for the ride.

Along with Mickey, Minnie,  Goofy, Doc McStuffins and other familiar favorites, the tour will also include characters from “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends” for a first time. The tour is described as an immersive, interactive concert experience that will include music, dancing, acrobatics and 3D special effects.

“We’re so excited to bring family entertainment back to the stage,” says Jonathan Shank, whose Terrapin Station Entertainment is producing the tour. “It’s been two and a half years, and families and children have been waiting to connect or reconnect with their favorite characters, and we’re doing it in the grandest possible fashion.” Tour stops on the routing include famous concert venues such as the Opry House in Nashville, the Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis and Atlanta and more. 

Presales begin tomorrow; with public onsale May 20. 

Shank’s relationship with Disney Junior goes back about five years, when he first produced the Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour, which has been nominated in two separate years for Pollstar Awards and has sold more than 350,000 tickets.

Shank says the concept is to create a high-quality show that can be seen as a type of “kid’s first concert,” appealing mostly to the kindergarten-and-under demographic and providing the opportunity for high-end choreography starring characters familiar to the whole family. 

With COVID putting the brakes on children’s shows for most of the past two years, pent-up demand is sure to be high, and the addition of the Spider-Man universe can’t hurt, either.

 “It changes the nature of the show slightly,” Shank says of the addition of the popular Marvel characters. “In addition to bringing high end choreography and songs, we’re also going to have acrobatics and other things people would expect from Spidey and his Amazing Friends.”

The new live show is written and directed by Amy Tinkham.

Shank says the tour will be bringing along two buses and two trucks, with a total footprint of about two dozen people with this type of show more props, wardrobe, costumes and audio-video synchronization than most music tours. 

With 80 dates and nearly back-to-back show nights, Shank says it was time to go back out in a big way.

“We wanted to come out the gate with a big bang and really prove that family entertainment is back in the marketplace for good,” Shank says.

Disney Junior Live On Tour: Costume Palooza tour dates

September 2Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center
September 3Thousand Oaks, CABank of America Performing Arts Center
September 4Phoenix, AZArizona Federal Theatre
September 6Midland, TXWagner Noël Performing Arts Center
September 8Austin, TXBass Concert Hall
September 9Sugar Land, TXSmart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
September 10Grand Prairie, TXTexas Trust CU Theatre 
September 11San Antonio, TXMajestic Theatre (2 shows)
September 13Springfield, MOJuanita K. Hammons Hall 
September 14Wichita, KSOrpheum Theatre
September 15Topeka, KSTopeka Performing Arts Center
September 16Saint Louis, MOThe Fabulous Fox Theatre
September 17Des Moines, IADes Moines Civic Center
September 18Lincoln, NELied Center for Performing Arts
September 20Cedar Rapids, IAParamount Theatre
September 21Dubuque, IAFive Flags Center
September 22Bemidji, MNSanford Center
September 23Ralston, NELiberty First Credit Union Arena
September 24Minneapolis, MNThe Orpheum Theatre
September 25Chicago, ILThe Chicago Theatre
September 27Marion, ILMarion Cultural and Civic Center
September 28Richmond, KYEKU Center For The Arts
September 29Cincinnati, OHTaft Theatre
September 30Madison, WIOverture Center for the Arts
October 1Milwaukee, WIThe Riverside Theater
October 2Midland, MIMidland Center for the Arts (2 shows)
October 4Louisville, KYLouisville Palace Theater
October 5Wabash, INHoneywell Center
October 6Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre at Old National Centre
October 7Lima, OHVeterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center
October 8Cleveland, OHConnor Palace 
October 9Detroit, MIFox Theatre
October 11Columbus, OHPalace Theatre
October 12Charleston, WVClay Center 
October 13Greensburg, PAThe Palace Theatre
October 14Lancaster, PAAmerican Music Theatre
October 15Wallingford, CTToyota Oakdale Theatre
October 16Lowell, MALowell Memorial Auditorium (2 shows)
October 18Burlington, VTThe Flynn
October 19Greenvale, NYTilles Center
October 20Providence, RIProvidence Performing Arts Center
October 21Baltimore, MDThe Lyric
October 22Washington, DCWarner Theatre (2 shows)
October 23Albany, NYPalace Theatre
October 25Rochester, NYKodak Center
October 26Wilkes Barre, PAF.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
October 27Concord, NHCapitol Center for the Arts – Chubb Theater
October 28Philadelphia, PAKimmel Cultural Campus
October 29Morristown, NJMayo Performing Arts Center (2 shows) 
October 30Red Bank, NJCount Basie Center for the Arts (2 shows)
November 1Williamsport, PACommunity Arts Center
November 2Norfolk, VAChrysler Hall 
November 3Richmond, VAAltria Theater
November 4Roanoke, VABerglund Performing Arts Theatre
November 5North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center
November 6Charlotte, NCBelk Theater 
November 8Greensboro, NCTanger Center
November 10Durham, NCDPAC Durham
November 11Columbia, SCTownship Auditorium
November 12Birmingham, ALBJCC Concert Hall
November 13Nashville, TNOpry House
November 14Chattanooga, TNSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
November 15Memphis, TNOrpheum Theatre
November 17Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
November 18Orlando, FLDr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
November 19Fort Lauderdale, FLBroward Center (2 shows)
November 20Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall (2 shows)
November 22Greenville, SCPeace Center
November 23Knoxville, TNTennessee Theatre
November 25New Orleans, LASaenger Theatre
November 26Atlanta, GAFox Theatre 
November 27Mobile, ALSaenger Theatre 
November 30Colorado Spring, COPikes Peak Center
December 1Denver, COParamount Theatre
December 2Salt Lake City, UTKingsbury Hall
December 4Seattle, WAThe Paramount
December 5Eugene, ORHult Center for the Performing Arts
December 6Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 8San Jose, CASan Jose Civic
December 12Santa Rosa, CALuther Burbank Memorial Foundation
December 14Anaheim, CACity National Grove of Anaheim
December 15El Cajon, CAThe Magnolia
December 17Los Angeles, CAOrpheum Theatre (2 shows)