Arts and Entertainment

Get the wiggles out and do the OJ Twist with Blippi on March 30

A nervous energy fills auditoriums prior to Blippi stage shows. Children wiggle in their seats awaiting their friend clad in his blue shirt with orange suspenders and bowtie.

Then, the curtain rises — the highlight of the show for its creative producer

“The best part of my job is standing backstage and looking out over the audience when Blippi comes on stage and just the rock star moment of sheer joy,” said Josh Blackburn. “You get everything — kids who are stunned and silent staring at the stage; kids going wild seeing their best friend Blippi that they know from their iPad; that moment when they come out is just awesome.”

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour heads to the Columbia County Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. March 30.

Joining Blippi on stage is his friend, Meekah, in her tour debut. Also making its tour debut is the Blippi Mobile.

Blippi and his friends will take to the Columbia County Performing Art Center stage on March 30.

“They are going on a road trip around the world, stopping in every city they can to sing and dance with their friends,” said Blackburn.

And they will do a lot of singing and dancing in Evans. The show features 20 fan favorite Blippi songs such as The Garbage Truck Song and The Monster Truck Song.

When the music begins, it’s hard keeping preschoolers in their seats.

“It’s a kiddie dance party. There’s dancing in the aisles,” he said.

It’s not just the children who get involved with the OJ Twist and doing the motions along with The Garbage Truck Song. Blackburn said parents and other family members attending also get into the spirit.

“We encourage the whole audience to get up and put all their energy into having a good time as a family,” he said.

Tickets are $25-$65. There’s also a photo experience package available that allows children to have their pictures taken with Blippi, Meekah and the Blippi Mobile. All children who have reached their second birthday must have a ticket.

For more information, visit the Columbia County Performing Arts Center website.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the Augusta Good News newsletter here.