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Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! (referred to in advertising as Disney's Phineas and Ferb LIVE!) was a live stage show produced by Feld Entertainment under license from Disney which toured North America from August 2011 to May 2012. After a summer vacation of their own, the tour resumed on August 24, 2012, ending in Chattanooga, Rennessee on February 18, 2013.

The show premiered at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida on August 21, 2011. The 90-minute show featured live actors in costumes for the characters. Some are full body suits, including Phineas, Ferb, Buford, Heinz Doofenshmirtz, and Perry the Platypus. Others, including Candace, Jeremy, Isabella and Baljeet, are wearing costumes that resemble the character's clothing and masks with the character's haircuts and large goggles for eyes. A few backup dancers and a henchman for Dr. Doofenshmirtz also appear. The show features one original song written for the production, while the rest are re-worked versions of the songs from the television show made to fit the characters singing them. Dr. Doofenshmirtz also sings a medley of Broadway hits, including One from A Chorus Line and The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha.

Production Information

  • From the official press release: [1]
Hit Disney Channel Series "Phineas and Ferb" Reaches New Heights, Inspires Stage Show, Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
Danville Tri-State Area Gang Comes to Life to Bring Ultimate Live Stage Show to More Than 80 U.S. Cities
VIENNA, Va., May 11, 2011 -- Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! Disney Channel's animated gem, the critically acclaimed "Phineas and Ferb," TV's #1 animated series among Tweens 9-14 for three years running, has reached a new pinnacle by inspiring an exciting live touring stage show which will play more than 80 hometowns across the country beginning in August.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!, brings Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Isabella, Baljeet, Buford and friends to the stage as they make the most of the last day of summer by building an invention bigger, better and more amazing than ever. Before anyone can wonder "Hey! Where's Perry?," the pet platypus dons his Agent P fedora, and hilarious hijinks unfold as he battles Dr. Doofenshmirtz to save the Danville Tri-state area and audiences everywhere from the evil scientist's most havoc-wreaking scheme to date.
"Disney Channel has created an extraordinarily popular TV series that offers humor for multiple generations and I am thrilled that Feld Entertainment is bringing Disney's 'Phineas and Ferb' to the stage for the very first time," said Producer Alana Feld. "The dynamic characters, witty humor and inspired music from the television series set the perfect foundation for Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! to create an unparalleled Phineas and Ferb experience for audiences."
"We are filled with a great sense of pride over this upcoming live tour and are especially thrilled with the achievements of the Feld creative team which has produced a smart, interesting and funny stage show, that extends the characters, stories and comedy that are at the heart of what we do every day," said "Phineas and Ferb" co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh.
Audiences will be whisked on a high-energy ride that is part action adventure and part rock concert, while they move it and shake it to a soundtrack of hit songs from the animated series, including "Gitchee Gitchee Goo," "S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants)," "Backyard Beach (song)," "Everything's Better with Perry" "Busted," "Today is Gonna Be a Great Day," and "Summer Belongs to You." Familiar songs serve as a main ingredient in the plot, advancing the story from scene to scene, while taking on a whole new feel when fused with fresh, original choreography and inventive special effects.

2011-12 Schedule

  • August 21, 2011- The Lakeland Center, Lakeland, FL
  • August 26, 2011- WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, WV
  • August 28, 2011- Municipal Auditorium, Wheeling, WV
  • September 2, 2011- Warner Theatre, Erie, PA
  • September 3, 2011- SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, OH
  • September 4, 2011- Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, East Lansing, MI
  • September 10, 2011- William D. Mullins Memorial Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • September 16, 2011- Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
  • September 17, 2011- The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
  • September 18, 2011- William Saroyan Theatre at Fresno Convention Center, Fresno, CA
  • September 23, 2011- Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • September 24–25, 2011- Terrace Theater, Long Beach, CA
  • September 30-October 2, 2011- Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 7, 2011- Redding Convention Center, Redding, CA
  • October 8, 2011- Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA
  • October 9, 2011- Lawlor Events Center, Reno, NV
  • October 14–15, 2011- US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • October 21, 2011- i wireless Center, Moline, IL
  • October 22, 2011- Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  • October 23, 2011- Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
  • October 28, 2011- Expo Center at the Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
  • October 29, 2011- Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
  • October 30, 2011- Wolstein Center, Cleveland (OH) State University
  • November 4, 2011- Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH
  • November 5, 2011- Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • November 6, 2011- Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • November 12, 2011- Cambria County War Memorial Arena, Johnstown, PA
  • November 13, 2011- Crouse-Hinds at Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY
  • November 18, 2011- The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester, MA
  • November 20, 2011- Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ
  • November 25, 2011- State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
  • November 26, 2011- Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • November 27, 2011- Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
  • December 2, 2011- Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
  • December 3, 2011- Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
  • December 4, 2011- Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • December 9–10, 2011- Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD
  • December 11, 2011- Constant Convocation Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • November 19, 2011- XL Center, Hartford, CT
  • December 16, 2011- Lakefront Arena, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • December 18, 2011- Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • December 20–21, 2011- Theatre for the Performing Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
  • December 23, 2011- Frank Erwin Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • December 28, 2011- Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX
  • December 29, 2011- State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, TX
  • December 30, 2011- Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • December 31, 2011- Selena Auditorium at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, TX
  • January 6, 2012- Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
  • January 7–8, 2012- San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA
  • January 13, 2012- Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, CA
  • January 14–15, 2012- Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
  • January 20, 2012- Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
  • January 21, 2012- ShoWare Center, Kent, WA
  • January 22, 2012- Comcast Arena at Everett, Everett, WA
  • January 27–29, 2012- Pacific Coliseum, PNE Complex, Vancouver, BC
  • February 3–4, 2012- Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver, CO
  • February 5, 2012- Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • February 9–10, 2012- Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (MO) University
  • February 11, 2012- Independence Events Center, Independence, MO
  • February 17–18, 2012- Knoxville Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN
  • February 19, 2012- University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (TN) McKenzie Arena
  • February 24, 2012- Colonial Life Arena, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • February 25, 2012- Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke, VA
  • February 26, 2012- Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • March 2, 2012- BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
  • March 3, 2012- Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
  • March 4, 2012- Germain Arena, Fort Myers, FL
  • March 8–9, 2012- Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, FL
  • March 10, 2012- Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
  • March 11, 2012- University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, FL
  • March 16, 2012- Von Braun Center Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL
  • March 17, 2012- BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
  • March 18, 2012- Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS
  • March 23, 2012- North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
  • March 24, 2012- Florence Civic Center, Florence, SC
  • March 25, 2012- BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
  • March 30, 2012- War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro (NC) Coliseum Complex
  • March 31, 2012- Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
  • April 1, 2012- Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • April 5–10, 2012- The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  • April 12–15, 2012- Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY
  • April 17–18, 2012- St. George Theatre, Staten Island, NY
  • April 19–20, 2012- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  • April 21–22, 2012- IZOD Center, East Rutherford, NJ
  • May 1–13, 2012- Arena Ciudad de México, Mexico City, DF, Mexico (Performances, titled Disney's Phineas y Ferb: El mejor show ¡EN VIVO!, featured a soundtrack with the Latin American voice cast en español.)

2012-13 Schedule

Some of the cities on the 2011-12 tour will be revisited in 2012-13, with the schedule having the following additions for this leg.

  • August 31, 2012 - Canton (OH) Memorial Civic Center
  • September 7, 2012 - Lila Cockerell Theatre, San Antonio, TX
  • September 9, 2012 - Foster Communications Coliseum, San Angelo, TX
  • September 14–16, 2012 - Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX
  • September 21, 2012 - Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
  • October 18, 2012 - Pershing Center, Lincoln, NE
  • November 3, 2012 - The Theatre at Dow Event Center, Saginaw, MI
  • November 9, 2012 - Broome County Veterans' Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
  • November 10, 2012 - Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  • December 6, 2012 - Credit Union Centre, Regina, SK, CAN
  • December 7–8, 2012 - Brandt Centre, Saskatoon, SK, CAN
  • December 9, 2012 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB, CAN
  • December 10, 2012 - Ralph Engelstad Arena, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • December 15, 2012 - General Motors Centre, Oshawa, ON, CAN
  • December 16–17, 2012 - Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, ON, CAN
  • December 20–26, 2012 - Theatre St-Denis Number 1, Montreal, PQ, Canada (Three shows - 12/21 at 6 PM, 12/23 at 6 PM and Christmas Day at 2:30 PM - were performed with the English soundtrack, the remainder of the shows were done with a soundtrack by the French-Canadian voice cast, under the title of Phineas et Ferb: Le meillurs jamis VIVE!)
  • December 28, 2012 - Windsor Family Credit Union Centre, Windsor, ON, CAN
  • December 29, 2012 - Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, CAN
  • January 4, 2013 - Raffi Armenian Theatre, Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON, CAN
  • January 5, 2013 - K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON, CAN
  • January 6, 2013 - John Labatt Centre, London, ON, CAN
  • January 11–13, 2013 - Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON, CAN
  • January 19, 2013 - San Jose (CA) Civic Auditorium
  • January 20, 2012 - Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
  • January 24, 2013 - The Rose Garden's Thearte of the Clouds, Portland, OR (new site)
  • January 26, 2013 - ShoWare Arena, Kent, WA
  • January 27, 2013 - Comcast Arena at Everett (WA)
  • January 31, 2013 - Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, CO
  • February 1-2, 2013 - Bellco Theatre, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
  • February 3, 2013 - Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • February 8, 2013 - Independence (MO) Events Center
  • February 9-10, 2013 - Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis (MO) University
  • February 15-16, 2013 - Knoxville (TN) Civic Auditorium
  • February 17, 2013 - University of Tennessee Chatanooga- (TN) McKenzie Arena

Merchandise

Available merchandise that appears to be exclusive to the tour includes:

  • Tour program with games, photos, and more (included a free compass in 2012-13)
  • On-site photos with Phineas and Ferb standees against a backdrop of their backyard
  • Mug for snow cones with Agent P's head and fedora for the cover
  • Mug for snow cones with Phineas, Ferb and Agent P on the sides
  • Agent P disguise kit
  • Cotton candy that comes with either a Phineas hat (a cone with red foam hair mimicking Phineas' traditional look) or an Agent P duckbill and glasses. Selection may vary at each location.
  • Sunglasses with flashing lights.
  • Rotating Illuminator
  • Ray gun with sound effects
  • Light stick
  • Sign featuring Isabella and the phrase "365 Days of Summer!"
  • 4½" "twirl pop" lollipop with an Agent P sticker on the plastic covering
  • Plushies (Small and Medium) Of Phineas, Ferb and Perry the Platypus (Smaller one with Hat, larger without)
  • T-shirts
    • "Beware the Stare" Agent P shirt
    • Phineas and Ferb "Let's Rock" shirt
    • Isabella standing in front of a spiral design
    • Candace standing in front of a pattern with various circles in it
  • Other merchandise related to the Disney LIVE! tours, such as coloring books and a trumpet

Plot

Act I

The show begins with the curtain opening, and an animated Phineas and Ferb are shown on a big screen, sitting in their backyard. Phineas is sad that it is the last day of summer, and says that they need a new invention to make it the best day ever. The two both notice the audience in front of them, and run into the screen. Ferb notices a slide that brings them to the stage. Both slide down, and a live action Phineas and Ferb in costume appear. They both decide to put on the best live show, and sing the exclusive song, We're Gonna Put On A Show!. The rest of the cast (Isabella, three Fireside Girls - Milly, Gretchen and Katie, Buford, Baljeet, Candace and Jeremy) join them on stage. Candace tries to bust Phineas and Ferb, but ignores the urge due to Jeremy being there. Phineas then asks "Where's Perry?". Meanwhile, Agent P appears, beats up some generic bad guys while the gang sings a medley of, Everything's Better with Perry and Perry the Platypus. Then Perry gets his mission from an animated Major Monogram to stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his Audience-Controllinator. It's revealed that Doofenshmirtz has always wanted to perform in a Broadway musical, but cannot due to his lack of talent. With his Audience-Controllinator, though, he will be able to force to people to admire him. He then lunches into a medley of Broadway show tunes. The canes used by Doof and his backup dancers eventually become the bars for a trap for Agent P.

Phineas, Ferb, and the rest of the crew then start brainstorming about what to do for their show. Ferb suggests a beach, which everyone agrees to, because a beach will help them think of something to do their show about. This leads into the song Backyard Beach. Then, they end up having so many ideas, that Phineas and Ferb decide to make an idea mash up machine, which will combine their ideas. When the machine breaks down, and because everyone is sitting down for a long time so they decide to give the audience a break for intermission.

Act II

After intermission, some small kids are brought on stage from the audience to test the audience-controllinator. Dr. Doofenchmirtz commands them to dance, and they do to the song Gitchee Gitchee Goo. However, the audience-controllinator isn't working on the whole audience, and Doofenshmirtz says that it needs a few adjustments.Then, Phineas and Ferb being mashing up ideas. First, Isabella's marshmallow roasting idea and Buford's monster truck idea are combined to make a monster truck with marshmallows for tires, but not before Phineas & Ferb appear in marshmallow-tired go-carts. The song Truck Drivin' Girl is repurposed as Truck Drivin' Boy. They then add in Baljeet's Bollywood idea to launch into another musical number. Phineas' miniature golf idea and Jeremy's desire for disco are combined, and the song Disco Miniature Golfing King (originally Disco Minature Golfing Queen in the television series) plays. Giant beach balls that look like golf balls are launched into the audience. Candace then wants her idea presented by herself, which is to try on pants. She finally finds the perfect pair, bringing on the songs Fabulous. Now satisfied, she allows her idea to be combined with the Fireside Girls' idea about cute furry animals, resulting in the song S.I.M.P. (Squirrels In My Pants). Before Phineas and Ferb can then combine everybody's ideas, the machine breaks, and they need a new handle for it.

Back with Doofenshmirtz and Perry, the evil doctor has made final adjustments. However, Perry escapes from his trap, and the final battle between him and Dr. Doofenshmirtz ensues (parodying The Matrix and Star Wars at some points). Perry eventually manages to win the fight and defeat Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb come across the audience-controllinator, and discover that a part of it is just the right size to fix their machine. Upon discovering the audience controllinator's true purpose, by zapping Candace into becoming a chicken, they decide to control the sun so that it never goes down and summer can truly last forever. The cast launch into Today is Gonna Be a Great Day, with Summer Belongs to You!, as the curtain call.

Songs

Act I

Act II

Pre-show, intermission, and post-show

Gallery

Running Gags

The "Too Young" Line

Ferb's Line

Ferb: Have you ever noticed that audience before?
Phineas: No.
Phineas: You know, Ferb, Perry is really something especial.
Ferb: He's the finest semi-aquatic egg laying mammal on the Earth.
Ferb: Beach party.

Phineas: Great idea, Ferb! A beach party will help us think of an idea for our show!
Ferb: Actually, I was thinking the beach party would be the --
Jeremy: Hey, yeah, a day at the beach always clears my mind.
Ferb: No, what I meant was --
Baljeet: Oh, I would be able to come up with an excellent idea if we have a beach party.

Ferb: Oh, never mind! Give me the mic.
Phineas: Wow, that's convenient. What are the chances in finding this?
Ferb: Probably 1%.
Phineas: I believe that is exactly what I said. Watch this!
Ferb: Fire at will.
Phineas: This was the best show ever!
Ferb: Agreed.

(sings in "We're Gonna Put On A Show!", "Everything's Better with Perry" and "Backyard Beach")

What'cha Doin'?

Isabella, Gretchen and Katie enter to the screen, seeing Phineas and Ferb outside it
Isabella: Hi Ferb, hi Phineas, what'cha doin'?
Phineas and Isabella: (In Summer Belongs to You (song): ♪♪ Tell me whatcha wanna do today ♪♪


Perry's entrance to his lair

In the screen the lair appears and live Perry watches Major Monogram from outside.

Evil Jingle

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!

Background Information

  • This is the first live show of the series.
  • First time Candace thinks of busting, but gives it up for something else.
  • Based on the events, this show takes place after the series.
  • Baljeet's last name is revealed to be Rai.

Continunity

Cast

Actors

Role 2011-12 season 2012-13 season
Phineas Flynn Adrian Baez
Ferb Fletcher Nicholas Bouthilette
Candace Flynn Bailey Callahan;
Sophia Anthony (Mexico City)
Demi Ahlert
Baljeet Rai Valen Casilla
Buford Justin Kouns;
Michael Hernandez
Justin Murdock
Isabella Garcia-Shapiro Emily Derrick Rebecca Hutt
Milly Nicole Dalton Emily Derrick
Gretchen Erica Turpin Chandler Dawes
Katie Julianne Jouglard Natalie Freeman
Jeremy Johnson Jake Voelz Morris Beyada
Diva #1 Diana Reed McKenzie Callahan
Diva #2 Gabrielle Goewert;
Dianna Castronuevo (Mexico City)
Nicole Dalton
Dr. Doofenshmirtz Bartley Mullin Brady Swanson
Agent P Tiffany Westfall
Dani Lovello (Mexico City)
Westfall (Aug.-Oct. 2012)
Hilary Kadoya (Oct. 2012 onward)
Goon Angel Anthony Hernandez Anthony Gonzalez

Voices

Production Team

  • Alana Feld - Producer
  • Kenneth Feld - Producer
  • Fred Tallaksen - Director/Choreographer
  • Bradley Zweig - Writer
  • Rick Papineau - Scenic Designer
  • Cynthia Nordstrom - Costume Designer
  • Sam Doty - Lighting Designer
  • Mike Avila - Music Director
  • Paige Johnson - Gymnastic Coach/Acrobatic Choreographer
  • Brett Van Fleet - Company Manager
  • Michelle "MJ" Johnson - Stage Manager
  • James Shea - Performance Director

References


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