Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power

Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power

Reading is power and SUPER WHY! was created to help kids ages 3-6 learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. Based on the PBS television series, SUPER WHY! represents a unique approach to preschool education, featuring a team of superhero characters with literacy-based powers, who jump into books to look for answers to everyday problems. The audience member is the superhero sidekick, who is encouraged and empowered to participate in the reading adventure by playing research-based literacy games.  

The standout, imagination-stimulating new show focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends – the ever curious and resourceful 6-year-old Whyatt Beanstalk (Jack’s younger brother), Red of “Little Red Riding Hood” fame, Littlest Pig from “The Three Little Pigs” and Princess Pea of the classic “The Princess and The Pea.” As soon as a problem arises, Whyatt calls his friends to the Book Club, where they transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are “super readers,” jumping into books (literally) to find answers to everyday preschool challenges. Super Why and his friends embark on exciting reading adventures, where they play entertaining and amusing interactive reading games to overcome obstacles and save the day. For the official website, click here. Read more under the About the Show tab.

July 28 Carol Morsani Hall
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    May 1

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    May 4

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Show Dates & Times

Sat., July 28, 5 p.m.


Regularly priced ticket start at $24.50. Free child’s lap ticket for children under 1.

A limited number of You've Got the Power! Party Package tickets with a meet and greet are available for $100.50. You've Got the Power! Party Package includes:

-- One (1) Premium Seat in the first ten (10) rows of the theater.
-- Meet and greet photo opportunity with Super Why and friends in their exclusive party room. Enjoy healthy snacks, fun activities and meet other Super WHY! fans.
-- One (1) Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power! tour poster.
-- One (1) Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power! VIP laminate. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

What to Expect

For ages 3-6

About the Show

When they’re not busy being superheroes, the four friends live in Storybrook Village, an enchanted town hidden deep behind the bookshelves of the library. The familiar meets the fantastic in Storybrook Village, a dynamic world made of found objects such as buttons, pipe cleaners, felt and game pieces that create a fascinating, yet recognizable and comforting, environment. When Super Why and his friends leap into a book, an amazing two dimensional pop-up world comes to life complete with a multitude of illustrative styles – from cut-out collages and water-color painted designs to pen and ink etchings.

SUPER WHY! is produced by Out of the Blue in conjunction with Canadian-based Decode Entertainment Inc. and C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures Inc. The series has a fresh, groundbreaking multimedia aesthetic – with a winning combination of two- and three-dimensional animation formats, adorable characters and immersive environments.

Click to listen to music clips of the "Super Why Theme" and "You've Got the Power."

Run-time: Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission