Barney’s Coming

15 Aug 2013
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Popular children’s character to make Oman debut with FOUR shows

He is purple and green, extremely cute, loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – and is coming to Oman soon.

Barney, one of the biggest and best-loved children’s characters, will be making his debut performance in the country with four shows in Muscat.

SABCO Art Events, a leading event management company in association with SABCO Media, Sunshine Events and HIT Entertainment, have announced that Barney Let’s Go! – Live on Stage! will perform exclusively at the Qurum Amphitheatre on October 25 and 26, with two fabulous shows a day.

Huggable Barney and his friends, BJ, Riff and Baby Bop, will be getting up to all sorts of fun during an hour of song, dance and laughs. In what promises to be one the most eagerly anticipated debut appearances, Barney will be stopping off in the Sultanate as part of his Middle East tour.

Fans, old and new, will be taken on an adventure packed with imagination.

The journey begins when Barney’s friends show their favourite playthings to the audience – and accidentally break them all.

“Thankfully, Barney knows just the place to go and takes everyone to visit a magical factory where the Imagination Machine – a wonderful device, which is powered by the children’s imagination – can repair the toys,” said a spokesperson.

“Along the way, you can join the journey with interactive fun and games.”

Details of show timings, ticket prices and selling outlets will be released soon. Tickets will also be sold via a dedicated ‘Barney Oman’ website, Facebook and Twitter page.

In the meantime, there’s no need to wait to catch a glimpse of Barney.

Barney & Friends are shown on the MBC Network and OSN, which broadcasts episodes across the Middle East to over 80 million viewers each day

The show airs in more than 220 territories across the globe.

Vikram Nagar, Associate Events Director of SABCO Art Events, said: “We are really excited to be the Omani event management company who are bringing this fun, educational and creatively driven international children’s show to its many fans in Oman, and we are looking forward to a truly great show.”

Barney was created by Sheryl Leach of Dallas, Texas, in 1987, who wanted to make a show to entertain her son, Patrick, then two. Do you know that:

  • Barney’s theme song is ‘Barney Is a Dinosaur’ sung to the tune of Yankee Doodle.
  • Barney’s favourite description for things is ‘super dee-duper’.
  • As well as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with a glass of milk, he also loves marching bands and parades.
  • He is a 200 million years old, six-foot tall, very friendly Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • Originally, he was going to be a blanket and then a teddy bear that came to life, but was changed to a T-Rex because little Patrick was fascinated by a dinosaur exhibit at the local museum.

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