‘Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries’ at The Warner Theatre by Grace Kim

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Ahhh Scooby-Doo, such a classic cartoon that always has a way of making me feel nostalgic for those carefree childhood days when Saturday mornings were devoted to hours of cartoons watching. Is there a better-loved classic than Scooby-Doo?  Of course there are lots but right now we’re talking all things Scooby-Doo. Brought to life on stage by Life Like Touring productions and presented by Warner Brothers, my son had the fortunate luck of being my date for Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries tour stop at The Warner Theatre in DC.

 Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang performs as Missing Link in order to catch a ghost in  Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries. Photo by  Kelly Phillips.
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang performs as Missing Link in order to catch a ghost in ‘Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.’ Photo by Kelly Phillips.

In this live musical production, Scooby-Doo and The Mystery Live Inc. crew set out on an adventure that features the Warner Theatre! I thought it was clever how the production incorporated the Warner Theatre locale and characters that work at the Warner Theatre into the script. It was a great way to make the audiences feel as if this musical production was just for them, no matter which city and theater the tour is in.

Starting right off with Scooby-Doo walking down the aisle to the stage while the rest of the familiar cast sang the theme song – “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?”, the kids were hooked. Throughout the entire show, there was lots of great action, song and dance that had the kids excited–out of their seats jumping up and down and clapping wildly. Along with the songs (there were some new songs written for the show – including one we really liked called “We’re Mystery Inc.”), the props were a thrill to see. The set design and props were well-executed, giving the entire show that ‘Scooby-Doo’ show feeling. And the classic Mystery Machine mobile was awesome. It was a lot of fun to see Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby-Doo riding across the stage the Mystery Machine. It’s one of those things that would be upsetting if the production left that out. In fact, the scenes that featured the cast in the mobile were among my son’s favorite.

Scooby-Doo Live! is a fun show! So grab your kids and your favorite Scooby snack and go have a great time!

Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred in 'Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.' Photo by Kelly Phillips.
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred in ‘Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.’ Photo by Kelly Phillips.

Though the production was only in D.C. for one day, the Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries is on tour throughout other U.S. cities until June. There may be a stop at a city near you, full tour and ticket information can be found here.

Running Time: 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries played for one day on February 16, 2013 at The Warner Theatre – 513 13th Street, NW, in Washington D.C. For more shows at The Warner Theatre and to buy tickets, call (202) 783-4000, or purchase them online

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries website.


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