‘Odd Squad’ brings kids’ mystery show to GPAC


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PEMBROKE — Audiences can help solve an interactive mystery when “Odd Squad Live” comes to the Givens Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.

The performance brings to life the Emmy-award winning kids television show, “Odd Squad,” which aims to teach children ages 5 to 8 math, problem-solving and collaboration skills.

“Odd Squad” premiered on PBS KIDS in November 2014 and airs weekdays on PBS stations. The show features the Odd Squad, an agency that investigates unusual occurrences, with math used in each case.

“Odd Squad Live! is filled with the coolest new gadgets, funniest and quirkiest villains like ‘Father Time’ and ‘Lady Terrible,’ and catchy hit songs from the Odd Squad-favorite band, Soundcheck,” an announcement from GPAC says.

Audience members not only get to participate in the plot of the show, they get to come on stage.

“When agents Orion and Oleanna get turned into grownups by villains, it’s up to the kids in the audience to use their math skills and help the agents decode, decipher and unravel clues. With a little help from Ms. O back at headquarters, the agents and the audience work together to save the day,” according to GPAC.

The Odd Squad series won four Daytime Emmy Awards in 2016, including “Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series” and “Outstanding Direction in a Children’s Series.” The program was also awarded a Daytime Emmy in 2015 for “Best Direction in a Children’s Series.”

From the creators of “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Adventure Time,” and “The Electric Company,” “Odd Squad” was viewed by more than 33 million people in its first year on TV.

The show begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Givens Performing Arts Center is on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Tickets are $7 for students, $8 for teachers and $10 for adults. Purchase by phone at 910-521-6361 or at the GPAC box office. For more about the show, visit oddsquadlive.com.

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