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‘Odd Squad Live!’ needs children to help solve a mystery Oct. 25 at Eisenhower

Attention “Odd Squad” fans! Things are about to get very odd in State College, and Ms. O needs you to help solve the case. “Odd Squad Live!” will spring into action on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Purchase tickets, which are $19 for an adult, $15 for a University Park student and $19 for a person 18 and younger. A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

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“Odd Squad Live!” is an interactive, laugh-out-loud adventure in which audience members get to participate in solving a seriously strange case. When villains turn agents Orion and Oleanna into grown-ups, 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.

The side-splitting humor and oddly irresistible fun that earned the “Odd Squad” writing team a 2016 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series will burst onto the stage in this action-packed, educational and hilarious live show. “Odd Squad Live!” is filled with amazing gadgets, the quirkiest villains and catchy hit songs from the band Soundcheck.

“Odd Squad” the television series is a live-action show designed to help kids 5 to 8 build math, problem-solving and collaboration skills. The show focuses on intrepid young agents who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to investigate unusual occurrences. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases as they work together to set things right. “Odd Squad” premiered in 2014 and airs weekdays on PBS stations.

“Odd Squad” is created by Tim McKeon (“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Adventure Time,” “The Electric Company”) and Adam Peltzman (“The Electric Company,” “The Backyardigans,” “Wallykazam!”), and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company. The show is funded, in part, by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Find more information about the live production.

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by WPSU, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the performance. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment provides support.

WPSU is the media sponsor.