As scripted musical comedies go, the animated Disney show “Phineas and Ferb” probably doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. Since 2008, the TV series has taken young viewers into a tongue-in-cheek world of adventure and fantasy, as its two main characters embark on any number of adventures that manage – ever so slyly – to teach important lessons. In this way, much in the mold of animated programs like “Animaniacs” and “Freakazoid,” the show’s creators have managed to mint a new generation of TV viewers with a taste for musical theater.
Or so the producers of “Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever!” are hoping. The stage version of the program is performed at 1 p.m. Saturday in Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.). The production will feature many favorite characters, from the oddly proportioned title characters to the evil scientist Dr. Heinz Doofenschmirtz and the spy known alternately as Agent P and Perry the Platypus.
Tickets are $29 to $68. Call 847-1410 or visit www.sheas.org.
– Colin Dabkowski