Backyardigans coming to Red Deer

Tickets are on sale for the Backyardigans who are making a Red Deer appearance on Feb. 15 at the Memorial Centre.

Showtime is 1 p.m.

Come along as The Backyardigans explore a magical aquatic world in Koba Entertainment’s splashy new production ‘The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure’.

Who explores a coral reef, plays in an octopus’s garden, and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans! Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.

Fans are encouraged to join the gang at Red Deer Memorial Centre on Feb. 15th.

Tickets are available through the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre, online at www.blackknightinn.ca or by phone at 1-800-661-8793.

Audience members will be able to dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an all-too-tidy octopus and a pair of playful dolphins. With a splashy range of song-and-dance styles to wade along to – including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more – our heroes save the day.

With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

The theatrical production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the U.S.

As to the staged show, it’s produced by Koba Entertainment. ‘The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure’ is among the company’s roster of theatrical productions, including Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys and Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon.

Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences throughout the world with characters from literature, television, and pop culture. Koba productions have enchanted people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and four continents.

The company’s artistic director Patti Caplette uses her creative direction and Broadway-style choreography to create a truly unique production. Also among the live theatrical’s all-star creative team are The Backyardigans’ television series composer Evan Lurie who contributes an energetic array of songs and projection designer Beth Kates who will create a magical and exciting world using 3D video design.

-Weber

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