Max & Ruby add second show to City stop

They hopped across the country with their imaginative Max & Ruby’s Bunny Party, playing for packed-houses of delighted fans last year.

Now, join the beloved bunny siblings, Max and Ruby, as they take to the stage for their most magical performance yet, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Due to a fast sell out, producers Koba Entertainment announce a second show in Red Deer.

The shows are set for Nov. 17 at the Memorial Centre (1 and 4 p.m.).

Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – Max and Ruby are ready to bring this holiday classic to a new generation of fans this fall.

It’s a glistening snowy winter evening and Max and Ruby have been anxiously waiting for the most spectacular event of the year: seeing The Nutcracker with Grandma. Imagine their disappointment when a snow storm keeps them at home.

A story of the Nutcracker will have to do. So vivid is Grandma’s storytelling that the characters in the ballet come to life right before their very eyes.

Max and Ruby marvel at the sight of many enchanting guests, including a Spanish bullfighter, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a runaway gingerbread man. Ruby is eager to participate in their exquisite dance, but it’s Max who steals the show. Whether it was the sweets, or their lively imaginations, Max and Ruby head off to bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

With the classic notes of Tchaikovsky guiding their journey, this is a production created for the whole family to enjoy in time for the holiday season.

Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite is the newest live show produced by Koba Entertainment. The company’s roster of celebrated theatrical productions also includes Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon and The Backyardigans: Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens.

This 90-minute event boasts captivating original choreography by Patti Caplette – who has professionally danced in over 100 ballet performances of the Nutcracker with Canada’s leading dance companies: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet –costumes by designer, Anne Armit, and sets by Gemini Award-winner, Brian Purchaluk.

Max & Ruby originated as an enchanting book series by Rosemary Wells and has sold over 3 million books worldwide. Making their television debut in 2002, Max & Ruby’s playful high jinx are enjoyed by children around the world including Canada, U.S., Finland, France and Sweden.

For ticket information, check out www.blackknightinn.ca or call 403-755-6626.

-Weber

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