Strawberry Shortcake adventure heads to City

Get ready for a ‘berry, berry good time’ with the most spirited red-haired girl – Strawberry Shortcake.

The iconic sweetheart makes her theatrical debut at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on May 31.

Audiences will enjoy Koba Entertainment’s all-new musical production, ‘Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat!’

“Strawberry Shortcake has been a part of children’s lives for decades,” says Koba’s Artistic Director Patti Caplette. “This show is the first time families will be able to see the world’s most famous little girl live on stage.”

Follow along as Strawberry Shortcake and her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding and Cherry Jam prove that little girls can do berry big things.

But Strawberry Shortcake and the girls won’t be the only ones stepping into the limelight – this exciting musical adventure will introduce the happy-go-lucky Huckleberry Pie live on stage for the very first time, said Caplette.

Adventure will abound as audiences enter the whimsical land of Berry Bitty City where the whole town is buzzing with anticipation for the Glitzy Glaze Talent Show.

Audiences will be able to sing and dance with Strawberry Shortcake and friends as they each prepare for their moment in the spotlight, but not without some misguided mishaps along the way.

Follow Your Berry Own Beat! is among the company’s roster of theatrical productions including The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens, Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon, and Franklin the Turtle!

The Strawberry Shortcake show features new songs co-written by Lorelei Bachman and her father Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive); plus original and fan favourite songs from the hit television program.

Scenic design and productions are created by F & D Scene Changes Ltd., whose resume includes past Broadway shows such as Wicked, Mary Poppins and Les Miserables.

The theatrical production is based on the hit CGI-animated preschool television program Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures.

Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences throughout the world with celebrated characters from literature, television and pop culture since 2004. The company has entertained people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries and 4 continents.

Caplette has graced the world stages with two of Canada’s foremost ballet companies: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, performing in Fernand Nault’s renowned rock-opera ballet Tommy; Peter Wright’s Giselle; Agnes De Milne’s Fall River Legend and Van Danzig’s Romeo & Juliet.

She is also an award winning creator – directing, writing and choreographing in the entertainment fields of dance, musical theatre, film cabaret and special events.

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

-Weber

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