Join beloved bunny siblings Max and Ruby as they take to the stage for their most magical performance yet. Koba Entertainment presents its acclaimed production, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever - Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker – Max and Ruby are delighted to bring this holiday classic to a new generation this fall.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Ruby is busy trimming the tree, while Max is chasing the delicious scent of Grandma’s gingerbread cookies. There is a knock at the front door and they find a huge parcel from their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. Ruby unwraps the package and soon realizes that each toy is from the story of the Nutcracker Ballet, including a Nutcracker doll.
As grandma reads the story of the Nutcracker, Max and Ruby’s imaginations whisk them away to a magical place where the Sugar Plum Fairy reigns. The two become characters in the beloved ballet, dancing, singing and trying delicious treats. Whether it was the sweets, or their lively imaginations, the bunny siblings soon head off to bed with visions of candy canes dancing in their heads.
Max and Ruby’s adventure, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, is full of delectable dance and holiday magic perfect for the whole family.
Set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, as well as delightful original songs, this 90-minute theatrical boasts imaginative direction and choreography by Patti Caplette, who has professionally danced The Nutcracker with Canada’s leading dance companies Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Anne Armit designed the beautiful costumes and Gemini Award-winner Brian Purchaluk designed the sets which evoke the ice-coated world of the Snow Queen and the enchanting palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Max and Ruby began as an enchanting book series by Rosemary Wells and has sold over three million copies worldwide. Making their television debut in 2002, Max and Ruby’s playful high-jinks are watched by children around the world including Canada, the U.S., Finland, France, and Sweden.
About Koba Entertainment
A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences around the world with celebrated characters from literature, television, and pop culture. Koba Entertainment productions have enchanted people of all ages in more than 165 North American cities, 12 countries, and 4 continents. Production credits for young audiences include: Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys, Toopy and Bino: Fun and Games, Bubble Guppies: Ready to Rock, and The Backyardigans’ Sea Deep in Adventure.