This Week at The Playhouse (Nov. 24-30)

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Toopy & Binoo Live!

Toopy-and-Binoo-254x300The zaniness continues as best friends, Toopy and Binoo, return to the live stage in a brand new theatrical production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games. Filled with whimsical exuberance, families across Canada will dance and sing-along with Koba Entertainment’s newest musical extravaganza!

The dynamic duo perfectly blends optimism, imagination, and spontaneity in their quest to find the best game ever! The story unfolds as a toy chest full of mismatched game and puzzle ignites a curious imagination: watch as Toopy and Binoo dance with X’s and O’s; wiggle with smiling snakes; try to outwit a gang of dancing ladders.

Along with tea-partying cats, energetic Dusteroo’s and fun-loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo embark on their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet!

Entertaining and unpredictable, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology to create an off-the-wall experience that will delight the entire family!

About Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games

Koba Entertainment’s newest theatrical production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, is among the producers long list of original stage shows, including Dora the Explorer: Search for the City Of Lost Toys and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Led by award-winning choreographer Patti Caplette as writer and director, the all-star creative team includes musical director, and JUNO Award winner, Norman Foote; projection and scenic designer, Beth Kates; and costume designer, Anne Armit.

Toopy and Binoo is based on the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin. The characters made their television debut in 2005 and quickly climbed into the hearts of children in hundreds of countries including Treehouse TV (Canada), Tiji (France), Rai Sat (Italy) and Sun TV (India).

Toopy & Binoo Live! | The Fredericton Playhouse | November 26, 2014 | Two shows: 3:30pm & 6:30pm | Buy Tickets

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra – The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Jeanne Lamon, Director

Tafelmusik-300x225Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra Tafelmusik is internationally renowned for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. The group excels in performing music from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics.

This imaginative concert, commemorating Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope, explores the fusion of arts, science and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. The dynamic musicians at the heart of Tafelmusik perform the music by memory to a backdrop of high-definition images from the Hubble telescope and Canadian astronomers.The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres features poetic narration, choreography, and music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra | The Fredericton Playhouse | November 27, 2014 | 7:30pm | Buy Tickets

The Nutcracker

Nutcracker2012-300x200Presented by Dance Fredericton and featuring guest soloists from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company, Alanna McAdie and Yosuke Mino.  The Nutcracker is a full-length ballet which showcases original choreography created for Dance Fredericton, elaborate costuming and the classical score by Tchaikovsky.

This fairy tale ballet opens with the festive Victorian party scene on Christmas Eve in the Stahlbaum home and later follows Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on their journey to the Land of the Sweets. In the Magical Kingdom they are feted with delightful dances from around the world, including the stunningly beautiful pas de deux of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. This timeless classic will delight audiences of all ages.

The Nutcracker | The Fredericton Playhouse | November 29, 2014 | 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
The Nutcracker | The Fredericton Playhouse | November 30, 2014 | 2:00pm | Buy Tickets

 

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