Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite
A perennial classic perfect for kids
Max & Ruby is based on the loveable characters created by children’s author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Ruby, the serious older sister who’s always trying to do the right thing, is often thwarted by Max, her younger and very curious brother. Children love the adventures the siblings go on and laugh at how Max foils Ruby’s perfectly laid plans.
Mixing popular children’s entertainment with a classical ballet lets young kids enjoy a show about a centuries-old story in a way that’s made for them. Koba Entertainment has gracefully melded both Max and Ruby, as well as the classic Nutcracker tale to highlight the important points of the 19th-century tale and explain to kids some ballet basics. Have a look at this clip from the show:
A strong creative team is behind the show, too:
• Choreographer Patti Caplette has professionally danced in over 100 ballet performances of The Nutcrackerwith two of Canada’s leading dance companies: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
• Costume designer Anne Armit has been the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s wardrobe director since 1989.
• Set designer and Gemini Award-winner Brian Perchaluk has designed for the likes of Atlantic Ballet Theatre, The Canadian Stage Company, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, and two seasons at each the Stratford and Shaw festivals.
With a 3:00 p.m. start time, your kids won’t fall asleep on your shoulder in this production, nor will you have to worry about taking them home, overtired and resisting bed. This show has it all: a fun adventure, a classic tale, and the ideal way to celebrate the New Year with young kids. Get your tickets now.