Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Max and Ruby: Bunny Party at The Byham


Today's date: February 10, 2012

Veronica Corpuz
(412) 471-6082

Diana Roth
(412) 471-8717

Electronic artwork is available upon request.

Max & Ruby: Bunny Party

Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, 2012, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Max & Ruby: Bunny Party on Friday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. This performance is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. Produced by Koba Entertainment, this live children’s musical is an adaptation from the book by internationally-acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells. The popular children’s book also was made into a television series that has been seen around the globe.

Featuring colorful stage sets and costumes, and original songs, Max & Ruby: Bunny Party was conceived and directed by Patti Caplette, artistic director for Koba, along with a dynamic creative team of artists including Juno Award-winner Norman Foote (music and lyrics), Beth Kates (scenic design), Shaun Kettner and Peter Harrison (puppets), Annie Armit and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet wardrobe (costume design), and Kristen Sawatsky and Laura Kolisnyk (associate choreographers).

Tickets are $21.25 - $29.25 and may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square
(655 Penn Avenue), online at www.trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.

In the live stage production of Max & Ruby: Bunny Party, a surprise party is being planned for someone special, and bunny siblings Max and Ruby have a-million-and-one things to do before the big event. Join in the fun as they embark on a musical bus ride to the East Bunnyhop General Store, where they decide on what to buy for the Super Duper Special Birthday Guest. Back at home, Louise arrives with her beauty kit and everyone gets a makeover – even Max! When everything is all set for the party, Ruby discovers some uninvited guests including an engaging Robot, a giant Spider, and an adorable Slug. Celebrate the universal nature of sibling relationships with Max & Ruby: Bunny Party!

Since 2004, Koba Entertainment, co-founded by Gilles Paquin, executive producer of Paquin Entertainment, and Patti Caplette, artistic director of Koba, has produced creative musical theatre based on literary and television characters for children and families: Toopy and Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon, The Backyardigans, Sea Deep in Adventure, and more. Koba’s productions have toured throughout America and around the world. In 2011, with the addition of a contemporary theatrical division, the scope of Koba has expanded from comedy to musical to grand theatrical presentations.

Patti 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 an award winning creator; directing, writing and choreographing in the entertainment fields of dance, musical theatre, film cabaret and special events.

Since 1985, Gilles Paquin, founder of Paquin Entertainment Group, has managed a diversified entertainment enterprise with four distinct divisions: Artist Management, Agency, Special Events and Film & Television. Gilles has worked with many notable entertainers, such as Alabama, David Bowie, Jim Carey, Christopher Plummer, Bill Cosby, and B.B. King.

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