KOBA ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 45-CITY NATIONAL TOUR
STARRING “MIKE THE KNIGHT™” BASED ON HIT CG-ANIMATED SERIES
Interactive Family Production Brings Enchantment and Excitement of Medieval Times to Life on Stage
Koba Entertainment today announced its newest theatrical production Mike the Knight™ in the Great Scavenger Hunt will bring a thrilling mix of adventure, comedy, music, song, puppets, dance – plus a little bit of magic – to 45 Canadian cities beginning January 24. Based on the popular CG-animated series from HIT Entertainment and Nelvana, Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt takes audiences on an interactive and eye-opening adventure for the whole family complete with an enchanting world of medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons. Tickets will go on sale on November 7 and will be available through local box offices or at www.MikeTheKnightOnTour.com.
Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt unfolds during the Glendragon Scavenger Hunt, where the young knight is determined to discover the most knightly way to tackle his chivalrous quest. Joined by his closest friends Sparkie and Squirt (a pair of quirky dragons), his valiant friend Trollee and his wizard-in-training sister Evie, the stakes are high as the cheerful yet bountiful Mike the Knight leads audiences on his bravest mission yet.
“I am excited to forage with Mike the Knight on this medieval scavenger hunt,” says award-winning choreographer and director, Patti Caplette. “And while chivalry and wizardry reign in Mike’s world of castles and kings, I want to convey that kids are kids, and Mike and his friends may have to be reminded to ‘Be a knight and do it right!’”
The live show is based on the animated series broadcast in more than 120 territories. In each episode of the animated series, preschoolers follow Mike the Knight on a mission to protect his kingdom and become a fully-fledged knight. Mike discovers the power of responsibility and doing tasks and activities the right way. Along the way, he reminds viewers of his motto: “Be a knight, do it right!” The live show encourages independence, self-confidence and problem solving while inspiring kids to engage imaginations with dress-up and pretend play.
Koba Entertainment’s Mike the Knight in The Great Scavenger Hunt is among the producer’s long list of original stage shows, including Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, Dora the Explorer: Search for the City Of Lost Toys and Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt’s creative creative team features Caplette, writer Jennifer Beasley, composer Olaf Pyttlik, and scenic coordinator Jason Robbins.
For all box office and ticket information, visit: www.MikeTheKnightOnTour.com.
About Mike the Knight®
Mike is a knight-in-training with a big future ahead of him. The son of the King and Queen of Glendragon, Mike is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a brave and noble knight. With the triumphant rallying cry “Be a knight, do it right” the young hero is joined in his adventures by a host of characters including his trusty steed Galahad, two friendly dragons Squirt and Sparkie, and his sister Evie, a trainee wizard. Through comedy and adventure, the Mike the Knight series transports kids to a world of castles, dragons, and trolls. Kids accompany Mike on knightly missions, where they learn problem-solving, self-confidence, and how to do the right thing. Mike the Knight gallops onto Treehouse in Canada. For more information, please visit www.miketheknight.com and follow Mike on Facebook (facebook.com/miketheknightofficial).
About Koba Entertainment
A prominent producer of original family musicals, Koba Entertainment has been captivating audiences throughout 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: Dora the Explorer, Max & Ruby, The Backyardigans, the Doodlebops, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou and Franklin. For more information, visit: www.koba-entertainment.com.
About HIT Entertainment
HIT Entertainment is one of the world’s leading preschool entertainment companies, specializing in building powerful brands based on engaging stories. HIT Entertainment’s world-class portfolio includes Thomas & Friends®, Mike the Knight™, Fireman Sam®, Bob the Builder, Barney®, Angelina Ballerina®, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®.
HIT Entertainment excels at creating and building globally successful brands which capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers and their families. This is achieved through exceptional storytelling in multiple formats, enhanced by creating high quality character-based products and experiences with best-in-class partners. HIT Entertainment’s lines of business span television and home entertainment production, content distribution, digital media, and live events and attractions. HIT Entertainment, a division of Fisher-Price, and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information visit www.hitentertainment.com
I am excited to announce a giveaway for a family of tickets to one of the Mike the Knight Great Scavenger Hunt shows. The winner can pick any show starting from the February 15th show in Vancouver, BC onward in the tour schedule except the shows in Charlottetown, Halifax, Sydney and St. John’s. Please note that the prize does not include transportation or any costs associated to attending the show. Winner will be required to provide valid, photo identification in order to pick up tickets at the Will Call window. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.