Last year we saw The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens and we enjoyed it so much that we just went and saw it again when it came to town.
Our family really loves The Backyardigans. The creativity that goes into their shows on TV and Live are incredible. It truly reminds me of being a kid and in the backyard, make believing and playing with my friends. Every time I watch The Backyardigans it is like a personal journey back into my childhood and it brings great memories and smiles to my face.
Both times we have seen The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens, my little one has been in a trance watching every move of each of the characters. Her favorite character is Pablo, although she loves them all. This time she brought her plush Pablo and was holding it up to and dancing with it.
The wonderful thing about the show is that the kids are entertained by an amazing story line that has all the familiar songs built in. So the crowd was up and singing and dancing along with the characters on the stage. At one point the kids all ran towards the front of the stage and were dancing. It was quite the awesome sight to see.
Last year when we saw the show it was at the Abbotsford Sports Center. This year the show was at the Abbotsford Arts Center. I was more impressed with the Abbotsford Sports Center Venue. The Sports Center Venue is newer, cleaner, bigger and you are able to get snacks at intermission. The Abbotsford Arts Center is older, smaller, and the only way to get snacks it to line up at a vending machine that was emptied out before everyone could get something. That is a difficult thing when you have little ones wanting a snack.
Both Venues the seating was awesome and allowed for great view of the stage. The seats were comfortable and I like the access to the booster seats for the smaller kids at the Abbotsford Arts Center.
During the show this year, there was a small technical difficulty with the background images displayed on the screens. There are two large screens that images are projected onto to help make the scenery complete. At one point in the show the screen displayed an error message and then went black. It was black for about three minutes before they had it up and working again. Honestly though, I think it was just the adults that would have noticed the technical difficulty. My little ones and the ones around us did not even blink or make a comment at the black screen.
There was memorabilia available for sale and to me it seemed in line with the prices that are typically found at live shows. It is possible to find the products for less at stores, but as I said, the prices were definitely in line with what is charged at live shows. I was a little disappointed that they only had size 2 available in all the shirts. There were a lot of plush character stuffies and DVDs of their TV shows.
To make sure you know about The Backyardigans’ tour dates, you can bookmark their Official Website. I would also recommend that you bookmark Koba Entertainment who is the company that brings us all the live shows for The Backyardigans, Caillou, Franklin, Doodlebops, Max & Ruby, Toopy & Binoo and Richard Scarry’s Busytown.
I also recommend that if you wish to be the first to know about the Koba Entertainment Live shows coming to a City near you and to even receive pre-sale show codes, that you sign up for the Koba Entertainment Newsletter. If you are on Facebook you can also Follow Koba Entertainment on Facebook. Koba Entertainment runs contests on their Facebook page and one of the best was the PlayDate of a Lifetime that is now over, but where one lucky fan received a playdate with their favorite character from The Backyardigans or Toopy and Binoo. What an amazing playdate that would have been.
Our American friends are very lucky because the Max & Ruby Bunny Party is touring in the USA and tickets are on sale now for that show as well. I really wish this show was coming to Canada as my little one is CRAZY about Max & Ruby also. Hopefully they hop up North to Canada.
For other Max & Ruby fans, the Bunny Tales DVD is now available.
If you have a little fan of Toopy & Binoo and live in Quebec, then the tickets for their February 7 March 2012 Quebec Tour are now on sale for Toopy & Binoo And The Marshmallow Moon. We have seen the Toopy & Binoo and the Marshmallow Moon show and if it was coming to a Venue near us, we would be going to see it again.
For those Toopy & Binoo fans that have been waiting and wanting a Patchy Patch plush doll, he is now available.
I hope that you enjoy the shows as much as we do.