ZANY MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA TOOPY AND BINOO™ FUN AND GAMES RETURNS TO STAGE FOR 50-CITY CANADIAN TOUR
PRESALE BEGINS MAY 9; TICKETS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC GO ON SALE MAY 13
Toronto, ON – May 5, 2016 – On the heels of two highly successful national tours, BFFs Toopy and Binoo have announced a return to the live stage for an all-new 50-city national tour, Sunwing.ca presents Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games, their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet. The dynamic duo Toopy and Binoo plus the energetic boot stomping Dusteroos and limbo-loving sheep begin their new quest to find the best game ever starting September 10 in the Manitoba Prairies.
Presale begins May 9 and tickets to the general public go on sale May 13 and are available through www.ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com.
“Audiences are wild for this flamboyant production where imaginations remain untamed. Toopy and Binoo are the epitome of uninhibited fun,” says Patti Caplette, an award-winning choreographer who is also writer and director of multiple Koba Entertainment productions including Toopy and Binoo. “The cast and I are getting our funny bones in training for the ingenious silliness of Toopy and Binoo. No wonder audiences love them, its non-stop fun and games!”
“This is an interactive musical extravaganza that will have families across Canada dancing and singing in the aisles,” says Frank Meschkuleit, the voice of Toopy on television and in theatre and whose long list of credits include Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird.
Toopy and Binoo is based on the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin and debuted on television in 2005, quickly climbing into the hearts of children in hundreds of countries. The show is broadcast on Treehouse TV (Canada), Tiji (France), Rai Sat (Italy) and Sun TV (India). On stage, Toopy and Binoo perfectly blend optimism, imagination and spontaneity in their quest to find the best game ever.
Koba Entertainment’s Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games is among Koba Entertainment’s 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 Caplette, the all-star creative team includes Meschkuleit, musical director and JUNO Award winner Norman Foote, Beth Kates (projection and scenic design) and Anne Armit, costume designer.
Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games Tour Dates:
September 10 Brandon, MB Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
September 12 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
September 14 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
September 17 Surrey , BC Bell Performing Arts Centre
September 18 North Vancouver, BC Centennial Theatre
September 21 Kamloops, BC Sagebrush Theatre
September 22 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
September 24 Lethbridge, AB Yates Memorial Theatre
September 25 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
September 26 Red Deer, AB Red Deer Memorial Centre
October 1 Lloydminster, AB Vic Juba Community Theatre
October 2 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
October 6 North Battleford, SK Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts
October 8 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
October 9 Prince Albert, SK EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts
October 11 Yorkton, SK Anne Portnuff Theatre
October 14 Portage La Prairie, MB William Glesby Centre
October 15 Winkler, MB P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall
October 16 Winnipeg, MB Pantages Playhouse
October 18 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
October 22 Ottawa, ON Centrepointe Theatre
October 27 Gander, NL Arts & Culture Centre
October 29 St. John’s, NL Holy Heart Theatre
November 1 Cornerbrook, NL Arts & Culture Centre
November 5 Pictou, NS Pictou County Wellness Centre
November 6 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
November 7 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
November 8 Charlottetown, PE Confederation Centre of the Arts
November 9 Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre
November 10 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse
November 12 Cornwall, ON Aultsville Theatre
November 13 Belleville, ON The Empire Theatre
November 15 Huntsville, ON Algonquin Theatre
November 17 Mississauga, ON Living Arts Centre
November 19 Toronto, ON Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 20 Kitchener, ON Centre In The Square
November 22 St. Catharines, ON FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
November 23 Barrie, ON Georgian Theatre
November 26 London, ON Centennial Hall
November 27 Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place
November 28 Chatham, ON St. Clair College Capitol Theatre
November 29 Sarnia, ON Imperial Theatre
December 1 Peterborough, ON Showplace Performance Centre
December 3 Kingston, ON The Grand Theatre
December 4 Oshawa, ON Regent Theatre
December 6 Brockville, ON Brockville Arts Centre
December 8 North Bay, ON Capitol Centre
December 10 Sault Ste Marie, ON Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre
For all box office and ticket information, visit: www.ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com.
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, and The Backyardigans.
For more information, visit: www.koba-entertainment.com.
Tickets can be purchased at www.toopyandbinooontour.com using the presale code BINOO16 from May 10-12 only! Tickets will go on sale to the public on May 13th.