It’s a glistening snowy winter evening and Max and Ruby have been anxiously waiting for the most spectacular event of the year: seeing The Nutcracker ballet with Grandma. Imagine their disappointment when a snow storm keeps them at home! A story of the Nutcracker will have to do! So vivid is Grandma’s storytelling that the characters in the ballet come to life right before their very eyes! Max and Ruby marvel at the sight of many enchanting guests, including a Spanish bullfighter, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a runaway gingerbread man. Ruby is eager to participate in their exquisite dance, but it’s Max who steals the show! Whether it was the sweets, or their lively imaginations, Max and Ruby head off to bed with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads!
I don’t know about you, but I know my 4-year-old boy is going to love this Christmas extravaganza. The Max and Ruby television show on Treehouse TV has been a favourite in our home for the past couple of years so I can’t wait to see these characters come to life and enchant our children. Local performances of Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite include:
- November 9, at 3:30 and 6:30 at the Bell Performing Arts Center in Surrey, BC
- November 10, at 1 pm and 4 pm at The Center for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC
For show information and to purchase tickets, visit www.maxandrubyontour.com. The tour is starting in Metro Vancouver and heading to select locations in Canada and the US so be sure to check the tour schedule for shows in your area.
Now for my fabulous giveaway; win a family pack of 4 tickets to the 3:30 pm show of Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite on Friday, November 9 at the Bell Performing Arts Center in Surrey, BC. To enter the contest, leave a comment below saying who you would like to take to the show. I will be drawing a winner on Monday, October 22. Stay tuned! And the winner is … Helen! Congratulations!<