New show for Toopy and Binoo in Surrey this fall

New show for Toopy and Binoo in Surrey this fall

SURREY — Toopy and Binoo return to Surrey this fall in "Fun and Games," a new production from Koba Entertainment.

The musical will come to Bell Performing Arts Centre on Oct. 11 as part of a 52-date tour of Canada.

The show "integrates music, theatre, dance, puppetry and innovative multimedia technology to create an off-the-wall experience that will delight the entire family," according to the company.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 6 via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone, 1-855-985-5000.

"Fun and Games" is another show written and directed by Patti Caplette, who was raised in Surrey.

Toopy and Binoo use optimism, imagination and spontaneity in their quest to find the best game ever. The story unfolds when a toy chest full of mismatched games and puzzles ignites the pair’s imagination. Watch as the cat and mouse dance with Xs and Os, wiggle with smiling snakes and try to outsmart a gang of dancing ladders. Along with tea-partying cats, energetic Dusteroos and a flock of fun-loving sheep, Toopy and Binoo "embark on their wackiest and most interactive adventure yet."

The creative team includes musical director Norman Foote, projection and scenic designer Beth Kates and costume design by Maydwell Mascotts, Anne Armit and Kevin McGuire.

The lead characters are from the best-selling children’s books by Dominique Jolin. Toopy and Binoo made their television debut in 2005 and quickly climbed into the hearts of children in hundreds of countries, including Treehouse TV (Canada), Tiji (France), Rai Sat (Italy) and Sun TV (India).

The fall tour starts Sept. 20 in Brandon and ends Dec. 21 in Kingston. For details, visit ToopyAndBinooOnTour.com.

Over the past several years, Koba Entertainment has produced hit shows involving popular characters including Dora the Explorer, Max & Ruby, The Backyardigans, the Doodlebops, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou and Franklin.