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2011
May 8, 2011

Lately, my 5 year old has been really into musicals. She also happens to love watching Max & Ruby when she can (doesn’t happen often, but she adores that bunny duo!). Thus, when the Max & Ruby Live! – Bunny Party show came to town, I had to test it out.

Produced by Koba Entertainment, we checked out the website http://maxandrubyontour.com/ and we both decided to see what the Bunny Party was all about.

Max and Ruby: Ruby’s getting ready for the party!

Children musical show review: What happened?

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Whenever we go to any musical, I like to be prepared. I usually call the theatre first to find out about intermissions, whether or not we could eat snacks during the show, and all those other important questions you have to ask whenever you bring young children with you.

We arrived on time, found our seats easily, munched on popcorn and waited for Max and Ruby to appear. While we were eating, there was a projection of the “Max and Ruby” logo on the stage curtains, a reminder of events to come.

Soon enough, we heard the familiar Max and Ruby soundtrack and saw 4 happy performers tap dancing their way in the intro number. Curtain rises and there’s Ruby! I can see why all the kiddies screamed in excitement – it was like the cartoon coming to life! Next thing you know, Max is rolling himself along in his ‘rock crusher dump truck’ right behind Ruby. The children scream “Max Max!” but Ruby doesn’t see him!

The storyline behind the Max and Ruby musical is easy to follow for young children: Ruby is planning a very special bunny party for a very special guest! The show starts off with Ruby counting the invitations to see who’s coming to the party and she can’t seem to find Max. Of course, we all see him zooming around the stage while Ruby sings “Max, where are you??” No party is complete without presents so Max and Ruby have to go shopping and to go shopping, well, of course, they have to take a bus! (My daughter loved the ‘we’re riding on a big blue bus, won’t you come with us us us..’ song).  They arrive safely at the East Bunny Hop General Store and they meet the robot greeter!   Max and Ruby eventually find gifts and head home…but oh oh! They’ve used all their money so they have to walk home (cue the song ‘we’re walking home…we’re walking home…can’t hardly wait, til we get home’ with lots of audience participation).

The rest of the musical is filled with fun songs, a life size slug, space cadet, and spider, and of course, a surprise guest at the end!


My Kid’s Review on the Max and Ruby Musical:

 

Oh oh, look what happened to Max! Vampire teeth!

“In the Max and Ruby show, in the beginning, some tap dancers sing ‘Max and Ruby, Ruby and Max’ and I like it when Ruby was sitting on a chair checking the invite list and she didn’t even notice the audience was there. Then she turned around and saw the audience and then she sang, ‘Max, where are you? Max, where are you? Oh..Max! Max oh Max, I’m not in the mood, if you can hear me and not answer, now that’s being rude! I haven’t got time to play, I’ve got a lot of things to do today. Max, where are you? Max, where are you? Oh..Max..’ And then, in the middle of ‘Max, where are you?’ Max comes out a bunch of times and shakes his butt and stuff. My favourite part of the show is when Ms. Heavybottom comes out of the show because her butt is really big.”


Verdict:

Would I pay to watch the Max and Ruby musical again? I’ll be honest, I’ve been to a few musicals now and I can’t say this was my favourite one.  But, at the same time, my daughter absolutely loved the musical. I’ve never seen her dance and sing along with a musical as much as she did for this one. Maybe it was because the pace was predictable and easy to follow. I mean really, how difficult is a Max and Ruby plot? And, Max is pretty cute with his vampire teeth.

Max and Ruby, look at Max’s toys!

Thus, for the love of my kid, I’d go again. Word of advice: if they’re selling the CD at the musical, make sure you pick one up. It really did help to extend the experience for her.  I also like the songs. They’re catchy and appropriate for young children. Now, my kid sings and dances to all the songs at home and does quite an impressive robot dance!

 

17 comments on “Max and Ruby Live! – Bunny Party”

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    1. admin says:

      Thank you for subscribing to my rss feed! I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how it works so I’m glad the rss feed is working for you! Let me know if you end up going to the Max and Ruby show. It’s a fun musical and great for young children to watch. My daughter absolutely loved the Max and Ruby Live! – Bunny Party show even though it wasn’t as much fun for me. But, I’d do it all over again! Hope to see you again soon! From the family at http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

  2. jocuri says:

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

    1. admin says:

      Hello there and thanks for the positive feedback on my children’s musical review on the Max and Ruby Live! – Bunny Party musical. Seriously, my daughter loved this musical production. We still listen to the CD that we bought at the Max and Ruby Live! – Bunny Party musical so if you plan to go, make sure you pick up a CD too. I didn’t use too many photos because it’s hard to take clear shots under such dim light conditions. I also want to respect the production company’s hard work in making this production come to life. Pictures are never enough. Hope you go to watch the Max and Ruby Live! – Bunny Party musical at a live theatre near you (let me know if you go!). Feel free to visit our site again. From the family at http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

  3. Lenita says:

    Gratss below.

    1. admin says:

      Hello! Thanks for visiting the site and I’m glad you enjoyed my review about the Max and Ruby musical. For a children’s musical, it wasn’t too long. It was about an hour and a half but you should have seen how much fun the kids had at the show! Let us know if you get a chance to watch it. From the family at http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

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    1. admin says:

      Hello there and thank you for your comment. I’m glad you liked my review on the children’s musical “Max and Ruby Live – Bunny Party”. We can’t wait for another children’s musical to come to town, they are just so few and far in between! If you get a chance, I really hope you go to watch the Max and Ruby musical because for young children, it really was a good pace and was very enjoyable for all the kids! Hope you’ll visit us again soon! From the family at: http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

  6. Ada says:

    Great points altogether, personally I’m gonna have to bookmark this and come back to it. I’m curious if you have any follow ups to this post?

    1. admin says:

      Hello there and I’m glad you enjoyed my musical review on the Max and Ruby Live! musical. It was so much fun for my child and if they come back again, I shall most likely go back to watch it. No follow up posts for it at this point. If I go again, I’ll update the post with a new review so stay tuned for more blog reviews! Hope you visit our site again soon! From the family at: http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

  7. Hile says:

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    1. admin says:

      Hello there and thank you for your comment. The Max and Ruby show turned out to be a really fun musical event for the entire family. It’s just about an hour long and was the perfect time for young children with a simple and positive storyline. A ton of fun songs, interactive, and just a happy place to be! Please visit our site again for the latest reviews and updates. From the family at: http://www.ThingsThatWeDo.com

  8. Andre says:

    Excellent information once again. Thanks a lot:)

    1. admin says:

      Hello Andre, many thanks for your comment. I’m glad you liked my post on the Max and Ruby children’s musical. Truly, this is such a wonderful production, we would easily watch it again! I still have those catchy songs in my head, “Max where are you? Max, where are you? Oh Max…” My kid knows them all by heart too! If you get a chance, be sure to watch it! Hope you’ll visit our site again soon! From the family at: http://www.thingsthatwedo.com

  9. angina says:

    I wish you Merry Christmas and a happy new year, and further development of the blog.

    1. admin says:

      Hello Angina and thank you so much for the holiday well wishes! I’m glad you liked my musical review on the Max and Ruby children’s musical. My daughter had a ton of fun at the musical and it’s such a great production for young children! Enjoy the day and all the best. We hope you’ll visit our site again soon. From the family at: http://www.thingsthatwedo.com

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