Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Discussion With The Moblees Live Director And Choreographer David Connolly



The Moblees Live At St Jacobs Country Playhouse


Drayton Entertainment is bringing the children’s television series The Moblees to Kitchener Waterloo Ontario for a live show at St Jacobs Country Playhouse.  The Moblees Live! On A Wishin’ Mission will be taking the stage for 8 performances this April.

We had the opportunity to interview David Connolly the director and choreographer of the show.  Here are his thoughts.

  1. When it comes to The Moblees how does choreographing a production like this differ from a stage musical like Pirates Of Penzance? The foundation is the same - “what movement is required to have these characters best tell the story?”  In the case of the Moblees, the entire plot of the show is based on movement so there’s a lot more choreography to create than in a traditional musical.
  2. How much time and practice was involved in creating this Moblees Live show? The Moblees Live show is an extension of the television series which I co-direct and choreograph so really, the live show has been in development for years.
  3. How do you think the young attendees will react to seeing their favourite television characters live on stage? Preschoolers are always thrilled to see their favourite TV characters in person.  It’s like meeting your hero at Disneyland.  Watching the kids watch the show is always my favourite part.
  4. The message from The Moblees is to encourage children to be active.  Will the audience be encouraged to move like The Moblees during the performance? Absolutely!  Everybody get ready to Purple Party Twist!!!
  5. What sort of motivational messaging will the parents and family members take away from this show? On their “Wishin’ Mission” to help the Wishing Star get back up into the sky, the Moblees learn it’s better to give wishes than to get them.
  6. When you were a child, which television series did you enjoy most and did it inspire you to start your journey of where you are today? I had my very own tickle trunk because of Mr. Dress Up and considered Casey a very close friend.  I also loved The Friendly Giant and Romper Room.  All those shows nurtured my imagination and love of music so yes, they absolutely inspired my journey.
  7. Which of The Moblees is most like you? Great question that I’ve never been asked!  I would say I most relate to Carlin’s high-energy and spontaneity

Get Creative With The Moblees Colouring Contest


Not only do The Moblees want you to get creative with your Moblee Move, they want to see how creative you are with a colouring page! Download the colouring contest sheet at and drop it off before April 10, 2017 to the address provides for a chance at winning 4 tickets to see THE MOBLEES LIVE! WISHIN’ ON A MISSION

 
To learn more about The Moblees see the info below.

Featuring stars from the hit CBC Kids series, this brand new show invites kids to gallop, giggle, twist and twirl as they go on a fun-filled adventure. It’s a special day in Terra Mova, and you’re all invited! Bailey Butterfly, Dasha Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake have planned a catter-cool surprise dance party for Carlin Caterpillar’s birthday but, oh noodles! The Wishing Star has gone missing! Carlin can't blow out his candle until we use our amazing Moblee moves to rescue the star and send it back to the sky.

Kids ages 2 to 8 will love this fun and interactive live stage show based on the hit CBC Kids television series. Move mighty Moblees, and get your tickets today!


SHOWS
Thurs, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Fri, April 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, April 22 at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sun, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

TICKETS
All tickets: $27 plus HST.

AUDIENCE
Ideal for kids aged 2 to 8 and their families.

RUNNING TIME
55 minutes without intermission.

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