Richard Scarry's Busytown: April 25th

A children's classic comes to Kelowna next Thursday.

Richard Scarry's Busytown TV show is one I recall watching as I was a kid in Britain a few moons ago. It seems I wasn't the only one who had a connection to Richard Scarry's Busytown.

During the past 30 years Busytown has sold over 100 million books. The Canadian connection grew in recent years after the CBC commissioned Cookie Jar productions to create a new animated series in 1997.

Show description:

Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Busytown Busy follows the adventures of Huckle Cat, Sally Cat, Lowly Worm, Sergeant Murphy and many of their unforgettable friends. Busytown will be hosting a talent contest and everyone is buzzing with excitement. Together, the friends and the audience will discover their unique talents with lots of laughter – and only a few hiccups – along the way!

With catchy sing-along songs and lots of audience interaction, Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Busytown Busy will bring out the showman in us all!

The incredible world of Richard Scarry’s Busytown has captured the hearts of millions, its delightful stories having been enjoyed by children in more than 80 countries around the world.

Now, Koba Entertainment, celebrated producers of family theatre, brings beloved characters from this popular literary classic – and #1 show on Kids’ CBC – to the stage for the very first time. Richard Scarry’s Busytown: Busytown Busy is a charming and interactive musical adventure for the whole family!

Even if you're not attending the show I found that the website offered a lot of interactive options that I am sure some of your kids will enjoy. www.busytownmysteries.com

Tickets can be bought here.

In our digital world where every character now has a TV show, iPhone app, and interactive website, it was interesting to read that Richard Scarry's workplace was very removed from many of the distractions found on most desks. He had a chalet in Switzerland. His office comprised of a single desk, lamp, and chair. He wrote or illustrated every day from 8-4 and only allowed interruptions during lunch break. The concept of such a focused work environment seems a world away.

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Scarry)

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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