FUSION Productions presents Tuuko II, an entertainment extravaganza, on Nov. 18 in Fredericton.
Tuuko II is a show that blends art, fashion, special effects, videos and performance.
Following the storyline of its first version—presented in 2016—Tuuko II takes spectators back to the fantasy world of Earth’s twin planet “Tuuko.”
The show’s story takes place before humans existed, when a dark emperor called Talen took control of a powerful and mysterious “nightblade” and used it to bring about destruction.
Perceiving the threat, a warrior of unknown origin embarked on a mission to restore peace. After battling the dark invaders, the warrior concealed weapon’s power in a magical cube and set it on the heart of Tuuko to keep the planet’s magic in balance.
After years of peace, Abrielle, Tuuko’s village chief, must face a new threat as the dark fighters awaken and return in search of the “nightblade.”
Artist and entrepreneur Matt LeBlanc created FUSION Productions with the goals of entertaining people and giving local artists from all performance genres an opportunity to showcase their talents.
Since the first show in 2011, the events have been sold out in LeBlanc’s hometown of Moncton. Past shows by FUSION Productions include Tuuko, Magica, Artificis and Fusion.
Shows like Tuuko II also act as fundraisers to support local charities through silent or live auctions. With the goal of creating stronger communities, Leblanc volunteers at schools, teaching art to kids, whose creations become part of the show.
According to the producers, these events have raised over $150,000 for various charities.
The show takes place on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Fredericton Convention Center. The show’s art exhibition will be open to the public and free of charge from 1 to 5 p.m., of which 25 per cent of all art sales will be donated to a local charity. The show’s cocktail reception starts at 7.30 p.m. and the show itself starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 and sold through FUSION Productions’ webpage.