Sydney to the Max is a heartwarming story of a 12 year-old-girl, Sydney living with her father, Max and her paternal grandmother, Judy. It highlights the special father-daughter bond as both navigate the unavoidable challenges of growing up. The television series first debuted on Disney Channel on 25 January 2019. The credits for the opening theme of “Stay the Same” go to Ruth Righi and Dan Conklin. Mark Reisman Productions and It’s a Laugh Productions serve as the main production companies of the show.
Sydney to the Max allows viewers to visit two timeframes, set decades apart, one recounting Max’s childhood spent with his best friend Leo and the other focusing on the misadventures of Sydney and her BFF Olive. As the series progresses, we see that the two preteens in their respective timeframes may have more in common than it may seem.
Ian Reed Kesler, one of the stars of the show, had this to say about the show: “Hopefully kids, when they see it, will every once in a while, go, Wow, I didn’t even think about the fact that my parents probably went through the same thing that I’m going through now. It might have been a different period, might have been a little different circumstance. But, in reality, they were all kids, too, and I think that’s something that this show says and that’s a huge benefit.”
Sydney to the Max Cast: Who is in it?
Sydney Reynolds, the titular character of the show, is played by Ruth Righi. She is an outgoing school girl who loves socializing.
Olive Rozalski is played by Ava Kolker and is Sydney’s best friend. She has four brothers. The younger version of the other titular character, “Max” Reynolds is played by Jackson Dollinger. He is shown to be living with his divorced mom Judy.
Adult Max Reynolds is played by Ian Reed Kesler. He is a single father. In the series, we see him visiting his past through flashbacks that are triggered by the activities he witnesses.