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Check out Sand Song at Barangaroo – a mesmerising Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop!

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Families will love SAND SONG. A fun and uplifting contemporary Aboriginal dance and theatre performance and workshop, performed at the Cutaway during the October school holidays. Kids will learn to do the Emu dance and create their very own dream holder to take home with them!

3 – 8 October

the Cutaway at Barangaroo

Tickets from $20 and you can purchase here.

Barangaroo is easily accessed via public transport with a public car park beneath the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve. Stargazer Lawn at the top of Barangaroo Reserve is the perfect place for a picnic pre or post the performance. BYO Picnic!

 

There are many options located in Barangaroo's food precinct - only a short walk from The Cutaway. Please note we don't allow food or drink inside the venue.

Ordering a Pop Up Picnic is a great option for families wanting to picnic in the Reserve before or after the performance.

 

 

 

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Come visit Australian Baby Card At The Essential Baby & Toddler Show This Weekend!

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This Friday, 22-24 September, we're excited to be attending the  Essential Baby & Toddler Show at Darling Harbour. Come visit us and say hello we will be at stand G30 and will be giving away FREE gift bags with every ABC card purchased along with two year memberships for the price of one. We would love to see you there!

Be sure to register for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.

With over 250 brands to shop from, advice from the experts including Dr Howard Chilton, Tresillian and the Australian Breastfeeding Association, live entertainment for your little ones from Hi-5 and Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls and so much more, it's going to be a great day out for the whole family.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Thousands of complimentary gift bags on entry

  • Over 250 local and international brands to shop from (inclusive of Blackmores, Joie, Chicco, Philips AVENT, Redsbaby, Baby Zen, Gro and more)

  • Blackmores Wellbeing Zone with Blackmores Gummies giveaway (while stocks last) and complimentary naturopathic consults

  • Bio-Oil Seminar Series featuring parenting expert Dr Howard Chilton

  • Fisher-Price Play Lab where your little one can "test trial" all the hottest toys on offer from newborn to toddler

  • Expert guidance from professionals at The Advice Hub

  • Entertainment and Meet & Greets with Hi-5 and Poppy & Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls

  • Pram Trial Track

  • Limited First Aid Courses by CPR Kids

  • Dedicated Play Areas

  • BIO-OIL SEMINAR SERIES

The Bio-Oil Seminar Series is back with another great line-up of experts to help you on your journey. Leading Sydney paediatrician, Dr Howard Chilton will answer all of your questions about babies, whilst CPR Kids will demonstrate how to manage a choking emergency at home. 

Also heading to the stage will be the Australian Breastfeeding Association consultants, Safe Sleep experts from Red Nose and Tresillian talking about Responsive Settling.


 EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SHOW-ONLY SPECIALS
Our amazing Exhibitors are offering some great brands, products, and deals that will be available to our Sydney Show visitors.

Some of the Show Specials to look out for include:

  • 17% OFF Stokke Tripp Trapp products

  • 20% OFF all products at 2XU

  • 30% OFF Organix Fruit Pots

  • 20% OFF Earlyview 3D/4D Ultrasound

  • 20% OFF Ripe maternity & nursing

Save $20 by registering for your free ticket before 5pm AEST, 21 September 2017.

 

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Why do people love Hot Mikado!

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Ty Arnott

 

1)    I love Hot Mikado as a musical because it is a fun and wacky musical, not just to watch but also perform in. 

2)    Music has always been a big part of my life… (I’m sure you’ve heard people say that before). I never really knew what musical theatre was until my first show and have never stopped performing since. I would love to make this a career as theatre is a big passion for me. 

3)    I play grade 1o violin, dance, play soccer at representative level and, of course, perform in amazing shows like Hot Mikado!! 

Kristian Babian

1/ I love Hot Mikado because of the great music. There are so many different music styles rolled into one and I'm so excited to be able to tap!!!

2/I feel I was born to perform it’s the way I express myself and my dream is to one day perform on Broadway and I believe with enough training and dedication I will get there.

3/I'm a finalist in Sydney Eisteddfod singer of the Year junior

Mariah Gonzalez

  1. I love Hot Mikado as it is an exciting and vibrant musical to be part of where I can sing, dance and act. 

I love working and building friendships with the cast and seeing everyone characters come to life. So excited!!!!

  1. I currently attend Brent Street Academy where I am able to do my studies through correspondence and at the same time I am able to work on developing and involve as dancer, singer and performer. The best of both worlds!!!
  1. When I was 8 years old I was the voice of Didi from "Didi and B" which currently still airs on Nick Jnr and ABC. I also played Princess Kanika in the King and I my first ever musical which was performed at the Opera House

Abby van Balkom

  1. Why do you love Hot Mikado as a musical?

I love Hot Mikado because it is such a hilarious, upbeat musical that everyone will love! It’s so fun because we get to explore a range of styles of singing and dancing, and we get to play lots of different characters. The cast is all so lovely. 

  1. Why did you decide to do musicals? (please include what you do outside of musical theatre, or mention if you are pursuing a professional career)
    I’ve been dancing and singing from a young age, and as I got a bit older I became really interested in acting, and musical theatre was the perfect way to combine them all! I love the whole process – from the very first rehearsal, to being in the theatre, to performing on stage. Performing is my passion, and I really hope to pursue it professionally. 
  1. Any fun facts I should know about you that the press will love? 

I’m part of the vocal group who are currently the National AUSACA Acapella Champions. As a result of this, I recently had the opportunity to perform and do an interview for Disney Channel Australia, which was so much fun!

 

The Independent Theatre, North Sydney

Now in its 66th year, there’s no luckier time for Chatswood Musical Society to transport audiences to Japan than for fast paced jazz comedy Hot Mikado from 22 September to 1 October at The Independent Theatre, North Sydney.

Cultures glide and collide in Rob Bowman (music) and David H. Bell’s (lyrics) hilarious and "hot" updating of Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado.

Featuring popular musical tunes such as “Three Little Maids” in fully-fledged Andrews Sisters style and big band song and dance numbers, Hot Mikado promises to be a night of fun for the whole family.

The musical sees characters navigate life-or-death stakes while still finding time to tap their toes and scat a tune. Japanese culture meets 1940s America in a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, and jazz, the blues and gospel are spoken fluently.

“Packed full of funny plot twists and quirky characters, Hot Mikado will be a fun night of message-free theatre; just pure enjoyment for enjoyment’s sake. The musical is such a clever updating of the original 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan production, audiences will love the high energy routines, slap stick comedy, and lots of visual gags,” said director Declan Moore.

“Many previous productions have staged Hot Mikado on a large company scale, but I've always felt the show would work best with a small ensemble of talented players. We’ve made an intimate production and - without giving too much away - been quite contemporary with our gender casting!”

www.chatswoodmusicalsociety.org/hot-mikado

SHOW DETAILS

Friday 22nd September - 8pm Saturday 23rd September - 2pm & 8pm Wednesday 27th September - 8pm Friday 29th September - 8pm
Saturday 30th September - 2pm & 8pm Sunday 1st October - 2pm

The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney.

 

 

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Look what is in on at the Sydney Opera house these school holidays!

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Looking to get the kids out of the house these school holidays for some fun, then look no further then the Sydney Opera House. 

The Sydney Opera House has the following shows on:

Little Big Shots

An international film festival for kids, featuring the best international and local shorts, animations,

documentaries and amazingly, child produced films.

Dates: 8 September – 10 September

Venue: The Studio

Ages: Various

Tickets:  From $19 + booking fee.

Bookings: 02 9250 7777  

 

Frank Woodley, Noodlenut  

Introduce your little noodles to the master of comedy in Frank Woodley’s first ever show for kids!

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Playhouse

Ages: 6+

Tickets:  From $25 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium

Dive into the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries in this interactive experience.

Dates: 23 September – 8 October

Venue: The Studio

Ages: 5+

Tickets:  From $29 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Adventure Tour

From secret stage-markings to flabbergasting facts, our expert guides take you through the inner workings of the Sydney Opera House.

Dates: 25 September – 8 October

Venue: The Sydney Opera House

Ages: 6-12

Tickets:  From $20 + booking fee

Bookings: 02 9250 7777

 

 

 

 

 

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Thai-riffic!

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Embarrassing families ... who DOESN'T remember the feeling!

These July school holidays, the award-winning Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents the much-anticipated stage adaptation of Oliver Phommavanh’s novel, Thai-riffic!

This hilarious and heartfelt play about growing up will be a winner with tweens/teens and is at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre from 4 – 8 July.

 

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World's most loved musical Grease!

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THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRODUCTION OF GREASE PARTIES ONTO THE STAGE IN SYDNEY AT QUDOS BANK ARENA

The world’s most loved musical, GREASE, will hit the stage at QUDOS BANK ARENA starring over 600 performers in the largest production ever staged.  GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Tickets are on sale  from www.greasearenashow.com or www.ticketek.com.au

The ultimate party musical features all the favourite hits including; "You're the One That I Want", "Greased Lightnin'", "Summer Nights", “Beauty School Drop Out” and "Born to Hand Jive". This is a unique arena spectacular that you cannot afford to miss.

SINGING IN THE RAIN’s Meghan O’Shea and Drew Weston (Ghost The Musical) take on the iconic roles of star-crossed lovers, Sandy and Danny.  And, after taking the nation by storm with her critically acclaimed performance as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR, Lauren McKenna will swap the can of hairspray for a Pink Ladies jacket when she takes on the role of Jan.  Also starring X Factor’s Barry (Southgate) Conrad as Kenickie, Ruby Clark as Rizzo, Stacey de Waard as Frenchie and Emily Monsma as Marty alongside a mass ensemble of over 600 young performers.

Grease is the timelessly funny story of 1950s teen love, cliques, and peer pressure. Join your favourite Rydell High students, Danny & Sandy, The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies along with a cast of hilarious characters as they jive and bop their way to Graduation. It's GREASE like you've never seen it before! Take the whole family along for a night you'll never forget!

Produced by Harvest Rain, this production will follow in the footsteps of their previous arena productions of CATS and HAIRSPRAY, which both played to capacity audiences and rave reviews around the country.

GREASE - THE ARENA EXPERIENCE plays at QUDOS BANK ARENA, Sydney Olympic Park for two shows only on Saturday 20th January at 2pm & 8pm.

Tickets will go like GREASED LIGHTIN’. Book now at www.ticketek.com.au

 

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Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

Check Out What Is On At The Opera House These School holidays!

There is so much to do at the Opera house these school holiday so get the kids and their friends together and head out for a great day filled with fun!

Children’s Republic (9-13 April)

 

In a republic run by children, what would the rules be? What values are important? How much homework would there be?

 

With a range of activities including, Make your own Flag, Creative play, podcast workshops and a lot more, kids will love everything about Children's republic!

 

Horrible Harriet (8-23 April)

 

Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework! But all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives… Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him…Or does she? 

 

Filled with songs, laughs and mischievous fun, this hilarious tale of friendship and identity is sure to have kids captivated as they watch Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs' bestselling series come to life on stage. 

 

Creature: An Adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo (19-23 April)

 

Discover the magic of the Australian bush in this modern and visually stunning retelling of the 1899 classic children's book, Dot and the Kangaroo. 

Lost in the outback and rescued by a kangaroo, Dot is given magical berries that allow her to understand the animals around her. Join Dot on her journey to find home, encountering all sorts of curious creatures on the way including an acrobatic willy wagtail and quirky kookaburra. 

 

Featuring aerial performances, dance and interactive digital projections of indigenous flora and fauna, kids will love this immersive theatrical experience that explores how our actions affect the native wildlife.

 

So get along to the opera house these school holidays and join in the fun for all ages!

 

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WIN A Family Pass To See Titanic The Exhibition!

WIN A Family Pass To See Titanic The Exhibition!

Titanic The Exhibition arrives in Sydney for the first time ever from 8 April at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter. Experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive Titanic exhibition. Receive a real passengers boarding pass, come face to face with an actual iceberg, experience spectacular recreations and witness over 300 artefacts plus memorabilia from the blockbuster film. A must-see for all ages!

 

Competition details: To win a double pass to see Titanic The Exhibition at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter, entry valid from 26 April, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enter and let us know why you would like to win. Competition ends Friday 14th April, 2017. 

 

Purchase tickets herewww.titanictheexhibition.com.au 

 

 

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Win A Family Pass To See Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies!

Win A Family Pass To See Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies!

The acclaimed new production Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies from Australia’s renowned outdoor theatre producers is coming to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney for the first time ever playing in the Easter holidays from 9 to 30 April fresh from a sell out tour to London’s Kew Gardens.

In Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies, the adventurous Tinkerbell happens upon the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Travelling from the Dream Land, the cheeky Mustardseed, fluttery Moth, daring Cobweb and sweet Peasblossom all go on a magical quest with Tinkerbell, learning about the different worlds they are from. 

To win a family pass to see Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies at the Royal Botanic Garden on Sunday 9 April, 12:30pm please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competition Closes Thursday 7th April, 2017. 

 

Order tickets here:   www.shakespearaustralia.com.au   

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See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN

See Play School Live In Concert! WIN WIN WIN

Have you bought your tickets to see Play School Live in Concert?

If not don’t miss out these live shows are fantastic for the kids, they will be singing and dancing to all their favourite nursery rhymes and they get to see their favourite stars live in stage.

Book your tickets to see Play School here!

 

 

Click here to enter and you could win a family pass to see Play School in the venue of your choice. (One family pass for Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania)

 

 

 

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WIN A Family Pass To The Adventures Of Peter Pan And Tinker Bell!

WIN A Family Pass To The Adventures Of Peter Pan And Tinker Bell!

The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell at the State Theatre, Sydney on Friday 7 July, 7:30pm!

The panto is back! Bonnie Lythgoe Productions brings The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to the State Theatre, Sydney from 7-16 July. Starring Australia’s favourite Todd McKenney as ‘Captain Hook’, this world premiere will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairytale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy, magic and bags of audience participation. Don’t miss out!

Enter Here to win a family pass valued at $281 each! 

 

Purchase tickets here:  www.ozpanto.com

 

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Perth how does Free entertainment provided for children at your favourite restaurant sound?

Perth how does Free entertainment provided for children at your favourite restaurant sound?

How does Free entertainment provided for children at your favourite restaurant sound?  Sit back and relax over a fantastic meal while the kids are entertained! Keep everyone happy! Perfect for your next catch up with family and friends.

Fun2Remember’s awesome entertainers will have the children spellbound with some of their favourite activities including  seasonal themed crafts, games, colouring, toys, face painting and balloon twisting and so much more.

Fun2Remember’s  work with fantastic venues all over Perth to provide entertainment for families to enjoy time together.

 Join them for breakfast lunch or dinner at their weekly VENUES for FREE children’s entertainment,  check out our 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

  

And the fun doesn't stop there you can also book awesome party entertainment with Parties kids Remember, check out their amazing themes here!

All Fun 2 Remember and Parties Kids Remember performers are highly trained with current Working With Children Checks.

Perth's leading Children's Entertainment Specialists since 2001.

Book today and give your child an amazing experience they will always remember!

 

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Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE in 2017 - If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'

Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE in 2017 - If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'
 
Lah-Lah LIVE ON STAGE!
If you see one family concert this year make it 'Having Fun!'
with Lah-Lah's Big Live Band!

Get ready to pull on your best red, white and black stripes because everyone will be Having Fun with stars of ABC KIDS - Lah-Lah's Big Live Band - around Australia in 2017.

 
 
We were lucky enough to get along to this awesome show with my 3 year old son and what can we say but WOW! My little one was mesmerised from the beginning to end, with catchy songs, lots of energy and interaction which made for a really fun day. We highly recommend you take the kids to see Lah-lah live on stage, you wont be disappointed especially when you see your child smiling from ear to ear and singing along to their favourite songs!
 
 
 
 
Adults at children's prices. Under 12 months free at the time of the concert.
To find where Lah-Lah will be performing at a venue near you click here
 
 

Lah-Lah are celebrating the 2017 SONY Music release of their new album Having Fun! with a national live concert tour featuring lots of the brand new tunes from the album including 'I Love Books', 'Number Jive' and a funny twist on 'Old MacDonald (Had a Band)' as well as jamming on their some of their favourite hits including 'Brush Your Teeth' and 'Lola Loves to Dance'.

 
ABC members receive a pair of socks when the Australian Baby Card is presented at the merchandise counter at Lah-Lah Live in Concert. 
 
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Get Your White Clothes Ready, The Color Run Is Coming To A City Near You!

Get Your White Clothes Ready, The Color Run Is Coming To A City Near You!

 

A couple of years ago I went to India for the Holi festival, for those that don't know the Holi festival is basically a day where everyone throws coloured powder on each other, it's a festival of showing love it's a brilliant day and one of the best days I have experienced in my life so far.

 

So you can imagine I was pretty excited to find out that Australia has their very own Color Run. Seriously it is so much fun and by far the easiest exercise you will ever do, you are way to focused on all the buzz and excitement to worry about how your leg muscles are feeling, while you run. If only someone could throw colour on me at my gym sessions, I would be a lot more motivated to go haha!

 

 

So how does it work?

 

The Color Run is a 5 kilometre untimed run where thousands of participants are dosed from head to toe with coloured powder at each kilometre.

 

There are only 2 rules.

 

1. Wear white

 

2. Finish splattered in colour

 

The fun doesn't stop there after the run participants are invited to show off their dance moves in the best post 5km party on the planet.

 

Exercising could not be more fun than the Color Run!

To find out when the next colour run is on in your city click here: I WANT TO DO A COLOR RUN!

So Get some friends together and book your tickets, we promise you it will be a very colourful day and one you will remember for a long time!

Your kid's are the best and brightest, especially when they're happy! Make them smile and surprise them with tickets to most colourful night of the year! Think about all the show and tell!

This is the first time we are ever offering discounted family passes! Not only will you save $20 but for the first 50 families to register you will WIN a FREE Runicorn valued at $15!  At check out don't forget to apply the code FAMILY to receive your discount.

Pics of me and my son enjoying the Color Run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL IN RETURN TO PANTOLAND!

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL IN RETURN TO PANTOLAND!

Audiences young and old will be all smiles and flying high next winter when Bonnie Lythgoe Productions tours Australia. THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL will have its WORLD PREMIERE at the Gold Coast Arts Centre from 23 June to 1 July.  Peter Pan will then continue his magical journey landing at Sydney’s State Theatre from 7 to 16 July then up and away to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from 21 to 30 July 2017.

This enchanting story will feature top Australian performers, sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairytale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy, magic and bags of audience participation. 

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is Australia’s biggest family musical pantomime producer.  PETER PAN will be the fourth panto produced by Bonnie Lythgoe after the success of Snow White Winter Family Musical in 2014 followed by Aladdin and His Wondrous Lamp in 2015 and Cinderella in 2016.  Bonnie has been staging pantos in the USA and UK for a number of years.  Well known for her creativity and involvement in global television hits ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and most recently ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, Bonnie is dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across Australia by presenting fun, musical theatre that the whole family from the age of 3 to 103 can enjoy.  

 

“Those who have never been to a Panto will have a glorious introduction 

to the form.” Los Angeles Times

 

“Watching Cinderella was like stepping into a wonderful world of magic where your inner child could run free...an engaging and charming show…full of colour and splendour…a real joy to watch and experience.” AU Review

 

“The audience cheered, booed and ‘warmed’ to this fast paced and rumbustious ‘new-age’ production…with all the fun, fantasy and frivolity of the timeless classic.” MiSociety

 

“Inspired! Wonderful! Engaging!”  Broadway World

 

“Fifty Shades of ... Fabulous!” Angela Bishop (Ch 10 Entertainment Reporter)

 

 

VENUE:                     Gold Coast Arts Centre 

DATES:                     23 June – 1 July 2017

PRICES:                   Adult $61.50 / Concession $56 / Student/Child $40.50 

Groups 6+ $51 / Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $178

BOOKINGS:            www.theartscentregc.com.au or 07 5588 4000 

 

VENUE:                     State Theatre, Sydney

DATES:                     7  - 16 July 2017 

PRICES:                   A Reserve Adult $77.75 / Child $62.75 / Concession $67.75

                                    Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $261.00

                                    B Reserve Adult $67.75 / Child $52.75 / Concession $57.75

                                    Family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children) $221.00

BOOKINGS:            Ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 139 588

 

VENUE:                     Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 

DATES:                     21 – 30 July 

PRICES:                   A Reserve $79.95 / B Reserve $59.95

BOOKINGS:            Ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 11 10 11

 

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Win A Family Pass To See WIND IN THE WILLOWS!

Win A Family Pass To See WIND IN THE WILLOWS!

Sydney’s favourite family entertainment The Wind in the Willows continues its well-loved summer tradition returning to the beautiful surrounds of Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, playing from Friday 6 to Saturday 28 January 2017.

Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank is a rollicking yet gentle adventure, starring the pompous, arrogant, vain, hilarious Toad – a favourite with children everywhere. Toad, along with his better-behaved friends, Ratty, Mole, Otter and Badger, as well as the rascally Weasel, have come to life every summer for the past 15 years providing enchanting and lively entertainment for all the family.

This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers music, songs and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rabbit transforms the audience into rabbits with a waggle of the ears and a wiggle of the nose. The young ‘rabbits’ are encouraged to get involved in the action, and are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and become part of the adventure. With laughs and surprises for children and adults, this is interactive theatre at its best.

Over the years tens of thousands have delighted in the simple pleasures of this rollicking promenade production… so this summer pack a picnic, pack the kids... and head on down to the riverbank.

DATES: Friday 6 to Saturday 28 January 2017

WHEN: 10.30am & 6pm Wednesday to Saturday (no shows 26 Jan)

WHERE: The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Enter via any gate and make your way to the Harbour side of the Main Pond

PRICES: Midweek $25 Single, Family x 4 $90; Saturdays $30 Single, Family x 4 $110

BOOKINGS: www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au or 9011 7704

Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets can be purchased on site one hour before show time (cash only).

"You'll love this production - no matter what age you are" – The Sun Herald

"Pure charm for adults and children alike" – The Age 

Competition details: To win a family pass to see WIND IN THE WILLOWS on Saturday 7 January, 6pm at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
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Win A Double Pass To See Treasures Of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert!

Win A Double Pass To See Treasures Of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert!

The prestigious Chinese Music Orchestra will make its return Australian tour with the very special musical event, Treasures of A Nation: Chinese New Year Concert 2017.

With a history of over 50 years, the China National Opera and Dance Theatre’s renowned national-level orchestra led by conductor Hong Xia and principal gaohu soloist Bai Miao performs music that merges traditional Chinese style with contemporary music. The orchestra has a unique artistic style that is composed of over 50 musicians many of whom have taken part in national and international instrumental music competitions and received many prizes.

Treasures of A Nation promises to be a transcendent experience that merges ancient and modern art form, showcasing China’s diverse musical heritage and introducing audiences to a new world of music, stunning visuals and virtuosity. Soaring melodies from both traditional Chinese style and contemporary music are guaranteed to ring in the year of the Rooster in breathtaking cultural style.

The Orchestra use a combination of western and eastern instruments including the sheng, an ancient flute, the liuqin mandolin, and the gaohu and erhu, sometimes referred to as “the Chinese fiddle”.

The Orchestra has performed in India, South Africa and Canada. This is their second visit to Australia, following a successful Chinese New Year 2016 Concert.

Venues & Dates:

Sydney City Recital Hall, 6 Feb 7:30pm
Host by China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Book at http://www.cityrecitalhall.com or call 02 8256 2222

Melbourne Recital Centre, 9 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.melbournerecital.com.au or call 03 9699 3333

Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall, 12 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.qpac.com.au or call 07 3846 4444

Hobart Federation Concert Hall, 14 Feb 7:00pm
Book at http://www.tso.com.au or call 03 6232 4450

Canberra ANU Llewellyn Hall, 16 Feb 7:30pm
Book at http://www.ticketek.com.au or call 132 849

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Check Out The Brilliant Holiday Shows Coming To The Sydney Opera House This Summer!

Check Out The Brilliant Holiday Shows Coming To The Sydney Opera House This Summer!

Looking for activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Then head to the Sydney opera house to see one or all of these brilliant holiday shows!

 

Room on the Broom – 9-23 December

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand.

A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two!

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

After a sold-out 2013 season Room on the Broom returns to Sydney Opera House this summer with songs, laughs and scary fun from the team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child. 

 

Georges Marvellous Medicine – 17-25 January (why not book as part of the Junior Adventure?)

Roald Dahl's legendary book, George's Marvellous Medicine , leaps off the page to become a spectacular new live show this summer. Set to completely lift the roof, it's packed (to the rafters) with mischief, magic and giant laughs. Just remember - do not try this at home!   
  


Emily Brown and the Thing – 4-15 January

With beautiful puppetry, original music and lots of laughs for the whole family, award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon ) and Neal Layton's tale of Emily Brown comes to life on stage!

Join intrepid explorer Emily Brown and her side-kick bunny Stanley on a colourful adventure to find everything the Thing needs for a good night's sleep. 

 

The Funatorium: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – 7-22 January

Hats on! Tea Poured! Silly faces at the ready!  

You're invited to the best tea party in town - with the biggest tricks, the largest characters and the catchiest tunes, guaranteed to have each and every party guest calling for more.  

It's a show full of acrobatics, circus, singing, dancing and roller skates! It's an immersive party experience brought to you by the best artists from the world of circus and cabaret - and it's made just for kids!  

Inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, you'll be whisked into a weird and wonderful world where you'll meet all your favourite characters and discover incredible talents far beyond the pages of the book.   

If you believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast, you'll love what we've packed into a single show - have your rounds of applause ready, The Funatorium is here!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

 

Deadly 60: Pole to Pole – 7-8 January

Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall, star of one of the most popular children's shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, Deadly 60 Pole to Pole.

Join Steve on a theatrical journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole. Live on stage this January, don't miss Steve and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe. 

Please note: live animals on stage do not form part of this show.


Operation Ouch – 9-10 January

The hit ABC children's television series, Operation Ouch! is coming to Australia. Don't miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand in their first ever live stage show!

Packed with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts, the doctors will explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the awesome things your body can do. Plus they'll share their favourite bits from the TV show. 

What does it look like inside of Dr Xand's head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month's worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? All these questions and more will be answered when TV's favourite identical twins take to the stage.

 

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CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus Is Coming To Sydney And You Wont Want To Miss It!

CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus Is Coming To Sydney And You Wont Want To Miss It!

In a world-premiere event, the producers of the biggest-selling magic show internationally (The Illusionists) team up with the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular, with a jaw-dropping twist.

 

Deploying sensational puppetry on a never-before-seen scale, CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus puts pachyderms back in the ring. The largest-ever performing African elephant (and her calf) lead a unique cast of the world’s most amazing and dangerous acts, including a cycle artist from Germany, jugglers from France, a rola-bola artist from Russia, Ukrainian acrobats, Mexican high-wire artists and a Brazilian knife thrower.

 

Building on the huge success of The Illusionists 1903, which captured Sydney’s imagination during its holiday run last summer, CIRCUS 1903 will take audiences of all ages back to the golden age of circus during its eleven-day, 18-show premiere season in the Opera House Concert Hall in December. After its Australian debut, CIRCUS 1903 transfers direct to Los Angeles and New York.

 

The award-winning team of puppeteers and model makers who created the National Theatre’s War Horse will bring to life two stunningly beautiful elephants for CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus. Featuring groundbreaking advances in design and expression, the puppets feature throughout the show as the mother teachers her calf the tricks of the trade.

 

Produced by Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, the duo behind Le Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline and The Illusionists, which have travelled to more than 250 cities globally, CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus is set in an extraordinary and decadent circus tent, designed by Todd Ivins.

 

Costumes are by Angela Aaron, whose impeccable recreations of original turn-of-the-century circus costumes are inspired by photographic collections, historical museum pieces and discussions with experts and historians.

 

No circus would be complete without music, and the soundtrack of CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus encapsulates the time period and accentuates the thrill and danger of the acts.

 

It is composed by Evan Jolly, composer of many of Painter and Lawson’s international hits.

 

This is a truly captivating circus extravaganza that is perfect for audiences of all ages.

 

Dates:

 

 Sunday 18 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Tuesday 20 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Wednesday 21 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Thursday 22 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Friday 23 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Monday 26 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Tuesday 27 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Wednesday 28 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Thursday 29 December 3pm & 7pm

 

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

 

Tickets: Standard from $74.90*

 

Child from $48.90*

 

*Transaction fee of $5 - $8.50 applies per order, except Insiders members.

 

Booking: (02) 9250 7777 or sydneyoperahouse.com

 

More Info: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/circus_1903.aspx

 

www.circus1903.com

 

 

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Amazing Christmas Lights Display!!!!

Amazing Christmas Lights Display!!!!

We look forward to welcoming you to Cambage Court Christmas Lights 2016. We have over 100,000 Christmas Lights on show with some great new items for your enjoyment. Our address is 10 Cambage Court Davidson.

Please share the display with your family and friends. 100% of the funds raised will be equally divided between Red Nose formally (SIDS and Kids), Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

Display times!

December 3rd - 14th December will be 8pm - 10:30pm
15th - 27th December 7:30pm - 11:00 pm
28th December - 2nd January 8:00pm- 10:00 pm
*above times are confirmed unless the Weather is adverse

Website www.cambagecourtchristmaslights.com

 

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