CARP’S LIVE SHOWS ARE BACK!
Schools are back, and so are Carp Productions. We’re ready and raring to go for Terms Three and Four! Whether you’re looking to finally see a show of ours you had to defer earlier this year, or ready to book one of our great shows in the second half of 2020, Carp Productions is ready to take your booking! We’ve already had bookings and rescheduled shows as schools have been getting back to normal, and timeslots are likely to get crowded as the year goes on, so don’t delay, contact us now!
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE – “PROUD TO BE ME!”
A show specifically designed for students making connections with classmates, and discovering social interaction and responsibilities, “Proud To Be Me!” focuses on friendship, cooperation, tolerance, self-esteem and individuality, in a fun, interactive show. It’s perfect for any time of the school year!
At Peculiar Primary School, Snow the Crayon is feeling left out – nobody ever wants to use a white crayon! But with his friend Blaze – along with a determined Singing Seal and a friendly Stink Bug – Snow learns that we’re all unique and we’re all special in our own ways. Celebrate your own super skills and learn about friendship, tolerance and diversity in “Proud to Be Me!”
“Proud to Be Me!” – a live, interactive show that celebrates everyone’s individual special qualities.
Using role-play, fun characters and interactive stories with music, “Proud to Be Me!” encourages students to learn the importance of friendship, and to be aware of their own uniqueness.
“What can I say except THANK YOU SO MUCH for your wonderful production. I was so excited to see what you were going to present to our grade 1’s and your show absolutely blew them all away and ourselves too! It engaged such little people and it really gave them something to talk about. In Fact we had a parent information evening last night and they all told us how much their children enjoyed the incursion and could not stop talking about how they were going to find their special talents soon! Thank you again so much, we are going to implement this across the junior school.” – Amanda Dessman, Australian International Academy, 2020
PRIMARY SCHOOL PERFORMANCES
45 minute performances for the Prep-Year Three levels
Each show is engaging, educational and highly interactive. All shows are linked closely to the Victorian Curriculum. Through engagement with performance, students learn about self-confidence, reading, literature and self-expression.
Select from the following topics:
PROUD TO BE ME! (Personal Development)
“Welcome to Peculiar Primary School! By the end of the day you will recite your ABC and learn about diversity There’s writing classes and sports practice too, and most importantly you’ll learn to be Proud to Be You! A caring crayon will help you see how important friendship can be. A singing seal helps to convey that being different is really ok. Celebrate your unique qualities in this show about diversity and acceptance”
A show celebrating everyone’s unique capabilities, “Proud to Be Me!” encourages students to explore their special skills and qualities, and learn about self-esteem, the importance of friendship, acceptance and diversity, cooperation and teamwork.
FAIRYTALES… WITH A TWIST! (Fairytales)
“What happens when the pouty pencil who wrote the stories messes with their happily ever after? Cinderella has become Cinderelephant! She’s stuck with an unfair-y Godmother! The Three Little Pigs have a Big GOOD Wolf in their story! Help us untangle these twisted tales before it is too late!”
A unique take on traditional fairytale performance, including up-to-date music and references to popular culture,“Fairytales… With a Twist!” brings many much-loved characters to life and inspires students to love literature! It also explores the differences and similarities between fairytales, participation in performance, characterisation and role-playing, and the transition from books to performance.
MIGHTY MINI BEASTS! (Mini Beasts)
“Meet a Shimmying Spider, Black Boots the Beetle, and a very Hoppy Grasshopper! Enjoy a story about an insect’s life cycle. Join the Queen Bee for the Ugly Bug Ball! With fantastic facts and fun roles to play, you’ll be mad about mini beasts too!”
Creatures from the garden are brought to life with colourful costumes and lively performances. Each mini beast we meet not only teaches the audience about itself, but helps students create their own versions of insects through participation in the performance. We learn about the characteristics of mini beasts, the types found in a typical back yard, their environment and life cycles, how they contribute to the garden environment, and the way they move.
TOO MANY TOYS! (Toys)
“Danny has too many toys! They cover the bed, they cover the floor, his parents can’t cope with the mess any more. It’s time to interview each toy and decide which ones to keep The Talkative Teddy? The Lively Lego? The Unique Unicorn? Or the Testy Toy Soldier? Dress up and move as a toy. Learn about their history. Help Danny discover that the most valuable toy may cost nothing at all!”
An action-packed show highlighting the many uses and purposes of modern and olden day toys. We look at why different toys are designed in their own particular styles, and who they are targeted at, as well as: the history of toys; how different toys compare to each other; the way they move; what they’re made from; and the forces used to make toys move by themselves.
CARP’S 2020 CBCA BOOK WEEK SHOW! (Book Week)
“In the Enchanted Forest there’s a party today! It will start with a special Book Week Parade! Come this way… if you dare! And enjoy the Marvellous Monster Boo Fair. Beware the curious creatures with wild minds, who will send goosebumps down your spine! See books come to life in our 2020 Book Week Show.’”
An overview of the short-listed books, a narrative based around this year’s theme, (“Curious Creatures, Wild Minds”), and a fun look at some of the nominated books, with audience participation and roles for students to play. Our 2020 Book Week show will inspire students to read and act out some sensational new stories from Book Week. We highlight the benefits of reading, the power of imagination, and the magic of bringing characters to life.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! (Christmas)
“Mistletoe the Elf had hoped for a perfect Christmas. But the Christmas Tree is cranky, the Reindeer are rowdy, and Frosty the Snowman is sneezing! Will Christmas be carefree or a catastrophe?”
With Elves, Reindeer, Snowmen, the Gingerbread Man and even a talking Christmas tree, our Christmas show incorporates all the fun and magic of the day, with opportunities for students to join in the performance and develop skills such as characterisation and speaking before an audience. We also address curriculum topics such as Communication, Personal Capabilities, and the Arts.It’s laugh-out-loud fun for everyone, including the teachers!
All our shows – apart from Book Week (from August) and Christmas (from November) are available throughout the year.