CARP’S VIRTUAL BOOK WEEK SHOW FOR TERM FOUR – “A BIG BOOK WEEK PARTY!”
In Term 4 2020, Carp Productions are offering our Book Week show, “A Big Book Week Party!” in two formats: the live show and our Virtual show for online viewing. The live show will be available once schools return to face-to-face learning (or when incursions are once again permitted in Primary Schools), and the Virtual show will is available now, at the reduced cost of $250 plus GST for an entire year level. Experience all the fun and excitement of Book Week with Carp Productions, in your own home! It’s a very different Book Week this year, but reading and literature are just as important as ever, and we’re here to show you why!
Come this way… if you dare! And enjoy the Marvellous Monster Fair! Beware the curious creatures with wild minds, who will send goosebumps down your spine! Celebrate Book Week with a spooktastic virtual party! The show is a broad look at the short-listed and nominated books for 2020, with a focus on the “Curious Creatures and Wild Minds” theme. Students will meet a wide a range of Book Week characters, who are all keen to inspire students to read more notable and short listed books. Everything from spooks to sheep, from cows to kookaburras – meet them all in “A Big Book Week Party!”
And later in Term 4, we’re very excited to be offering our Christmas Show, “The Best Christmas Ever!” as a Virtual Performance.
CARP’S VIRTUAL SHOW FOR TERM THREE – “FAIRYTALES – WITH A TWIST!”
In Term 3 and 4 2020, Carp Productions are offering “Fairytales – With a Twist!” in two formats: the live show and our Virtual show for online viewing. The live show will be available once schools return to face-to-face learning (or when incursions are once again permitted in Primary Schools), and the Virtual show will be available throughout Terms Three and Four, at the reduced cost of $250 plus GST per year level.
Carp Productions proudly present our preview of “Fairytales – With a Twist!” – our Virtual offering for primary schools in Terms 3 and 4 in 2020
“The famous writer Ima Star is in trouble! Her brand new ‘Traditional Fairytales’ book is being released today – but somebody has mixed up her stories! Cinderella has become Cinderelephant! The Big Bad Wolf is now a Big GOOD Wolf! And the poor Gingerbread Man is a plodding pudding! Help us untangle these twisted tales before it is too late! This 45 minute show looks at two well loved stories – The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. It’s an action packed, hilarious, super-fun fairytale show, bringing many much-loved characters to life and inspiring students to love literature! Available for schools to air for their students during home-school in Terms Three and Four!”
During Term Three, Melbourne Metropolitan schools returned short-term to home-schooling, while many others aren’t yet taking incursions. Term Four may see a gradual return to on-site learning, but incursions may not happen until 2021. But don’t despair! Carp Productions have something especially created for you! We’re offering a 45-minute online version of our popular “Fairytales… With a Twist!” show, making it as close as possible to a live experience of the show, and we’ll be offering it throughout Terms Three and Four as an alternative to live performances, for schools currently restricted from having incursions.
We’re also offering our “We’re All Superheroes!” gender-equality show for Preps as a Virtual show. If you’d like to know more about either, contact us via email or our contact form.
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)
“The famous writer Ima Star is in trouble! Her brand new ‘Traditional Fairytales’ book is being released today – but somebody has mixed up her stories! Cinderella has become Cinderelephant! The Big Bad Wolf is now a Big GOOD Wolf! And the poor Gingerbread Man is a plodding pudding! Help us untangle these twisted tales before it is too late! This 45 minute show looks at two well loved stories – The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hood. It’s an action packed, hilarious, super-fun fairytale show, bringing many much-loved characters to life and inspiring students to love literature!”
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.