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:
MARVELLOUS ME! (Personal Development)
“Roll up! Roll up to the carnival! There’s so much to see and do! Most importantly, the performers will show you how to be proud to be you! Learn to be a good friend. Step this way! Discover that being different to others is ok! Enter the funfair – admission is free – and you’ll see that we all have unique qualities!”
A show celebrating everyone’s unique capabilities, “Marvellous 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)
“’Twas the night before Christmas – and far from quiet. A cheeky newcomer was causing a riot! It is Christmas Eve and the Chief Elf has his curly toes in a tangle. A mischievous new Elf has arrived, trailing chaos behind her! Now the Reindeer are rowdy, the Christmas Tree is testy, the Sleigh is shabby and the children’s toys are cracked! Will the new Elf cause a catastrophe? Or will she remind us of the true spirit of Christmas? Carp is spreading some Christmas cheer with a show that will make you smile from ear to ear! Featuring the well loved story “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”
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.