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)
“King Neptune invites you to Marvellous Me Island to meet his very special friends! A plucky pirate will help to convey, that being different from his crew is okay. A very tender and thoughtful tree, shows how important friendship can be. A clownish crab on the run, learns making mistakes can be fun! Celebrate being proud to be you in this show about diversity and acceptance”
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.
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL! (Fairytales)
“Your Attention Please! The Magic Mirror is about to announce who is The Fairest of Them All! The Fairytale characters are in a frenzy and feeling a little fractious! The Big Bad Wolf is trying to be a Big Good Wolf, The Gingerbread Man is feeling ‘crumby’ and Snow White is seeing Red! Who will be the Fairest of Them All? The show includes the stories ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘The Ugly Duckling’”
A unique take on traditional fairytale performance, including up-to-date music and references to popular culture,“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” 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)
Come with us to an Enchanted Garden full of Magical Mini Beasts! Be part of a story about the life cycle of an insect. Meet a daring Daddy Long Legs, Black Boots the dancing Beetle, and a very ‘hoppy’ Grasshopper! Dance at the Queen Bee’s Ugly Bug Ball! 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)
“Do you have too many toys? Danny does! They cover the bed, they cover the floor, his parents can’t cope with the mess any more. It’s time for a big clean up. Who will stay and who will go? Meet a talkative old Teddy! Some lively Lego! A wind-up Toy Soldier! And a toy room with unicorns, floaty fish, hobby horses and more! 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 2019 CBCA BOOK WEEK SHOW! (Book Week)
“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s an awesome book! Grab your favourite 2019 Book Week Books and celebrate your secret power – reading! Use your reading skills to go on amazing adventures and meet some captivating characters! Remember – every hero has a story and you can too! Join us as we bring the newest Book Week Books to life! This year’s theme is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’”
An overview of the short-listed books, a narrative based around this year’s theme, (“Reading is My Secret Power”), and a fun look at some of the nominated books, with audience participation and roles for students to play. Our 2019 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 NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS! (Christmas)
“It’s the night before Christmas at the North Pole. The Christmas tree is twinkling. The presents are piled high. The reindeer are ready. But something is missing – Santa’s laugh! Instead of saying “Ho Ho Ho” he’s saying “Oh No, No, No!” Help our silly Snowman, rollicking Reindeer, energetic Elves and goofy Gingerbread Man find Santa’s laugh, and bring back the good cheer to Christmas this year!”
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.