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My Family is Weirder Than Your Family

My Family Is Weirder than your Family: Josh Earl | Something on Saturday | Review

My Family is Weirder Than Your Family Review
Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal one in your family? That everyone else that shares a last name or a roof with you is just a little bit crazy? Well rest assured that Josh Earl feels your pain! 
Josh Earl, host of ABC1’s Spicks and Specks, […]

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Emily Loves to Bounce | Patch Theatre | Review

Emily Loves to Bounce | Review
The creative geniuses behind award-winning, internationally renowned Patch Theatre have once again managed to produce more brilliant theatre for children with Emily Loves to Bounce, loosely based on the book of the same name by Michael Stephen King. When Henry introduces Emily into Amy’s orderly world it becomes disrupted. However, it’s not […]

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The 52 Storey Treehouse Live on Stage! | Review

The 52 Storey Treehouse.
Leave your logic at the door because you certainly won’t need it for this show! The 52 Storey Treehouse written by authors Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton and adapted for stage by Richard Tulloch is full of fun, silly characters and plain nonsense, which is why it is so appealing for children (and adults)!
Terry […]

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gazillion bubble show audience

Gazillion Bubble Show | Review | July 2016

Review by Catherine Leo
The Gazillion Bubble Show, appearing at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 14-17 July, 2016, is at times a simple, one woman show, featuring a range of delightful tricks… and at other times a theatre-filling swarm of laser beams and literally a gazillion bubbles! You’ll be gobsmacked!
Melody Fang has been blowing bubbles for audiences […]

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Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz

Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | Something on Saturday | Review

Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz | Something on Saturday
Review and photographs by Susannah Marks
I was lucky enough to go to Ali McGregor’s Jazzamatazz at the Something on Saturday series with three children in tow and enjoy an afternoon of jumpin’, jiving’ jazzy beats and sheer joy.
Jazzamatazz features Ali McGregor, co-artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, accompanied […]

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Something On Saturday The Composer Is Dead

The Composer is Dead | Something on Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival | Review

Something on Saturday | The Composer Is Dead
Review by Susannah Marks
Based on the book of the same name by Lemony Snicket, The Composer Is Dead is a musical whodunnit and a great introduction to the orchestra for kids.
The Something on Saturday program has teamed up with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to present this production with […]

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Something On Saturday Family Gala

Family Gala 2016 | Something on Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival | Review

Family Gala | Something On Saturday & Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Review by Susannah Marks
The Family Gala is new to Adelaide in 2016 and I’d say if the audience reaction was anything to go by it’ll be a regular part of the Something On Saturday season.
If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the Family Gala […]

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The Moon’s a Balloon | Patch Theatre | Review | 19 to 23 Apr 2016

[ April 19, 2016 to April 23, 2016. ]
The Moon’s a Balloon by Patch Theatre  | Something on Saturday
Review by Cath Leo
The Moon’s A Balloon is a truly unique theatre experience aimed at 3 to 8 year olds, created by Patch Theatre and being shown at the Adelaide Festival Centre. No words, only music, and two performers interacting with balloons in a variety […]

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Fun Times had by all at Ben & Holly LIVE | Review

Fun Times had by all at Ben & Holly LIVE | Review
Guest Post by Lauren Hunt of Teacher Types blog
I absolutely love live theatre for young kids. I think it’s just such a wonderful experience. In the past we’ve been to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Play School and more recently at the Adelaide Fringe, […]

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Brat Kids Carnival | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 13, 2016; 3:00 pm; March 14, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]

The show began before the show! In the 10 minutes of so before the Brat Kids Carnival was due to start, it’s MC, a friendly and welcoming Fez was already interacting with the crowd – repeatedly offering water as it was a high 30’s day, playing banana throwing games with one of the stars of the show […]

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A Simple Space | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 11, 2016 to March 13, 2016. ]

A Simple Space is back at the Adelaide Fringe again and it’s still a must-see show. It’s wonderful to see a world-class performance and support these talented artists when they are back in Adelaide, their home town. There is such camaraderie between them producing such a positive vibe. We reviewed the show last year and […]

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Undertone | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

[ March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. March 1, 2016 to March 14, 2016. ]
Undertone presents audiences with an experiment in the integration of electronic music and circus.
Each year the Fringe Festival program is bursting with experimental circus and physical theatre pieces aiming to stand out from the crowd and break the mould. Undertone achieves this with an honest and authentic performance by Victorian group ‘Black Carnation Productions’.

In the […]

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Defrosted | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Defrosted: Clowns do that frosty film!
“Love that frosty film or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at lovable clowns Cat & Nicko and their puppet rock band. DEFROSTED is one big, bonkers blast of fun; a super-silly show for all the family featuring parodies of your children’s favourite film moments, lots of […]

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Diary of an Everyday Kid | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

‘Diary of an Everyday Kid’ is a production from the Prospect Theatre for Young People, filled with positive messages, aimed at kids aged 9 to 13 years.
It is currently being performed at the Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh during the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.
Themes of bullying, peer group pressure, body image, resilience and more, are portrayed through a […]

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The Stone Lion fringe

The Stone Lion | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

[ March 5, 2016 2:00 pm to March 6, 2016 2:00 pm. March 9, 2016; 11:00 am; March 12, 2016 2:00 pm to March 13, 2016 2:00 pm. ]
The Stone Lion by Meerkat Productions | Review
The Stone Lion is a delightful theatre production based on the book by Margaret Wild. It is not merely a straight adaptation of the story, this show is musical, has added audience interaction and participation, as well as more emphasis on some of the key themes of the […]

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Urban Latin Extravaganza | Adelaide Fringe 2016 | Review

Like Australia’s most popular skivvy wearing performers, this band’s name starts with a W, ends with S, and has 7 letters…. and they get kids instantly on their feet when they start to play! They’re The Wholias!
Based in Adelaide, the members of the seven piece band hail from 4 different Latin American countries – Peru, El Salvador, Colombia and Venezuela […]

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The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo | Fringe Festival 2016 | Review

One man, a piano and an hour of laughs. ‘The Pianist by Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo’ is a funny and endearing show genuinely perfect for the whole family.
It’s always impressive when a solo artist can hold a captive audience for an entire performance. Without spoken word Thomas Monckton presents a show that has audiences […]

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Play School Live Concert | Once Upon a Time 2015 | Review

Play School Concert 2015 | Review
by Catherine Leo
The ever popular Play School Concert has been back in Adelaide during August with a new show called ‘Once Upon A Time’, starring regulars from the TV show, Teo Gebert and Rachael Coopes, and pianist Bill.
It was my first ever visit to a Play School concert and I […]

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Smashed | Fringe 2015 Review

Smashed is an artistic display of ensemble juggling mixed with modern dance and theatre. The mood is elegant with 1940s vintage music crooning. The whole show is pretty much all about apple juggling – 80 apples juggled amongst the team in a carefully choreographed show. There’s no dialogue – the 9 performers explore human emotions […]

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Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco
by Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
Presented just a half an hour after it’s sister live show finishes (see Review here), the “Kids Just Wanna Boogie – Back to the 80’s Interactive Disco” provides a unique opportunity to connect with the stars […]

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show | Fringe 2015 Review

Fringe Review: Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show
By Catherine Leo
Venue: Kevin Crease Studios, North Adelaide
“Kids Just Wanna Have Fun – Back to the 80’s Live Show” is an extremely fun and entertaining, high energy musical comedy experience for kids of all ages, up to about 10 years of age…but […]

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VOILA! Tales of a Magical Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

Voila! is the delightful show by quirky Melbourne duo Lee Cohen and Emma Shepherd.  The combination of an entertaining magician and a talented circus performer keeps little ones engaged for 45 minutes of tricks as they follow the storyline of Emma’s wish to have Lee magically make a ‘real’ bunny appear!
Lee engages the audience with […]

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The Little Mermaid | Adelaide Fringe 2014 Review

The South Australian Children’s Ballet Company’s performance of the much loved fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, is a wonderful introduction for young audiences to the world of theatre and dance.  The costumes are bright, fun and colourful and the group dance scene music is uptempo and thoroughly enjoyable.   From the underwater party opening scene […]

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The Moon’s a Balloon | Patch Theatre | Review | 20 May to 1 Jun 2013

[ May 20, 2013 to May 25, 2013. May 27, 2013 to June 1, 2013. ]

Presented by: Come Out Festival 2013     |      Performed by: Patch Theatre Company

A balloon can be many things. It can be a friend to play with or a maker of friendships. It can be big or little; empty or full. A balloon can hold its breath for days and disappear in an instant. A balloon can […]

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womad kidzone letters

Sights & Sounds of WOMADelaide 2013 & 2015 with Kids | Review

WOMADelaide 2013 Review
It was easy to find the KidZone area at WOMADelaide this year by looking out for the giant colourful letters spelling ‘WOMAD”.  Children were enjoying simple, old fashion fun just climbing the letters, playing chasy around them and posing for photographs for snap-happy parents!  There were endless activities on offer at WOMADelaide for kids, from arts and […]

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