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Musical Theatre for Children (that adults will enjoy too)

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by MaggieVP (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in serendipity: the art of finding wonderful things by accident or sagacity. Comments and suggestions always welcome!
Published June 28th 2021
See a show that's not on a screen
With so many streaming options available today, it's possible to see just about any show without leaving the comfort of the lounge room. However, it can be easy to forget that there are real people out there making all these programs. Why not do something completely different during the school holidays and go to see a live theatre production? Shows in community theatres promise some inexpensive fun. Just in time for the holidays are Jungle Book the Musical, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR and more.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR
Eccentric inventor. Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. Enjoy this fantastic musical adventure filled with high flying fun!

Proudly presented by Bel Canto Performing Arts this Broadway Junior™ production is a condensed, author-approved version of the classic musical designed especially for young performers. In this show, the cast ranges in age from 8 -18 and the director and choreographer are 19 and 22 years old respectively.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR
Old Mill Theatre, Cnr Mends Street & Mill Point Road, South Perth

Dates & Tickets $15 - $25

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Adapted from the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, this is a delightful musical story of a small boy who helps his 96-year-old friend Miss Nancy regain memories. This new opera by composer Emma Jayakumar is a perfect introduction to classical music. Proudly presented by Music Book Stories Inc, the production features Jonathan Cole and Dante Pendergrast sharing the role of Wilfrid. The other roles will be performed by singer- composer Emma Jayakumar and baritone Brett Peart, accompanied by Chimera Ensemble.

Music Book is an innovative ensemble, combining live music and literature for young people. Children (and adults) will be transported to a beautiful world of dance, song, rhyme and movement.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Moana Hall, Level 1, 618 Hay St Mall, Perth

Wednesday 13 July, 11:30am & 2:30pm
Thursday 14 July, 11:30am & 2:20pm
Friday 15 July, 11:30am & 2:30pm
Saturday 16 July, 11:30am & 2:30pm

Tickets $15

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Jungle Book the Musical
Rudyard Kipling's stories of Mowgli, a young boy lost in the jungle, come alive with a mix of ]musical styles. Join Mowgli and his friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Kaa the python on their adventures through the jungle. Proudly presented by Laughing Horse Productions Inc, an independent, not-for-profit community theatre company, this show is sure to delight all ages.

Jungle Book the Musical
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13 Murdoch Road, Thornlie

Dates & Tickets $15 - $30

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The Wind in the Willows
Not a musical but still a classic: Mole just wants to make friends, Rat just wants to hang by the river, Toad just wants everything to go zooooooooom and poor old Badger is trying to keep everyone under control. None of that prepares our friends for the fight to save Toad Hall from Fox and his wicked weasels. Join them in this thrilling adventure through the Wild Woods as Roxy Lane Theatre presents Todd Espeland's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel.

The Wind in the Willows
Roxy Lane Theatre, 55 Ninth Ave (cnr Roxy Lane), Maylands

Dates & Tickets $12 - $20

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Unfortunately, the COVID virus is still active in Western Australia
and lockdowns may affect the performance dates. Be sure to check with the venues should any more restrictions be necessary in Western Australia.
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Why? Unique, inexpensive and very entertaining
When: from 2 July, see article for details
Where: Various vVenues - see article
Cost: from $12
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some wonderful classic here for everyone
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