Family Entertainment

THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

 

Meet THE UNBELIEVABLES. Playing at Sydney Opera House in December

A dazzling selection of the finest entertainers, cherry-picked from stages around the world will star in this summer’s biggest show, THE UNBELIEVABLES  . The incredible cast includes; a Tony-Award winning ventriloquist, 4 times Guinness world-record quick-change artists, plus circus performers specialising in death defying aerials, acrobatics, knife-throwing, juggling as well as spell-binding magicians, comedians, and world-class dancers.

THE UNBELIEVABLES  kicks off its national tour at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, 19-29 December, before travelling to the Arts Centre Melbourne 3-13 January and Crown Theatre Perth 18-28 January 2018. Continue reading THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

FREE FAMILY FLICKS OVER SUMMER AT DARLING HARBOUR

Little Darlings Night Owls Kid’s Film Festival returns to nest at the Village Green Darling Quarter these summer holidays for 17 nights of free outdoor cinema.

From Friday 5 – Sunday 21 January 2018, expect balmy nights packed with the coolest family-friendly flicks, fantastic short films and live entertainment.

Arrive early and nab yourself a good spot for nightly entertainment curated by singing sensation Lah-Lah from 6pm, followed by kid-friendly short films at6:30pm. Presented with Little Big Shots, Australia’s major children’s short film festival, the program features the best local and international shorts, including films from kid filmmakers.

The main event kicks off from 6:45pm, with a fun-filled program of FREE screenings. From the 2017 remakes of Beauty and the Beast and Pete’s Dragon, to 90’s throwback hit Home Alone, and crowd pleasers The Lego Batman MovieRed Dog; True BlueDespicable Me 3The BFGMoana,Sing, and plenty more, there’s something for every member of the family.

Bigger kids can catch blockbuster favourites from 8:30pm at After-Hours screenings, with ArrivalStar Trek BeyondXXX: Return of Xander Cage,Ghost in the ShellLionZoolander, and plenty of superhero smash hits: Wonder WomanBatman vs Superman, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

“The Night Owls Kids Film Festival is a fantastic opportunity to round up the kids for a night of family-friendly cinema, and even better, it’s totally cost-free. So come along, pack a picnic, and enjoy a great night out under the stars with your nearest and dearest,” said Marketing Manager for Darling Quarter ,Sam Vicars.

WHERE: Village Green (North), Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000
COST: FREE Public Event
TIME: Festivities kick off each night from 6:00pm

For more information visit : http://darlingquarter.com/nightowls/

Royal Secret – 2017 Christmas Ball @ Pitt Street Uniting Church

Royal Secret – 2017 Christmas Ball in Town Hall

 

This year’s Christmas Show Ball at Pitt Street Uniting Church will have something for everyone in your family:

• Beautiful fusion of famous and most loved opera arias and modern musical classics
• Opera Australia, The Voice, and Australia’s Got Talent performers
• Original Christmas “Royal Secret” theater story with a Mystery Queen character
• One of the oldest organs in Sydney in a fascinating acoustic atmosphere
• Elegance and charm of the antique architecture

DATE for the Diary
10 December 2017 3pm – 6pm at Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, city

For ticket prices and more about Royal Secret – 2017 Christmas Ball in Town Hall, visit https://www.viktoria.show/events/royal-secret-2017-christmas-ball-in-town-hall
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You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese @ the Factory Theatre

Do you have a family??? Then this is the show for you! (It’s a family show, not a show about families).

Bobbi & Wanda are your guides in the hunt for the cheese they hid. Did you know you can catch a bear with cheese? You can learn this, and other important facts at You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese.

The “out-of-the-ordinary” (The Plus Ones) Debbie Zukerman, and “superb” (Adelaide Theatre Guide) Alicia Gonzalez have made a new family show. It’s so new, it’s like a tamagotchi in the summer of ’96. SCIENCE. There may be some in the show.

“Choo Choo Troupe is … a force for good” – Sydney Arts Guide

DATES FOR THE DIARY-
Sat Sept 2, 5:45 & Sun Sept 3, 4:45 at the Factory Theatre.

For more about You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese, visit http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-event?show_id=103
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A STREET CAT NAMED BOB

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (who also directed Turner & Hooch), this film is based on the autobiographical books by James Bowen about a man and his cat which tells the story of how Bowen, portrayed by Luke Treadaway, a homeless, recovering drug addict, ekes out a rather edgy and skint existence busking on the streets of London.

His patient, sympathetic support worker Val (Joanne Froggatt) manages to find him accommodation. One evening Bowen discovers Bob the cat guzzling his cereal. At first Bowen shoos him, but then he notices that the cat is badly injured, after which he then makes contact with his  neighbour, animal lover and activist Bettie (Ruta Gedmintas). Between Val, Bob and Bettie, Bowen’s life will never be the same. Continue reading A STREET CAT NAMED BOB

SAKSHAM MAGICAL MADNESS @ PENNANT HILLS COMMUNITY HALL

 

A Combination of all talents in one Grand Show!

The multi award-winning illusionist “Saksham” who has baffled people from the streets of Sydney to the large stages and festivals.

He may be only 15 yrs but is a master of magic and his spectacular illusions will always keep you wondering. He will be astounding you with his astonishing illusions combined with comedy and dance.

Head judge KGT “You are born to do this”

David Taylor “very charismatic”

Hornsby advocate news “Saksham you owned the stage”

DATES – Saksham Magical Madness at  the Pennant Hills Community Hall, Ramsay Road, Pennant Hills on the 25th and 26th February at 2.30 pm.

For more about Saksham Magical Madness, visit http://sakshammagic.com/
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Avenue Q @ The Enmore Theatre

Queues deserve to run the length of Enmore Road for the current production of AVENUE Q.

Quite simply an incredibly entertaining musical theatre event, AVENUE Q is an R rated take on the G rated Sesame Street scenario, where the Muppets are more into kink than cookies, political correctness gets a reality check, and the songs are unabashedly bold.

Quick off the mark from the get go, the energy never lets up as recent university grad, Princeton, looks for lodging in Avenue Q, a low rent address whose superintendent is former child star, Gary Coleman. Continue reading Avenue Q @ The Enmore Theatre

MASQUERADE @ the Drama Theatre

“Fifty is my first, Nothing is my second, Five just makes my third, My fourth a vowel is reckoned.”

Bring your children to Sydney Opera House to see this world  premiere production delivered in a manner that is well beyond the world of the armchair treasure hunt, with its beautiful illustrations, provided by the book.

Local playwright Kate Mulvany has lovingly adapted British author Kit Williams’ children’s book, first published in January, 1987.

Jack Hare takes us all on a fast-paced 120 minute journey, departing from his mistress, The Moon and then setting out on a mission to deliver both her message of love (a deep and meaningful riddle) and her jeweled gift, to her male paramour, The Sun. Continue reading MASQUERADE @ the Drama Theatre

LEGO Towers of Tomorrow @ Sydney Museum

Model builder Ashley Bogar (left) at work on the Towers of Tomorrow exhibition with exhibition designer Kieran Larkin. He is holding a replica of the Q1 Building from the Gold Coast. Pic Kate Geraghty Sydney Morning Herald
Model builder Ashley Bogar (left) at work on the Towers of Tomorrow exhibition with exhibition designer Kieran Larkin. He is holding a replica of the Q1 Building from the Gold Coast. Pic Kate Geraghty Sydney Morning Herald

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks is a world premiere exhibition of amazing skyscrapers in Australia and Asia represented in LEGO®. It’s on now at the Museum of Sydney until 19 April 2015.

Constructed by Ryan McNaught, one of only 12 LEGO® certified professionals worldwide, the eighteen towers were engineering and architectural marvels. Some like the Shanghai Tower, they challenge how we live. Others like Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, Tokyo Skytree, Q1 and Sydney Tower become global landmarks. Odd, strange, breathtakingly beautiful, they are awe inspiring. Art and architecture are one. Continue reading LEGO Towers of Tomorrow @ Sydney Museum