The Australian Premiere of a musical for kids

By Markus Weber & Michael Summ

From the producers who brought the successful season of Jungle Book – The Musical in 2014 and 2016, finally KOALA JOE – THE MUSICAL is coming to the King Street Theatre.

Brought to you again by Author/Director Markus Weber and Composer Michael Summ, this new musical will take you on a mystical journey driven by the spirit of the Dreamtime.

Joe, a boy from Australia, lives far away from home in a boarding school in Austria. He loves the Tyrolean Alps and his training to be a downhill skier. But he is desperately homesick.

One night, a mysterious messenger from the Dreamtime visits Joe and tells him: – “I am Yalunda – daughter of the Great Mother Eingana who once created everything. I am the water, the rocks, and the trees. I am a bird, a koala, a kangaroo and an emu too. I am the ancient bow, Toon and the Boomerang. I’m Yalunda your sister and Yoola your brother too.”

Yalunda tells Joe to fly like the wind if he wants to get back home. He tries but crashes into the Australiana section of a zoo in Europe. There he befriends Matilda the kangaroo, Cuddle the koala and Emu, the emu. They are also very homesick.

With the help of Jasmine, the orphan zookeeper, they plan to escape from the Zoo. But the Zoo Warden has other ideas! Who is Mr M, the Master and why does he want to catch Matilda? What does the Tunnel Spook have to say about all this?

With courage and the help of Yalunda, will the new friends find their way home to Australia?

Where: KING STREET THEATRE – 644 King St & Cnr Bray St, Newtown.
(Entrance on Bray St, Above the South End Café)
Dates: 16- 28 January, 2017 ( NO SHOW AUSTRALIA DAY)
Tickets: $25/ $20/ $17 – groups 10+ / $70 – family of 4 (1Ad & 3 kids or 2Ad & 2 kids)
VOCATION CARE GROUPS = $ 15 for group bookings of 10+ (Carers Free)
Time : Monday – Friday @ 10:30 am & 1pm, Saturday @ 1pm only
Age: 5+
Audience capacity: 100
Bookings: www.kingstreettheatre.com.au or 0423 082 015 (Vacation care groups)

16-28 January, 2017

For more about Koala Joe – The Musical, visit http://www.kingstreettheatre.com.au/koala-joe-the-musical/
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