The CBCA and Perform present Book Week in Schools 2019

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"Back in 2006 Whitford Catholic Primary School started our Book Week celebration on the Friday before Book Week with Ready, Set Go! Twelve Book Weeks later, we are still being amazed by the enthusiasm of the actors, the pertinent writing of the shows...."
Whitford Catholic Primary, 2017

I've seen many different companies and Book Week shows over the years, but your company does it the best (in every way)!
Carlton Public School, 2017​

The 2019 Book Week in Schools musical BIG DREAMS! partners with the Children's Book Council of Australia to celebrate the 2019 theme “Reading is My Secret Power!”

Right from when he was very young Henry has had ideas of who he’d like to be and where he’d like to go. The world always seems full of opportunities. The problem is that he keeps on encountering someone who has become an obstacle to achieving any of his ambitions – the Dreamsnatcher, who can appear at any moment – at school, at home, from the pages of books, magazines or through the television or computer screen. Henry has to contend with the Dreamsnatcher almost on a daily basis but when he finds out that he isn’t the only person having this problem, he and his new friend Lou become determined to do something about it!

BIG DREAMS! is an interactive and educational in-school performance! This heartfelt and inspiring production looks at different episodes in each character’s journey where they learn not to be discouraged by negative messages in order to follow their heart’s desire. Filled with humour, suspense and featuring student interaction throughout, this educational musical adventure encourages your students to pursue their ambitions. If you’re going to dream, let them be Big Dreams!

BIG DREAMS is a brand new educational musical for schools with an exciting, dynamic and interactive narrative created to celebrate Book Week 2019, the CBCA shortlist and its 2019 theme "Reading is My Secret Power!

There are versions of the show specifically for junior and senior audiences as well as a general show. The senior version of the show includes a particular short listed book appropriate to years 5 and 6.[/b]

Learning Areas: English, The Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education
General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding
Themes: Australia, History, Reading and Books, Imagination, Drama, Music, Dance


To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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More Reviews

“Very animated! Very talented! It was exciting for the children to see the books they had read in the Library actually come to life! It was terrific. Thank you!”
Underliffe Primary School

This is by far the best Book Week performance I have seen. The storyline was highly engaging and the performers were outstanding!
Holy Cross School, 2017​

“Brilliant! The students loved the acting and the songs - teachers loved how it involved such relevant topics. The books were brought to life in a very fun and engaging way!”
Somerville House

“It's so wonderful to see reading promoted in this way!”
St Finbarr's School

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Kinder to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, Health And Physical Education


Sustainability, Natural Environment, Inclusivity, Equality, Multicultural Understanding, Reading And Literacy, Imagination, Drama, Music, Dance 


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre


50 minutes including discussion time


Price $7.00 (+GST) per student Min. fee $1,050 (+GST) per performance if less than 150 students per performance

School Term:
Term 3


States Available: NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, WA
(regional schools please contact us to discuss if our tour schedule can visit your area).
Includes Teacher Pack, Student Activities and Parent information - as well as the songs from the show FREE TO DOWNLOAD and POSTERS for every school.

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