Term 4 Book Week - Hello Lighthouse - 2020 Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year Show

Books To Life - Book Week Shows For Students

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2019 "WOW - What an amazing & entertaining show!... I have only had positive comments & enthusiastic praise for the whole event from staff & students!... a fantastic way to kick off our Children's Book Week celebrations... indeed something for everyone!"
Inger Robinson, Librarian, Ashburton PS, VIC

2019 "None of us can remember any performance or activity that was so engaging for the whole school. It is rare to find something that caters for F-6 in any meaningful way. The students are still talking about you a week later."
Jennifer Clarke, Ruskin Park PS, Croydon, VIC

2020 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year & Caldecott Medal winner

"Hello Lighthouse"
Based on the picture book written & illustrated by Sophie Blackall, published by Hachette Australia

NOTE: CBCA have rescheduled Book Week 2020 to October 17th - 23rd, 2020 & our tour will now proceed in Term 4 also. Bookings can be made for the start of Term 3 2020 to the end of Term 2, 2021. If schools are closed or visitors to schools prohibited on the booking date due to COVID-19 then cancellations will be granted free of charge.

Adapted for the stage & performed by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed
Technical Design with Peter Amesbury

What do schools think of our shows?
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Best performance we've seen for Book Week
St Joseph's PS, Springvale, VIC

About the show:

Curriculum Areas:
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts);
  • English;
  • Science.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Technologies (Design & Technologies + Digital Technologies)

Learning Areas:
  • Literacy;
  • ICT Capability;
  • Critical & Creative Thinking;
  • Personal and Social Capability;
  • Ethical Understanding;
  • Intercultural Understanding.

Suitable for:
  • Foundation (Kinder, Prep, Reception) to Grade/Year 6.

This brand new 40 minute stage performance brings the new Australian picture book TO LIFE!! It is created & performed by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed, a qualified & practising drama & dance teacher with over 20 years of professional school teaching & performing experience in children's theatre & theatre in education. Tony has been adapting & performing CBCA shortlisted books across Australia for Book Week since 2000 & this is his 35th Australian book adapted to the stage.

2020's show is touring to VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD & SA on our 2020 Book Week tour!!!

BOOKINGS
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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The stage show includes:
  • Drama - a variety of performance styles within the show: Melodrama, Pantomime, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Mime, Puppetry, Game show, Improvisation, etc.
  • Dance - a variety of dance styles within the show: Jazz, contemporary, Hip Hop, etc.
  • Music - a variety of music styles in the show: Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Rap, Rock, Folk, etc;
  • Puppetry - a variety of puppetry styles in the show: Shadow puppetry, Hand puppetry, Marionette / String puppetry, Board puppetry.
  • Mask - Whole face masks, part face masks, noses, animals etc.
  • Painted sets - Painted on fabric, plywood, cardboard & paper.
  • Digital projections - 2 x 16:9 digital projectors cast huge bright images of the book, digital images of sets, animations, explosions & lighting displays onto humongous 65" projection screens on either side of the stage creating an incredible viewing experience for the students. They are also used for shadow puppetry in the show.
  • Raised staging - 45cm high staging 2m wide x 1m deep ensure everyone, even in very large groups can see ALL of the action;
  • DMX coloured stage lighting - the very latest DMX coloured stage lighting is used throughout the show to create intense & dynamic atmosphere throughout the performance.
  • Professional sound system - powered EV pro speakers & the DPA radio headset microphone matched with the pro Shure bodypack are used to ensure crystal clear sound for even the very largest halls. Students get 2 cordless handheld microphones in stands to use when on stage or carried out to the audience when required;
  • Audience participation - Students are used throughout the show to both participate in the audience (responding, singing or dancing along, creating scenes in the audience) & also joining in on stage to operate puppets, dress in costume to become characters, create sets & props during the show, be part of improvised scenes or be contestants in a game show;
  • Full Q&A session - after the show a full Question & Answer session takes place led by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed, a qualified teacher with over 16 years experience running these sessions. Tony discusses in depth why he made certain decisions when creating the show (e.g. adding scenes or slightly changing them from the book, sets used, etc), and shows students how the props, sets, puppets, costumes, projections & sound were created for the show, as well as discussing the writing of the script & composing of the songs & music;
  • Lesson plans for teachers - Follow up activities are provided for all year levels.

Reviews for 2019's show of the Short Listed CBCA Picture Book of the Year "The All New Must Have Orange 430" by Michael Speechley:

  • "WOW - What an amazing & entertaining show!... I have only had positive comments & enthusiastic praise for the whole event from staff & students!... a fantastic way to kick off our Children's Book Week celebrations... indeed something for everyone!" Ashburton PS, VIC
  • "None of us can remember any performance or activity that was so engaging for the whole school. It is rare to find something that caters for F-6 in any meaningful way. The students are still talking about you a week later." Ruskin Park PS, Croydon, VIC
  • "My staff LOVED the performance (&) found you engaging, entertaining & well prepared. (They) commented on how well you interacted with the children (who) loved the performance. We are all so happy… They wanted me to book you in again for next year." [/b]St Philip's CC, Port Stephens, NSW

  • "I lost count of how many staff members told me how fabulous your performance was... They were so impressed with the energy and variety of effects within your show… The music teacher believes it was the best performance incursion he had ever seen." St Mark's School, Inala, QLD
  • "We had in another group the day after yours and in my opinion, yours shone above. I really like how you think about the space and transform it as well as adding in the games, really makes the kids excited and brings out their enjoyment of the Arts." Roberts McCubbin PS, Box Hill, VIC
  • "An absolutely spectacular performance... Your show enthralled us all… The staff were so impressed with the way you included all the students, brought the story alive with your engaging performance and encouraged active participation by the children." Caulfield GS, Malvern, VIC

More Reviews

2019 "My staff LOVED the performance (&) found you engaging, entertaining & well prepared. (They) commented on how well you interacted with the... The children loved the performance. We are all so happy… they wanted me to book you in again for next yea
Karen Coleman, St Philip's CC, Port Stephens, NSW

2019 "I lost count of how many staff members told me how fabulous your performance was... They were so impressed with the energy and variety of effects within your show… The music teacher believes it was the best performance incursion he had ever seen.
Therese Badke, St Mark's School, Inala, QLD

2019 "We had in another group the day after yours and in my opinion, yours shone above. I really like how you think about the space and transform it as well as adding in the games, really makes the kids excited and brings out their enjoyment of the Arts."
Nicholas Kong, Specialist Leader, Performing Arts, 5/6 Teacher, Roberts McCubbin Primary School, Box Hill, VIC.

2019 "An absolutely spectacular performance... Your show enthralled us all… The staff were so impressed with the way you included all the students, brought the story alive with your engaging performance and encouraged active participation by the childre
Diane Lester, Teacher Librarian, Caulfield Grammar School Malvern, VIC

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, Civics And Citizenship

Themes

Book Week, Literacy, Drama, Dance, Music, English, Puppetry, Pantomime, Comedy, Theatre In Education, Children's Theatre.

Artform

Comedy, Dance, Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Puppetry, Visual Arts

Duration

40 minutes plus full Q&A

Cost

Within "Book Week": $8.25 excl.GST/student, Outside of Book Week: $7.15 excl.GST/student Minimum student numbers: 1 show x 125, 2 shows x 400, 3 shows x 600

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Availability

Stage area of 8m wide x 4m deep with students preferably sitting on the floor in front.

All locations in VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD, SA & TAS to be considered based on availability & other bookings.

2020 TERM 4 TOUR DATES (The new CBCA rescheduled Book Week 2020 is now in Term 4, October 17-23, 2020. Bookings can be made for the start of Term 3 2020 to the end of Term 2, 2021. If schools are closed or visitors to schools prohibited on the booking date due to COVID-19 then cancellations will be granted free of charge):

- VIC: October 5-12, 16-25, November 26 - December 5-18;
- NSW: October 26 - 31, November 5-23;
- ACT: November 22-25.
- QLD: November 1-4;
- SA: October 13-15;
- TAS: December 3-5;

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