JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE

DATE: JULY 21, 2018

TIME: tba

COST: TICKETS ON SALE SOON

BRIEF DETAILS: From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

SUITABLE FOR: Children aged 4-9 years and their grown-ups

WHERE: Koorliny Arts Centre, Theatre 1

ADDITIONAL INFO: Josephine Wants to Dance is a story about dreams, believing in yourself … and a dancing kangaroo. From the award-winning duo of Diary of a Wombat comes another hilarious tale of a bush animal you’ll never forget. Josephine is a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don’t dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the Ballet company prepared to perform, Josephine snuck into town and peered through the window as the dancers rehearsed. She watched the dancers for hours and hours, then she went home and practiced at night… all alone. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. She desperately wanted to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes. On the day of the first performance the Ballet Company was in trouble. The prima ballerina twisted her ankle. The understudy had a splinter in her toe.

Who could dance the lead role? Who else could leap that high?

Josephine’s talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she’s a kangaroo?

A very funny tale that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams. Josephine loves to dance, but she’s told she cannot.

Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandi Eldridge and Tim McGarry; Composer: Phillip Scott

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes (approx.)

 

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