We’re a little more than halfway through the school holidays here in Brisbane.
We’ve passed the initial, ‘Oh, it’s so lovely to have quality time with you. What adventures should we get up to?’ stage and have well and truly moved into the whinging, whining ‘This is the most boring holiday ever,’ stage.
Aren’t they just the cutest things?!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be looking for fun and low cost activities to keep the wee cherubs entertained until school returns next week.
The girls and I struck gold yesterday when we were treated to a beautiful performance of Fame Theatre Academy’s Sleeping Beauty.
I must admit I was a little nervous about taking the girls to live theatre. I took Miss Six to a live performance of Jack and the Beanstalk last year (at a different theatre company) and she found it too scary. We ended up leaving before interval because the poor darling was crying and shaking with fear.
I needn’t have worried about Fame’s Sleeping Beauty. The bright and beautiful costumes, flower garlands, fairies, singing and ballet had Miss Six and Miss Three mesmerised. They clapped, cheered and sang along. They loved the court jester and found the evil fairy hilarious. Even I was rocking out to a fun rendition of The Chantoozies’ Witch Queen.
Fame cleverly adapted the Sleeping Beauty storyline to appeal to the young audience, with Elsa, Anna and The Wiggles references making my girls laugh out loud.
The cast impressed me to no end with their acting ability, and while some of the singing was a little shaky, they gave every song their all. They were passionate, enthusiastic and interacted well with the audience.
My girls thought the performance was fantastic and can’t wait to see the next show.
Sleeping Beauty is running twice daily at the Queensland Multicultural Centre (102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point) until Saturday 1 October with tickets from just $16.
On arrival, you can purchase a flower garland or crown for your child to wear during the performance, have your photo taken with the cast after the show, and even have a post-performance picnic in the park with Sleeping Beauty.
If you book tickets, make sure you enter the colouring in competition. There are some great prizes up for grabs.
Thanks Fame Academy for a wonderful morning out and for igniting in my daughters a love for live theatre.
Mummy, Wife, Me received free admission for herself and two daughters to review Sleeping Beauty.