Geelong Arts Centre’s Love Central Geelong Family Magic 2021 program is packed full of fun and fabulous theatre experiences for the family.
Consisting of seven fantastically eclectic shows, the Love Central Geelong Family Magic 2021 program is designed to captivate, inspire and entertain children under 12, as well as their parents, siblings, grandparents and carers.
For many children in the G21 region, the Love Central Geelong Family Magic program provides their first theatrical experience and is remembered fondly well into adulthood.
The 2021 Love Central Geelong Family Magic line-up is:
The Mik Maks – Let’s Party
Saturday, April 24
Kids all over the world are going nuts for The Mik Maks. This award-winning band of brothers and lovable friend Drums the Panda has been streamed more than 1,000,000,000 times globally. But the real magic occurs at during the 40-minute live shows targeted towards children aged 2-8 years of age.
There’s something for everyone at a Mik Mak show.
The Midnight Gang
Saturday, May 1
Twelve-year-old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook’s Hospital, at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Each night, The Midnight Gang turns the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true.
The team behind The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy bring David Walliams’ bestselling book to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of imagination. For children 6+.
Emil and the Detectives
Wednesday, June 9
Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen, but the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target.
Pete the Sheep
Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12
Monkey Baa’s award-winning musical returns! Imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep, this hilarious musical comedy explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual while being part of the flock.
Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathan Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous musical for young audiences and their adults.
Go, Go, GO!
Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8
An epic tribute to stupid fun. “Go, Go, GO!” is a fun, spontaneous and ridiculous circus show aimed at family audiences. Three acrobats wake up in the ultimate escape room scenario and quickly learn they have to work together, learn from their mistakes and overcome their differences in order to escape. Stuck in a labyrinth with only their circus abilities to help them, these three strangers face a series of challenges as they navigate this bizarre world made up of their favourite childhood games.
Saturday, August 7
A lost star finds its way home. Combining old school whimsy with state-of-the-art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. Adventures happen and with the assistance of the audience the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems. Part music video, part dream, ZOOOM is a show about all sorts of perspective.Inspired by iconic children’s book Harold and The Purple Crayon.
Saturday, September 11
Hop on board our spaceship and get ready for blast-off. Become a pilot, engineer or navigator as we whoosh across the galaxy for an interstellar adventure. Whoosh! is an immersive and multi-sensory performance that puts children at the centre of the action.
To find out more and to purchase tickets to a Love Central Geelong Family Magic show visit www.geelongartscentre.org.au
Present your Geelong Arts Centre ticket on the day of the show to one of the participating businesses and you will enjoy a complimentary house wine, soft drink or coffee with any main meal purchased.