School of Rock is landing in Melbourne this October! Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
Since opening on Broadway to critical acclaim in 2015, School of Rock has been playing to packed houses and is now captivating audiences all across the US and in London’s West End.
It has smashed box office records, garnered rave reviews, earned four Tony nominations, and won both the 2017 Oliver for Outstanding Achievement in Music and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses.
The iconic Australian musical, The Boy from Oz turns 20 in 2018, and to celebrate The Production Company are staging a new production.
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The Boy from Oz includess many of Peter Allen’s best loved songs: Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage, Everything Old is New Again, Tenterfield Saddler, I Honestly Love You, I Still Call Australia Home, Don’t Cry Out Loud and the show stopping I Go To Rio.
The Production Company
Widely regarded as Australia’s most popular musical, The Boy from Oz ran for a total of 766 performances following its opening in 1998 and was the first Australian musical to enjoy a sellout season on Broadway.
The Production Company
The Boy from Oz tells the funny and touching story of the dazzling Australian entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. Singing in country pubs from age 11, Peter Allen survived family tragedy to become a local TV star at age 16. Discovered by Judy Garland, he married her daughter Liza Minnelli and went on to become a loved international star and an Oscar-winning songwriter.
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Staring Rohan Browne as Peter Allen, and Caroline O’Connor returns for the role of Judy Garland. Also starring Loren Hunter as Liza Minnelli, Matthew Manahan as Greg Connell, Robyn Arthur (Singin’ in The Rain) as Peter’s mother and Francis Greenslade (Winners and Losers) as his father.
Jurassic Creatures have landed in Melbourne and taking over St Kilda!
Jurassic Creatures is an exhibition with over 30 + dinosaurs that will captivate young and old alike. Explore a prehistoric world full of life like moving dinosaurs and be amazed and thrilled as the greatest creatures ever to walk the earth return before your eyes and come alive.
Marvel at the story of their 165 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them move. Hear the roar. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will think that the dinosaurs really are back!
Apart from this amazing animatronics show, you will be able to become a Paleontologist for the day. Children will be provided with their expert digger outfit, and chip away at their very own fossil.
Plus there will be many more dinosaur activities to take part in including dinosaur sand painting, dinosaur 3D Jig-saw Land, fossil displays, dinosaur inflatable activity lands, dinosaur eggs to have photos in, walking dinosaurs and so much more.
Jurassic Creatures will deliver a realistic animatronics show like no other that will capture the imagination of children & parents everywhere.
The event includes: • A spectacular dinosaur exhibition with realistic animatronics • An Interactive Fossil digging area • Dinosaur Sand painting • 3D Jigsaw Land • Dinosaur Inflatable Activity Lands • Plus so many other dinosaur activities for the whole family Melbourne get ready to feel the Dino-Roar!
Jurassic Creatures is set to bring all the wonder and excitement of the prehistoric world of dinosaurs back. Get ready to be thrilled as you see Triassic period comes to life!
WHEN Saturday 15 September 2018 – Sunday 14 October 2018
WHERE St Kilda Triangle, adjacent to Palais Theatre
COST General Admission $31.56 Family Ticket $99.44 (2 adults, 2 children). Kids under 2 year old are free Sessions are 3 hrs each
National Gallery of Victoria’s newest children’s exhibition celebrates New York featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections, hands-on activities and more, Coinciding with MoMA: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. The installation provides several activity areas that will keep your children busy.
Eastlands skating rink is back at Eastland Town Square. This custom-built rink is back for its second year, and it’s bigger and better then ever! People of all skill levels are invited to glide around the larger rink while surrounded by snow-topped trees and twinkling lights. Plus, the rink is covered by a marquee so you can skate rain, hail or shine.
Get ready to hold your breath as LEGOLAND Discovery Centre heads underwater! Just in time for the school holidays families can be submerged in an underwater realm at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, where they will embark on a fin-tastic underwater quest to discover mysterious sea creatures at the bottom of the ocean!
All Melbournians are invited to click their heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.
Step into the shoes of a pro-soccer player these school holidays with the Real Madrid World of Football Experience. Visitors can explore behind the scenes, feel the atmosphere and discover the culture of the world's greatest football team as they go on a journey into over 116 years of sporting history.
Here’s some music to every parent’s ear Kids eat FREE at Munich Brauhaus in South Wharf every single day of the school holidays! As well as offering kids eat free special every day, Munich Brauhaus is also running family entertainment every Sunday. Kids can get their faces painted or play games and the petting zoo is back aswell.
Take the whole family on a journey down the rabbit hole, with the world premiere of WONDERLAND a world premiere exhibition that celebrates the timeless stories of Lewis Carroll and Alice's adventures on screen.
Snow (of the faux variety), sensational wintery lights and a suave little gingerbread man are set to return to Sovereign Hill for the multi-award winning Christmas in July Winter Wonderlights from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 22 July 2018.
Sheraton Melbourne is calling all mini Superhero’s these school holidays for a Kids Can Cook event – inspired by Little Superheroes. Kids will learn the art of pastry 'making' whilst the parents get to enjoy an afternoon Tea and wine.
Take the kids on a mission to become the next marvel agents at Melbourne's first Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N experience! The whole family can suit up and go through superhero boot camp and become an honorary S.H.I.E.L.D agent.
Bonnie Lythgoe is bringing the latest fairy tale classic SLEEPING BEAUTY – “A KNIGHT AVENGER’S TALE” here to Melbourne. SLEEPING BEAUTY tells the story of Princess Aurora, who by a single prick of her finger is put to sleep for 100 years. Doomed by fate, only a Prince’s sweet kiss can break the spell and awaken the sleeping beauty.
The Skating At Festival will be returning to Melbourne these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland of ice skating for the whole family. Choose from either Crown Promenade, or visit St Kilda.
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a wizard inspired comedy play which gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school.
Luna Park is celebrating Christmas six months early with festive lights, bunting, snow and the big, jolly man himself. Visit the giant Christmas tree or say hello to Santa, who will be sitting in his merry sleigh every weekend.
Beyond Perception: Seeing the unseen, Scienceworks latest interactive exhibition. The permanent exhibit carefully reveals the invisible fields and forces that surround us, such as gravitational waves, invisible light, sound and aerodynamics, and demonstrates current research which is continuing to uncover amazing hidden worlds around us.
Explore the wonder of flight and space travel in an aerospace exhibition featuring immersive flight simulations, design challenges, visionary concepts for the future and inspiring stories from game changing innovators.
Popup little designer Studios will be popping up across Melbourne Myer Stores these school holidays! Kids can design their very own kids handbags or necklaces and take photos by a press wall like a real fashion show.
Celebrate the legacy of Disney in this ice skating spectacular as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses.
Do you have the sharpest eyes in the sky? Find out these school holidays! With the special Eyes in the Sky binoculars at the ready, all kids will need to do is to listen out for clues and act fast to identify landmarks from the floating cabins of the Melbourne Star! Who will be first to spot them all?
Take the family on a journey into ArtVo an immersive ‘trick art’ gallery – the first of its kind in Australia. Unlike normal art museums, visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing themselves and becoming part of the art.
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