Hi-5 ANNOUNCES SURPRISE TOUR!
Dance, sing and party with Hi-5! New members Lauren Brant, Fely Irvine and Tim Maddren join Casey Burgess and Stevie Nicholson live on stage in their new show Hi-5 Surprise! It's a great big celebration featuring Hi-5's most popular songs as well as some new favourites, stories, games, lots of dancing and a great big surprise! So grab your party hat and your dancing shoes and get ready to sing and dance with Hi-5.
Hi-5 Surprise! premieres in Melbourne at the Arts Centre's Playhouse from January 5 beforeembarking on an extensive tour of 38 theatres across the country.
Tickets for all venues go on sale on Monday 14 September except for Sydney, Bathurst andNewcastle which go on sale on Friday 18 September. Visit www.hi-5.com.au for details.Hi-5 Surprise! sees Stevie, Casey, Fely, Lauren and Tim planning something special for their friendChats' birthday. They decide to throw her a surprise party to which everyone is invited. Caseyencourages the whole audience to keep the secret as Stevie and Tim dress up as zoo animals, Jup Juphelps Fely decorate the birthday cake, and Lauren distracts Chats with a storybook adventure about TJthe guinea pig.
Hi-5 Surprise! is presented by Australian theatrical producer Andrew Kay, in association with SouthernStar and Channel Nine. Over the last decade, Andrew Kay and Associates has presented a diverserange of highly successful, quality theatrical productions around the world including Soweto GospelChoir, The 39 Steps, Tango Fire, Lazy Town Live and Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.
Andrew Kay said today, "Having presented Hi-5's very first live touring shows several years ago, I amdelighted to be working with Southern Star and Channel Nine in taking Hi-5 back into the intimatetheatre venues, and to many suburban and regional centres where Hi-5 has never performed before.The success of Hi-5 is the show's ability to personally connect with children. This theatre tour will be awonderful opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the joys of a quality, live theatre showand to share the experience together."
Martin Hersov and Cathy Payne, Hi-5 Directors, said, "We are very excited about the new Hi-5 stageshow. Hi-5 Surprise! is a great big party and it's wonderful to be able to celebrate with all the Hi-5 fansaround Australia."
This year, Hi-5 is celebrating 10 years of entertaining children around the world, with a brand neweleventh series currently screening on Channel Nine, the introduction of exciting new cast members,and NOW the announcement of a new live stage show which will tour Australia during 2010. So, jointhe party. Hi-5 Surprise! is coming to Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland andTasmania.
Hi-5 currently screens in 220 countries around the world, reaching an average weekly audience of1,000,000 children. The Hi-5 Surprise! stage show has just completed a hugely successful tour ofMalaysia and Singapore. A vibrant mix of stories, songs, investigation, imagination and adventure, Hi-5is specially created for children between two and six years old. Their live shows add a dynamic newdimension to the interactive elements of the television series which demonstrate that learning can befun. For tour details and tickets, visit www.hi-5.com.au
Hi-5 SURPRISE! TOUR DATES for 2011