Apr 112021

They say good things are worth waiting for and the extra long wait is finally over! Now that COVID is ‘under control’ the red velvet curtains of Silvers Circus can reopen at last to reveal a fabulous circus treat that is sure to capture the hearts of young and old:

Showtime Attractions and Silvers Circus have joined forces to bring to Australia an exciting show filled with entertainment for the whole family, meet Sesame Street Circus Spectacular! Get ready to see Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favourite Sesame Street characters like you have never seen them before.

Together with a range of talented circus performers from around the world they will treat the audience to a unique, authentic Sesame Street experience in a heartwarming 90-minute big top spectacular. Little fans will love watching their Sesame Street heroes, recognising their voices and seeing their personalities shine through in the different elements of this brilliant production.

To start the school holidays in style we took our tribe of kids to see the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular last night and it was a huge hit with the whole family! The little ones absolutely loved seeing Elmo and Abby Cadabby while the Wonder Dogs were a big favourite with all. The cheeky puppy who didn’t follow the rules had everyone giggling and when I asked the kids afterwards they said he was the star of the show.

The older kids were super impressed by Gypsy’s Hula Hoops (Did you know she can hula hoop with 80 hoops at once?) and sat on the edge of their seat watching the Globe Riders roar around the The Globe of Death on their motorbikes. One of our girls was so worried about their safety she burst out in tears, she was very relieved to see them drive away in one piece at the end of this heart-racing performance.

From the moment you arrive at the circus location you are truly stepping into the colourful world of Sesame Street. Before you even enter the big top you’ll spot Sesame Street themed cars and food vans, kids can enjoy a jump on a Sesame Street bouncy castle and you can even pose for a photo with hungry Cookie Monster or loveable Big Bird before/after the show!

The combination of Sesame Street’s friendly and familiar characters and Silvers’ talented performers is a winning mix, resulting in an engaging family experience that is inviting, interactive and captivating for everyone. From our cheeky 3-year old to our cool 12-year tweens, they all had a fantastic evening out. To treasure this great memory we brought home the Souvenir Programme and I know they can’t wait to take it to school and tell their class mates all about it.

As this amazing production travels around Australia the Sesame Street Circus Spectacular has put up its stripey tent in Adelaide’s Bonython Park until May 2, 2021 after which they will continue down south to Noarlunga. Perfect timing for the school holidays if you ask me! If you want to be guaranteed a slice of the Sesame Street fun be quick and secure your favourite seats through Ticketmaster, tickets for other locations will be added as they become available.

To find out more about Sesame Street Circus Spectacular, to take a closer look at the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit www.sesamestreetcircus.com.au.

Thanks to our generous friends at Sesame Street Circus Spectacular one lucky family will win 4 Sesame Street Circus Spectacular tickets to enjoy the show at Bonython Park, Adelaide on Friday April 16, 2021 at 6.30pm. For your chance to win hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page, good luck!

The Illusionists giveaway

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Jan 012019

As we turn the calendar over to 2019 many of us are making resolutions for the year ahead. Maybe you want to find a new job, get fit and healthy or explore a faraway destination, or maybe you just want to put more time aside for yourself (or you and your partner) to relax and enjoy an evening out from time to time. If the latter is on your list I might be able to help you out, with an out-of-this-world experience up for grabs for one lucky Hip Little One reader:

Direct from the Broadway stage and sold-out theatres around the globe comes a production that has to be seen to believed. Seven of the world’s most talented magicians and artists have teamed up to capture the audience with an incredible array of amazing stunts, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and daredevilry, meet The Illusionists: Live From Broadway.

No matter how young or old you are, The Illusionists are ready to dazzle you like never before: Let The Trickster (Paul Dabek) blow you away with his box of tricks, be captivated by The Alchemist (Leonardo Bruno), experience the magic of The Showman (Mark Kalin), sit on the edge of your seat watching The Conjuress (Jinger Leigh), drop your jaw in awe of The Warrior (Robyn Sharpe), get ready to question yourself with The Manipulator (Florian Sainvet) and have your mind blown by The Mentalist (Chris Cox).

After travelling 400 cities around the globe The Illusionists touches down in Melbourne from January 22-January 27, 2019 for 11 powerful shows, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to escape from the rat-race for a few hours and become part of something magical.

To find out more about The Illusionists, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online via Ticketmaster visit www.theillusionistslive.com.

For your chance to win a The Illusionists double pass (RRP $178) for Tuesday 22nd January, 7pm at Regent Theatre, Melbourne hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

Nov 032015


A few months ago I told you that the famous musical CATS was on its way to Australia and I am glad to say the wait is finally over. Right now Sydney fans are enjoying this magical show and spread out over the next few months six major Australian cities (Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth) will get a chance to share in the feline fun, with the curtains eventually closing permanently in May 2016.


Whether you have been a fan since its theatre premiere in 1981 or are yet to discover the excitement of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical, CATS is sure to impress the entire audience. Some of the country’s best musical stars, including Aussie sweetheart Delta Goodrem who stars as Grizabella, have signed up to be part of this Summer’s tour and the end result is an incredible all-Australian performance.


From Rum Tum Tugger to Victoria, from Old Deuteronomy to Skimbleshanks and from Rumpleteazer to Mister Mistoffelees, each cat in the Jellicle Tribe has a story. Take a look at the amazing CATS cast and discover which talented performers are hiding behind the incredibly detailed make-up, fluffy wigs and and furry costumes.

Gus Cats

If you haven’t booked your tickets just yet there is still time left to lock in seats for a CATS performance near you; your mum, sister, child or best friend, who would you like to share your CATS experience with? The upcoming festive season would be a perfect excuse to treat your special someone to a fantastic night out.

To find out more about Cats, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit www.catsthemusical.com.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 double passes (RRP $239.80 each) for CATS the Musical on Friday December 18 (8pm) at Regent Theatre, Melbourne, enter our giveaway below:

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CATS is coming to Australia!

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Jul 122015


If you have always wanted to see Cats The Musical in all its glory but you’ve missed out I’ve got good news for you. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS is headed our way and will be touring Australia throughout the Summer months. With six of Australia’s biggest cities on the agenda there is a good chance they’ll be performing near you, so be quick and grab those seats for an unforgettable night out.

Cats Australia

CATS first made its debut back in 1981 at the New London Theatre where the award winning musical was played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. People in more than 30 countries have fallen in love with this spectacular show already and now Australian fans are finally getting their turn. Earlier this week producers of the hit musical announced an all-Australian cast for the upcoming tour, the audience is in for a real treat with the following stars already locked in:

Gus Cats

The female feline favourites from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats will be Amy Berrisford (Demeter), Delta Goodrem (Grizabella), Madeline Cain (swing), Emma Delmenico (Resident Choreographer/swing), Dominique Hamilton (Rumpleteazer), Ashleigh Hauschild (Tantomile), Jade Hui-Wen Coutts (Victoria/The White Cat), Erin James (swing), Emily Keane (Cassandra), Sarah Landy (Bombalurina), Bree Langridge (swing), Holly Meegan (Jennyanydots), Samantha Morley (Jellylorum/Griddlebone), and Stephanie Silcock (Jemima).

Cats Vicky

The male cats will be played by Daniel Assetta (Rum Tum Tugger), James Cooper (Admetus/Macavity/Dance Captain), Andrew Dunne (swing), Matt Edwards (swing), Christopher Favaloro (Mr Mistoffelees), Keanu Gonzalez (Alonzo/Rumpus Cat), Ross Hannaford (Skimbleshanks), Sam Hooper (swing), Thomas Johansson (Pouncival), Tobias Madden (Carbucketty), Matt McFarlane (Munkustrap), Stephen Morgante (Resident Director/swing), Brent Osborne (Mungojerrie), Josh Piterman (Bustopher Jones/Gus/Growltiger), Taylor Scanlan (Bill Bailey), Jason Wasley (Old Deuteronomy), and Patrick Whitbread (Coricopat).

Grab your bestie, your mum, sister or a bunch of friends and lock in the ultimate CATS experience today, it will be memory that will be treasured for years. Seats are limited and tickets are selling like hot-cakes so there is no time to waste!

To find out more about Cats, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit www.catsthemusical.com.

Jul 112015


When our kids discovered that Lah-Lah would not be visiting Adelaide these school holidays they were rather disappointed (check out the Live Show tour schedule to see if Lah-Lah will be performing near you). They absolutely love singing and dancing along to her catchy songs and to see her in real life would of course be pretty awesome. Sadly their patience will be tested a little longer until the next round of shows, so for now we’re keeping our singing voices in top shape with the fabulous new Lah-Lah DVD that has just hit the shelves:

Lah-Lah's Adventures DVD

Press play on ‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ and welcome Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band into your living room for more than 50 minutes of musical fun. Sing along, dance around, tap your feet and clap your hands as you learn swinging Lah-Lah songs like Dancing Doll, Let’s Put On A Show, Big, Bold and Brassy and many more. You can discover what different instruments sound like in ‘The Band on the Bus’ and ‘The Secret Sound’ and you can even put on your own show by creating some of the instruments you see in ‘Make It, Play It’!


‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ is available on DVD ($14.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Lah-Lah DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit www.roadshow.com.au.

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Jun 202015


Earlier this week I had a quick look at our family calendar and realised that the July school holidays are just around the corner, I can’t believe another term is over already! I love having the kids at home but (in our house) it does require a bit of extra entertainment to keep everyone happy and sane. If you are a NSW or ACT mum you are in for a treat as ABCKids star Lah-Lah and her big live band are coming your way for a fun-filled live tour:

After the massive success of the Lah-Lah live shows back in April the talented singer with her signature stripy socks is back for more these school holidays with the Lah-Lah Live In Concert tour. The musical ensemble has a busy few weeks planned and will be performing at 10 different venues across NSW and ACT, some shows have already sold out so be quick to book your seats!

Lah-Lah Live Show April

As if seeing Lah-Lah and the crew in all their musical glory isn’t enough fun just yet all tickets include an exciting Meet & Greet with Lah-Lah and the band after the show, don’t forget to bring your camera. Ticket prices start at   just $20 per person (+ booking fee) and children under 12 months are free making it affordable for all.

Lah-Lah Meet & Greet

Warm up your best singing voice, get those feet tapping and hips swinging and get ready for a fabulous outing that’s fun for the whole family. What a great opportunity for kids to experience a real band and watch a wonderful selection of instruments in action. Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Lola the Dancing Double Bass… which one is your favourite?

Lah-Lah Live Show

To find out more about Lah-Lah, to book tickets to the show and to shop for other Lah-Lah products online visit www.lah-lah.com.

Lah-Lah SocksFor your chance to win 1 of 3 family passes for Lah-Lah Live In Concert + a pair of Lah-Lah Stripy Socks (total RRP $90 per winner) enter our giveaway below. Each winner will receive 1 family pass (admits 4) to see the show at a NSW/ACT location of winner’s choice during the July School Holidays (June 30 – July 11), subject to availability of course. For a list of venues/availability click here.

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Apr 282015


After two fun filled weeks our kids went back to school this week, that’s another school holiday done and dusted. The next school holidays may seem like they are still months away but it is not too early to start thinking about all the awesome stuff you can do during June and July. In fact, if you don’t want to miss out on some of the coolest outings you better be quick and get them locked in while you can:

Hi-5 Tour

Dream big this winter and join popular Australian band Hi-5 on their brand new stage show, Hi-5 House of Dreams. Hi-5 House of Dreams will tour around Australia from June 28 to July 15, visiting Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.

The Hi-5 House of Dreams tour gives audiences an invitation to the most exciting “slumber party” ever! There’s not much sleeping but lots of singing and dancing and adventure when our favourite puppet Chats takes control of the Hi-5’s dreams and makes their dreams come true!

Using Chats’ Magic Dream Catcher audiences will travel through jungles, fairy grottos, underwater coral gardens, the Wild West, and even outer space!! This interactive and energetic show will have audiences totally immersed in the world of dreams.

Hi 5 Cast

Hi-5 House of Dreams is a whimsical trip into a fantasy adventure where you can catch your favourite Hi-5 songs – Underwater Discovery, Move your Body, It’s a Party and Living in a Rainbow and plenty of new songs with the Hi-5 gang – Stevie, Mary, Tanika, Ainsley and Dayen.

To find out more about Hi-5, to take a closer look at the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit www.hi-5world.com.

Thanks to our friends at Hi-5 we are able to give away 4 double passes to the Hi-5 House of Dreams Australian Tour. There will be one winner for each of the below venues and each winner will receive one double pass (admits 2, RRP $99.80) to the show, see show dates/times below:

  • Brisbane, RICC – Thursday 2 July (1.30pm)
  • Melbourne, Palais Theatre – Saturday 4 July (4.30pm)
  • Sydney, The Concourse Chatswood – Tuesday 7 July (1.30pm)
  • Perth, Regal Theatre – Tuesday 14 July (1.30pm)

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