Welcome to the November Kids Gig Guide, created for this website by popular request! Check out all the shows for families and children this month:
On the 1st November Libby Hammer and the WA Symphony Orchestra are giving a FREE concert in Kwinana for kids age 0-6. The interactive concert will introduce the audience to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra and provide an opportunity to have a go on the various instruments. Contact WASO on 9326 0002 to book your spot and BYO comfy cushion!
Lah-Lah and Buzz the popular stars of ABC KIDS are coming to visit the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on the 5th with two educational and fun musical shows Sing, dance and meet some new instrument friends as Lah-Lah and Buzz introduce Lola the Dancing Double Bass. Lola is a bit of a shy double bass, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up to her brothers and sisters in the string family, who then help her join the party with the woodwind, brass and percussion families for some seriously noisy musical fun!Local legend Jon Tooby will conduct this entertaining and interactive show which will have the whole family up singing and dancing with WASO!
On November 10/11th WASO will present Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in concert. The orchestra will perform John Williams’ unforgettable score while the film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. Get costumed up and come join the fun!
I’m especially looking forward to taking my kids to see WA Ballet’s production of Peter Pan which runs Nov 17th – Dec 10th. It is their children’s production for this year and looks super fun. Watch this space for my review, ably assisted by my two small critics!
The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra are presenting Jazz under the Stars on the 24th which will be a great family concert. You get to sip your bubbly while the kids have room to wriggle and dance to jazz standards and a new work for big band by Dr Mace Francis.
Barking Gecko’s last season for the year is My Robot, an adventure about making (literally) new friends. Running from 11-25th the puppet play takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry synonymous with Barking Gecko’s award winning shows. Children will discover that we’re all just made from pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits! My Robot is recommended for ages K – Year 4.
Let me know if I’ve missed anything out. (For adult shows on this month head to the November Gig Guide.) Hope to see you and your kids at a gig soon!