A Slice Of Vaudeville

Curriculum Relevance:

Drama and Arts: Creative Thinking, Problem Solving and just for Fun!

Get those brain cells working! How did he do that?

A Slice Of Vaudeville

The vaudeville format with its emphasis on variety is ideal for children and Alan Sloggett has all the skills and experience to keep his audience enthralled with his comedy, magic, puppets and ventriloquism. Children have always been fascinated by magic but when Alan combines traditional slight of hand magic with electronics, children are truly spellbound by what they see.

Gone are the days when the ventriloquist doll could only move and speak if it was attached to the ventriloquist. However it’s not only the new and whiz-bang that gets today’s media-savvy children’s attention. When Alan claims that within fifty seconds he can make any animal the audience wants to name, even something as familiar as balloon sculptures take on a new life.

Juggling routines using both balls and batons are accompanied with comic dialogue which all adds to the pace and variety of this slice of vaudeville.

Positive messages abound throughout the show. Healthy eating, playing nicely, the importance of friends and being a good friend are all explored in various segments of this entertaining, visual show.

Alan Sloggett was born into a theatrical family who travelled Australia from the 1920’s to 1960 in a show called “The Incomparable Sloggetts”. In the early days the family performed on the vaudeville circuit and in later years in clubs and variety television shows. By the age of seven Alan had made up his mind that this was the life for him.

What schools have said:

All the children were so engaged! Even the year 6’s were spellbound. Alan was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was also confident and enthusiastic which was great. I was very happy with the service.

Michelle Hedley. K to Year 6. St Fidelis Primary School. Moreland. VIC. 27/04/2017.

Great progression of the show! The students were all very engaged. Alan was funny.

Larissa Thistle. K to Year 6. Werris Creek Public School. Werris Creek. VIC. 16/03/2017.

The performance had the kids captivated from start to finish. Alan had a good manner with the children and was able to entertain them all from Foundation to Year 6. Following the performance all the children wanted to show us a magic trick! Alan was personable and easy to talk to. All the kids wanted to share their favourite part with him after the show.

Scott Walker. Foundation to Year 6. Tallangatta Primary School. VIC. 29/03/2017.

Price:$4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).

Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.

Minimum Audience Size: 120 students.

Times: Show: 50 to 60 minutes. Set up: 30 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.

Requires an indoor performing area 3m deep x 4m wide.

ABN: 93 101 831 789

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