note: This video is footage of the primary school show version
Out of the Box uses a combination of comedy, sight gags and puppetry as it cleverly weaves together a number of different storylines that demonstrate the importance of friends.
Variety is without a doubt the key to this show’s continuing success. There are stories about dinosaurs, Africa, a fractured fairytale, an Aesop's fable and the issue of what to be when you grow up. There are rod and glove puppets and a humanette, six-year-old James who hilariously explores his career options. The zany marionette cabaret finale is a memorable ending to this energetic performance.
Enjoyed by all the children. Good humour, fun, laughs and learning. Jared engaged all the children, spoke warmly and after the performance answered all their questions.
Terry Gusthart. South Burnett Child Care Centre. QLD. 21/5/2013.
Fantastic! Love It! Our children got the story line, laughed through the whole performance and loved his many different voices.
Melissa. Kindalin Child Care Centre. Cherrybrook. NSW. 2nd May 2013.
Very enthusiastic, children and staff all enjoyed the performance. Jared answered the children's questions and ensured they were involved.
Amanda Sales. Kindalin Child Care Centre. Kellyville Ridge. NSW. 30th April 2013.
The show was excellent. All children were entertained throughout and are still talking about it days later! Jared was professional, entertaining and very easy to deal with.
Ali Russell. Kindalin Child Care. Cherrybrook. NSW. 3/5/2013.
Children really enjoyed the whole performance and had plenty of laughs along the way! I especially liked how the time was taken after the performance to show the children how the different puppets work.
Carla Morley. Kindalin Child Care. Glenhaven. NSW. 1/3/2013.
Price: $5.50 per child ($5.00 + $0.50 GST) or $330 ($300 + $30 GST) whichever is greater
Suitable: 2 to 6 year olds.
Times: Show: 45 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 40 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.