2019 ACT Book Week

To Be Or What To Be

To Be or What To Be begins with Frank having misplaced his magician’s hat. A search ensues and Frank looks for it in his magic hat box. Hat after hat is produced out of this seemingly empty box but none of these are his magician’s hat. What is a magician to do without his magic hat?


The staff and students thoroughly enjoyed this show. They appreciated the messages and were entertained. Terrific! All ages loved it.

Marie Elson. P to Year 7. Wudinna Area School. Wudinna. SA. 4/03/2016.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Wake Up And Read

Wake Up and Read is a funny, well paced comedy incorporating music, drama, mime, puppetry, magic and circus skills all linked with short charming tales about growing up in Australia. Each tale is another piece in the puzzle of how Frank, the son of an illiterate Italian migrant, became an avid reader and came to do what he does today. Students hear the stories behind the comedian as Frank takes us back to those moments that have shaped his life. We share his parents’ surprise when he first announces that theatre is the job for him. Another story tells how a playground bullying incident led to a lasting friendship with a fellow student who told him that he could find much of the information he would need for his new career, in books from the school library.


The program was most entertaining. A balance of magic, singing, puppets and theatre. My class described the show as ‘awesome’. Beneath the magic and puppets etc. was the clear message that reading is cool and people who read gain many different experiences. The performer was most entertaining and had the kids discussing how the tricks were done. He showed great diversity with singing, magic, puppets, humour and storytelling.

Peter Morton. K to Year 6. Howlong Public School. Howlong. NSW. 17/08/2015.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Quest for the Ultimate Rhythm

Join The Bongo Brothers in their multicultural comic musical journey around the world - ‘Quest for the Ultimate Rhythm’. Meet Mongo, music-maestro and his hilarious baby brother Bongo. Putting them together spells a recipe for disaster!


The students were very engaged, they loved the variety of songs, instruments and history that the show offered. After the show had finished they were all creating their own beat and rhythm just like they had been shown in the show. A great performance that was enjoyed by students and teachers alike.

Adena Baker. K to Year 6. Jindera Public School. Jindera. NSW. 16/03/2017.


Price:$6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Surf Safari

Mongo, an eccentric scientist and inventor and Bongo, his gullible and naive baby brother, are on a mission to save the planet, through studying history, society and eco-systems at beaches around Australia.


It was funny and entertaining for the students with an important message. A Great show for the last week of term.

T Russell. P to Year 5. North Arm State School. Yandina. QLD. 19/06/2017.


Price:$6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Monsters In My Wardrobe

The story begins with our hero afraid of the dark. At night with his flashlight in his hand he hides under his doona and peeks out at the mysterious shadows, dark corners and the scariest place of all; his wardrobe. He is certain monsters are scratching at the wardrobe door.


Mark was very engaging and entertaining. The children thought the show was extremely funny and were engaged throughout the entire performance.

Mikayla Luxton. K-7. St Joseph’s School. Renmark. SA.


Price: $4.95 per student (GST Incl.).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Science Saves The Day

Using scientific methodology and the concept of ecosystems, our hero Doctor Sarr and the audience conduct a study that concludes the Plains Wanderer bird, is under threat. Convinced that nobody will help, he formulates a daring plan to acquire a spaceship and build a bird refuge on another planet! However, once in space, he discovers a stowaway, young Eunice. For both of them to survive they’ll need to grow more food and conserve water. The audience are asked for solutions.


This was a brilliant performance. It was a pleasure to watch the children in the audience enjoy the show, very entertaining.

Judy Jackson. K-7. Colac West Primary School. VIC. Aug 2017.


Price: $4.95 per student (GST Incl.).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Imagine Believe Work Together

Imagine Believe Work Together is a fascinating look at how individuals have worked together throughout history in much the same way as we still do today to create and maintain this amazing society that we enjoy.


Fantastic theme of working together which was supported through the stories told. Very enjoyable and entertaining. Lots of fun!

Michael Munninger. Years 4-7. Gwynne Park Primary School. WA.


Price: $5.50 per student ($5.00 + $0.50 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Let’s Chat Habitat

Let’s Chat Habitat is a colourful collection of short segments with the common theme of taking care of the environment. It tackles both the micro and macro from litter in the playground, turning off taps, lights and appliances, to the protection of endangered species. Students are shown how everyone doing a little can make a big difference.


Very energetic and engaging. The show has given students background information about habitats, environments, saving the planet etc. This will complement our science studies

Sue McGann. Years 1 to 7. Mackay North State School. North Mackay. QLD.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Let’s STAMP Out Bullying

Using the same acronym as the original STAMP show, Let’s STAMP Out Bullying combines all new magic tricks and stories to get its simple, effective plan for dealing with bullies across. Illusions and comedy are the two main ingredients that illustrate the 5 simple steps in this practical STAMP acronym.


The students were engaged throughout the whole presentation. The magic tricks were fantastic and appealed to both the younger students and the older students. Gave some excellent strategies for kids to remember about bullying.

Jason Reed. K to Year 6. Taree Christian School. NSW. 6/09/2016.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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