2019 Melbourne & Geelong Book Week

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.


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. 27/04/2018.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Heave Ho Off We Go

In these days of pre-recorded, flat screen visual entertainment where everything is possible, Alan challenges his audience, right before their eyes with illusions that get their young brain cells working, trying to work out what actually happened in the seemingly impossible illusions they witness.


Staff and students loved the explosion of birds. It was very exciting. There was a lot of thinking time, humour, fun, student involvement and all round surprises. Alan had a lovely, intuitive style with the audience. Many thanks. Alan was early and professional with all aspects of the show!

Yolette Stewart. K to Year 12. Emerson School. Dandenong. VIC. 30/03/2018.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Musica y Risa

Aussie Kids Rock has entertained kids throughout Australia with their blend of interactive music and comedy since 2003. In Musica y Risa, the loveable guitarist and bass player C.J joins the hilarious drummer Deano on a memorable trip through the music of Europe. Focusing on Germany, France, Spain, Scotland and England, Musica y Risa not only explores music and basic language like greetings and phrases but also introduces students to lesser known instruments such as Castanets, Flamenco Guitar, Squeeze box and many more!


The performers’ energy and organisation was exceptional. There was a very clear curriculum outcome with recognising the styles of music. Very engaging! Both characters were fantastic. Great energy! Wicked Costumes!

Maddie Hunter. K to Year 7. Memorial Oval Primary School. Whyalla. SA. 1/12/2016.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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One Stop Rock Shop

In One Stop Rock Shop, Aussie Kids Rock do so much more than just play their music. They individually demonstrate how they are playing their instrument, so it can produce the right sound needed to create each of the very different music styles. When the band members are playing, dressed and speaking in the style, they show how for the real devotees of each musical genre, the music is more than just music, it’s a whole way of life.


Excellent! They engaged the students straight away. Full of energy and funny, had the children laughing at all times. The children really enjoyed being involved and being able to get up and dance.

Melinda Gianni. K to Year 6. St Colman’s School. Home Hill. QLD. 9/03/2016.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Rock It!

On guitar CJ is upbeat and funky but when he plays bass he is Mr Cool. On drums is the sensational, ever comical Deano and together these two take their audience on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. This compelling performance is a fun filled and fully interactive curriculum based show, designed to inspire children in their love of music.


Great performance. Student involvement and directions were excellent. Good audience participation. We liked the way the performers taught the children about the variety of music styles in a fun and interesting way. The performers were very friendly and had a good rapport with the children.

Carol Bateup. K to Year 6. Telarah Public School. Telarah. NSW. 31/03/2015.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Aussie Allsorts

Through sketches and storytelling, Tim and Ruth explore the timeline of Australian culture and how it has changed and developed over the years. The pair start with stories of the many aboriginal nations, their way of life, their tools, weapons, artefacts and their trade with their northern neighbours across what we now call the Timor and Arafura seas.


Very good! Lots of enthusiasm and energy. Very organised - Great variation of styles and ideas - Great performance - Very enjoyable. The children loved it! Good Work!!

Chris George. K to Year 6. Wamoon Public School. Leeton. NSW.


Price: $6.00 per student ($5.45 + $0.55 GST).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Scien-tastic

In Science, some opposites attract, while others repel. In this theatrical experience opposites create loads of fun and humour. These two opposites (Ruth and Tim) create great Science experiences with wonderfully visual outcomes and lashings of humorous fun.


Very clear message. The performers were very engaging. Clearly loved what they were doing.

Sharon O Callaghan. K to Year 6. Berkeley West Public School. NSW.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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Scien-tastic 2

Following the resounding success of Scien-tastic Tim and Ruth return with Scien-tastic 2. While they both agree that science is fun, the pair differ on what the show is about. Ruth is eager to delve into the world of physics but Tim is determined to make some machines.


Very clear message. The performers were very engaging. Clearly loved what they were doing.

Sharon O Callaghan. K to Year 6. Berkeley West Public School. NSW.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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To Federation and Beyond

This engaging combination of music, participation and stories all presented with a wonderful array of costumes, sets and props - is a great way to both entertain and tweak children's interest in Australian history. To Federation and Beyond is a number of gripping tales of Australia from pre-colonization, convicts, battlers to our current bush fire fighters and surf lifesavers.


To Federation and Beyond was cleverly contrived. The show held the students attention and they learned new historical detail in a very entertaining fashion. Mr Cafe was courteous, punctual and efficient with regards to setting up and packing away the set. He was highly entertaining and the children responded enthusiastically.

Lorraine Alexander. Years 3 to 6. Holy Spirit Primary School. St Clair. NSW. 11/08/2016.


Price: $4.50 per student (No GST Applies).

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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We're All Australians Now

We’re All Australians Now explores the questions - How do you build a nation? and What makes a society work? If the goal is to live in harmony with both the land and each other, how do we continue to achieve this goal?


The performance was engaging and very entertaining. Topic was relevant for all year levels. Student involvement was excellent. A lot of fun. Songs, props, stage set, musical instruments - most appropriate. Gerard is talented, friendly, engaging. Worked well with students. Teachers also appreciate the humour.

Connee Hamer. K-6. Newmarket State School. QLD. Feb 2018.


Price: $4.50 per student (No GST Applies).

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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Moz's Monster Music Mix

Moz and his best mate Pricee are determined to create a new sound for their music. Struggling to come up with something fresh they decide to explore the past starting with the music from the 16th century.


Excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed this well thought out performance - teaches as well as entertains.

Beverly. K to Yr 2. Lane Cove Public School. NSW.


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

Minimum audience size: 130 students

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