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Hi-5 Surprise! Live Tour


Dance, sing and party with Hi-5! New members Lauren Brant, Fely Irvine and Tim Maddren join Casey Burgess and Stevie Nicholson live on stage in their new show Hi-5 Surprise! It's a great big celebration featuring Hi-5's most popular songs as well as some new favourites, stories, games, lots of dancing and a great big surprise! So grab your party hat and your dancing shoes and get ready to sing and dance with Hi-5.

Hi-5 Surprise! premieres in Melbourne at the Arts Centre's Playhouse from January 5 beforeembarking on an extensive tour of 38 theatres across the country.

Tickets for all venues go on sale on Monday 14 September except for Sydney, Bathurst andNewcastle which go on sale on Friday 18 September. Visit for details.Hi-5 Surprise! sees Stevie, Casey, Fely, Lauren and Tim planning something special for their friendChats' birthday. They decide to throw her a surprise party to which everyone is invited. Caseyencourages the whole audience to keep the secret as Stevie and Tim dress up as zoo animals, Jup Juphelps Fely decorate the birthday cake, and Lauren distracts Chats with a storybook adventure about TJthe guinea pig.

Hi-5 Surprise! is presented by Australian theatrical producer Andrew Kay, in association with SouthernStar and Channel Nine. Over the last decade, Andrew Kay and Associates has presented a diverserange of highly successful, quality theatrical productions around the world including Soweto GospelChoir, The 39 Steps, Tango Fire, Lazy Town Live and Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.

Andrew Kay said today, "Having presented Hi-5's very first live touring shows several years ago, I amdelighted to be working with Southern Star and Channel Nine in taking Hi-5 back into the intimatetheatre venues, and to many suburban and regional centres where Hi-5 has never performed before.The success of Hi-5 is the show's ability to personally connect with children. This theatre tour will be awonderful opportunity for parents to introduce their children to the joys of a quality, live theatre showand to share the experience together."

Martin Hersov and Cathy Payne, Hi-5 Directors, said, "We are very excited about the new Hi-5 stageshow. Hi-5 Surprise! is a great big party and it's wonderful to be able to celebrate with all the Hi-5 fansaround Australia."

This year, Hi-5 is celebrating 10 years of entertaining children around the world, with a brand neweleventh series currently screening on Channel Nine, the introduction of exciting new cast members,and NOW the announcement of a new live stage show which will tour Australia during 2010. So, jointhe party. Hi-5 Surprise! is coming to Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland andTasmania.

Hi-5 currently screens in 220 countries around the world, reaching an average weekly audience of1,000,000 children. The Hi-5 Surprise! stage show has just completed a hugely successful tour ofMalaysia and Singapore. A vibrant mix of stories, songs, investigation, imagination and adventure, Hi-5is specially created for children between two and six years old. Their live shows add a dynamic newdimension to the interactive elements of the television series which demonstrate that learning can befun. For tour details and tickets, visit



5 - 7 January
MELBOURNE - Playhouse, the Arts Centre
1300 182 183* Transaction fee applies

19 January
BALLARAT Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts
03 5338 0980

20 January
SOUTH MORANG Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
03 9217 2317

21 January
RINGWOOD George Wood Theatre
1300 788 028

22 January
GEELONG Deakin's Costa Hall, Geelong Waterfront
03 5225 1200

23 January
DANDENONG Drum Theatre
03 9771 6666

25 January
SHEPPARTON Eastbank Centre
03 5832 9511

27 January
03 9784 1060

13 April
WERRIBEE Wyndham Cultural Centre
03 9741 9500 Phone or box office bookings only

14 April
MOONEE PONDS The Clocktower Centre
03 9243 9191


12-14 January
SYDNEY Theatre Royal
1300 795 012

2 March
PENRITH Panthers
1800 061 991

3 March
02 9477 7777

9 March
REVESBY Workers Club
02 9772 2100

10 March
HURLSTONE PARK Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL
02 9559 0000

11 March
02 9822 3566

16 March
BATHURST Memorial Entertainment Centre
02 6333 6161

17 March
ALBURY Convention & Arts Centre
02 6051 3051

20 & 21 March
WOLLONGONG Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
02 4226 3366

6 April
LISMORE Workers Club
02 6621 7401

7 April
COFFS HARBOUR Coffs Ex Services Club
02 6652 3888

8 April
02 6580 2300

9 April
MINGARA Recreation Club
02 4349 7888
02 4929 1977


29 & 30 January
ADELAIDE Festival Theatre
131 246


13 & 14 March
02 6275 2700


5 & 6 March
BRISBANE Lyric Theatre
136 246

23 March
IPSWICH Civic Hall
07 3810 6100

24 March
TOOWOOMBA Empire Theatre
1300 655 299

25 March
CALOUNDRA The Events Centre
07 5491 4240

27 & 28 March
CAIRNS Civic Theatre
1300 855 835

30 March
TOWNSVILLE Civic Theatre
07 4727 9797

31 March
MACKAY Entertainment Centre
07 4961 9777

1 April
ROCKHAMPTON Pilbeam Theatre
07 4927 4111

3 April
GOLD COAST Arts Centre
07 5588 4000


16 & 17 April
HOBART Theatre Royal
03 6233 2299

18 April
LAUNCESTON Princess Theatre
03 6323 3666



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