#Book Week 2020 HELLO LIGHTHOUSE Shortlisted Picture Book of the Year Show VIRTUAL

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2019 "WOW - What an amazing & entertaining show!... I have only had positive comments & enthusiastic praise for the whole event from staff & students!... a fantastic way to kick off our Children's Book Week celebrations... indeed something for everyone!"
Inger Robinson, Librarian, Ashburton PS, VIC

2019 "None of us can remember any performance or activity that was so engaging for the whole school. It is rare to find something that caters for F-6 in any meaningful way. The students are still talking about you a week later."
Jennifer Clarke, Ruskin Park PS, Croydon, VIC

2020 CBCA Short Listed Picture Book of the Year & Caldecott Medal winner

"Hello Lighthouse"
Based on the picture book written & illustrated by Sophie Blackall, published by Hachette Australia

NOTE: CBCA have rescheduled Book Week 2020 to October 17th - 23rd, 2020 & our live tour & virtual tours will now proceed in Term 4 also. Bookings can be made through to the end of Term 2, 2021 for this virtual incursion.

So how would the virtual incursion work?The live production of “Hello Lighthouse” has been cleverly adapted to make it work more effectively for an interactive filmed performance that students can stream:
  • at a school assembly;
  • in their classroom;
  • or even individually at home if schools are closed.
The entire live show will be captured with:
  • multiple top-end 5K cameras;
  • full DMX stage lighting;
  • pro sound;
plus several additional visual technical elements integrated to enhance the live production;
all on your screen in 4K clarity.

Multiple camera angles & sparkling 4K clarity will give every student the very best seat in the house & make them a part of bringing this amazing book to life.

BOOKINGS
To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

TEACHER AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Interactive activities will be included in the filmed performance for students to participate in from the hall, classroom or at home. These are designed to get the students up & moving to be part of the action, making the audience feel as if they are actually in & around the lighthouse with The Lighthouse Keeper & his family.

Teachers will have the ability to pause the show during these activities to organise students in the room to participate safely & join in the fun.

A filmed in-depth FAQ session is included where “Tony Bones” takes the students through the creation of the show, the content & messages in the book, plus where he'll provide answers to common questions.

Teachers then have the ability to email through their students’ additional questions which Tony will reply to via video clips that can be played back to the students within 24 hours. If scheduling allows these extra questions can even be done as a live video call with your school group via Zoom, Webex, Google Meet or Skype at no extra cost.

Also included are easy to follow teacher notes & guided discussions for teachers to run before & after the virtual performance to give the students a greater understanding of the content & a more meaningful interaction with the show. This is in addition to the extensive teacher resources & lesson plans already available for the live performance at https://www.bookstolife.com.au/2020-Show/#TeacherResources

Schools will be provided with a code to unlock the virtual performance on their day of viewing that they can share with all teachers at their school who have a class booked for the performance.

The price for the interactive virtual performance is a huge 30% off the live show price +GST.
Further Information
Adapted for the stage & performed by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed
Technical Design with Peter Amesbury

Learning Areas:
  • Literacy;
  • ICT Capability;
  • Critical & Creative Thinking;
  • Personal and Social Capability;
  • Ethical Understanding;
  • Intercultural Understanding.
This brand new 40 minute stage performance brings the new Australian picture book TO LIFE!! It is created & performed by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed, a qualified & practising drama & dance teacher with over 20 years of professional school teaching & performing experience in children's theatre & theatre in education. Tony has been adapting & performing CBCA shortlisted books across Australia for Book Week since 2000 & this is his 35th Australian book adapted to the stage.

2020's virtual show is touring all Australian states & territories on our 2020 Book Week tour!!![/b]

BOOKINGS
To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

The stage show includes:
  • Drama - a variety of performance styles within the show: e.g. Melodrama, Pantomime, Musical Theatre, Physical Theatre, Mime, Puppetry, Game show, Improvisation, etc.
  • Dance - a variety of dance styles within the show: e.g. Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, etc.
  • Music - a variety of music styles in the show: e.g. Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Rap, Rock, Folk, etc;
  • Puppetry - a variety of puppetry styles in the show: e.g. Shadow puppetry, Hand puppetry, Marionette / String puppetry, Board puppetry.
  • Mask - e.g. Whole face masks, part face masks, noses, animals, etc.
  • Painted sets - Painted on fabric, plywood, cardboard & paper.
  • Digital projections - 2 x 16:9 digital projectors cast huge bright images of the book, digital images of sets, animations, explosions & lighting displays onto humongous 65" projection screens on either side of the stage creating an incredible viewing experience for the students. They are also used for shadow puppetry in the show. The virtual incursion will also utilise green screen technology to incorporate more digital imagery into the production.
  • Raised staging - 45cm high staging 2m wide x 1m deep to create varying performance levels in the virtual incursion;
  • DMX coloured stage lighting - the very latest DMX coloured stage lighting is used throughout the show to create intense & dynamic atmosphere throughout the performance.
  • Professional sound system - a top of the line DPA radio headset microphone matched with the pro Shure bodypack are used to ensure crystal clear sound from the performer in the virtual incursion, along with full stereo sound;
  • Audience participation - Students are used throughout the show to both participate in the audience (responding, singing or dancing along, creating scenes in the audience) and the recording can be paused for teachers to facilitate this;
  • Full FAQ session - after the show a full "Frequently Asked Questions" session takes place led by "Tony Bones" Appleby B.Ed, a qualified teacher with over 16 years experience running these sessions. Tony discusses in depth why he made certain decisions when creating the show (e.g. adding scenes or slightly changing them from the book, sets used, etc), and shows students how the props, sets, puppets, costumes, projections & sound were created for the show, as well as discussing the writing of the script & composing of the songs & music. Extra questions can be emailed to Tony after viewing the show & he will send back video clips of him answering the questions within 24 hours;
  • Lesson plans for teachers - Mountains of pre-show & follow up activities are available for all year levels.

More Reviews

"My staff LOVED the performance (&) found you engaging, entertaining & well prepared. (They) commented on how well you interacted with the children (who) loved the performance... They wanted me to book you in again for next year."
Karen Coleman, St Philip's CC, Port Stephens, NSW

2019 "I lost count of how many staff members told me how fabulous your performance was... They were so impressed with the energy and variety of effects within your show… The music teacher believes it was the best performance incursion he had ever seen."
Therese Badke, St Mark's School, Inala, QLD

2019 "We had in another group the day after yours and in my opinion, yours shone above. I really like how you think about the space and transform it as well as adding in the games, really makes the kids excited and brings out their enjoyment of the Arts."
Nicholas Kong, Specialist Leader, Performing Arts, 5/6 Teacher, Roberts McCubbin Primary School, Box Hill, VIC.

2019 "An absolutely spectacular performance... Your show enthralled us all… The staff were so impressed with the way you included all the students, brought the story alive with your engaging performance and encouraged active participation"
Diane Lester, Teacher Librarian, Caulfield Grammar School Malvern, VIC

Show Details

Type

incursion

Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, History, Geography , Civics And Citizenship

Themes

Book Week, Literacy, Drama, Dance, Music, English, Puppetry, Pantomime, Comedy, Theatre In Education, Children's Theatre, Virtual Show, Lighthouse, Primary.

Artform

Dance, Drama, Film, Live Music, Puppetry

Duration

40 minutes plus full Q&A

Cost

Within "Book Week": $5.80 +GST/student, Outside of Book Week: $5.00 +GST/student

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 4

Availability

The virtual incursion is available to all states & territories in Australia.

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