Yesterday we ventured down to Rosebud to attend Jason Coleman’s cabaret show, The Humanimals, and boy (George!) were we in for a treat! The show was absolutely fantastic, one of the best stage shows I have attended in a long time.
The pop up Cabaret Cathedral itself was incredibly impressive. From the outside it looks like a huge tent like building, it’s not until you walk in do you appreciate the sheer size of the place, made entirely from re-purposed shipping containers and decked out with wizz bang production features – it immediately makes you feel as though you have been transported to a mystical musical world… Kids, we’re not in Rosebud anymore!
The Humanimals cast was talented, lovable and funny, each bringing unique personalities to their roles as members of the animal world, fish, insect, bird, reptile and mammal, on their quest to find out who is the most important animal.
The costumes were absolutely fabulous as were the props and puppets throughout the show. The storyline was educational with heaps of animal facts without being “save the planet, hug a tree” preachy. There was even some adult humor thrown in and heaps of recognizable songs that both the adults and kids enjoyed.
As well as taking Lenny and Stella, we also took my nephew and niece, so the age range of the kids was two to 10 years, each appreciating different aspects of the show. Stella (2) loved the colourful costumes, Roxy (8) enjoyed the dancing and acrobats (the aerial silk performer was amazing) and Phoenix (10) enjoyed hearing facts about the different animals – there really was something for everyone.
If you have a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. At 45 minutes long we found it was just the right length of time for the kids before they started to get fidgety and there is matinee or night time performances to choose from so you can pick a time that suits you and your family.
The Humanimals by Jason Coleman is showing at the Cabaret Cathedral located on the Rosebud Foreshore until the end of January.
For tickets, visit www.stickytickets.com.au/44343/the_humanimals_by_jason_coleman.aspx
Mama loves to share was gifted tickets to The Humanimals but all opinions expressed in this article are 100% our own words and thoughts.