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5 surprising things you need to know about the new Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show

5 surprising things you need to know about the new Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show

Things to know about the new Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show

Every generation of children has iconic animated shows that they cherish. For today’s kids: the Emmy®-winning children’s television series, Bluishon the top of the list.

If your child is a fan, book tickets for Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show in Singapore, which runs from June 13 to 23 at the Sands Theater.

Even adults in the family will enjoy the staging of this popular Australian animation, as it captures recognizable family experiences in a humorous, heart-warming way.

MS News spoke with puppet theater director Jacob Williams to find out some lesser-known details about this compelling play about the beloved canine family.

1. The sets and costumes are designed to be both creative and functional

The set and costumes are in Bluey’s big play are expertly crafted by Jonathon Oxlade to be both creative and functional.

For example, the puppeteers who control the life-size versions of the Heeler family wear costumes that make them visible yet blend seamlessly with the set.

The wooden panels on the floor are in the show’s color palette for smooth transitions between different locations, such as the living room, bedroom and garden.

In addition to two terraces where the puppeteers can perform, the stage has ‘trenches’ that they can dive into, so that they can move from one side of the stage to the other unseen by the audience.

In addition, the trench contains some iconic elements Bluish supporting characters.

2. The piece was conceived together with the original creators of Bluey

The 45-minute play was conceived in collaboration with the original creators of the Bluish animation.

This was done to ensure that the stage version remained faithful to the original series.

This collaboration also guarantees that the stage adaptation meets the same high-quality production as the TV program.

3. It takes eight puppeteers to play the four members of the Heeler family

Despite the Heeler family consisting of only four characters – Bluey, Bingo, mother Chilli and father Bandit – eight people had to be cast as puppeteers.

Each pair must work together in perfect harmony to bring the characters to life.

To manipulate the large puppets effectively, the puppeteers also had to be in top condition.

4. The creator of Bluey wrote the script of the play

The script for Bluey’s big play Written by Joe Brumm, creator of Bluey, it delivers the familiar thrill of adventure that fans know and love.

Still, even the most dedicated Bluish Fans of TV shows shouldn’t miss this, as the play features a brand new, original script.

Additionally, the piece features an original score composed by Joff Bush, the genius behind the iconic Bluish theme song.

5. Audience members can communicate with Bluey and Bingo

Audiences will not only see Bluey on stage, but will also have several opportunities to interact with her and the entire Heeler family.

Those watching can take part in the iconic opening scene with a fun game of musical imagery.

At the end, everyone can join in with the loved one Stay Uppiea game involving large balloons that requires audience participation to ensure they don’t hit the ground.

“Bluey’s Big Play is a wonderful show for all ages. There is something for everyone,” says Williams.

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Featured image adapted from Darren Thomas