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SMALL STORIES SHORT FILMS Enjoy a selection of free classic animation stop motion and live action short films exploring the power of the imagination, reconciling differences, overcoming obstacles and the importance of family and community. Be inspired by imaginative sausages, musical turkeys and bedroom murals in an array of cinema for kids and parents. DETAILS: State Library of WA Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre,
October 1 to 10. Ages 0-5 (1011am); ages 5-8 (11am-12.25pm); ages 8 years and older (12.25-2pm).
HURRY UP + WAIT Hurry Up and Wait is a blend of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett loaded with physical comedy. The performers take the audience on a journey of emotional highs and lows as their interminable wait for a circus parade unfolds.
DETAILS: The Channel Seven Circus Tent, Perth Cultural Centre, October
2 to 9. Tickets from $5 at www.awesomearts.com.
TIGER TALES Live music, theatre and dance combine to create a moving, intimate performance of a dysfunctional family whose world is turned upside down when a tiger invades. DETAILS: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA,
October 3 to 8. Tickets from $20.40 at www.ticketek.com.au.
SUNNY RAY + MAGNIFICENT MOON One night Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and instead of going to sleep, stays up very, very late to party with the Magnificent Moon. From the imaginations of Clare Bartholomew and Dan Tobias, Sunny Ray and Magnificent Moon features original music to delight audiences aged four years and older. DETAILS:
The West Australian Barn, Perth Cultural Centre, October 5 to 10. Tickets from $5 at www.awesomearts.com.
STORYTIME WITH JOSH EARL Do you love a good story? Head along to a fantastic free event with wonderful story teller Josh Earl. DETAILS: State Library of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, 10.30am, Wednesday, October 5.
BIG BAD WOLF The Big Bad Wolf is the most misunderstood character in fairy tale history. Wolfy, a passionate poet, is all alone in the world until one girl is brave enough to double check this wolf's bad reputation and an unlikely friendship is born. DETAILS: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, October 5 to 8. Tickets from $25.50 at www.ticketek.com.au.
ALEX LLOYD Alex Lloyd is touring with an intimate version of his band in celebration of new album Acoustica. DETAILS: Fly By Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, Thursday, October 6 and The Carine, Duncraig, Saturday, October 8. Tickets at www.flybynight.org and www.moshtix.com.au.
THE MATCHMAKER Cunning, crafty and thoroughly modern, Dolly Gallagher Levi knows a good catch when she sees one. So when the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires her to find him a wife, Dolly does not need to look far to find his perfect mate. WAAPA second-year acting students will be directed by Chris Parker, associate director on Georgie Girl. DETAILS: Enright Studio, WAAPA Mt Lawley campus, October 7 to 13. Tickets from $21 at www.waapa.ecu.edu.au.
PEPPA PIG LIVE! BIG SPLASH Join Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy Pig, along with Danny Dog, Pedro Pony and Suzy Sheep in this interactive theatrical performance filled with singing, dancing, fun games and, of course, muddy puddles. DETAILS: His Majesty's Theatre, October 8 and 9. Tickets from $29.90 at www.ticketek.com.au.
RENT This modern spin on Puccini's opera La Boheme tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive in the wildly bohemian days of New York in the early 1990s. Performed by WAAPA second-year music theatre students. DETAILS: Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA Mt Lawley campus, October 8 to 15. Tickets from $32 at www.waapa.ecu.edu.au.
EINE KLEINE AFTERNOON MUSIK The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society's second concert for 2016 will celebrate the October 1990 Re-unification of Germany featuring music from great German composers including Schütz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Rheinberger, Bach and Brahms. The entire concert will be sung in German, accompanied by Claire Stokes on piano with guest organist Andrew Brown. DETAILS: Wesley Church, 75 William St, Perth, 5pm, Sunday, October 9. Tickets from $5 at www.trybooking.-com/MTUS.
Big Bad Wolf @ Heath Ledger Theatre
Sunny Ray + Magnificent Moon @ The West Australian Barn
Peppa Pig @ His Majesty's Theatre
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