A party-filled funk, soul and disco for the whole family! Get your glittery dancing shoes on!

The Disco Rainbow Sparkle Dance Party crew are ready to ignite your feet and heartbeat with a high energy live music and dance set that leaves you jumping for joy! Lissa and Nee Nee’s Disco Rainbow Sparkle Band join forces with Neridah Waters (Common People Dance Project) to present a family disco, performance and dance workshop combo. This upbeat interactive experience features Lissa and Nee Nee (real life mum and dad Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer), their mini DJs Ella 9 (aka DJ Musa) and Sasha 7 (aka DJ Harmonie) plus their funky live band. Hits such as Play That Funky Music, Blame it on the Boogie and Can’t Stop the Feeling satisfy the young ... and the not so young! Audience members get involved every step of the way with call and response, beat making and dance off not to mention some fancy glow in the dark twirling tricks! Before the band hits the stage you’re invited to join Neridah Waters on the dance floor to learn a series of choreographed dance moves and bust a move when the band hits the stage.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

This show is available to tour simultaneously with other Western-Dyer Productions shows.

Western-Dyer Productions have a proven track record over 10 years of successful touring throughout regional and rural Queensland and Western Australia. With a thorough understanding of what communities want and need, the company has consistently produced and toured popular shows including 'Barbara and Barry's Sweet, Sour and Saucy', 'The Roaring Twenties', 'Oh Lady Be Good', 'Lissa and Nee Nee Space Adventure' and 'Lissa and Nee Nee Adventure Time'.

The team have travelled locally and globally to key festivals (Edinburgh Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival) and have toured twice with the UK NRTS (Ella, Marilyn Marlene and Me, Lush Life, Oh Lady Be Good). They are known and respected for their refined skills, spontaneity and authenticity.

Highlights include extensive touring and mainstage performances throughout Australia, the UK and France including: Women in Voice, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Canterbury International Arts Festival, Bristol Spiegeltent, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Brisbane Jazz Club, Speigeltent, Queensland Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, QPAC, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Adelaide Fringe etc. Sweet, Sour & Saucy received five star reviews in Edinburgh and was nomiated for 3 x 2015 Matilda Awards: Best Female Actor, Best Musical/Cabaret and Best Set Design.

Unique Selling Point

The Disco Rainbow Sparkle Band join forces with Neridah Waters (Common People Dance Project) to present a family disco, performance and dance workshop combo. This upbeat interactive experience features mum and dad Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer, DJs Ella 9 and Sasha 7 plus their funky live band. The whole community can get involved with classic songs that the adults will remember and contemporary tunes familiar to the under 10s.

Repertoire includes: Play that Funky Music Shake your tail feather Uptown Funk I feel good Blame it on the Boogie Shotgun Girls just wanna have fun Can’t stop the feeling

Marketing Materials

  • teacher/parent resources and pre-show activity packs will be available
  • high quality marketing materials available

Community Engagement

The primary target market is children under 8, but generally this means that many more people in the family benefit from the performance. In a very light and non-confrontational way, Lissa and Nee Nee's shows help introduce the next generation to live performance and help them understand the protocols of receiving theatre and live music. The show itself is centred on aspects of space and the universe and while the primary target will delight in the fun way this is presented, mums, dads, grandparents and older siblings will also enjoy the content of the show which reminds us of the much bigger universe we are all part of.