Best friends Lissa and Nee Nee just love to adventure and this time they have their sights set on space in an interstellar exploration to enter the Intergalactic Songwriting Competition. Their adventure sees them sending spacecraft to other planets, measuring the size of the known universe and a surprise visit by alien brother and sister Ziggy and Zork.
A great mix of upbeat originals with retro analogue synthesisers driving the intergalactic groove ensure that all little adventurers get engaged in the fun.
Songs include Blast Off, I'm all about the Space, Black Hole, Planets of our Solar System and Ziggy and Zork!
So warm up your singing voice and limber up your dancing feet with fun-filled funky tunes, and cosmic originals. Friendship, adventure, heaps of audience interaction, singing, dancing and learning through play = delight for the young and the young at heart!
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- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
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- Touring Party
A significant discount will be applied if this show is booked as a touring package with The Roaring Twenties or Sweet, Sour and Saucy or Oh, Lady Be Good. Have your adult market cabaret one night and family entertainment the next day - two shows in one great compact package!
Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer have enjoyed successful independent full-time performing arts careers for over a decade. In mid-2016 they returned from a year touring and training in the UK. Melissa received a Churchill Fellowship and the pair performed in festivals and venues around the country. They 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). As a married couple with children this pair enjoy a warm and uniquely personal rapport onstage. 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..
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Unique Selling Point
Lissa and Nee Nee are real-life married couple Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer. Their chemistry as best friends Lissa and Nee Nee is totally infectious as is their uncontainable joy in taking a young audience on an adventure of fun and learning. As experienced performers with an enviable national and international track record this performing duo have two small children of their own and so are well versed in the best ways to engage youngsters. With story, music, movement, live music and heaps of audience interaction Lissa and Nee Nee are the perfect, compact touring family entertainment.
- teacher/parent resources and pre-show activity packs will be available
- high quality marketing materials available
Lissa and Nee Nee's 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.