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Hop to it Logan and pay forward for dancing kangaroo

Published: 31 August 2018

Hop to it Logan and pay forward for dancing kangaroo

A delightfully funny tale that looks at the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams will be shared with Logan audiences during September.

Monkey Baa Theatre Company will present Josephine Wants to Dance on September 7 and 8 at the Logan Entertainment Centre (LEC).

Performances will be held at 10am on September 7 and at 12pm and 2.30pm on September 8.

The production is based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley and is a story about dreams, believing in yourself and a dancing kangaroo.

Logan City Council City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the show was part of a special LEC initiative called Pay it Forward.

“Through this program we ask the community to consider adding an additional amount of $5 or more to their ticket purchase to enable a less fortunate child to attend a performance at the LEC,” Cr Swenson said.

“We are hoping that some people will consider doing this for Josephine Wants to Dance,” he said.

“Attending children's theatre supports the development of verbal and non-verbal communication skills, self-esteem, creative thinking and empathy in young children.

“With the Pay it Forward donations, more young members of the Logan community will have the opportunity to experience the joy of theatre.

“Simply let the box office know that you'd like to participate when you purchase your tickets or use the option that is available when purchasing online.”

For more information contact the LEC.

Josephine Wants to Dance is a hilarious tale of a bush animal you'll never forget from the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep.

Josephine is a kangaroo who loves in the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully and loves to dance.

She is excited when a ballet troupe arrives in town and wants to be just like the ballerinas in their pink tutus and silk ballet shoes.

On the day of its first performance the ballet company was in trouble: the prima ballerina had twisted her ankle and the understudy had a splinter in her toe.

Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day.

Can she do it, and more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo?

The Logan Entertainment Centre is located at 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central.

Tickets for both shows can be booked in person at the box officer, 170 Wembley Rd, Logan Central, by phoning 3412 5626 or online at loganentertainmentcentre.com.au/