Dirtgirl gets grubby at the Opera House
SYDNEY Opera House will be the venue for the world premiere of the first Australian eco musical for kids, Get Grubby - Dirtgirl's Eco Musical, from January 19.
Characters from the much-loved TV show of the same name will be live on stage to share a uniquely Australian eco adventure. The creation of Whiporie environmentalists Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace, Get Grubby is the hugely popular spin off from the Emmy Award winning dirtgirlworld, screnning currently playing on ABC2 TV.
The all-Australian cast and crew from Get Grubby - dirtgirl's Eco Musical includes Gardening Australia's popular presenter Costa Georgiadis as Costa, the life-sized garden gnome.
Green thumbs get ready to grow your understanding of the environment and learn about acting locally to nurture your patch of the earth. The fun of Get Grubby is rooted in a timely conversation about conservation, sending kids into the world to spread the message of sustainability at home and at school.
"We're super excited to be heading to the Opera House this summer for a madcap hour of eco-musical fun," they said..
"It's such a joy to bring these beloved TV characters to life on stage, with award-winning music, spectacular dancing and maybe a giant vegetable or two!"
The popular Australian show has been broadcast in 129 countries.
The messages from dirtgirlworld don't stop at the TV show, with dirtgirl community gardens and recycling programs in local NSW councils and schools.
Sydney Opera House Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning, Bridgette Van Leuven, said the show is close to the venue's heart.
"The Opera House is committed to renewing and protecting this iconic venue for future generations," she said.
"The building has recently been awarded a 4 Star Green Star - Performance rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and we consider the environmental impact of everything presented on stage.
"Get Grubby represents a unique opportunity to involve the next generation in taking responsibility for of their local environment, including the Opera House, with lessons in sustainability through action. And of course it is always fun to get grubby in the garden."
Get Grubby The Musical is on at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, from January 19 to 26.