Josephine Wants To Dance

Josephine Wants To Dance

Join Josephine's Tutu-tastic adventure: A Tale of Dreams and Determination.

Based on the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. This delightful musical is a must see!

Josephine is a kangaroo who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully, Josephine desperately wants to dance like the ballerinas in pink tutus and silk ballet shoes.

On the day of the first performance the Ballet Company is in trouble. The prima ballerina twists her ankle and the understudy has a splinter in her toe.Who can dance the lead role?

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?
A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production
Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
Written for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandie Eldridge, Tim McGarry
  • Dates 2-5 October
  • Duration 50 minutes, no interval
  • Ages Ages 3-9


  • Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC

    A Reserve
    B Reserve

    Family of 4 with special offer

    Dates and Times
    Wed 02 Oct
    11:00 am | 01:30 pm
    Thu 03 Oct
    11:00 am | 01:30 pm
    Fri 04 Oct
    11:00 am | 01:30 pm
    Sat 05 Oct
    11:00 am | 01:00 pm
  • The Coliseum, NSW

    Dates and Times
Best Production for Children
Sydney Theatre Awards

"Josephine Wants to Dance is a must see for anyone with a sense of wonder, whether 4 or 40 or even older. With a delightful message that anything is possible if you work hard…"

Broadway World

"A complete delight."

Daily Telegraph

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Assisted Listening
Assisted listening devices are available in the theatre.
National Relay Service
If you are d/Deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service.
Wheelchair Accessible
Contact us for more details about wheelchair and companion positions in the theatre

Creative Team


Jonathan Biggins

Music and Lyrics

Phillip Scott


Tim Harbour

Production Designer

James Browne

Lighting Designer

Emma Lockhart-Wilson

Sound Designer

David Bergman

Artistic Director / Adapted by

Eva Di Cesare

Dramaturg Adapted by

Sandra Eldridge

Adapted by

Tim McGarry


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