I was fortunate enough to score tickets to see the adorable children’s theater show, The Humanimals, with my family and we loved it.

Lemme just throw this out there- I do not typically enjoy kids entertainment but Humanimals was adorable, visually interesting, educational and the perfect length for my three-year-old to sit through. I even caught my husband laughing and mesmerized at times.

That look of amazement and joy- worth every second.

Bonus: The theater is in Rosebud on the Mornington Penninsula which is my favorite escape from Melbourne. It’s closer than Geelong and the scenery on the drive down is much more lovely in my opinion. (Plus the antiques, cafes, beaches, and wineries- oh my!)

Make a day trip out of it! We brought along our beach gear to go for a little paddle after the show and we even treated ourselves to lunch at a local cafe. A perfect family outing, not an exhausting one.

Photo by Belinda Strodder

So yes! Rosebud! It only took us an hour to get there. The theater itself is made up of recycled shipping containers but you would never know it once inside. How cool is that? It’s situated right on the shore which reminded me of that theater scene in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. High fives to the 90’s lovers!

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet 1996

But really more than that, from my Summer Theater days as a kid, I can appreciate all that goes into a live performance. The cast were enthusiastic, talented and professional. We got to meet them after the show and they were super friendly, accommodating and patient with the kiddies (especially mine as she acted painfully shy at first).

Show me your jazz hands!
I think she was pretty appreciative.

So many hidden gems down on the peninsula- I can’t say enough about it. If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly getaway this Summer, the show runs until 29 January. Get down there with the fam and check out The Humanimals!

Book tickets HERE.

Find more about Cabaret Cathedral on their Facebook page HERE.

Author: dawnrieniets

Leave a Reply