Ally is a huge Hi-5 fan, we love to sing along to the songs together and it’s one of the few shows that I don’t mind sitting down and watching with her. Our favourite is still the original Hi-5 cast but I must say the new cast has won me over after their show at Marina Square.
We were invited to a special show for the children of the Cleft Centre. The kids were really lucky cos it was their first show for the Christmas Season. We didn’t have to queue and had great seats in the front.
The show was at 1pm which unfortunately wasn’t a very good time for the kids. Both have had very short naps and it was the pure excitement of watching Hi-5 live that kept Ally going. Max was starting to get grumpy so thankfully I had some snacks with me to keep him occupied.
When the cast came on stage, the kids went CRAZY!
The show was short, with lots of songs and dancing. They did a great job at encouraging the children to sing along and dance. The best part for Ally was meeting them and having her picture taken right after the show.
Usually they limit the picture taking to the first 50 shoppers who spent a minimum amount at Marina Square but since it was a private event for the kids, ALL of them had the chance to get their pictures taken. I know the cast are obviously paid extremely well to stage 3 shows a day for two weeks, but their patience with the kids was really commendable. It was stuffy in the shopping centre and there must have been over a hundred kids waiting to get their pictures taken. Hi-5 was all smiles the entire time and took the time to greet each child that went up to them. They were genuinely happy to see the children and were especially sweet to the kids from the Rainbow Centre.
When it was our turn, I was alone with Max and Ally. I helped Max onto the stage and off he went, running into the arms of Stevie. Ally was a bit more shy and wanted me to carry her. I took her up to Lauren who is her favourite member and immediately Lauren took her from me and carried her for the photo. Max was now being carried by Casey so poor mommy sat alone in the front with Fely. Once the photo was taken, Stevie very kindly helped walk little Max off the stage even though I offered to carry him.
Ally’s Hi-5 picture is now sitting on her bedside table and she says no one is allowed to touch it. I kept reminding her how lucky she was to be invited to the event, she has asked to go back and watch the show again so I might take her back before they finish their run in December.