Children’s performers bring an extraordinary and mesmerizing energy to the stage. Hi-5 have been hypnotizing kids with their high-energy song and dance routines for years largely because the young performers who embody Hi-5 are totally committed to the entertainment and happiness of their young audiences. Their latest show, Hi-5 House Hits is even better because their fans have voted for the songs they want in this show.

Speaking with Hi-5 entertainer, Lauren Brant, I really understood the exceptional level of dedication that goes in to their work. A typical year for Hi-5 involves filming 45 television episodes over ten or twelve weeks, recording CDs, doing extensive photo shoots, public relations junkets, touring nationally and internationally and giving their time to raise funds for the disadvantaged or bring childhood dreams to life though the Starlight Foundation.

Brant, a native of South Africa, said she came out of the womb singing and dancing. From the age of three her arts journey began. Now an accomplished dancer, singer, actress, model, and choreographer, she’s also about to launch her own Hi-5 based fashion line, Loli Boli, so kids can dress up as their favourite Hi-5 characters.

Infectious spirit, super fitness and talent to burn make Hi-5 a rightful phenomenon. So go watch the big wheel spin to see what songs they’ll put in Hi-5 House Hits from Live Nation Entertainment at Frankston Arts Centre Friday, July 11 at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Bookings on 9784 1060 or www.thefac.com.au

ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS