Hi-5 Gang returns to Manila to hold shows at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage

The hosts of the popular Australian TV show, Hi-5, will perform at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage until December 16, 2012. The Hi-5 Gang--composed of (L-R) Stevie Nicholson, Casey Burgess, Lauren Brant, Dayen Zheng and Tim Maddren--is in the Philippines for their holiday show.

The Hi-5 Gang of the popular Australian pre-school television show are excited to reunite with their Filipino fans for their holiday adventure this December.

SM Cinema E-Plus and Vivre Fort Productions will mount the show Hi-5 Holiday until December 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage.

Hi-5 is one of the most successful pre-school television shows in Australia for the past 10 years. The show, which has 13 series to date, has an estimated global audience of 1 million children, ages two to six years old.

Kids and kids-at-heart are in for a treat as the Hi-5 Gang—composed of Tim Maddren, Lauren Brant, Casey Burgess, Stevie Nicholson and the newest Hi-5 friend Dayen Zheng—promise to bring audiences to a fun-filled place called “Hi-5 Island.”

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) held at Hyatt Hotel Manila last December 12, the Hi-5 Gang expressed their appreciation for their Filipino followers.

Lauren Brant admitted, “Since we left the Philippines three years ago, we’ve been waiting to come back and its D’s [Dayen] first time here and we love it, there’s so much music, so much happiness and excitement.”

HOLIDAY TREAT. This is the Hi-5 Gang’s second visit in the Philippines following their first visit way back in 2009. The audience will experience new adventures ranging from surfing big waves to discovering the jungle to exploring under the sea.

“Lots of singing and dancing” will be expected from the show, according to Tim. “We bring fun so we’re gonna have Chats and Jup-jup [referring to their puppets]. We’ll all be there and it will be a lot, lot of fun,” Tim promised.

Audiences can also look forward to hearing popular Hi-5 songs including “Let’s Get Away,” “Wonderful,” “Zoo Party” plus some of their brand new hits to sing and dance along to.


A NEW ADVENTURE. The Hi-5 Gang is also excited for this “new adventure” in the Philippines. Some of the members have been here three times but as for their newest member, Dayen Zheng, this is her first time in the country.

Dayen pointed out that “knowing the culture of the Philippines, and meeting people” is something that she’s looking forward to. The other members volunteered to be her tour guide.

On the other hand, Casey shared her fondest memory when they first visited the Philippines. “We remember driving out to the street and the traffic was really, really bad, and there was a huge huge billboard with our faces on it and it made us feel special that you guys are so welcoming over here and it was a really lovely feeling.”

Join the Hi-5 Gang with Chats and Jup-jup this December 14 to 16, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage for a fun-filled adventure for the whole family.

For ticket inquiries, visit www.smtickets.com or call Tel. No. 470-2222 for more info.

Hi-5 Holiday! is presented by Hi-5 Operations Pte Ltd, Vivre Fort Entertainment and SM Cinema e-PLUS Card, in cooperation with Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Manila Bulletin, 97.9 Home Radio and Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila.





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