About The Beanies
The Beanies are an energetic three piece band who are known to Australian children or ‘Mini-Beanies’ through their award winning podcast series which boasts over half a million downloads. Their podcast is hosted by PodcastOne Australia which is Southern Cross Austerio’s podcasting arm.
The Beanies popular music is released under the banner of ABC Kids and their video clips are scheduled to be aired on ABC Kids TV and Iview later this year. The Beanies were nominated for an ARIA for Best Children’s Album in 2019.
The Beanies have been featured on Sunrise, The Project, TODAY Show and ABC News. As well as being entertaining and silly the Beanies are on a mission. According to the World Economic Forum, 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in jobs that don’t currently exist. So, the question for anyone working with children today is; how do we best prepare young Australians for an undiscovered future? The Beanies believe that by encouraging creative, adaptable thinking, children will be better equipped for unimaginable possibilities.
In short - instead of asking "why?" , The Beanies ask "why not?".
About “The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day!”
The Beanies stage show premiered at The Sydney Fringe festival to rave reviews, they then went on to perform a season of shows at The Q in NSW, backed by Stephen Pike. The show was also the first production picked up for the reopening of Riverside Theatres in October 2020.
The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day! ” - examines the challenge of babysitting an egg from a child’s perspective ultimately resulting in a realisation that parenting is a task of extreme difficulty. The Beanies explore parenting styles from numerous angles and influences including cultural and religious differences, dietary choices, playing styles and safety measures in a fun and humorous way, showing children that all families and parenting styles are valuable and the power of creative problem solving as a team.
About the Company
The Beanies Music formed in 2016 bursting onto the children’s entertainment arena full of beans and with a big handful of glitter. Since then they have released four albums of music with ABC Kids, five seasons of podcasts with PodcastOne Australia and staged an original Children’s Musical at Sydney Fringe Festival to glowing reviews. In 2018 they were awarded an Australian Podcast Award for Best Kids and Families Podcast for their series “ Imagination Station” , and last year they have once again been nominated for “ The Beanies Big Day Out ”.
In 2019 The Beanies were nominated for an ARIA for Best Children’s Album for “Imagination Station”.
Creative Team Credits
Script Writer(s) Miriam Rizvi, Michael Yore & Laura Dawson
Production Designer Miriam Rizvi, Michael Yore & Laura Dawson
Lighting Designer Kathryn Thomas
Composer/Sound Designer James Court
Producer Kym Halpin