Spring has sprung making it the perfect time for young ones to move, make and create with Arts Centre Melbourne’s Families Program via the Together With You digital platform. In the spirit of children and their families choosing their own interactive digital experiences these school holidays, to kick things off they will be able to enjoy a special family edition of Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor on Tuesday 22 September at 10:30am.

 In this special edition, Ali McGregor will be joined by some of Melbourne’s favourite performers. Frank Woodley will bring some of his glorious lunacy; Dandyman clowns around with straws; Clara Cupcakes gets disgusted by balloon animals; comedy duo The Listies bring their usual silly mayhem; Dane Simpson shows off his didge playing skills from Wagga Wagga and, a couple of young up-and-coming comedians from Arts Centre Melbourne’s LOL Squad program Ethan Gallagher and Patti Fawcett will make their debut.

Plus, Ali will sings songs from her backyard and there will be something extra special from a handful of talented kids around Victoria. This episode of Choose Your Own Variety with Ali McGregor will be able available to stream on demand for two weeks until Tuesday 6 October.

While all workshops are free – acknowledging the extreme impact COVID-19 is having on everyone – participants and their families are encouraged to consider donating to one of Arts Centre Melbourne’s support funds; Support Act who help performing arts workers in crisis access mental health support or Arts Centre Melbourne’s education program, which helps bring arts education to children, schools, families and communities all across Victoria.