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OK, kiddies, get ready

to Wiggle at the Hult

What is red, yellow, blue and purple - and a lot of fun? Why, the Wiggles, of course.

Beloved by children around the world, the kiddie entertainers are so busy performing in large venues that they have spun off a second touring show to visit smaller cities. That tour will stop at the Hult Center's Soreng Theatre at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Titled "The Dorothy the Dinosaur Show," the musical revue will feature Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword the friendly pirate, plus two hosts. Together, they will sing many of the Wiggles' most popular songs.

An Australian group, the Wiggles - Greg Page (yellow), Anthony Field (blue), Murray Cook (red) and Jeff Fatt (purple) - have fans around the globe. They are one of the most popular and successful performing acts in any age group.

The Wiggles self-titled first album, released in 1991, earned a gold record for "Here Comes a Song." Next came the CDs "Yummy Yummy," "Big Red Car," "Wiggly Wiggly Christmas" and "Wake Up Jeff," which have all gone platinum.

Other releases include "Toot Toot," "It's a Wiggly Wiggly World," "Yule Be Wiggling," "Hoop-Dee-Doo It's a Wiggly Party," "Wiggly Safari" and "Wiggle Bay." The videos "Yummy Yummy," "Big Red Car," "Wiggledance" and "Toot Toot!" have been top sellers as well.

Because the group is now playing major arenas, it has been unable to reach smaller markets such as Eugene.

The cast of "The Dorothy the Dinosaur Show" is Brett Clarke and Sam Moran (hosts), Ben Murray (Captain Feathersword), Lyn Stuckey (Dorothy the Dinosaur), Richard Rissman (Wags the Dog) and Dewayne Hambrick (Henry the Octopus).

After the show, the hosts and one of the characters will meet with children and parents in the lobby.

Tickets are $14 each. They are available through the Hult Center box office at 682-5000.

- The Register-Guard
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Title Annotation:MUSIC SIDESHOW; Entertainment
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Sep 26, 2003
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