FILE - In this June 28, 2006 file photo, Australian children's entertainers The Wiggles make a special appearance at the Australian High Commission in London. The Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, rear right, announced Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 that he is immediately rejoining founding members Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Murray Cook (Red Wiggle), and Jeff Fatt (Purple Wiggle), five years after he left the group because of illness, to produce new CDs and DVDs before touring Australia, United States and Britain beginning in March. (AP Photo/Christopher Pledger, File)

Christopher Pledger

When Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword the Friendly Pirate are as near and dear in your household as flesh-and-blood relatives, you’ve definitely got a case of The Wiggles — as in, the Australian music group popular among families with young kids.

The quartet comes July 24 to the Valley to say goodbye; performers Murray Cook (Red), Greg Page (Yellow) and Jeff Fatt (Purple) will be hanging up their colorful “skivvies” after a 21-year career that’s produced a catalogue of music, television, film and apps.

Known for songs that are entertaining and educational, the show makes a good first concert for children or grandchildren, who are encouraged to sing, clap and dance in the aisles. Concert reviewers at give the band’s live performances an overwhelming number of 4- and 5-star ratings.

And if your youngsters get hooked, fear not: After the farewell tour, The Wiggles will shimmy on with veteran “Blue” Wiggle Anthony Feld and a new generation of talent in the roles of Red, Yellow and Purple.

DETAILS >> 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. $18.50-$95. (602) 379-2888 or

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