6 children dressed as 19th century orphans
Calendar, July 19, Musical theatre, Performing arts

Musical Theatre: Oliver!

12 – 20 July @ Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana ·
Presented by Laughing Horse Productions ·

Consider yourself at home with the award-winning Broadway musical Oliver! at the Koorliny Arts Centre, ideal for audiences of all ages. Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Adam Salathiel, the show is based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist and follows the adventures of a young orphan in 19th century England.

The title character encounters numerous setbacks in his quest to find security and happiness, after being sold from an orphanage to a cruel undertaker and then falling in with a gang of young pickpockets.

Oliver! plays at 7.30pm July 12, 13, 19 and 20 with 2pm matinees July 13 and 20. Tickets are $25, $23 concession and $20 children – book at  www.koorliny.com.au/oliver or on 9467 7118.

The Koorliny Arts Centre is on Sulphur Road, Kwinana.

*All photos were shot on location at Smirks Cottage, thanks to the Kwinana Heritage Group.

More info:
http://www.koorliny.com.au/oliver

Pictured: Please sir, can I have some more? Oliver! features Madison Couzens, left, Annik Spack, Lacey Allen, Duncan Ferguson, Sophie Kirk and Amber Salathiel as some very hungry children.  Credit: Zoe Jay

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Calendar, June 18, Musical theatre, Performing arts

Musical theatre: Fame – The Musical

15-16, 22-23 June, 8pm, with 2pm matinees June 16 & 23 @ Koorliny Arts Centre, Sulphur Road, Kwinana ·
Presented by Laughing Horse Productions ·

Fame the musicalIF YOU remember the name Fame, head to the Koorliny Arts Centre this June as the popular musical sets the stage alive with an awesome combination of singing and dancing.

Presented by Laughing Horse Productions and directed by Cat Rippon, Fame – The Musical follows the highs and lows of students at New York City’s illustrious High School for the Performing Arts.

It follows their struggles, triumphs and relationships as they explore ambition, fame, and self-confidence, finding themselves both within the school and in life, from their first year to graduation.

Rippon said she was a student at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art many years ago and now had a passion to direct talented kids.

“Fame – The Musical seemed a real journey to depict,” she said. “It also has the reality of the wrong temptations out there for kids in the arts – or anyone, really – which needed to be shown against the fun and frivolities of the show.

“The show wasn’t difficult to cast at all and the talent was there from the start.

“All the kids are going through their own life journeys and the difficulty is separating their reality from their characters.

“But it makes it real – the cast were certainly invested in creating their characters, which brings the show to life.”

Fame – The Musical plays at 8pm June 15, 16, 22 and 23 with 2pm matinees June 16 and 23. Tickets are $25, $23 concession and $18 children – book at http://koorliny.com.au/fame/ or on 9467 7118.

The Koorliny Arts Centre is on Sulphur Road, Kwinana.

More info: http://koorliny.com.au/fame/

Pictured: Some of the cast of Fame – The Musical: Cat Maree Perez, left, Wyatt Gordon, Beth Tandy, Liam Gould and Matthias Zver, at back, and Paige Montebello and Mikayla Wyartt, at front. Picture: Viva Photography Rockingham.

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