Koorliny Arts Centre is one of Western Australia's foremost community theatre venues, providing Perth with consistently award-winning theatre and a friendly community atmosphere.
As a producer, Koorliny continues to be recognised for its sustained excellence in community theatre, recently winning several major awards at the 45th Robert Finley Awards, including Best Musical (The Boy From Oz), Best Director of a Musical (Brad Tudor, The Boy From Oz), Best Musical Director (Taui Pinker, The Boy From Oz) and Best Choreographer (Allen Blachford, The Boy From Oz).
The Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council 2020 Performance Season also includes The Drowsy Chaperone, Songs for Nobodies, and The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon. Auditions for these productions will be held over the coming months. Keep an eye out on the centre's Facebook page or sign up for its monthly newsletter for dates and times.
Aside from its annual production season, the centre also offers a range of events and programs, and brings in selected touring shows such as The Sapphires (HIT Productions), which tells the story of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval.
Laughing Horse Productions will also stage comedy The Vicar of Dibley in community partnership with Koorliny Arts Centre.
For those looking for something of a more spiritual experience, medium Peter Williams will visit the centre in March and September for two events. He'll demonstrate his amazing ability to communicate with loved ones on the other side - and he's popular, so book fast.
Stories on Stage will also be back for 2020 - keep an eye on the website for details of authors coming along for a conversation on the couch and supper - and Morning Melodies is on one Friday a month (morning tea is included). As with all shows, it's best to book early, especially if seats close to the front are needed.
Wine & Art events kick off on January 31, with artist Soma Datta leading the paint-and-sip style class. These events are a lot of fun and best enjoyed with friends. Soma will also run eight-week Intuitive Art classes at the centre, with evening and daytime classes to choose from.
Children's drama and musical theatre classes resume from February 3. For those interested in acting, Barking Gecko Theatre Company will deliver Gecko Ensembles – in-term drama workshops – for children aged 8-17 years on Saturdays. Enrolments for Gecko Ensembles can be made by visiting the Barking Gecko Theatre Company website.
Musical theatre classes taught by performer Katie Williams will be held on Monday afternoons for children aged 5-16 years. The classes focus on confidence, audition technique, improving performance skills in all three areas of acting, singing and dancing, character work, and more. For more information, click here.
Music and dance lessons also continue to be provided through Wellard School of Music and Instep Performance Academy. Burlesque classes are offered to those over 18, and Ninja martial arts is also available. For more information about these classes, visit the Classes and Workshops page on the centre's website.
Other programs continuing at the centre in 2019 include the Koorliny Leisure Painters group (Tuesdays from 9am to noon), Seniors Social Dance, and the monthly Coffee Shop Book Club. More programs are expected to be added during the year.
For information about any of the shows, including fees/ticket or contact Koorliny Arts Centre on 9467 7118.