Musical tribute show pays homage to milestone
COMMEMORATING the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Perth Theatre Trust has commissioned TheCatalinasof CrawleyBay.
In 1943, 1200 US Navy and support personnel flew into Crawley Bay on 70 Catalinas, nicknamed the flying boats of the Swan.
The show is inspired by the story of WA woman Doris Edgar, who met her beau Charles at the US Embassy, and highlights emotions felt by the Australian troops as the Americans swept the Aussie girls off their feet.
Directed by Michael Loney, the musical performance is on Wednesday, April 29, at 10.30am, at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth featuring WAAPA graduates Will Groucuh, Stephen Madsen, Chloe Wilson and Elouise Eftos, with pianist Kohen van Sambeeck.
Loney said he was in constant communication with Edgar, who was excited about seeing the show. Go to ticketek .com.au.