Mu­si­cal trib­ute show pays homage to mile­stone

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

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.

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