20th Anniversary Celebrations

Published on 18 April 2016

20th KPAC Anniversary Celebrations

The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre has celebrated its twentieth anniversary in style this month, treating the community to three award winning performances by Matt Hale in Hypnolicious, The Merindas and Bobby Fox in the his spectacular Four Seasons in One Night tour.

The anniversary celebrations continue throughout the year with the monthly Morning Music series on the first Wednesday of each month, plus a stellar line up of shows including the acclaimed Educating Rita on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 7:30pm.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said, “Since its official opening on 29 April 1996, the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre has been home to hundreds of shows, concerts, plays and performances ranging from local school groups to world renowned international artists.”

“The Centre has some exceptional features, not the least of which is the magnificent auditorium and the adjoining Performing Arts Teaching Area, both providing unsurpassed facilities in the region,” he said.

“The Shire is delighted to celebrate the Performing Arts Centre’s twentieth anniversary throughout April and into the coming months.”

Sometimes students make the best teachers, as revealed in the upcoming charming and timeless human comedy Educating Rita.

Frank is a cynical, burnt-out English professor who drinks too much whiskey. Rita is a zestful if somewhat naïve hairdresser from the lower classes who longs to get an education. When Rita enrols in one of Frank’s courses both their lives are irreversible changed.

Educating Rita has been charming audiences on and off stage since it was first written by acclaimed playwright Willy Russell in 1980 (also well known for the equally popular Shirley Valentine). When Frank discovers that Rita has a lot more common sense than the so-called educated class within which he moves, he begins to fall in love, and Rita’s life is also dramatically altered. Two very different worlds collide and have an immediate and profound effect on one another.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said, “Theatre lovers are in for a real treat with the wonderful production of this long-standing comedy classic which is a modern-day Pygmalion.”

“Life, love and learning feature strongly throughout this award-winning entertaining play, which also contains some strong language and is recommended for mature audiences. Grab your friends and grab your tickets as this is quality entertainment not to be missed.”

Tickets are $40 adult and $35 concession and can be purchased online here or by phoning the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on 9257 2558.

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