Less than a week to go before the opening night of Blak Yak Theatres "Amadeus". This will be our first production for the year (after we were forced to postpone our previous show) and I am proud to say that this popular play has been done justice by a dedicated and talented cast. "Amadeus" is a well-known story, and everyone Ive spoken to is aware of the tale. More often than not, theyre familiar with the 1984 movie (winner of 8 Academy Awards) and surprised to discover that the play came first (or indeed, that it ever was a play).
The stellar cast are led by the idiosyncratic Eliot McCann in the role of a lifetime as Antonio Salieri, and the inimitable Shenandoah Bruce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. New and returning Blak Yak members include Emma (Magrat) Farrell, Tracey Small, Nick Donald, Sean (Oedipus) Haining (alright, he was in "Oedipus", was not Oedipus), Julia (CFM) Dalby, Roger Trewick (hey, great, everybody enjoys watching Roger on stage), Allum Zia (well, there it is), Ross Hutcheon, Amanda Tyler and Lisa (Nunsense) Skryp (okay, I dont know how to spell it, I admit it).
Peter Shaffers script is a favourite of many, many people and is sure to make converts of many others. Six performances only at the spacious and comfortable Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, Kalamunda Rd (next to the High School), Kalamunda (duh). July 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 at 8 pm. Complimentary champagne will be served at the conclusion of the final perfomance. Bookings on 0500-52-52-59 (cost of a local call).
Ill probably annoy some people if I say this is one of the best shows Blak Yak has ever presented, but this cast and director Louise Carson deserve the praise. These guys are GOOD. See you there.
Hot Room Theatre Group
in association with Horizon Theatre presents