Black Swan State Theatre Company officially launched their 2014 season Monday night at the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre. On hand for the evening’s festivities to warm up the buzzing crowd was Perth jazz chanteuse Libby Hammer, and amongst the denizens were a few nationally famous faces and a considerable number of Perth’s own star talent.
The normally sparse brass-and-wood lobby was decked out in greenery and colourful paper lanterns, reminding us that summer and a new season is just around the corner.
Once inside the theatre, General Manager Shane Colquhoun and Chairman Mark Barnaba gave a brief welcome to everyone in attendance as well as all the company’s corporate sponsors, donors and patrons. After the preliminaries, Artistic Director Kate Cherry came to the stage to get down to the business of announcing next year’s line-up.