Several times a year, Probus Perth members and their spouses or partners make day excursions to places of interest in the Perth region. These are highly social and convivial, usually capped by a delicious lunch and perhaps a glass of wine. This page is intended as a record of such trips. Photos from all sources are welcome.
Summaries of various notable excursions are soon to be found under the Archives page.
Any member wanting to submit a review of an event he or she attended recently is encouraged to email it in for publication on this page.
Review of BRING IT ON
On Tuesday, 14th June, a group of 21 members of the Probus Club of Perth, and their friends and spouses, were highly entertained by the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts production of the hit American musical Bring it On at The Regal Theatre in Subiaco following a very convivial dinner opposite, at Chutney Mary’s.
It was wonderful to see the stage presence and extraordinary singing, dancing and acting talent of the cast, all of whom were 2nd and 3rd year musical theatre students. They were most ably backed up by 2nd and 3rd year WAAPA music students who were equally impressive in the orchestra pit. Also, the costume designer and the sound designer, whose high standard of work was so plain to see and hear, were both completing their Bachelor of Performing Arts degrees this year.
The story of two rival cheer leading squads, each from adjoining high schools on different sides of the social track, provided a base from which to explore “the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness”, to quote from the WAAPA website. The music was fast-paced and the lyrics witty and bitingly satirical, if sadly a little hard to pick up for those of us not familiar with the songs. The enthusiasm and precision of the complicated dance moves were so exuberant that it was hard to sit still, even for those of us getting on in years.
We all left the theatre, marvelling at the output of our own local performing arts college and wondering on which stage or screen we’d next be seeing these wonderful young “triple threats” ‑ those whose talents cover acting, singing and dancing like those of Hugh Jackman and Lisa McCune, to name just two of WAAPA’s illustrious alumni.