13 Nov
Performers shine bright at Once Upon A Time!

Performers shine bright at Once Upon A Time!

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there were some amazing people who had amazing adventures. These are their stories…

That’s how the show of the year began on the night of the 3rd November at Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts! We share just some of the many highlights from the incredible performance!

A show to remember

Left to right: City of Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt, Workpower Chairperson Sue Slavin, Minister for Disability Services Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Workpower CEO Lee Broomhall.

Over 300 guests joined us for an afternoon of magic and fairy tales, along with the Minister for Disability Services, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, and City of Fremantle Mayor, Dr Brad Pettitt.

They were all greeted by a beautifully decorated stage and a full cast of unique characters. This includes Peter Pan, a Big Bad Wolf, a Fairy Godmother, a couple of dwarves, and even Jack Sparrow!

The audience were in for a real treat. We saw comical skits like Rapunzel, the Giant, and the Big Bad Wolf’s morning yoga routine, and some truly heroic acts from Captain Hook, Jack Sparrow, and the Fairy Godmother.

We grooved along with Snow White and Puss-in-Boots’s funky rap, and clapped in time with the Big Bucket Band’s rhythm! And to finish off, our talented performers returned to the stage for a heartfelt goodbye scene to the melody of A Thousand Years

There wasn’t a dry eye left in the room!

Shining bright on stage

Performers took full ownership of their role. It was easy to see their delight and passion as they performed on stage.

Each one of them worked hard at every rehearsal to create the beautiful stage props, learn choreography and rhythm, and bring their characters to life. Through the Performing Arts program, they’ve all shown incredible improvements in their coordination, focus, theatrical skills, and confidence!

Suffice to say, they gave an unforgettable performance and received deafening applause from the crowd!

We also received wonderful feedback from guests, families, and staff alike, who were not only impressed by the cast’s theatrical skills but their joy and delight in performing! It was a sight that warmed all of our hearts.

Congratulations to our talented stars for sweeping us off our feet!

We’d also love to thank a number of individuals and groups who made this event possible. This includes Lotterywest, John Curtin College of the Arts, Program Development Manager Bithika Kastha, Performing Arts Facilitator Sonni Byrne, volunteers, and our support staff.

Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate our performers in our grandest event yet!


Registrations for our next Art and Performance programs open soon and places fill fast. To get in early, contact us through email or on 1800 610 665 and find out more!

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