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WORLD-CLASS CHEF LEADS CROWN TOWERS PERTH - 02 September 2016
Crown is delighted to announce the first of many executive appointments at Crown Towers Perth which opens on 1 December this year, with highly acclaimed chef Sean Marco named as Executive Chef.
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Bringing two decades of global experience to his new role, Sean has already influenced hundreds of apprentices and chefs at Crown as Executive Sous Chef. Now he will lead a team of 120 chefs at Perth’s most prestigious hotel to deliver an unparalleled dining experience for local and international guests.

The design of Crown Towers kitchens and equipment commenced in 2014, with Sean actively involved in developing the state-of-the-art facilities which will deliver a new level of efficiency and service quality. As part of the custom design, an elegant dining room has been situated in the heart of the banquets kitchen allowing clients of Crown Ballroom to receive a unique menu tasting experience. Seating up to 12 guests, the room features glass windows for guests to see the chefs at work.

Over the coming months Sean will work closely with Chef de Cuisines on training and opening schedules, ensuring Crown Towers delivers on its promise of the highest service standards from Day One.

“Right now we are building our team of the finest chefs and finalising the incredible restaurant and banquet menus which will showcase the highest quality produce. We are on the home stretch and we can’t wait to deliver an unforgettable dining experience, the likes of which haven’t been seen before in Perth,” said Sean.

Crown Perth Chief Operating Officer – Food, Beverage and Entertainment, Andrew Hill said the world-class dining offering will reinforce Crown Towers Perth as Australia’s best hotel.

“Sean has played an integral role in Crown Perth’s culinary team since 2006 and will now pilot a new era at our resort; responsible for four new restaurants including Epicurean, The Waiting Room, Crystal Club and Crown Towers Pool Bar, as well as banquets kitchens which will cater for more than 3,200 diners per night and an extensive room service menu,” Andrew said.

A native of the United Kingdom, Sean has cooked for Queen Elizabeth II, worked at renowned hotels and Michelin starred restaurants, and has set up many new restaurants and dining rooms.
 
A successful Mentor, Sean has also guided the careers of many aspiring chef professionals, and as part of Crown Perth’s award-winning training program, seven of its most accomplished apprentices will join Sean’s culinary team in Epicurean, Crown Towers Pool Bar, Room Service, and Banquets Pastry division.

For more information on Crown Towers Perth, please visit crownperth.com.au/hotels/crown-towers/crown-towers-perth.

Sean Marco – Background

Sean grew up in Dorset, United Kingdom and completed apprenticeships in France and England. Throughout his career, he has worked alongside some of the best in the business at renowned hotels the Ritz and Michelin starred Connaught in London, and restaurants on the French Riviera including the 3 starred Michel Bras in Laguiole and the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, as well as the Ritz Hotel in Boston, USA.

Winning accolades such as the British final of the prestigious Prix Pierre Taittinger Cooking Competition and voted WA's Best Chef by the Restaurant and Catering Industry Association in 2010, Sean leads his team by example and encourages them to enter competitions to assist in developing their skills and future careers.

Sean was proudly inducted as a member of The Chaine des Rôtisseurs in Brisbane in 2012. At the time of his induction, one of Crown Perth’s talented Commis Chef’s won the national Chaine des Rôtisseurs Jeune Commis (Junior Chef) competition, under Sean’s mentorship and guidance.

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LEGENDARY DOUG PARKINSON JOINS GO!! SHOW GOLD - 02 August 2016
Just when you thought the ultimate reunion concert couldn’t get any better, one of Australia’s most recognisable and distinctive performers, Doug Parkinson is joining the Perth GO!! Show Gold concert this Thursday night. 
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With his outstanding voice, Doug will be performing all his hit songs including his cover of The Beatles Dear Prudence, The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and Everlasting Love. This is a night out at Crown Theatre you won’t want to miss!

Doug joins a stellar line up with  Glenn Shorrock, Johnny Young, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Ross D Wyllie, Dinah Lee, Colleen Hewett and MPD Ltd, ensuring that the GO!! Show reunion brings back some great memories and musical highlights, with a chance to re-live the past for the many baby boomer fans that will come out in force to hear the music they love.

GO!! SHOW GOLD creates a perfect reflection of the times. With the energy and excitement from performers, still at the peak of their talent, we guarantee the audience a night of great music and wonderful memories. 

Date:Thursday, 4 August       
Venue: Crown Theatre
Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Time: 7.30pm

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MAKE A FIESTA OF IT - 02 August 2016
Live it up at Crown Perth every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 28 August as we transport you to a world of showgirls, sizzling samba and live entertainment, Rio-style!
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Don your feathered head wear, bright colours and head to Crown where Carnivale will have you dancing into the early hours of the morning.
 
You will feel the rhythm as we welcome back the fantastic Beleza Samba, a high energy drum and dance group who are sure to have feet moving and hips swinging.
 
Like taking selfies? Well we have the photo opportunity for you! Crown Perth has a stunning, giant Carnivale Mask for you to get snap happy with and post to all your friends. Don’t forget to #crownperth #mymoment.
 
Is a trip to Rio on your bucket list? Here’s your chance to make your dream come true! As part of the celebration, we’re giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rio De Janeiro valued at $10,000! To go in the draw, simply purchase a Smirnoff product at Eve, The Merrywell, Groove Bar & Lounge, Mesh Bar or Fusion to receive an entry form and place it in the barrel before 28 August. 
 
Also, if you dine or play at Crown, you can earn entries for your chance to spin the wheel and win up to $1,000. Draws are daily at 2.30pm and 8.30pm until 27 August, make sure you’re there to be in the running. Crown Club members also have the chance to win a share in over $20,000 at the Grand Prize Draw on Sunday 28 August at 8.30pm! Not a member? Not a problem, join for free when you come in to Crown.
 
Make a fiesta of it and enjoy the ultimate Rio experience at Crown - visit crownperth.com.au to find out more.
 
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THE ULTIMATE REUNION CONCERT WELCOMES GLENN SHORROCK TO THE TOUR - 27 July 2016
Go!! Show Gold promoters are delighted that Australian rock legend Glenn Shorrock will be joining the tour, replacing Max Merritt who has unfortunately taken ill in Los Angeles. Merritt’s doctors have advised he will not be well enough to make the trip to Australia for the national tour.
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Shorrock will be joining other icons of the Australian music scene, Johnny Young, Normie Rowe, Ronnie Burns, Ross D Wyllie, Dinah Lee, Colleen Hewett and MPD Ltd. They are sure to have show goers kicking up their heels with feature songs such as Caralyn, Needle in a Haystack, Smiley, Day by Day and Que Sera Sera.

Together onstage for the first time in Perth, the GO!! Show reunion will guarantee to bring back some great memories and musical highlights, with a chance to re-live the past for the many baby boomer fans that come out in force to hear the music they love.

GO!! SHOW GOLD creates a perfect reflection of the times. With the energy and excitement from performers, still at the peak of their talent, we guarantee the audience a night of great music and wonderful memories. 

Date: Thursday, 4 August       
Venue: Crown Theatre
Tickets: Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au
Time: 7.30pm

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MATILDA BREAKS RECORDS AT THE HELPMANN AWARDS - 26 July 2016
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian Production of Matilda The Musical has been awarded with a record number of Helpmann Awards, winning in all thirteen categories it was nominated in, including Best Musical and breaking the previous record of eight Helpmanns awarded to a single production.
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The thirteen awards make Matilda the most-awarded musical as well as most-awarded production in the sixteen-year history of the Helpmann Awards across all eligible categories and genres.

Matilda The Musical received Helpmann Awards in the following categories:

Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Matthew Warchus), Best Female Actress in a Musical (Molly Barwick, Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas and Ingrid Torelli), Best Male Actor in a Musical (James Millar), Best Choreography in a Musical (Peter Darling), Best Music Direction (Stephen Amos), Best Original Score (Tim Minchin), Best Sound Design (Simon Baker), Best Lighting Design (Hugh Vanstone), Best Scenic Design (Rob Howell), Best Costume Design (Rob Howell), Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Elise McCann) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Daniel Frederiksen).

Winner of now over 60 major international awards, including 14 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill audiences in London, on Broadway, on tour around the USA, in Canada and at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, where the Australian Production is currently playing to capacity houses.
 
Matilda will play Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC from November 2016 and Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017 before playing at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre from May 2017.
 
Matilda The Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
 
Having proven an enormous success internationally, where productions continue to play to packed houses and capture the imagination of young and old alike, the Australian Production of Matilda The Musical opened to unqualified rave reviews in Sydney last year. The Daily Review described the production as “nothing short of a miracle”. The Australian said the show “makes you want to punch the air with delight.” and Time Out Sydney pronounced the show “a freaking masterpiece”.
 
Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian Tim Minchin.

The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Tony Award® winner Peter Darling (Billy Elliot), orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

Matilda The Musical was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and played to sold-out audiences at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. It transferred to London’s West End on Tuesday 25 October 2011 where it opened to rave reviews.
 
The New York production of Matilda The Musical opened on 11 April 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews and was celebrated on 10 “Top Ten” lists for 2013, including TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year.
 
Matilda The Musical’s award-wining success includes sweeping the board at the 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards in London with a record-breaking seven awards, and winning four Tony Awards® and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role on Broadway in 2013.
 
Matilda The Musical is produced in Australia by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel & Michael Watt with André Ptaszynski and Denise Wood as Executive Producers.

This production was originally developed with the support of the RSC Literary Department.

The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.

The RSC Ensemble is generously supported by THE GATSBY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and THE KOVNER FOUNDATION.

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