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Premiere a drawcard
MATT JELONEK Shelagh Magadza and Sally Burton

Curiosity to catch the first show at the new State Theatre Centre was enough to entice some of Perth's biggest names to the world premiere of Black Swan's Boundary Street on Saturday night.

Among the 570 people lucky enough to score a seat to the PIAF show in the Heath Ledger Theatre, which featured music by Aussie jazz great James Morrison, were Kerry Stokes and wife Christine Simpson Stokes, US Consul-General Aleisha Woodward, Culture and the Arts Minister John Day and Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi.

After the show, the cast of the play joined the glamorous crowd - minus the Stokeses, who made a hasty exit once Morrison's last trumpet had sounded - for an after party in the foyer of the $93 million building which saw speeches made by sponsors, director Kate Cherry and PIAF artistic director Shelagh Magadza.