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Chase your cares away with songs both poignant and perky

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Acclaimed British vocal coach and WAAPA visiting artist Mary King invites Perth audiences to chase their cares away with a rousing concert celebrating the popular entertainment of music hall, café culture and cabaret.

Mamma Mia machismo

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Plenty of guys and girls go to great lengths to get fit for their wedding and the enviably buff Stephen Mahy was no different: the versatile WAAPA grad shredded for his (almost) marriage in the musical Mamma Mia!

Kate Jenkinson goes from Wentworth to the world of pop

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Shedding her prison blues and donning the high-fashion clothes of Olivia Newton-John’s best friend for the biopic Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You was a breath of fresh air for WAAPA graduate Kate Jenkinson.

‘Carousel’ reimagined for a new generation

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Carousel tells the story of the tragic romance between a troubled carnival worker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. It boasts some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage.

Differently Equal: the universal language of dance

Friday, 11 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

LINK Dance Company’s first season for 2018 is vibrant proof of the well-known maxim that ‘Dance is a universal language’.

A Different Kind of ‘B’ Line: pianist Thomas Hecht in concert

Monday, 07 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Renowned concert pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht links a modern American ‘B’ to musical giants - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

Radiohead’s Kid A inspires original new music

Monday, 07 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Kid A, along with its twin album Amnesiac, has now taken on the status of a cultural cornerstone, defining a key moment when alternative musical exploration was mainstreamed.

New York jazz reaches the Bay

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The city that never sleeps has provided inspiration for many musicians and WAAPA graduate Nerissa Campbell is no different.

Family legacy continues with Mackenzie Dunn in Black Swan’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MACKENZIE Dunn is a proud fourth-generation performer and if her first year after graduating from WAAPA is anything to go by, she will continue the impressive family legacy in style.

WAAPA dancers rise to inspiring new works

Monday, 23 April 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 04

WAAPA’s first dance season for 2018 showcases new works by visiting international choreographer Ori Flomin, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Daniel Roberts, and well-known local artists Jayne Smeulders and Natalie Allen.

Emma Matthews glitters for Perth audiences

Thursday, 19 April 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 04

Three venues across Perth will host a truly spectacular program of classical music in May starring the acclaimed home-grown opera diva Emma Matthews backed by the Faith Court Orchestra.

More to pioneering Perth author's story than D.H. Lawrence connection

Friday, 13 April 2018

Western Australian author Mollie Skinner co-wrote The Boy in the Bush with British novelist D.H. Lawrence but this local writer’s important place in history has since faded into relative obscurity.  However, one WAAPA researcher is determined that she won’t be forgotten.

Mozart’s Requiem set to soar in St Mary’s Cathedral

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 03

It is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire but Mozart's Requiem has a backstory that reads like a bad film script.

Grammy-nominated Latin jazz masters make Perth debut

Friday, 23 March 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 03

Thanks to the generosity of Perth-based philanthropists, Brigid and Ronald W. Woss AM of the Woss Group of Companies, WAAPA is able to present the Grammy Award nominated Rodriguez Brothers live in concert.

‘Coffee With’ Benjamin Colley and Daisy Valerio: New AussieTheatre writers confirmed for WAAPA graduate column

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

AussieTheatre.com can confirm that 2017 WAAPA graduates Benjamin Almon Colley and Daisy Valerio will join the writing team as regular columnists in 2018.

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