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There is truly something to suit all tastes in this year’s WAAPA offerings. I invite you to peruse the brochure and mark your diary accordingly.

In addition to the wonderful performances detailed in the brochure, students, staff members and visiting artists regularly participate in studio showings, workshops, fund-raising functions, community activities and corporate events.

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The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University has built an outstanding national and international reputation for the quality of its graduates. I urge you to take the opportunity to support the stars of tomorrow by attending their performances as they undertake their training at WAAPA.

I hope to see you at a show soon.

Director
Professor Julie Warn AM




Sound Spectrum

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts WAAPA’s composition and music technology students and staff launch into the Spectrum Project Space for days and nights of sound filled fun and adventure!

Opening night: 22nd Apr 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Sep 7:30pm

Classical Tuesdays - Semester 2

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts A tasty Tuesday series of free classical lunchtime concerts featuring staff, students or visiting guests serving up sumptuous musical treats for hungry ears!

Opening night: 29th Jul 1:10pm   Closing night: 27th Oct 1:10pm

Petrushka

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Igor Stravinsky’s classic 1911 ballet score Petrushka is the Russian equivalent of Punch and Judy, and Nijinsky was the first to dance the title role.

Opening night: 31st Jul 7:30pm   Closing night: 31st Jul 7:30pm

The Music Makers

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Featuring the combined forces of WAAPA’s classical vocal, wind and brass departments together with the mighty organ of St Mary’s, this performance will thrill and move all lovers of great music.

Opening night: 7th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 7th Aug 7:30pm

WAAPA/ECU Open Day

Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts The WAAPA/ECU Open Day is a perfect opportunity to explore behind the scenes at one of the world’s foremost performing arts academies. See WAAPA students in action: in rehearsals, classes and backstage.

Opening night: 10th Aug 10:00am   Closing night: 10th Aug 3:00pm

A Baroque Feast

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Head of Classical Music, Stewart Smith, leads staff and senior students through the very best music for the church, the early opera house and the aristocratic palace.

Opening night: 14th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 14th Aug 7:30pm

Infinite Ivories

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Six pianos brought together for a varied program that celebrates this incredibly dynamic instrument.

Opening night: 21st Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st Aug 7:30pm

Radio Active - Albany

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts After the success of last year’s concerts, RADIO ACTIVE returns for a high-energy celebration of chart-toppers from performers who have shaped our modern musical tastes.

Opening night: 22nd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 22nd Aug 7:30pm

Johannes Möller (Guitar)

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller captivates audiences throughout the world with his charismatic and soulful performances.

Opening night: 22nd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 22nd Aug 7:30pm

Great Expectations

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts This exciting new adaptation lays bare a tissue of lies and guilt in Dickens’ least sentimental love story. It also tackles big questions of identity while mustering a cast of unforgettable characters.

Opening night: 22nd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 28th Aug 7:30pm

The Grapes of Wrath

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma.

Opening night: 23rd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 28th Aug 7:30pm

Merrily We Roll Along

Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Set over three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between three friends Franklin, Mary and Charley.

Opening night: 23rd Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 30th Aug 7:30pm

Raw

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts Raw is the culmination of the dance students’ study in choreography over the three years of their course and offers the audience an insight into the mind of each choreographer.

Opening night: 26th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 30th Aug 2:00pm

Rite of Passage: Arrivée

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Now one of the most popular instruments in the world, this concert highlights the enormous possibilities of the instrument, bringing together one of the biggest collections of saxophonists ever seen in Australia.

Opening night: 28th Aug 7:30pm   Closing night: 28th Aug 7:30pm

The Warana Concerto Competition

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Musicianship and virtuosity blaze as three brilliant student soloists battle it out for WAAPA’s highest honour: the prestigious 2014 Warana Music Prize.

Opening night: 4th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 5th Sep 7:30pm

Fascinating Rhythms

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Sparks fly as master musician Josh Hogan leads Defying Gravity into a magical world of sound, rhythm and groove.

Opening night: 11th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 13th Sep 7:30pm

Radio Active - Perth

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts After the success of last year’s concerts, RADIO ACTIVE returns for a high-energy celebration of chart-toppers from performers who have shaped our modern musical tastes.

Opening night: 11th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 13th Sep 7:30pm

Into the Dreaming

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts The classical guitar is experiencing a golden age in Australia, with an explosion of new works of outstanding beauty for solo and ensemble guitars.

Opening night: 18th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Sep 7:30pm

Greensleeves: A String Serenade

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts WAAPA’s dynamic String Camerata plays a kaleidoscope of exciting and passionate music for string ensemble.

Opening night: 19th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 19th Sep 7:30pm

Inside Out

Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts

Join us and esteemed film industry guests for the Gala Screening of The Academy Films – exciting new short films created by the 2014 WA Screen Academy graduating class of producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, production designers, sound specialists and editors.

Opening night: 25th Sep 7:00pm   Closing night: 25th Sep 7:00pm

Sing, Sing, Sing

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts The WAAPA Big Band collaborates with the Jazz vocalists to bring you a toe-tapping evening of swinging grooves and lush vocal harmonies from the 1930s and 40s.

Opening night: 25th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Sep 7:30pm

Minimalism at 50

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Students from the Composition and Music Technology course have created new works exploring the compositional techniques developed by the Minimalist masters.

Opening night: 26th Sep 7:30pm   Closing night: 26th Sep 7:30pm

Blood Wedding

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. The story is based on a newspaper fragment which tells of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family.

Opening night: 10th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 16th Oct 7:30pm

Hansel and Gretel

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the woods to the gingerbread house, where all is not what it seems... and discover a world of fairy magic and miraculous salvation.

Opening night: 11th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Oct 7:30pm

Children of Eden

Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Freely based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children.

Opening night: 11th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Oct 7:30pm

Starstruck

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Join WAAPA’s contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and pop their way through a selection of originals and covers encompassing the world of contemporary music at Perth’s newest live music venue.

Opening night: 15th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 15th Oct 7:30pm

The Parisian Salon

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts David Tunley, whose book Salons, Singers and Songs remains the most important study of the Parisian salons, introduces this program performed by WAAPA’s multi-talented team of pianists.

Opening night: 16th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 16th Oct 7:30pm

Surge

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts LINK present SURGE, a triple bill of new dance works by interstate and international artists.

Opening night: 16th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 18th Oct 7:30pm

The Comedy of Errors

Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth when they’re rescued from a shipwreck. And when they end up in the same shifty, transitory port-town of Ephesus fully grown, we join them on their bizarre journey of reconciliation.

Opening night: 18th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 28th Oct 7:30pm

The Secret Project

Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts See the performance makers of the future demonstrate their creative flair in an immersive promenade style performance in a site-specific location.

Opening night: 20th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 25th Oct 7:30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Philip Everall leads WAAPA’s woodwind students through a thrilling performance of masterworks for wind instruments, while Brent Grapes directs WAAPA’s ravishing Brass Ensemble.

Opening night: 21st Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 21st Oct 7:30pm

The Universe of Sound

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts The guitar is unique in the cultural diversity of its musical riches. In this program, WAAPA students perform works from different continents, different countries, and different ethnicities.

Opening night: 28th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 28th Oct 7:30pm

At Home with Mozart and Geoffrey Lancaster

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Australian fortepiano and harpsichord virtuoso Geoffrey Lancaster performs a dazzling program of music from 18th century Vienna.

Opening night: 30th Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 30th Oct 7:30pm

Trick or Treat?

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Join WAAPA’s dynamic Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a rollicking evening of fun, fast, and frenetic music for band.

Opening night: 31st Oct 7:30pm   Closing night: 31st Oct 7:30pm

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts Celebrities love their music, and tonight we discover who in the tinsel world of celebrity loves what vocal music.

Opening night: 14th Nov 7:30pm   Closing night: 20th Nov 7:30pm

Aboriginal Theatre

Aboriginal Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts WAAPA’s Aboriginal Theatre program prepares students in a range of acting and performance disciplines.

Opening night: 15th Nov 7:30pm   Closing night: 20th Nov 7:30pm

Synchronicity

Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts Classical dance fans will be impressed by the colour and vibrancy of Kim McCarthy’s and Andries Weidemann’s restaging of Bournonville’s much loved Napoli.

Opening night: 15th Nov 7:30pm   Closing night: 22nd Nov 7:30pm

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