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Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Arabian Nights

Brought brilliantly to life on stage, the ages-old Middle Eastern folk tale The Arabian Nights, or A Thousand and One Nights, is the ultimate homage to the power of storytelling.

Opening night: 16th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Mar, 7.30 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Masterclass Series, with baritone Gregory Yurisich AM

WAAPA is delighted to present a Masterclass Series with Mr Yurisich, all of which are free and open to the public.

Opening night: 18th Apr, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 9th Nov, 2.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Tuesdays - Semester 2

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: 31st Jul, 1.10 pm
Closing night: 30th Oct, 1.10 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Uncharted Territory

ECU's, WA Screen Academy, WAAPA and leading screen industry guests take to the red carpet for the Gala Screening of The Academy Films - a program of short films exploring the theme, Uncharted Territory.

Opening night: 27th Sep, 6.30 pm
Closing night: 27th Sep, 6.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Royal Over-Seas League: Music Scholarships Showcase

The Royal Over-Seas League helps WAAPA’s most talented music students achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally.

Opening night: 2nd Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 2nd Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Songbook Sessions

WAAPA’s Music Artist students present their fabulous original works along with some creative rearrangements of iconic songs from song masters of our modern times.

Opening night: 4th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Bach and The New Kids On The Block

The WAAPA Camerata presents an evening of Baroque beauty with a full spread of romantic and modern vision.

Opening night: 4th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 5th Oct, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2018.2

New voices of the next generation of composers, sound artists and improvisers will perform over 10 hours of world premieres.

Opening night: 8th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th Oct, 7.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The House on the Hill

An original, bespoke work created in response to this unique building and its rich history. Audiences will be guided through a unique, immersive experience at this iconic site.

Opening night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Guitar in Dance and Dream

The guitar has always belonged to the people; across its history of many centuries, the guitar has continued to occupy the space between both popular and elite.

Opening night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
In The Field – Soundscape Recording

In this concert WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students explore recordings made 'in the field' and projected into the concert hall both with and without acoustic instruments.

Opening night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Bullies

WAAPA, in conjunction with the Minderoo Foundation, proudly presents an original commissioned work from one of Australia’s most accomplished playwrights, Reg Cribb.

Opening night: 12th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites, a love potion gone awry and some well meaning Mechanicals – all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and

Opening night: 12th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Rock of Ages

Get your double denim out and your bouffant hair on! This jukebox musical spins classic songs of the 1980s into a high-energy evening of raunchy rock’n’roll karaoke comedy.

Opening night: 13th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Cinderella

Massenet’s sumptuous Cinderella story comes to WAAPA in a witty and darkly charming new production by director Thomas de Mallet Burgess.

Opening night: 15th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Love is in the Air

Fall in love again with Anna Sleptsova and the WAAPA piano students in an evening of elation, heartbreak, yearning and passion.

Opening night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Classical Music Accolades

A night of celebration and achievement as WAAPA’s music prizewinners showcase their extraordinary skills.

Opening night: 24th Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mad About Mozart

Then come and join us for an exhilarating exercise in musical time travel.

Opening night: 27th Oct, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 27th Oct, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Salut d’Amour

Immerse yourself in beauty, vibrato and sensitivity as the string department invites you to experience some of the most delightful and sensual music ever written.

Opening night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 31st Oct, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Spooktacular!

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble brings you a fun, frivolous and feisty program of music to celebrate Halloween.

Opening night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Nov, 7.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Trial

Adapted from Franz Kafka’s darkly humorous novel about the forces that control our freedom, and eerily prescient of our surveillance society, The Trial is puppetry without rules.

Opening night: 2nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 3rd Nov, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Recitals - Classical Music, Semester 2

Graduation recitals are the highlight of a music student’s studies, and bring WAAPA’s 2016 music calendar to a thrilling conclusion.

Opening night: 3rd Nov, 1.00 pm
Closing night: 27th Nov, 7.30 pm
Aboriginal Performance events at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Fever

This year we welcome acclaimed actor, narrator, broadcaster and director Rachael Maza, Artistic Director for the Ilbijerri Theatre Company in Victoria as our guest director. Join us in a celebration of contemporary Indigenous culture as we

Opening night: 16th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
From Marathon To Waterloo, In Order Categorical

Take a sentimental journey through the songs and times of Gilbert and Sullivan, those two venerable writers of cabaret who took centre stage when Queen Victoria ruled the empire.

Opening night: 16th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 22nd Nov, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Verge

The graduating dance students are poised for big things and after witnessing their versatility and energy in this rich and varied season you will know why.

Opening night: 17th Nov, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th Nov, 6.00 pm
Special events at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Musicological Society of Australia - 2018 National Conference

The 41st Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) Conference will be held in conjunction with the 17th Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance and the ACMC (Australasian Computer Music Association) 2018.

Opening night: 6th Dec, 9.00 am
Closing night: 9th Dec, 4.00 pm
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