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Rodney Dobson’s got all that jazz in Chicago production

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The grandson of a coal miner, musical theatre actor Rodney Dobson is well and truly a Wonthaggi boy.

Elwyn set to bring it home with new single

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Emerging Albany singer and WAAPA graduate, Ellie Davies will embark on a six-leg tour this week, as her new single Never Gonna Bring Me Down continues to rise in popularity.

Radio play making waves

Friday, 08 November 2019

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is testament to the enormous amount of goodwill and generosity in the Perth theatre community.

All that jazz for Tim Voutas at festival

Monday, 04 November 2019

Tim Voutas did not always want to be a pianist and had many arguments with his mum about it while growing up in Port Macquarie.

WAAPA bids farewell to its graduating dancers in ‘Verge’

Friday, 01 November 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 11

On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA’s graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance.

WAAPA student joins cast of Playing For Keeps

Thursday, 31 October 2019

WAAPA student Ben Chapple is the rookie on screen and off in the Ten series Playing For Keeps.

Neo-soul diva set for Settlers

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Feminism has a quirky and playful new face in Perth neo-soul diva Your Girl Pho.

Accents are much more varied in Britain than Australia, but why is this so?

Monday, 28 October 2019

While there are many different accents in Australia, including Indigenous and migrant accents, linguists agree that general Australian speech is fairly homogenous compared to the United Kingdom.

WAAPA and Spare Parts collaborate for ‘Life on Earth’

Thursday, 24 October 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 10

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Associate Director, Michael Barlow is working with WAAPA’s 3rd Year Performance Making students to devise an original theatre piece that features contemporary puppetry and the students’ creative inventiveness for their final show before they graduate.

Antoinette Iesue: My Promising Career

Monday, 21 October 2019

The lead actress in Australian film Promised, opposite Tina Arena and Paul Mercurio, discusses her career trajectory.

Ben Chapple Is Acting For Keeps In New Role As AFL Player

Monday, 21 October 2019

Sydney-born actor and soon to be Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate Ben Chapple had never played a game of AFL in his life, but he is set to make his Australian television debut as an Aussie Rules player.

Replica of Beethoven’s piano hits right note at WAAPA

Monday, 21 October 2019

In a Western Australian first, a replica piano of great composer Beethoven’s “favourite” instrument has been unveiled at ECU Mount Lawley.

Ernie Dingo to star alongside a host of young Australian talent for the Bran Nue Dae 30th Anniversary Tour

Monday, 21 October 2019

Theatre newcomer and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate Teresa Moore will make her musical debut in 30th Anniversary tour of Bran Nue Dae.

Rock ‘n’ roll rebellion in WAAPA’s Cry Baby

Monday, 14 October 2019

Cry Baby is very much a text-driven musical and director Chris Parker is enjoying his time at the steering wheel.

My Brilliant Career - A New Musical

Monday, 14 October 2019

Dean Bryant and Mathew Frank have joined forces on a musical adaptation of Miles Franklin's legendary book. Bryant tells us about the show.

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