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Ben O’Toole: "This isn’t The Shawshank Redemption, you know"

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

The Brisbane actor and WAAPA Acting graduate has a blast taking the lead in Australian midnight madness crowd-pleaser Nekrotronic.

Concert of great musicians gather to celebrate Sitsky

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

A crowd of former students, eminent musicians and well-wishers packed into the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music last night to celebrate the 85th birthday of the man after whom the room was named.

Full Tilt Theatre

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 09

Get ready to be inspired, provoked and entertained as WAAPA’s graduating performance makers hit the Blue Room Theatre stage at full tilt, showcasing their creative talents over two weeks in September.

WAAPA’s rising stars shine in The Songbook Sessions

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 09

The Edith Spiegeltent at ECU Mount Lawley will be buzzing with emerging talent as WAAPA students take to the stage for their annual Contemporary Music Artist showcase, Songbook Sessions.

Black Swan, Perth Festival announce new board members

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts executive director David Shirley is joining Black Swan’s board.

Emma Matthews: Leading by example

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

The beloved soprano reflects on her new role as WAAPA’s Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies ahead of her From Broadway to La Scala tour.

Glowing talent on show

Monday, 02 September 2019

August will wrap up with a bang at the Albany Entertainment Centre with a massive performance planned by secondary and tertiary music students.

Ballet set to put kids in a spin at Awesome Festival

Monday, 02 September 2019

For the first time in its 67 year history, West Australian Ballet has created a Children’s Ballet specifically aimed at three to six year olds and it will be choreographed by WAAPA Dance Lecturer Andries Weidemann.

See WAAPA’s rising stars shine

Friday, 23 August 2019

Rosemount Hotel is set to be buzzing with emerging talent this September as WAAPA students take to the stage for their annual contemporary music artist showcase, The Songbook Sessions.

WAAPA’s Sweet Charity challenge

Friday, 23 August 2019

Performer Shaun Rennie spent the best part of 20 years touring in music theatre productions before tragedy changed his focus to directing.

WAAPA dancers unleash their choreographic talents

Friday, 16 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

At the end of August, WAAPA’s graduating dancers unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of highly original dance works at the Dolphin Theatre.

Health and wellbeing in the performing arts

Monday, 12 August 2019

Professional dancers push their bodies to extraordinary limits, exposing themselves to physical and emotional stress. Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, Director of Artistic Health Sue Mayes and dance scientist Peta Blevins join us to discuss how dancers can find their balance.

Guitarist checks out performing arts centre under-construction at old school

Monday, 12 August 2019

MELVILLE Senior High School and WAAPA alumni Morgan Remaj has checked out the under-construction performing arts centre at his old school while in town for a concert.

An ideal play for scandalous times

Friday, 09 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife.  But he also has a murky secret in his past that, if revealed, will ruin his career and marriage.

A ‘Shrew’ for today’s #MeToo world

Friday, 09 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, with its archaic ideas about gender, is a particularly challenging play for contemporary directors and actors to stage in today’s #MeToo world.

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