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ECU remembers Dr Richard Gill

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Edith Cowan University today pays tribute to Dr Richard Gill AO (1942-2018), founding Dean of The Western Australian Conservatorium of Music (now The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts).

Meet Joel Granger: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2018

Monday, 29 October 2018

The Rob Guest Endowment commemorates the life and achievements of one of Australia’s most respected musical theatre performers, Rob Guest. This week we sit down with finalist and WAAPA graduate Joel Granger.

Sneak peek: Caitlin and Gabe Comerford

Monday, 29 October 2018

LINK graduate and artistic director of Stompin, Caitlin Comerford, believes in the power of dance to change lives for the better.

Obituary - Richard Gill AO

Sunday, 28 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

With the death of Richard Gill, from cancer, at the age of 76, Australia has lost one of its greatest, most inspirational, yet iconoclastic, music educators.

An evening of the best of Gilbert and Sullivan

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director of the State Opera of South Australia and a self-confessed G&S ‘tragic’, guest directs WAAPA’s Classical Voice students in From Marathon to Waterloo, in Order Categorical, a celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most beloved songs.

A Kafka classic reimagined through puppetry

Monday, 22 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

Franz Kafka’s novel, The Trial, provides the inspiration for an exciting performance collaboration between WAAPA and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre this November.

Fremantle: the history of the Arts Centre revealed in WAAPA production

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

FROM a destructive and confining building to place full of ideas and creation, WAAPA students will look back at the history of the Fremantle Arts Centre in a new production.

Brent Hill Is Rocking Just As Hard As The Kids For The Aus Premiere Of 'School Of Rock'

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Stephen A Russell speaks to actor, musician and WAAPA graduate Brent Hill about his leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit adaptation of the Jack Black blockbuster and learning to be a kid again.

Geelong's Lyndon Watts is a theatre star on the rise with a lead role in West Side Story

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

WAAPA graduate Lyndon Watts has been realising his dream, performing on the big stage to adoring fans in Disney's Aladdin The Musical.

Announcing the 2018 Churchill Fellowship Recipients

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Congratulations to Dr Luke Hopper and Christopher Hill from WAAPA who have been awarded prestigious Churchill Fellowships. Their fellowships will allow them to visit other countries and investigate inspiring practices to benefit Australian communities.

An interview with Duncan Rock

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Fame Reporter interviewed Opera baritone performer and WAAPA graduate, Duncan Rock, he is about to play the title role of Don Giovanni in Opera Queensland’s new production.

Married couples pair up in Black Swan’s The Vibrator Play

Thursday, 11 October 2018

IT seems quite fitting to have two married couples acting in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s next production given its intimate nature.

Lara Mulcahy – Also ABBAsolutely Fabulous In Adelaide

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Lara Mulcahy is a WAAPA graduate with over 20 years show business experience on stage and in film and television, who has co-written the wonderfully entertaining ABBAsolutely Fabulous with fellow artist and friend, Rhonda Burchmore.

WAAPA grad Hayley McElhinney to host the WA Screen Academy Gala: Uncharted Territory at Luna Leederville

Thursday, 11 October 2018

WAAPA Graduate and DOCTOR, Doctor’s Hayley McElhinney remembers her formative years growing up in Leeman with older sister and fellow actor Mandy (Love Child) with great fondness.

A darker kind of Dream

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 10

William Shakespeare’s timeless play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is being presented as a dark, contemporary fairy tale by director Stefanos Rassios in WAAPA’s latest production.

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