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The Cherry Orchard: a cautionary tale of progress

Thursday, 28 February 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 02

Anton Chekhov’s theatrical masterpiece The Cherry Orchard is about a family on the edge of ruin – and a country on the brink of revolution.

WAAPA takes Romeo & Juliet to the State Theatre Centre

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 02

In an exciting start to its 2019 performance program, WAAPA is taking its first play for the year to the State Theatre Centre of WA.

Eyes open as actor switches to 'big vision' director role

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

When WAAPA graduate Shari Sebbens walked out of drama school onto the set of The Sapphires she was intimidated by the big picture role of director and thought she would be an "actor forever".

Itch lures TV crews to WA's south coast for 10-part ABC kids' adventure series

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The south coast has now provided the perfect backdrop for another production, this time adapted from the award-winning children's trilogy Itch by BBC broadcaster and British author, Simon May with the lead actor played by WAAPA graduate Samuel Ireland.

Former Ocean Reef actress to release debut album with Off-Broadway show

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Actress and model Kristen Plati is completing the trifecta with the release of her debut album Find Me Lost.

What Shalom Brune-Franklin has in common with her 'Bad Mothers' character

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

They say life imitates art, but in the case of actress Shalom Brune-Franklin, it's the other way around. It's a role that could be seen as a challenge, Brune-Franklin is 25, after all, and only a few years out from graduating from WAAPA.

Bathurst-born Ainsley Melham to debut on Broadway in Disney's Aladdin

Friday, 22 February 2019

Landing a role in a Broadway production is widely considered to be the pinnacle for theatre actors worldwide. .This feat has just been accomplished by Bathurst-born entertainer and WAAPA graduate Ainsley Melham.

Charlesworth Ballet College collaborates with Beijing dance students

Friday, 22 February 2019

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts lecturer Min Zhu talks about the collaboration with students form the Here Dance Studio through the WAAPA dance summer camp and Charlesworth Ballet College.

Jerome Davenport: painter is a rising star looking at the bigger picture for young artists

Friday, 22 February 2019

World-renowned West Australian artist and WAAPA graduate Jerome Davenport has paintings across the globe, but he gets a bigger kick out of helping young artists get their start thanks to his latest venture.

“There’s no way I could ever replicate Essie’s performance.”

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Next week WAAPA graduate Geraldine Hakewill, will debut as the star of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, a much-anticipated sequel to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Hot stage tickets 2019: Three shooting stars to watch in Sydney

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

From plays about politics and women's sport to a gender-swapping Monty Python musical, actors Michelle Lim Davidson, Jane Watt and Sarah Meacham will be the ones to watch in some of the hottest shows on stage this year.

TV premiere announced for Lucy Durack’s Lift!

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

After more than a decade as one of Australia’s musical theatre stars, WAAPA alumni Lucy Durack is set to premiere her screenwriting debut Lift, a bite-size romantic comedy set entirely in an elevator on 10Peach this Valentine’s Day.

Perth community joins Shari Sebbens in Black Swan’s Our Town

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama Our Town may be considered an American classic but when Black Swan State Theatre Company performs the play this month during Perth Festival it will be quintessentially Australian.

Perth’s newest opera collective set to host a rare one-act Holst

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Under the direction of Amelia Powers with co-founder Jessica Taylor singing the title role, Sāvitri brings together past and present opera students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Well-schooled in the macabre

Thursday, 31 January 2019

The old Perth Girls School has been turned into an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired labyrinth where audiences will experience some midnight madness.

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