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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.

Mozart by Candlelight flickers with authenticity

Monday, 14 October 2019

Perth Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart by Candlelight concert in St George’s Cathedral is designed as a way to present the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the most traditional way possible.

Big Italian family at heart of new film Promised

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

While Daniel Berini’s Italian parents never shuffled him off into an arranged marriage, the WAAPA graduate could still relate to new film Promised.

WAAPA takes The Hope Fault from book to stage

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Collaboration was key for director Andrew Hale as he has adapted Tracy Farr’s Fremantle Press novel The Hope Fault with WAAPA acting students.

Mirrah Foulkes on directing Judy & Punch movie

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

As a Sunshine Coast schoolgirl, Mirrah Foulkes fixated on the idea of becoming an actor.

World premiere of The Hope Fault a year in the making

Friday, 04 October 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 10

In a year-long process, Andrew Hale has adapted Tracy Farr’s novel, The Hope Fault, for the stage and will direct its world premiere season, presented with the support of the Minderoo Foundation and Fremantle Press, at WAAPA’s newly refurbished Enright Studio.

The wide open road ahead of Tim Minchin

Friday, 04 October 2019

Tim Minchin sits amid a suite of devouringly large lounges at Fox Studios in Sydney. He’s been speaking to media all day as he is soon to star in a new eight-part Foxtel series called Upright.

Awesome Festival dances with WA Ballet’s Peter and the Wolf

Friday, 04 October 2019

PETER and the Wolf as part of this year’s Awesome Festival program is a creative match made in heaven.

Australia’s top brass quintet performs at WAAPA

Thursday, 03 October 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 10

Australia’s most outstanding brass players dazzle in a concert of showcase music for brass quintet at WAAPA.

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