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ECU flies First Fleet piano back to UK for restoration

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

One of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, the first piano to ever come to Australia with the First Fleet, flew to the UK this week to be restored to its original playing condition.

Music under the stars at WAAPA in the Park

Friday, 15 March 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 03

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed under the stars in Mount Lawley’s Ron Stone Park.

Tiny camera passed down throats of WAAPA vocal students to help see 'behind the scenes'

Friday, 15 March 2019

Edith Cowan University researchers have joined forces with the WAAPA to give vocal students an insight into the inner workings of their voice, thanks to a tiny camera passed down their throats.

Michael Abercromby picks The Cherry Orchard for WAAPA acting students

Friday, 15 March 2019

Additionally, Perth-born WAAPA graduate Michael Abercromby has returned to his alma mater to undertake his Masters in Directing and is leading second year acting students in a production of The Cherry Orchard.

Hollywood may be able to afford #MeToo, but it’s a stretch for the Australian arts

Friday, 08 March 2019

WAAPA research staff member Luke Hopper writes about how the #MeToo movement has undoubtedly opened up an important discourse, challenging the stigma of speaking out against exploitation and harassment in the arts and other industries.

WAAPA travels to 1950s Italy for Romeo and Juliet at Studio Underground

Friday, 08 March 2019

English actor and director Michael Jenn says there is nothing like being in a terrible production of a play to make you want to direct it.

A couple of class acts

Friday, 01 March 2019

The prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program at the WAAPA, led by Ms Glenda Linscott, was recognised for its innovative teaching and outstanding student experience and graduate outcomes.

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.

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