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Angus McLaren: My Packed To The Rafters reunion

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Since filming wrapped on the final season of Packed to the Rafters, Angus McLaren has notched up diverse roles in everything from Doctor Doctor to the film Hotel Mumbai, not to mention squeezing in a three-year degree at Perth’s acclaimed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Charmene Yap steps into a new role at SDC

Monday, 05 August 2019

Sydney Dance Company (SDC) stalwart and WAAPA alumna Charmene Yap will be finishing her performing career at the end of SDC’s Season 1 tour of Bonachela/Nankivel/Lane. Happily for Yap, she will continue her association with SDC, moving into a new role as Rehearsal Associate

NJW Designs produces the sets for major theatre shows in Ballarat

Monday, 05 August 2019

This Ballarat business owned by WAAPA Design graduate Nathan Weyers, is designing, manufacturing and consulting for some of the world's biggest theatre productions.

Take a Peek behind-the-scenes at ECU/WAAPA Open Day

Monday, 22 July 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 07

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, 11 August from 10.00am until 3.00pm, for its annual Open Day event.

Clays Roberts to Make U.S. Debut Jack Kelly in Theatre by the Sea’s Newsies

Friday, 12 July 2019

As covered in today, WAAPA graduate Clay Roberts will make his U.S. debut as Jack Kelly in Theatre by the Sea’s Newsies opening later this month.

Calling all saxophone lovers!

Thursday, 11 July 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 07

Be in it or watch it but don’t miss Massed Sax 2019.

KGB sitcom brings Aboriginal characters and Perth stories to TV

Monday, 08 July 2019

For viewers outside WA, the title of ABC’s newest TV show KGB makes the series seem exotic and foreboding.

WAYJO’s King Street Corner Pocket Festival packs 55 jazz gigs into half a dozen venues over three days

Monday, 08 July 2019

Including performances by numerous WAAPA Alumni, WAYJO’s King Street Corner Pocket Festival proves the tradition is in good hands.

‘Five Bedrooms’ star Roy Joseph finds his mojo

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Roy Joseph always wanted to be an actor but he was so lacking in self-confidence he did an entertainment management course at the JMC Academy with a view to working in the music industry.

Kimberley performer beats shame in the big smoke

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Before WAAPA graduate Marlanie Haerewa came down to Perth from her hometown in the Kimberley, Derby, she felt a lot of shame around wanting to be involved with performing arts.

Hopeless but lovable Bruce

Monday, 17 June 2019

Created by WA Academy of Performing Arts graduates Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and Tim Watts, Bruce wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Groundbreaking indigenous comedy KGB to air on ABC during NAIDOC Week

Monday, 17 June 2019

KGB, a comedy web series created by Western Australian indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches, will premiere on ABC iview and nightly on ABC Comedy during NAIDOC Week 2019.

Mamma Mia, here they go again! Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy on their ABBA tribute show

Monday, 17 June 2019

Two of Australia’s most formidable performers are coming together to showcase their hilarious tribute show, Abba-solutely Fabulous, as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies program.

Meg Mac rolls up sleeves for tour

Friday, 14 June 2019

Five years ago, Megan Sullivan McInerney was a WAAPA graduate uploading her first song to the triple j Unearthed website.

WAAPA collaborates with Ryerson on theatre premiere

Friday, 07 June 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 06

Six WAAPA students and staff are heading to Canada next week to present the world premiere of a new theatre work at the Parodos Festival, held from 13-16 June at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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