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Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Romeo and Juliet

Set against a background of feuding families, Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers is fuelled by a reckless passion that has devastating and fatal consequences.

Opening night: 15th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Mar, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Cherry Orchard

Chekhov's final masterpiece is a bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy – and with it, the sale of their estate and beloved cherry orchard.

Opening night: 15th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Mar, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Anthony Neilson's weird and magical play about a young woman suffering from dissociative disorder is a bold and moving drama that gives the Music Theatre students the opportunity to prove their acting skills.

Opening night: 15th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 21st Mar, 7.30 pm
Music Theatre performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Company

Stephen Sondheim's multi-award-winning musical about about life and love featuring all your favourite songs.

Opening night: 16th Mar, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd Mar, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Defying Gravity Under the Stars

The rapturous sounds of ancient and modern percussion soar through the trees and gardens of the Fremantle Arts Centre in an evening of musical masterworks.

Opening night: 22nd Mar, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 22nd Mar, 7.00 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA in the Park

The City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University and WAAPA proudly present Australia's premier performing arts academy in concert.

Opening night: 23rd Mar, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 23rd Mar, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Musical Fairy Tales

A night of fairy tales, surprise and magic as WAAPA's leading Classical Music students perform a gorgeous program of chamber music.

Opening night: 4th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 4th Apr, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Fauré's Requiem

Renowned Australian choral conductor Jonathan Grieves-Smith, leads WA's  finest young singers and orchestral players at the enchanting St Mary's Cathedral.

Opening night: 11th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 11th Apr, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Katie Noonan in Concert

One of Australia's best and most beloved performers, the angelic voice of Noonan will be accompanied by WAAPA's talented Jazz students in an evening of outstanding artistry.

Opening night: 11th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Apr, 7.30 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
Beethoven: Moonlight and Pathétique

The exquisite Moonlight and Pathétique sonatas headline a program of favourite Beethoven piano masterpieces performed by visiting guest fortepianist, Mike Cheng-Yu Lee.

Opening night: 12th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 13th Apr, 3.00 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
Modern and Historical Pianos: Approaches for the Studio Piano Teacher

Free Lecture Demonstration for Professional Studio Piano Teachers, covering issues that beset the pianist and interpreter.

Opening night: 16th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th Apr, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Hooks, Riffs and Grooves

The infectious rhythms and riffs of Steve Martland, Moondog, Michael Nyman and Philip Glass are performed by the Classical, Jazz and Contemporary Music students.

Opening night: 18th Apr, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th Apr, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Alchemy

Michael Askill powers up Defying Gravity with his extraordinary musical skills and experiences in a super-charged, dance-inspired evening of musical entertainment.

Opening night: 2nd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 4th May, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Machinal

Written in 1928 and inspired by the true story of the first woman to be executed by electric chair in New York, Sophie Treadwell's expressionist play Machinal is an unforgettable portrait of a young woman suffocating at home and work.

Opening night: 3rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
When the Rain Stops Falling

WAAPA is delighted to welcome Dr. Peggy Shannon from Toronto's Ryerson University to direct this time-travelling drama that raises questions about sustainability and climate change, father-son relationships and the past's ability to devour the

Opening night: 3rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
Rise

WAAPA's first dance season for the year lifts off with neo-classical and contemporary dance works created by international and award-winning choreographers.

Opening night: 4th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th May, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Sound Spectrum 2019.1

WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students and staff break out a stunning array of original works at ECU's Spectrum Project Space.

Opening night: 6th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 10th May, 7.30 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Music of the People

In this concert the students reshape contemporary folk music to reflect the rise of a myriad of sub-genres including psych-folk, urban folk, nu-folk, acid folk and so many more.

Opening night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 9th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Mozart to Sondheim

The magnificent Government House Ballroom is filled with the glorious voices of WAAPA's talented Classical Voice students as the WAAPA Symphonic Choir and Classical Voice senior students sing repertoire from Mozart to Sondheim.

Opening night: 11th May, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 11th May, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Romantic Tchaikovsky

Romantic music at its best, as trumpet virtuoso Brent Grapes joins the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling concert of orchestral masterworks.

Opening night: 11th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 12th May, 3.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
From Beatles to Bowie

This concert will showcase arrangements of pop and rock classics from musical legends such as the Beatles, Gypsy Kings, David Bowie and much more.

Opening night: 16th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 16th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Beats 'n' Pieces

With jaw- dropping virtuosity and a flair for the unexpected, the North American duo parade their musical skills and passions in this showcase performance.

Opening night: 18th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 18th May, 7.30 pm
Dance performances at WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Body Politic

LINK kicks off its 2019 season with a triple bill of new dance works by outstanding international and local guest choreographers.

Opening night: 22nd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th May, 2.00 pm
Free concerts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
WAAPA Jazz Young Artists Ensemble

In an exciting collaboration, WAAPA and WAYJO come together to present a showcase of the rising stars of the jazz world.

Opening night: 23rd May, 7.00 pm
Closing night: 23rd May, 7.00 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Ecstatic Waters

WAAPA's Symphonic Wind Ensemble explores the extremes of human emotion in a concert of contrasts.

Opening night: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 23rd May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Eine kleine Nachtmusik

This perennial Mozart favourite is performed by the WAAPA String Camerata along with Joseph Haydn's passionate Symphony No. 44 in E minor. An evening of succulent and sublime classical music.

Opening night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 24th May, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Brassed Off Returns

Join WAAPA's Jazz Brass students and special guests as they lift the roof off The Edith Spiegeltent with favourite New Orleans funk and street grooves.

Opening night: 25th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 25th May, 7.30 pm
Peforming Arts at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Solo Stage: Here Now

In 2019, WAAPA's adventurous young theatre-makers throw down the gauntlet to create and perform original solo works inspired by what matters to them, right HERE, right NOW!

Opening night: 29th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 1st Jun, 7.30 pm
Music performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The World of Sergei Rachmaninoff

WAAPA's leading piano students celebrate the music of Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries in what will be a night to remember.

Opening night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 30th May, 7.30 pm
Found Pianos - WAAPA
Double Trouble!

Join Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford as they present a celebration of music for two fortepianos and four hands.

Opening night: 1st Jun, 3.00 pm
Closing night: 1st Jun, 3.00 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
The Misanthrope

Moliere's comedy of manners asks how far one should accept the rules of the society in which one lives.

Opening night: 14th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Jun, 7.30 pm
Acting performances at the WA Academy of Performing Arts
Love Me Tender

Inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, this vision of contemporary Australia draws on modern Australian experiences from the Black Saturday bush res to pre- teen sexuality and domestic rituals.

Opening night: 14th Jun, 7.30 pm
Closing night: 20th Jun, 7.30 pm
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