A strong relationship between actor and director is one of great importance in order for their best work to be brought out and for the success of the production. While it does vary greatly between each director and show, there do seem to be common factors that promote the sought after ‘director’s actor’: an actor… Read more.
During my training at WAAPA, I was very fortunate to take part in the workshop stage of new Australian musicals. I never realised exactly what goes into building a musical, until our class were introduced to Matthew Lee Robinson’s Draft 6 of Atlantis. For 2 weeks, we submerged ourselves into the world of our characters… Read more.
Loving Repeating is a musical about writer, poet, novelist and librettist Gertrude Stein (1874–1946). With music by Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime) and lyrics by Stein adapted by Frank Galati, it ranges through Gertrude’s life and love affair with Alice B Toklas, and her philosophies on language and writing. Nathan Weyers’s set is simple: a stepped… Read more.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) continues the success of its mid year musical, as the third year music theatre students present the Tony Award winning, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. From the moment you enter the theatre you are transported back in time as old television show themes are… Read more.