Over the last few weeks, the team at AussieTheatre.com have been busy putting together a content schedule for 2016, and today we can officially announce an exciting regular column which will appear exclusively on AussieTheatre for the next 12 months. AussieTheatre’s much loved “Coffee With…” column, which initially ran from 2007-2009 and featured new graduates of… Read more.
Carrie The Musical, based on Stephen King’s novel, is not the uplifting, upbeat musical, that WAAPA is famous for. It’s a commentary on bullying, surviving high school and trying to over come a religious zealot mother. It’s a far cry from this year’s mid year offering of Legally Blonde, but that’s what makes it such a… Read more.
OMG you guys! WAAPA’s mid year musical Legally Blonde is funny, hilarious and sassy. Director Jason Langley’s prediction that Legally Blonde would “drag the young audience in” proved to be correct, as the foyer of the Regal Theatre was full of excited teenagers eager to take their seats on opening night of WAAPA’s mid year… Read more.
Welcome to Stage Door Shrink, a regular column penned by Rachel Cole aimed at helping performers chortle their way to a #win. As a performer, I have always had a big old chip on my disproportionality skinny shoulders. It is shaped and smells like a piece of WAAPA pie. Let it be known publicly, that… Read more.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thank God for The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) who present the musical theatre that, for some reason, never seems to make it to the West Coast. There is no hint of Sondheim, a sixties musical or tap shoes in this years line up… Read more.
Have you ever dreamed of stage managing a famous Australian musical theatre star or working on Broadway? Or how about designing sets, costumes or lighting for the latest Australian musical? Well here is your chance to aim for your dreams. The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts applications for Production and Design courses close soon –… Read more.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts this week announced it will host the 2015 Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Conference. Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of WAAPA’s highly respected Music Theatre Course, it will be the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Past Alumni and international star Hugh Jackman… Read more.
The countdown is on for audition season across the country and music theatre veteran Philip Quast is holding an intensive workshop to help candidates prepare. Each year, thousands of hopefuls get down to business in a series of auditions for Australia’s top performing arts courses, usually held between October and November. Entrance into these courses… Read more.
Anthony Neilson’s Realism, first staged as part of the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival, is a surreal tour de force. Realism muses on mundanity, the weirdness of modern life, and the emotional baggage (“the accumulation of losses”) we all eventually realize we’re lumped with when we wake up from our frivolous party years with the biggest… Read more.
Check out these images from The Western Australian Academy’s (WAAPA) mid year performance, West Side Story. Performed by the second and third year musical theatre students, West Side Story will play at The Regal Theatre from Saturday 14 through to Saturday 21 June. The dramatic images were captured by Donna Ferreri. Tickets available through Ticketek.