Articles on ‘WAAPA’

WAAPA 3rd Year – Acting: Festen

Johnny Hawkins

Festen is a dark piece of work. If you get a kick out of a group of people being horrible to each other for an hour and a half, then this play may be for you. Andrea Moor directs this stage adaptation by David Eldridge of the Danish film by Thomas Vinterburg. Vinterburg co-founded the Dogme… Read more.


WAAPA’s Hair – Exclusive Production Shots

Check out our exclusive production shots by Jon Green, from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) production of Hair.   The production by the third year musical theatre students plays through to tonight – Saturday 22nd March. Tickets available via WAAPA Website or Box Office 9370 6895.


WAAPA: Hair causes Hallucinations

Hair is an ensemble piece that recounts and shares the thoughts, lives and angst of hippies disillusioned with the American political system during the 1960s. Cast members certainly were ‘hairy’. All male cast members, bar one, had beards and the females underarm hair. Director Tanya Mitford elicits some fine performances from the cast of musical… Read more.


WAAPA Announces Biggest Program Ever

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) launched its 2014 program earlier this month with more concerts, shows, musicals and events than ever before. Showcasing the talents of those on the stage as well as those behind the scenes, 2014 is crammed full of performances from the departments of music, dance, acting, aboriginal theatre… Read more.


WAAPA’s Assassins

WAAPA 3rd year music theatre students took a shot at Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, under the direction of WAAPA alumnus James Millar and the musical direction of David King. It was a slick and sparkly take on the star-spangled musical and this team of professionals and soon-to-be-professionals handled the darkly humorous material and challenging music with… Read more.



Meet the cast of Grease! Karla Tonkich as Marty

GFO’s revival production of Grease begins previews tomorrow at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre and we at AussieTheatre wanted to get to know the cast before the show commences its run! how to get ex girlfriend back Today we chat with newcomer Karla Tonkich who will be starring as Rydell High School’s resident bombshell, Marty. A recent… Read more.


WAAPA's Clay Roberts Discusses Millie, Dream Roles and Reveals a Talent for the Outdoors.

With another successful opening night under their belts, Clay Roberts from WAAPA's (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) Throughly Modern Millie, took some time to reveal a few of his dream roles, a hidden talent and offer some valuable advice to those who one day dream of walking the corridors at WAAPA. When you auditioned for… Read more.


A Quick Chat with Brendan Hanson

Having been brought into Australian audiences consciousness after appearing as a contestant on Channel Ten’s I Will Survive, Brendan Hanson has been busy appearing in numerous musicals in Perth. His latest role will see him star as Rum Tug Tugger in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensation CATS for ICW Performing Arts Association. Brendan took time out… Read more.


Hot Shoe Shuffle’s Tap Brothers – Rob Mallett

Hot Shoe Shuffle’s Tap Brothers – Rob Mallett

AussieTheatre is currently featuring interviews with the recently announced Tap Brothers, soon to star in the upcoming 21st Anniversary Production of Hot Shoe Shuffle. Hot Shoe Shuffle is the tale of Spring, Slap, Buck, Wing, Tip, Tap and Slide and their long lost sister April in a 1940s inspired musical theatre setting with choreography by Dein Perry… Read more.


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