Articles on ‘WAAPA’

WAAPA – Once on this Island

Past years have seen the WAAPA third year musical theatre students start the year with well known musical classics: Cabaret, Blood Brothers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum. This year, however, the opening show from our graduating class is the lesser known one-act musical Once on this Island. Although I myself was not… Read more.


WAAPA Kicks off 2013 Season

What’s on at WAAPA 2013 The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Australia’s leading performing arts academy – which has produced the likes of Virginia Gay (Winners and Losers), Lucy Durack (Legally Blonde), Eddie Perfect (Offspring / South Pacific) Hugh Jackman, William McInnes, Lisa McCune and Tim Minchin (Jesus Christ Supertar – Arena Spectalcular /… Read more.


How We Do What We Do: Eddie Perfect with Marika Aubrey

Marika Aubrey’s brand new feature series launches today on AussieTheatre. How We Do What We Do is a new-format artist profile, featured monthly on AussieTheatre! I sat down to chat with the ever surprising Eddie Perfect – an actor, musician, comedian, cabaret performer, playwright, and composer and my colleague in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, in between… Read more.


WAAPA ventures Into the Woods

With the success of the television series Once Upon a Time and the many fairy tale movies hitting our screens it is timely that WAAPA chose Into the Woods as its final musical for the departing third year music theatre students. I remember seeing a video of the Broadway production many years ago: my memory of… Read more.



Perth’s August Action

As winter draws to a close, Perth Theatres begin to warm up with the world’s longest running play, the tale of a little red headed orphan, an absurd comedy and productions from one of the world’s best dramatic schools, WAAPA. The Mousetrap Celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Mousetrap, arrives in Perth this month. Christie’s classic… Read more.


Tough times for WAAPA

As a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, I can say with absolute confidence that WAAPA is an incredible place to study. The passion of both the teachers and students create a learning environment unlike any I have ever seen before. Not only does the school boast an enormous list of alumni… Read more.


WAAPA’s How to Succeed a success!

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.


WAAPA warms up winter

As part of its June program The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) presents a Broadway smash hit musical, classic drama and a true story based on one of the most infamous scandals in financial history. These productions end the first semester for the talented group of WAAPA students as they begin to prepare for the… Read more.


From WA to Broadway – in conversation with Carmel Dean

Carmel Dean, WAAPA graduate and proud red head from Perth, has been making waves on Broadway for the last decade. The Australian musical director, arranger, composer and pianist spoke exclusively with AussieTheatre about her life on Broadway, composing for theatre and working with Broadway composer William Finn… Most recently, Carmel Dean was seen onstage as… Read more.


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