Articles on ‘WAAPA’
Director Crispin Taylor has once again managed to inspire and elicit the best from his cast of WAAPA’s (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) musical theatre students, in this years major musical production, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Looking a little like Drew Barrymore Millie’s leading lady, Emily Hart, proved last night that she is a star… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today our interview series leads us to the charming and ever so lovely Alex Rathgaber whose success both in Australia and overseas has been inspiring to follow. Having trained at WAAPA Alex’s career has lead him to play Greg Connell, in The Production Company’s The Boy From Oz, Robert Martin, with Geoffrey Rush in MTC’s… Read more.
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.
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.