Articles by:

Craig has written 123 articles on AussieTheatre

WAAPA’s Chicago heads back to vaudeville roots

'CHICAGO' 3rd Year Music Theatre Production - WAAPA Production 2017 / Photography © Jon Green 2017 - All Rights Reserved

How do you direct one of the most iconic and best know musicals of all time and present it as something completely reinvented? You do as director Crispin Taylor has done with WAAPA’s final third year musical theatre student’s production of Chicago –  take it back to its vaudeville roots and turn it on its head…. Read more.


WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company Launches 2018 Season

WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company Launches 2018 Season

Western Australia’s Black Swan State Theatre Company’s newest Artistic Director, Clare Watson, launched her first season for 2018 to an eager and excited crowd Monday night. The 2018 season will deliver three mainstage shows in the Heath Ledger Theatre and a record five shows in the Studio Underground. This includes three world premieres, two co-productions… Read more.


WAAPA’s 42nd Street – Toe Tapping Extravaganza

WAAPA's 42nd Street | Photo by Jon Green

42nd Street is a toe tapping extravaganza presented by a proficient and polished cast of second and third year musical theatre WAPPA (Western Australian Academy of Perfroming Arts) students. The production will have you dancing out of the theatre humming the tunes in your head. It has been a while since I have seen 42nd… Read more.


Genie brings Whole New World West

Aladdin, Toronto 2013

Perth, your wish has been granted! Following on from successful magical seasons in Sydney and Melbourne Disney’s Aladdin will extend the magic carpet ride West. The production will play at the Crown Theatre, Burswood from July 2018 and is sure to be as successful as Disney’s previous Perth productions, Mary Poppins and The Lion King…. Read more.


Photo Feature: Black Swan’s Once in Royal David’s City

Image - Philip Gostelow

Check out our photo feature from Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Once in Royal David’s City.  Images captured by Philip Gostelow A co-production with the Queensland Theatre Company this powerful piece of Australian theatre, written by Michael Gow, is performed by an exceptional cast led by Jason Klarwien and includes Adam Booth, Penny Everingham, Emma… Read more.



WAAPA’s Heathers The Musical

Image- Jon Green

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) third year musical theatre students give a comical, heartfelt and highly energetic performance in this musical based on the 80’s cult classic film Heathers. Like the 80s film, Heathers the Musical is a black comedy full of laughs and a serious message about trying to make it through high… Read more.


WAAPA launches 2017 Musical Theatre Program

WAAPA launches 2017 Musical Theatre Program

In what is looking like a desolate musical theatre scene for Perth in 2017 (Matilda which opens at the end of the month,  is the only major production announced for 2017!) WAAPA (The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) continues to present some of Broadway’s  best as part of this years season. Thanks goodness for… Read more.


Photo Feature – Clinton the Musical

Photo Feature – Clinton the Musical

Check out the photos from Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Clinton The Musical captured by Daniel James Grant.   Starring Lisa Adam, Simon Burke, Matt Dyktynski, Brendan Hanson, Luke Hewitt, Megan Kozak, Clare Moore this fast paced hilarious, irreverent look at the two terms of Bill Clinton’s Presidency will be one of the funniest nights… Read more.


Clinton The Musical will have you on your knees with laughter

Simon Burke. Clinton The Musical. Image by Daniel James Grant.

Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Clinton The Musical is a fast paced hilarious, irreverent and wild ride through the two terms of the (Bill) Clinton Presidency.  And it will have you on your knees with laughter. Written by two Australian brothers, Michael and Paul Hodge, Clinton The Musical is witty and clever with a toe… Read more.


WAAPA’s Bring It On The Musical

Image - Jon Green

I’m always blown away by the talent exposed in the major mid year WAAPA musical and this years offering, Bring It On The musical, did not disappoint. As the audience enters the theatre they are greeted by a giant digital screen that invites them to upload their photos via #bringitonwaapa. The audience is then whipped… Read more.


banner