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Follow WAAPA graduates Matilda Moran and Joel Granger in their adventures for 12 months after showcase. It’s gonna be a wild ride!

Coffee With…Dana Jolly (Part 2): Choreography, Casting and Compassion

If you couldn’t already tell from part one of Coffee With…Dana Jolly, she is a superwoman. From overcoming genetic conditions through sheer dedication and discipline, to becoming one of Australia’s most wanted choreographers and...

The Things I Could Never Tell Steven: A new Aussie musical opens this weekend...

Hi coffee friends!I know I’ve been MIA for a while but the glamorous Hannah Montana life of a muggle/actor will do that to you. Over the past few months of touring with a children’s...

Annie Aitken on portraying Nellie Melba and the rigours of an eight show week

Australian superstar Dame Nellie Melba was, and still remains, one of our countries most celebrated song birds. But behind the glitz and glamour of every success story, hides many trials and tribulations: especially in...

Kirby Burgess on building a long-term career

Living in a generation prone to instant gratification, it can sometimes be difficult as an artist to patiently build your career. A career in the Arts is often a long-term investment of sorts, and...
Serena Hill, Head of Casting at STC

After 14 years as STC’s casting Guru, Serena Hill, discusses heading back to London,...

Serena Hill has been Head of Casting at Sydney Theatre Company since 2003, and after an incredible career Down Under, she is heading home to England with her family. For now.I was fortunate enough...

New Australian Theatre on the Stage: See Between Worlds in Sydney

With the current debate about of the lack of Australian works being produced in the Music Theatre industry, there has never been a more exciting time for a great new Australian work to be...

Coffee With Dana Jolly, Part One: The Power of Positivity, Dealing with Injury, and...

Dana Jolly is a renowned Australian performer, choreographer and in-demand freelance teacher with a professional career that spans over forty years, both in Australia and internationally.Dana’s performing credits in the UK include Andrew Lloyd-Webber's...

Surviving the 8 show week with Alex Rathgeber and Michael Falzon

When it comes to practising your craft eight shows a week, it’s a very personal thing. Everybody works differently and what will work for some, may not work for others. This week, I wanted...
Morgan Palmer

Swing Life with The Book of Mormon’s Morgan Palmer

It has only been 18 months since Morgan Palmer graduated WAAPA, but in that time he has landed the exciting and challenging role of ‘swing’ - a member of a company who understudies several...

We’re not in Drama School anymore, your first big show

In the final years of Drama School one does numerous full-blown shows in preparation for the professional scene. Some large scale, some small. In the case of my WAAPA class, we did about seven musicals...
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