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 semester two program.

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying WAAPA 2012How to Succeed in Business without really trying

In the three short years since moving to the Regal Theatre, WAAPA’s mid year musical has become a major highlight on the WA arts calendar.  Following on from the success of 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Crazy For You the third year musical theatre students will this year present How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. 

Hot on the heels from a successful run on Broadway the musical tells the story of a wily window washer, J. Pierrepont Finch, and his hillarious rise up the corporate ladder, thanks to the aid of a trusty self help book.

Friday 15 June – Sat 23 June

Regal Theatre. Cnr Rockeby Rd & Hay Street, Subiaco

Tickets $56 – $64

1300 795 012 or ticketek.com.au

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll WAAPA 2012Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

The third year acting students present the Ray Lawler Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Since its world premiere in 1955 at the Melbourne Theatre Company, Australians have come to know and love Roo and Barney as they journey from the Queensland Canefields to spend their long layoffs with two barmaids, Nancy and Olive. After sixteen years the men arrive to find Nancy has gone and gotten married, and Pearl’s taking her place.

Friday 15 June – 23 June

Round House Theatre

WAAPA  2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley

Tickets $24 – $29 through WAAPA Box office 9370 6895


Presented by the second year acting students, Enron reviews the tumultuous 1990’s as it examines the most infamous scandals in financial history. The production is a ultra-theatrical demonstration of corporate madness at work.

Saturday 16 – Thursday 21 June

Enright Studio

WAAPA  2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley

Tickets $19 – $24 through WAAPA Box office 9370 6895


AussieTheatre will be reviewing How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying next week.

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