Articles on ‘WAAPA’

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.


Maverick Newman takes Finding Felix to the Butterfly Club this week

Maverick Newman in Finding Felix

Direct from his sold out world premier season at the Perth FringeWorld festival, Maverick Newman is bringing Finding Felix: A Memoir to The Butterfly Club in Melbourne for one week only. Finding Felix: A Memoir follows the hilarious Felix Bright on his inspiring and slightly self-entitled pilgrimage through modern Australia. This satirical one-man cabaret touches on… 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.


A graduate’s tale: Expect the Unexpected

Jens Radda

If there’s one thing you can plan for, it’s expecting your plans to change. So, me six months ago: I’m about to graduate from WAAPA, move over East and enter an industry with some of the most talented people in the country. I literally have no idea what I’m in for or if I’m going… Read more.



Win a double pass to WAAPA’s Heathers in Perth

Win a double pass to WAAPA’s Heathers in Perth

AussieTheatre has a double pass to giveaway to the 3rd Year Music Theatre students production of Heathers at the Geoff Gibbs Theatre, WAAPA on 22 March 2017. Hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal! Brainy, beautiful teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get… 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.


WAAPA classmates bring double bill cabaret to Sydney Fringe

Bobbie-Jean Harding in Tales of a travelling songstress

Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the country and the pair have teamed up to present a double bill at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Both have written cabarets with a focus on strong female… 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.


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