AussieTheatre.com can confirm that 2017 WAAPA graduates Benjamin Almon Colley and Daisy Valerio will join the writing team as regular columnists in 2018. The much loved “Coffee With…” column, which initially ran from 2007-2009 and featured new graduates of WAAPA writing about their first experiences in the Australian theatre industry, made a triumphant return in 2015 with Matilda… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a Queenslander. Please, don’t hold it against me but it’s true. And I’m proud of it. When I moved from Stanthorpe to Perth, WA, it was the first time I’d left the nest. No more of Mum’s Sunday roasts, no more of Dad’s pizza oven antics. Three years on, I am happy to say… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that we’re in August, it’s so odd to think that it has been nine months since I graduated drama school. While I’ve been very lucky to be able to document my year so far, I thought I’d share my coffee this week with another graduate and show a change of perspective on what her… Read more.