The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts this week announced it will host the 2015 Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Conference. Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of WAAPA’s highly respected Music Theatre Course, it will be the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Past Alumni and international star Hugh Jackman… Read more.
The countdown is on for audition season across the country and music theatre veteran Philip Quast is holding an intensive workshop to help candidates prepare. Each year, thousands of hopefuls get down to business in a series of auditions for Australia’s top performing arts courses, usually held between October and November. Entrance into these courses… Read more.
Anthony Neilson’s Realism, first staged as part of the 2006 Edinburgh International Festival, is a surreal tour de force. Realism muses on mundanity, the weirdness of modern life, and the emotional baggage (“the accumulation of losses”) we all eventually realize we’re lumped with when we wake up from our frivolous party years with the biggest… Read more.
Check out these images from The Western Australian Academy’s (WAAPA) mid year performance, West Side Story. Performed by the second and third year musical theatre students, West Side Story will play at The Regal Theatre from Saturday 14 through to Saturday 21 June. The dramatic images were captured by Donna Ferreri. Tickets available through Ticketek.
Festen is a dark piece of work. If you get a kick out of a group of people being horrible to each other for an hour and a half, then this play may be for you. Andrea Moor directs this stage adaptation by David Eldridge of the Danish film by Thomas Vinterburg. Vinterburg co-founded the Dogme… Read more.
Check out our exclusive production shots by Jon Green, from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) production of Hair. The production by the third year musical theatre students plays through to tonight – Saturday 22nd March. Tickets available via WAAPA Website or Box Office 9370 6895.
Hair is an ensemble piece that recounts and shares the thoughts, lives and angst of hippies disillusioned with the American political system during the 1960s. Cast members certainly were ‘hairy’. All male cast members, bar one, had beards and the females underarm hair. Director Tanya Mitford elicits some fine performances from the cast of musical… Read more.
The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) launched its 2014 program earlier this month with more concerts, shows, musicals and events than ever before. Showcasing the talents of those on the stage as well as those behind the scenes, 2014 is crammed full of performances from the departments of music, dance, acting, aboriginal theatre… Read more.
WAAPA 3rd year music theatre students took a shot at Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, under the direction of WAAPA alumnus James Millar and the musical direction of David King. It was a slick and sparkly take on the star-spangled musical and this team of professionals and soon-to-be-professionals handled the darkly humorous material and challenging music with… Read more.
GFO’s revival production of Grease begins previews tomorrow at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre and we at AussieTheatre wanted to get to know the cast before the show commences its run! how to get ex girlfriend back Today we chat with newcomer Karla Tonkich who will be starring as Rydell High School’s resident bombshell, Marty. A recent… Read more.