Articles on ‘WAAPA’

WAAPA's Clay Roberts Discusses Millie, Dream Roles and Reveals a Talent for the Outdoors.

With another successful opening night under their belts, Clay Roberts from WAAPA's (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) Throughly Modern Millie, took some time to reveal a few of his dream roles, a hidden talent and offer some valuable advice to those who one day dream of walking the corridors at WAAPA. When you auditioned for… Read more.


A Quick Chat with Brendan Hanson

Having been brought into Australian audiences consciousness after appearing as a contestant on Channel Ten’s I Will Survive, Brendan Hanson has been busy appearing in numerous musicals in Perth. His latest role will see him star as Rum Tug Tugger in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensation CATS for ICW Performing Arts Association. Brendan took time out… Read more.


Hot Shoe Shuffle’s Tap Brothers – Rob Mallett

Hot Shoe Shuffle’s Tap Brothers – Rob Mallett

AussieTheatre is currently featuring interviews with the recently announced Tap Brothers, soon to star in the upcoming 21st Anniversary Production of Hot Shoe Shuffle. Hot Shoe Shuffle is the tale of Spring, Slap, Buck, Wing, Tip, Tap and Slide and their long lost sister April in a 1940s inspired musical theatre setting with choreography by Dein Perry… Read more.


WAAPA – Once on this Island

Past years have seen the WAAPA third year musical theatre students start the year with well known musical classics: Cabaret, Blood Brothers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum. This year, however, the opening show from our graduating class is the lesser known one-act musical Once on this Island. Although I myself was not… Read more.



WAAPA Kicks off 2013 Season

What’s on at WAAPA 2013 The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Australia’s leading performing arts academy – which has produced the likes of Virginia Gay (Winners and Losers), Lucy Durack (Legally Blonde), Eddie Perfect (Offspring / South Pacific) Hugh Jackman, William McInnes, Lisa McCune and Tim Minchin (Jesus Christ Supertar – Arena Spectalcular /… Read more.


How We Do What We Do: Eddie Perfect with Marika Aubrey

Marika Aubrey and Eddie Perfect

Marika Aubrey’s brand new feature series launches today on AussieTheatre. How We Do What We Do is a new-format artist profile, featured monthly on AussieTheatre! I sat down to chat with the ever surprising Eddie Perfect – an actor, musician, comedian, cabaret performer, playwright, and composer and my colleague in Opera Australia’s South Pacific, in between… Read more.


WAAPA ventures Into the Woods

With the success of the television series Once Upon a Time and the many fairy tale movies hitting our screens it is timely that WAAPA chose Into the Woods as its final musical for the departing third year music theatre students. I remember seeing a video of the Broadway production many years ago: my memory of… Read more.


Perth’s August Action

As winter draws to a close, Perth Theatres begin to warm up with the world’s longest running play, the tale of a little red headed orphan, an absurd comedy and productions from one of the world’s best dramatic schools, WAAPA. The Mousetrap Celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Mousetrap, arrives in Perth this month. Christie’s classic… Read more.


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