Articles on ‘WAAPA’

Mamma Mia! hits the stage in Sydney

A spectacular new talent made her debut in a leading role whilst some veterans showed why they are some of Australia’s best musical theatre talents at the opening night performance of the musical Mamma Mia! in Sydney on Thursday night. The show opened in front of a capacity audience at the Lyric Theatre, where it will play… Read more.

Sydney Memorial for Matthew Leonard

The Sydney theatre community will pay tribute to the late Matthew Leonard at a special memorial service next week. Leonard was killed earlier this month when a plane he was travelling in crashed en route to Kokoda. A WAAPA graduate, Leonard starred in a number of musicals before leaving the theatre industry to follow other… Read more.

Crash claimed another theatre victim

The Papua New Guinea plane crash that claimed the life of nine Australians has another tragic theatre link, with community theatre worker Euan Comrie amongst the dead. Euan Comrie was en route to walk the Kokoda Track as part of a tribute to his World War II-serving grandfather. WAAPA graduate and musical theatre actor Matthew… Read more.

Taken Too Young: Matt Leonard killed

Taken Too Young: Matt Leonard killed

Tributes are flowing in for actor Matthew Leonard, who was amongst nine Australians killed in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. The 28-year-old, a graduate of the Western Australian Academy Of Arts, was not a regular on stage, with his passion for adventure leading him to a career as a firefighter. But… Read more.

WAAPA grads line up for hit show

Seven graduates of the Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts (WAAPA) – including four from 2007 – will line-up for a production of the hit musical Hello Again at Sydney’s Darlinghurst Theatre early next year. Hello Again focuses on 10 sexual encounters that occur over 10 scenes spanning the 20th century and form a daisy… Read more.