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WAAPA students are staging one of Sondheim’s great works – ‘Assassins’

WAAPA students are staging one of Sondheim’s great works – ‘Assassins’

Journey through the dark side of the American Dream. Assassins, Stephen Sondheim’s bloody take on US history, politics and celebrity culture, comes to the State Theatre Centre this November, starring WAAPA’s 2nd Year Music Theatre students. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, Assassins depicts nine misfit men and women […]

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WAAPA students take on Anna Deavere Smith’s powerful ‘Fires in the Mirror’

WAAPA students take on Anna Deavere Smith’s powerful ‘Fires in the Mirror’

There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. This emphasis on multiple viewpoints is the focus of Anna Deavere Smith’s award-winning play, Fires in the Mirror, which recreates the stories behind the Crown Heights race riots. In August 1991, simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighbourhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, […]

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WAAPA rising stars fuse ballet and contemporary dance in ‘Rise’

WAAPA rising stars fuse ballet and contemporary dance in ‘Rise’

Rise, WAAPA’s mid-year dance season, offers audiences a perfect mix of ballet and contemporary dance performed by the stars of tomorrow. The 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students take to the stage of the Geoff Gibbs Theatre for a week-long run from Friday 10 to Thursday 16 June. Headlining the program is Tout de Suite, […]

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In Your God: Lip-synching and spirituality on the dancefloor

In Your God: Lip-synching and spirituality on the dancefloor

LINK Dance Company are celebrating 20 years this April with In Your God, a four-night season of startlingly original contemporary dance. Artistic Director Michael Whaites is taking the rising stars to the State Theatre Centre’s Rehearsal Room to light up the stage this month. This double bill of lip-synching, outrageous behaviour and exquisite dancing features […]

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‘Folds’: WAAPA’s rising stars bring new stories to WA Museum Boola Bardip

‘Folds’: WAAPA’s rising stars bring new stories to WA Museum Boola Bardip

The new WA Museum Boola Bardip is a place to share Western Australia’s many stories – so the perfect venue for a unique performance event that explores the human experience of time and memory. See the beautiful spaces of this world-class museum come alive in Folds, a bespoke promenade performance created and performed by WAAPA’s […]

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WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company showcase their work with ‘Plan B’

WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company showcase their work with ‘Plan B’

WAAPA has literally come up with a Plan B for its upcoming October dance season. The original programming, built around the dance students working with overseas and interstate guest artists, has been postponed due to Australia’s COVID travel restrictions. Stepping in to fill the season is WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company with Plan B, a showcase […]

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WAAPA students are performing Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’

WAAPA students are performing Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’

For their final production before they graduate, WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students are taking William Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy Julius Caesar to the main stage of the Subiaco Arts Centre in September. This tale of power and betrayal charts Julius Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the conspiracy to take him down, and the civil war […]

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Meet Ethan Jones, the WAAPA graduate who will star in ‘The Boy From Oz’

Meet Ethan Jones, the WAAPA graduate who will star in ‘The Boy From Oz’

WAAPA graduate Ethan Jones will be taking on the role of Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz– the role which made Todd McKenney and Hugh Jackman famous. A new production will open in Perth in 2021 developed by Platinum Entertainment, the team who just has huge success with their production of We Will Rock You. […]

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‘Open Up’: Local team seek support for LGBTQIA+ themed short film

‘Open Up’: Local team seek support for LGBTQIA+ themed short film

A local creative team are seeking community support to bring their story to the screen. Open Up is a short film in development from the students of the WA Screen Academy, in collaboration with the third year acting students of WAAPA. Billed as a dark comedy that tells the story of a pathology technician who […]

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WAAPA bids farewell to graduating dancers with ‘Verge’

WAAPA bids farewell to graduating dancers with ‘Verge’

On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA’s graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance. Verge, which runs from 16 to 23 November in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre, features three contemporary dance pieces and a montage of classical ballet scenes from […]

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