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Choice Cuts is on soon!

The Third Year Theatre and Music Theatre Graduands are proud and pumped to present the graduating classes in performances as shown below!

In past years these performances have been somewhat inaccessible to outside audiences. but this year the performers have taken care to avoid private jokes and any explicit references. They are putting together a showcase of scenes and songs that all audiences will love and appreciate!

The talented young triple threats will take to the stage to showcase highlights from their time at WAAPA in one of their final performances at this prestigious institution; a show that is not to be missed!


Saturday 15th September
2pm and 7.30pm
Tickets from the WAAPA Box Office.
$25 Adult $20 Friends/Concession

Thunderstruck starring Feels and Pavan Kumar Hari

friends of the academy thunderstruck performance by waapa

Defying Gravity directed by Tim White
Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September at 7.30pm
2pm matinee on Saturday 15 September

Rapturous and exotic, gorgeous and romantic, passionate and powerful: an ace team of percussion magicians joins Defying Gravity to create musical alchemy in a heavenly world made entirely of sound.  The winners of Triple J’s 2017 Listen Out competition, Feels is a dynamic WA duo blending high-energy percussion with funky melodies and ravishing electronic beats.  Virtuoso percussionist Pavan Kumar Hari introduces dancers and musicians from WA’s Temple of Fine Arts, revealing a mystical world of exotic instruments, seductive timbres, breathtaking images and the overwhelming power of rhythm!

Magic is exactly what this group performs. They’re not just artists, they’re sorcerers-extraordinaire!
–  Steve Spain, Harambee Magazine.


WA Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley  

Tickets:  $28 full  /  $23  concession / Friends of the Academy                                       
Available from:    www.waapa.ecu.edu.au   or   WAAPA Box Office  phone 9370 6895


WAAPA Grad in upcoming Harry Potter play!

Earlier this month, Gillian Cosgriff commented on Facebook

“In news that is still UNBELIEVABLE to me, I’m super excited to let you know I’ll be in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’m thrilled and delighted and chuffed and I’m going to nerd out SO hard over every single thing.”


After graduating from WAAPA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre, Gillian wrote her debut show, Waitressing…And Other Things I Do Well, which debuted at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and went on to tour nationally. She recorded an EP of original songs from the show with Luckiest Records, which was released on iTunes in 2011.

We are so excited for her and to read more about her story, head over to www.gilliancosgriff.com

2018’s Choice Cuts

The 3rd Year Actors are very proud to present 2018’s Choice Cuts!

Whether you want to reminisce or get a second chance to catch a glimpse of a few things you may have missed over the years, Choice Cuts is a trip down memory lane for the whole family.

We promise a night filled with all the essentials of theatre- hearty laughter, undeniable tears and enough dance medleys and music to make you question which course we’re in.

Featuring the choicest cuts from:

  • A Street Car Named Desire
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Crucible
  • Momentum
  • Alice Paws
  • A taste of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and much more!

Please click here to view our Facebook event.

Tickets are available here.

Can’t wait to see you there!



WAAPA dancers unleash their creativity

WAAPA’s graduating dancers are set to unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of original dance works performed in the intimate setting of the Dolphin Theatre.

Unleash is a unique celebration of the incredible talent on display at WAAPA, with the self-devised pieces of the 3rd Year Dance students being performed by their peers and set to original music composed by the Composition and Music Technology students.

The students’ evocative, inventive dance works encompass a wide range of themes, providing a fascinating insight into the interests and concerns of these talented young artists.

These highly creative, 10-minute works navigate the hopes and fears of their young creators covering everything from serious issues and social concerns through to whimsical, comedic subjects. With such a stimulating diversity of subject material, Unleash promises to be an entertaining evening of contemporary dance from exciting young choreographers on the cusp of their professional careers.

Performance Details for Unleash

Where: DOLPHIN THEATRE, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
When: Tue 29, Wed 30, Thu 30, Fri 31 August at 7.30pm | Matinee Sat 1 September at 2.00pm
Cost: Tickets $27 Full / $22 Concession and Friends

Choreographed by: WAAPA 3rd Year Dance students
Performed by: WAAPA Dance students   
Music by: WAAPA Composition and Music Technology students
BOOK NOW: Tel: (08) 9370 6895 or online at: waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice

The Friends THINK TANK Invitation

We feel that the best way to get feedback is from our members and to that end we’d like to ask whether you’re interested in joining a small group for about 2 hours on three separate occasions during the year?

The agenda and some questions will be supplied and the sessions chaired by a member of the committee.

Briefly, the get-togethers have been labelled as a ‘think tank’ and will be held in a meeting room at WAAPA during a week-day, for approximately two hours, in two to three-monthly intervals.

The only requirements are to be a financial member of the Friends of the Academy, and to be prepared to think laterally and to explore new ideas for fundraising and membership.

If you feel that you fit the bill and would like to participate, send an email with your name and a short note of about 100 or 150 words outlining why you’d like to be part of the Friends ‘think-tank’ for 2018.

The closing date for submissions will be Saturday 16 June at 9.00 am.

PLEASE NOTE: That only submissions via email will be accepted. Send emails to kevin@bellamy.com.au