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

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:   or   WAAPA Box Office  phone 9370 6895

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