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Barney McAll WAAPA Jazz in the Theatre series. A bearded man at the piano looks toward fellow musicians who are playing a keyboard and harp. WAAPA serves up a slice of NYC jazz
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WAAPA serves up a slice of NYC jazz

9 May 2022

In a retrospective performance, jazz virtuoso Barney McAll draws on the traditions of his genre while pointing the way to the future, writes Garry Lee

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A man regally dressed in fancy 17th century style formal wear reaches out to another man in whiote robes. he is crouching on the floor with the hands raised together in front of him Timely reminder of the power of satire
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Timely reminder of the power of satire

5 April 2022

The WAAPA third year acting students’ sparkling revival of Moliere’s classic Tartuffe speaks to the kind of cynicism so prevalent in our halls of power today, writes Jan Hallam.

Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
Two performers in blonde wigs and pink dresses are surrounded by a group of people in dark coats and hats, some are holding cameras and some have pencils and pads Young performers prove the main event
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Young performers prove the main event

5 April 2022

WAAPA’s third year musical theatre students make the best of a bad lot in this revival of Side Show, a musical David Zampatti thinks we could have done without.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
A young man in a sweatshirt plays the drums. Jazz young guns offer glimpse of future
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Jazz young guns offer glimpse of future

5 April 2022

A quartet of next generation local jazz musicians impress our writer Garry Lee with their musicality and strong grasp of the traditions of the genre.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A wooden stage willed with a small choir, string ensemble and conductor, wearing black. New sounds emerge from shared music making
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New sounds emerge from shared music making

18 October 2021

Take a glimpse at the next generation of Western Australian composers with a concert Eduardo Cossio says demonstrated a spirit of collaboration.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
an aerial photo of a group of twenty musicians stand holding instruments on a red patterned carpet Jazz fusion a fabulous festejo
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Jazz fusion a fabulous festejo

20 September 2021

A melting pot of musical traditions are celebrated in a live recording project at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, says Garry Lee.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Under an arch three cowboys are leaping in the air, watched by a cast dressed in assorted bright constumes Students star in euphoric musical
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Students star in euphoric musical

14 June 2021

WAAPA’s music theatre students remount George and Ira Gershwin’s delirious Crazy For You a decade after its fabulous 2011 production, and for David Zampatti, the thrill is still there.

Reading time • 7 minutesMusical Theatre
A girl in black stands to surrounded by percussion instruments Graduates hope for arts future
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Graduates hope for arts future

15 December 2020

Who’d want to be embarking on a career in the performing arts right now?! Patrick Gunasekera takes a look at the challenges facing arts graduates and discovers hope for the future.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
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