3 must-see shows from WAAPA

3 must-see shows from WAAPA

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2023
Grace O'Meehan

With 2023 coming to an end, students at WAAPA are preparing for a trio of final performances. As WA’s beacon of artistic talent, be sure to secure a front row seat to discover all things dance, music and theatre. These shows are not to be missed.


Geoff Gibbs Theatre, Nov 10 – 16

Following previous collaborations on Harakiri and Shanghai Bolero, French choreographer Didier Theron returns to Perth to re-create an expanded version of his latest work for 3rd Year Bachelor of Arts students. ATALANTAS references mythology, presenting a cast of warriors: women of action and conviction who fight for their future, their place as women and their freedom. Kim McCarthy and Leanne Stojmenov will re-stage excerpts from Don Quixote for 2nd and 3rd Year ballet students. 2nd Year Bachelor of Arts students will also perform a new contemporary work.

Life of Galileo

Dolphin Theatre, Nov 9 – 15

Brecht’s timeless play asks big questions about the nature of truth and faith. Galileo’s assertion that the earth orbits the sun puts him at odds with the church. When the forces of money and orthodoxy bear down on him, the 17th century scientist learns that lies are necessary to survive – but at what cost to his soul? The battles between scientific discovery and dogma, free speech and censorship, ethics and politics echo down the ages.


Roundhouse Theatre, Nov 10 – 16

Prepare ye for Godspell, the beloved classic musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Godspell is presented in a series of skits and songs, with Jesus and his disciples presented as loving clowns. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love features classic songs including By My Side, All for the Best and the international smash hit, Day By Day.

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