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Mt Lawley is a lively hub known for its nightlife and dining spots. Gourmet burger joints and courtyard beer gardens sit alongside boutiques filled with locally made clothes and accessories. Take a short walk out of the main city centre and you’ll find Hyde Park, filled with lush green trees and resident black swans.

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Music for the Royal Fireworks

A night of chamber music over owing with energy and passion.

  • Dates:Apr 15, 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA ECU Mount Lawley
  • Ticket Price:$25 - $30
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance

Description

WAAPA's elite Indian Ocean Ensemble brings to life George Frideric Handel's much-loved Music for the Royal Fireworks. String, wind, brass and percussion students join in to entertain with their own favourite chamber music works, including a vibrant new creation from WAAPA's Seven Seas World Music Ensemble.

Music of John Scofield

American jazz-rock guitarist and composer John Scofield is a living legend, influencing jazz since the late 70's and still going strong today

  • Dates:Apr 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$15 - $20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance

Description

With his distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls between post- bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B. This concert features music from two of his albums, Electric Outlet (1984) and Quiet (1996), as the Jazz Guitar Ensemble is joined by WAAPA alumni to honour this guitar great. 

Arrangements are courtesy of Freddie Grigson, Kristian Borring, Sam Foster, Ben Jobson and Bryn Larkin

WAAPA Open Day

WAAPA & ECU are opening their Mount Lawley campus to the public so you can explore the grounds, tour studios and facilities, and talk to friendly people about courses you want to study!

  • Dates:Apr 18
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:WAAPA

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA & ECU
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance,Community,Free,Workshops
  • Other:University
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent,Richard Gill Auditorium,Roundhouse Theatre,Geoff Gibbs Theatre,Enright Studio

Description

The campus is open for backstage tours, interactive demonstrations and Q&As, taking place throughout the day. To check out what's on, head to https://www.ecu.edu.au/open-day/ to plan your day and get the most out of it!

Postgraduate Research Showcase

WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase offers a rare chance for audiences to sample innovative art projects in their nascent stages, and to view ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

  • Dates:Apr 22; Sep 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,University

Description

WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research. Our strengths include interactive digital music systems, performance practices on historic piano, new directions in jazz, physiological analysis of human movement, theatre-making, choreography, and much more. The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse. Hosted by: WAAPA Higher Degree by Research students

A Salute To Roy Orbison Starring John Stephan

Direct from the USA “You Got It! – a salute to Roy Orbison” Live In Concert.

  • Dates:Apr 17
  • Time(s):8pm to 10:15pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor
  • Music:Tribute Band
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Direct from Las Vegas “YOU GOT IT! – A Salute to ROY ORBISON” will see audiences mesmerised in an unforgettable live international concert experience starring multi award winning artist  - “ The Voice From Downunder” - John Stephan.

Stephan will be celebrating and paying the ultimate homepage to The Big O - one of the world's greatest and most successful Rock n Roll music legends of all time. The show will feature all of Orbison's classic hits including the hugely popular "The Travelling Wilburys". 

ECU Mount Lawley Open Day

Study courses in design, broadcasting, teaching, media and communication, performing arts and more.

  • Dates:Apr 18
  • Time(s):10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Venue:Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley

Details

  • Hosted By:Edith Cowan University
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance,Free,Workshops
  • Performing Arts:Ballet,Dance,Comedy,Musicals,Theatre
  • Other:University

Description

Edith Cowan University and WAAPA are opening their Mount Lawley Campus to the public so you can explore the grounds, tour studios and facilities, watch live performances, and talk to friendly ECU staff about courses you want to study! And you can expect fun activities for the whole family, such as bungee trampolines, a #ECU30 photobooth, pop-up live music, Timezone, VR games, food trucks and a chance to win some incredible prizes. Join them in Mount Lawley: www.ecuworldready.com.au/openday

Nick Cody - Dad Bod

Nick hasn’t been fit since high school, but now that he is a father, he can use the term “Dad Bod”, which makes friends and doctors laugh and give him a pass

  • Dates:Apr 24
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:The Astor Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$35
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival

Description

Lucky for you, his comedy muscles are fit AF. Another hour of world class stand-up from the red bearded bloke you’ve seen and heard on everything that’s worth anything. As seen on Last One Laughing (Amazon), The Merger (Netflix), The Gala, Conan, The Project and heaps more! As heard on Midflight Brawl, Little Dum Dum Club and The Dollop.

Morning Melodies: Cool Classics

This spectacular seven-piece band of WAAPA graduates takes you back in time with vibrant pop hits from the 60s and 70s!

  • Dates:Apr 28
  • Time(s):11am
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$24-30
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:R&B,Pop
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

Enjoy all-time favourite songs from a diverse range of genres, such as Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi, The Supremes' You Can't Hurry Love, Aretha Franklin's Natural Woman, and Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, as well as hits from Carol King, David Bowie and The Beatles. Cool Classics is sure to get your feet tapping!

Music Director: Matt Allen

Performed by: Contemporary Music alumni

Gen Fricker - Live

She's back with a new hour of stand-up – just as silly, horny and weird as ever.

  • Dates:Apr 30 & May 1
  • Time(s):8.15pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Comedy Festival 2021
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

You remember Gen Fricker from her five years on triple j, jumping from Weekend Arvos to Lunch to Drive. Or you know her stand-up career – she made her debut at the RAW Comedy finals and has since opened for Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart and Reggie Watts. She’s sold out performances across a bunch of Aussie and Kiwi comedy festivals and regularly pops up on Comedy Central, Just For Laughs and Have You Been Paying Attention?.

Show runs for 60 minutes 

Alex Williamson – Oi Mate!

Internet sensation and self-proclaimed ‘loosest Aussie bloke’, Alex Williamson is back with a new show of pure, uncut comedy.

  • Dates:May 1
  • Time(s):8:30pm - 10pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$34.90
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

A comedy festival isn’t complete without an aggressive Australian telling jokes in a hilariously threatening manner, baring all with the type of truth usually reserved for therapy sessions. Enter the mind of Shooter if you dare – as he breaks down walls with his bare hands (metaphorical bricks on the walls of social norms, he’s not doing house reno’s).

Since starting out in stand-up 2007 this country South Australian lad has made a global name for himself – from living in LA back in the day, where he was somehow entrusted to attend events and interview A-List celebs on the red carpet for FOX FM, to being flown back there some ten years later to shoot with comedy legend Sacha Baron Cohen to starring in a zombie movie with Jim Jefferies and selling out Australian, Edinburgh Fringe and New Zealand seasons year after year.

Allow (internet) famous comedian Alex Williamson (1.3mil Facebook, 586k Instagram, 625k YouTube, 17 Tinder) & his crude yet sharp persona to make you laugh, think, & possibly even cry (if he squirrel grips a front row patron). 

Sound Spectrum 2021.1

Composition and Music Technology's mini-festival of new sounds showcases students and staff in five nights of original music.

  • Dates:May 3, 4, 5 & 7
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:ECU's Spectrum Project Space

Details

  • Music:Classical,Other Music,Electronic
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30

Description

Hear experimental acoustic and electronic music performances, installations, audio visual works, DJ artists and world premieres from the West Australian Laptop Orchestra, ECUatorial, Listener Ensemble, Shock Of The New and more. Music Director: Lindsay Vickery Performed by: Composition and Music Technology students and staff

Grand Designs: Jazz and the World

A unique concert, composed by commissioned WAAPA jazz alumni

  • Dates:May 6-8
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Ticket Price:$33-40
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Blues,Jazz

Description

WAAPA has produced a myriad of innovative and world-class jazz composers and arrangers now located, seen and heard on stages all over the globe. For this special concert we've commissioned brand new music from our alumni, sparked by one central question: How would you change the world? These outstanding jazz scribes will lead us through a unique concert event - interconnected by massive musical ideas for all our ensembles - including a combined Big Band and Vocal Choir. Commissions from star WAAPA Jazz Alumni, including Sarah McKenzie (USA), Matthew Jodrell (USA/MEL), Alana Macpherson (GER), Troy Roberts (USA), Vanessa Perica (MEL), Grant Windsor (UK/PER), Tom O’Halloran (PER/SYD), Johannes Luebbers (MEL). Generously supported by the Minderoo Foundation. Music Director: Tim O'Halloran Performed by: WAAPA Jazz Students

Tango Nuevo

Delve into the evolution of over 60 years of Piazzolla and see how it has deepened the Argentine dance genre, infusing it with elements of jazz, classical chamber music and neo-classicism.

  • Dates:May 6
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Music:Latin,World
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Join Composition and Music Technology students and staff in celebrating the centenary of the birth of the world's foremost composer of tango music, Astor Piazzolla. In this concert students respond to the work of this great 20th century composer by creating 'new' tangos that will be performed by our Dance students. Bookings open now. 

Music Director: Lindsay Vickery
Performed by: Composition and Music Technology students and staff with Dance students

Brodi Snook - Handful

Brodi Snook presents a hour of laughs with her new show, Handful

  • Dates:May 7 & 8
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Comedy Festival 2021
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Small town big idiot and general sarcasmo, Brodi Snook was once told on a first date that she was a handful. May he rest in peace. Join Chortle’s 2020 Best Newcomer (UK) and two-time RAW Comedy state finalist (AUS) as she navigates the toxic sausage-fest that is life and wonders why her opinions do not get her laid. Hostile, hilarious and heartfelt, Handful was named in the UK Telegraph’s Best Comedy Shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2019. It also made lots of men on Twitter deeply angry- Brodi’s personal favourite achievement. As seen on Just For Laughs on Channel 10 and the Comedy Channel. As heard on BBC Radio. Writer for Kinne Tonight.

Fiona O'Loughlin - The Unreliable Witness

Don't miss 'The Unreliable Witness' herself as she regales you with a new show with even bolder content than ever before.

  • Dates:May 7
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Comedy Festival 2021
  • Ticket Price:$50.60 - $55.70
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Fiona's searingly honest book 'Truths from an unreliable witness' is already a stage show. Fiona has always known the power of a great story and a good joke to show us a truth about ourselves. It is why she is one of our most loved comedians. This is not only an unforgettable show, it is an inspiration to anyone who has lost the way. In sharing her story, Fiona shows that there is always the promise of better days.
 
A late starter with an award winning career of over 20 years, Fiona performs to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001. In 2006 she took home the coveted MICF Piece of Wood, an award for funniest show as voted for by other comedians. In 2007 and 2008 she was nominated for the MICF’s Barry Award for Best Show and in 2013, Fiona was awarded Adelaide Comedy’s Best Visiting Comedian award. 
 
Fiona has also taken her unique story-based comedy to LA headlining the world-renowned Improv Comedy Club. In addition to repeat seasons in Hong Kong, performing at Edinburgh Fringe (the world’s largest Arts Festival) Montreal’s prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. 

Recommended for audiences 15+