Monday, March 24, 2014

Theatre: WAAPA class of 2014

Book/ lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Director and choreographer Tanya Mitford
Music director David King
Set designer Hannah Metternick-Jones
Costume designer Georgia Metternick-Jones
Performed by WAAPA 3rd Year Music Theatre students
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, WAAPA

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
By Bertolt Brecht
Director Michael Jenn
Set designer Sarah Olivia Tartaglia
Costume designer Sarah Duyvestyn
Performed by WAAPA 3rd Year Acting students
Roundhouse Theatre, WAAPA

March 14 - 22 2014

The first round of productions at the WA Academy of Performing Arts is like the first round of the footy season. What will the new kids be like? Who’ll be the stars?
WAAPA unveiled its 2014 graduating classes in acting and music theatre in two sprawling, messy and entertaining productions.
The messiness, I hasten to add, was not the fault of the young performers or their mentors. Both Hair and Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui were written on the run, and it shows. 

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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