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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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Short Stack

2000s Oz pop punk royalty Short Stack make their anticipated comeback after five years!

  • Dates:Apr 10
  • Time(s):6.30pm to 12.00pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Frontier Touring
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Music:Gig Guide,Pop,Concert Tours

Description

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce that Short Stack are back!  The band will headline five national shows across Australia in the wake of their reunion. This news comes five years since the band reunited in 2015 with the release of their Homecoming album.

The band, comprising of Shaun Diviney, Andy Clemmensen and Bradie Webb, has come a long way from humble beginnings in a garage in Budgewoi on the NSW Central Coast. They will bring their iconic arsenal of rock anthems to audiences at theatres across Australia.

“I don’t think we’ve ever been more excited for a tour. The early response has blown us away and we can’t wait to see everyone!” – Shaun Diviney, Short Stack lead vocalist and guitaris

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

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". 

Level 42

For a night of dancing, catch Level 42 at Astor as they perform for the first time ever in Australia.

  • Dates:Apr 22
  • Time(s):7.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Venue:Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Astor Theatre
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

Level 42 left their mark on the 1980’s with a polished, upbeat, danceable pop/rock sound largely defined by lead singer / bassist Mark King’s thumb-slap bass technique. Catchy hits such as ‘Lessons in Love’, ‘Running in the Family’ and ‘Something About You’ crossed the band from their jazz-funk fusion roots firmly into the mainstream pop charts and gave them a fanbase worldwide.

As a live act Level 42 have primarily toured the UK (They’ve sold out London’s Wembley Arena for a total of 21 nights over their career), Scandinavia and Continental Europe, and have had a number of forays into the North American market on arena tours with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Steve Winwood. Why they never made it down-under for concerts has Mark King scratching his head, but he is rapt the opportunity is finally here 40 years into his career, “Touring with the band this year has been about as much fun as I can remember having had on the road, and If you had asked me back in 1980 if I thought we would be selling out theatres around the world when I was sixty years old I probably would have laughed! Re-invention can be a wonderful thing!”

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+

Michelle Brasier - Average Bear

A solo hour of comedy from the multi award winning co-creator (and pants half) of Double Denim.

  • Dates:May 7
  • Time(s):8.15pm
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Comedy Festival 2021
  • Ticket Price:$28
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre

Description

 With countless collaborations with Aunty Donna and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Michelle is building you an hour of music and story-telling. Average is a bear who is frightened of hibernation and very proud of how tall she’s gotten. 

Heartbreaking and hilarious, this is a show about grief and joy and possums and sheds. Good luck, little bear. 

Recommended for ages 15+

WINNER DIRECTORS CHOICE AWARD MICF 2018 
(DOUBLE DENIM ADVENTURE SHOW) 
WINNER SYD COMEDY FESTIVAL BEST NEWCOMER 
2018 (DOUBLE DENIM) 

The Warana Prize & Romeo & Juliet

A night of drama and superb musicianship as each student performs their favourite concerto movement and battle it out in the final of the prestigious 2021 Warana Prize

  • Dates:May 7 & 8
  • Time(s):7:30
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

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

Description

WAAPA’s three leading instrumentalists join the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra to fight for the Warana Prize. Internationally-renowned conductor Peter Moore OAM also leads the orchestra through Elena Kats-Chernin's ravishing Wild Swans Suite and Sergei Prokofiev's thrilling music for Romeo and Juliet, an extraordinary musical tale of doomed love. A wonderful evening of orchestral music at its best. Bookings open now. 

Music Director: Peter Moore OAM
Performed by: WAAPA Symphony Orchestra and Warana Prize finalists

Massed Sax

The biggest saxophone event of its kind in Australia. Saxophone players from every corner of Western Australia and beyond to join in a celebration of the world’s most versatile instrument.

  • Dates:May 9
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Music:Classical,Jazz

Description

The Massed Sax project returns to WAAPA in 2021! Led by WAAPA saxophone lecturer Matt Styles and The 'Phone Co., this is an event where the saxophone brings together jazz, classical, contemporary and world music. Bookings open now.

Sax players are invited to register as a participant of the event. All-day workshops for participants are also available. To register your interest as a participant, please contact Elly Welch at [email protected]

Music Director: Matt Styles
Performed by: Matt Styles, The 'Phone Co., and the Massed Sax Orchestra