Arts

Irish players prepare for big finale

<em>The Big Casino</em> cast includes Fiona Murphy, of West Leederville.

FIONA Murphy moved from Cork to Perth with her husband and the intention of only staying for a year - that was five years ago. more »

Audiences in for new buzz at cafe

Carly Armstrong (Maylands), Amy Wiseman (Bedford) get ready for their production </em>In Short.</em>

In Short has been part of the annual STRUT Dance program for the past three years but this season producers Jessica Lewis, of Redcliffe, Amy Wiseman, of Bedford, and Carly Armstrong, of Maylands, decided to get adventurous. more »

Artists find a use for flotsam

Sue Girak (City Beach) with one of her creations. Taken by Andrew Ritchie

A LIMITED art supplies budget initially pointed primary school teacher Sue Girak, of City Beach, in the direction of REmida creative reuse centre, but she never imagined the journey this pragmatic decision would take her on. more »

Brazouka bares the soul of Brazil

Dancers in <em>Brazouka</em>, now showing at Regal Theatre. Photographer: Andrew Ritchie

PERTH audiences can experience the energy, sensuality and spirit of Brazil this week, without a passport or boarding pass in sight. more »

Play a Pilbara portrait

Metalhead cast members left to right: Amri Mrisho, Caitlin Jane Hampson, Rubeun Yorkshire, Della Rae Morrison and Maitland Schnaars. Taken by Tony Gajewski

WRITER Tiffany Barton, of Hilton, never expected the profound and healing effect the Pilbara red dirt would have on her when asked in 2009 to script a collaborative work with indigenous and non-indigenous teenagers of Roebourne and Karratha. more »

Actor lands six dream roles - all at once

Christen O’Leary as Theresa McTerry in <em>Bombshells</em>, opening this week at Subiaco Arts Centre.

CHRISTEN O’Leary would walk over hot coals to be in a Joanna Murray-Smith work, so she jumped at the opportunity to be in the Australian playwright’s one-woman show Bombshells for Brisbane Theatre Company three years ago. more »

Travelling tenor back for Il Trovatore

Rosario La Spina and Elizabeth Campbell on the set of WA OperaIl Trovatore. Taken by Marcus Whisson.' />

TENOR Rosario La Spina and his mezzo soprano wife Milijana Nikolic spend so much of the year working away from their Brisbane home it feels like a holiday when they return. more »

WA director up for an ARIA

Freelance director Ben Young (West Perth) has been nominated for an ARIA for best video on John Butler TrioOnly One.' />

FREELANCE director Ben Young, of West Perth, will always remember where he was while hearing the news he had been nominated for his first ARIA Award. more »

Students spread health message

Mandurah Catholic College is one of the finalists in the drama category at YOH Fest.

MORE than 250 young performing artists and their families will converge on Mandurah Performing Arts Centre later this month for the YOH Fest 2014 grand finals. more »

Performers get personal at Freo festival

Loren Kronemyer will take part in Proximity, Australia

THE Proximity Festival is performing art at its most personal, putting one audience member and one performer alone in a space together. more »

Kendal stars in Coward crowd-pleaser

Felicity Kendal stars in Noel CowardHay Fever at the Regal Theatre next month. ' />

ENGLISH stage and screen actor Felicity Kendal has always been attracted to the playwright rather than the part when it comes to choosing her next role, so it is no surprise she signed up to tour in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. more »

WAAPA students fighting fit for final performance

Director Ed Wightman with third-year WAAPA cast members Jonny Hawkins, Kirsty Marillier, Harriet Davies and Stephanie Tsindos. Taken by Marcus Whisson

THIRD year WAAPA acting students are preparing to face their final performance before graduation with a tour of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard and Fremantle Arts more »

Classic Elton comedy gets a fresh airing

Actor Caroline Brazier stars in a new version of Ben Elton

Caroline Brazier was obsessed with The Young Ones as a teenager, which made being at a Black Swan State Theatre Company table reading of Ben Elton’s play Gasp! with the English writer in the room a challenge. more »

State's best printmakers show off their works

Rosemary Mostyn (Printmakers Committee, Nedlands), Ann Land (Artist/Printmaker, East Fremantle). Taken by Elle Borgward

IF THE success of an organisation can be judged on its longevity, then the Printmakers Association of WA (PAWA) is one of the best in the State. more »

Pro panto players take Cinderella up a peg - or two

Mike Rae as Swot, Jenny Odonoghue as the stepmother and Peter Niblett as Hetty in <em>Cinderella.</em>

PROFESSIONAL English actors Mike Rae and Peter Niblett have joined the cast of Cinderella for Wembley Theatre Company’s season of Tony Nicholl’s pantomime. more »

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