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Join Jack Sparrow for an adventure on the high seas in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Experience the 2003 hit movie starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley like never before!
The thrilling soundtrack is performed live by WASO and the WASO Chorus while the full motion picture comes to life on screen. Grammy Award®-winning conductor Richard Kaufman leads WASO in this very special event.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8049
23 NOV - Mozart & Mahler
19 JUN - Morning Melodies
22 JUN - Truffle Kerfuffle
29 JUN - Gish
04 JUL - G By Garry Stewart
16 JUL - Don Giovanni
28 JUL - Peter and the wolf
30 JUL - WWE Raw
02 AUG - Simone Young Conducts
09 AUG - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
22 AUG - Forbidden Broadway
01 SEP - Schubert's Octet
24 SEP - Rihanna
11 OCT - Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
13 OCT - Ricky Martin
18 OCT - Strauss & Ravel
29 OCT - La Boheme
02 NOV - Mozart's Serenade
03 NOV - Little Red Riding Hood
15 NOV - Sol Gabetta Plays Dvorak
29 NOV - Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin
12 DEC - Bon Jovi
13 DEC - Ashes Test Match
31 DEC - The Rocky Horror Show
23/11/2012 - 24/08/2013
Mozart & Mahler
Conductor Herbert von Karajan once said, ‘A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience’, and led by our Principal Conductor, this concert will be no exception. We are delighted to welcome Concertmaster, Giulio Plotino and Principal Viola, Giovanni Pasini to centre stage for Mozart’s beautiful Sinfonia Concertante.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=284
29/05/2013 - 18/09/2013
Free Concerts at St George's Cathedral
St George's Cathedral have a series of free lunchtime concerts, commencing every second Wednesday from 29 May.
The concert series is called "Concerts at One" because this series starts at 1.00pm for 45 minutes. They are aimed at city workers and shoppers, seniors or tourists on a outing through Perth.
At the same time, these concerts provide an opportunity for talented students to perform in a unique environment to an appreciative audience.http://www.weekendnotes.com/free-concerts-st-georges-cathedral/?sb=1&i=1&j=1&k=2&wemid=28913&wuid=220600&ap=xqPqGWFQAF
19/06/2013 - 18/12/2013
You are invited to attend a fantastic series of morning concerts full of entertainment, music and song. These shows, entitled Morning Melodies, will be held at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Murdoch Road in Thornlie, once a month, on Wednesday mornings, and will run until December 2013.
All Morning Melodies performances start at 11am, and include a delicious morning tea which is served before the show at 10.15am.http://www.weekendnotes.com/morning-melodies-don-russell-performing-arts-centre/?sb=1&i=1&j=2&k=3&wemid=29477&wuid=220600&ap=xqPqGWFQAF
21/06/2013 - 22/06/2013
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson's epic vision of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is supported by some of the greatest film music of all time. Howard Shore's Academy Award®-winning score captures the film's sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas and grand journeys through the power of a full symphony orchestra and massed voices.
This epic event features the entire film on screen accompanied live by WASO, the WASO Chorus and St George's Cathedral Choristers.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8045
22/06/2013 - 22/06/2013
Now in its third year, Truffle Kerfuffle is a popular one day festival showcasing regional food and wine. Held in Manjimup, at Fonty's Pool, on Saturday 22nd June, 2013, this event always attracts loads of people and this year will be no exception
About 70% of the black truffles produced by Australia can be found in Western Australia's Southern Forests region. Truffles are a delicacy - highly prized, quite rare and very expensive.
A series of different events are held during the festival including a Truffle Hunt with trained truffle dogs, forty minute Master Class sessions, Meet and Mingle with some of the top writers, chefs and winemakers in Australia, truffle expert Dr Frederick Boulet, celebrity chefs, Gala Dinners, food and wine tastings and much more.
28/06/2013 - 28/06/2013
Comedy Shack Presents: Danny McGinlay
Another action packed line up of live stand up comedy, full to the brim with top acts and some national flavour.
For the uninitiated: Danny McGinlay is a comedian. He lives in Melbourne, however he has performed all over the world.
For those slightly more interested:
Australia’s Three Michelin Star Comedian, Danny McGinlay has been performing stand up since the age of 16. In that time he has performed all over Australia and done stints in London, New York & the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Danny has been on the television numerous times: Rove, The Project, The Footy Show, The Circle, John Saffran’s Race Relations, The Mansion, City Homicide, Stand up Australia, and he had one line in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Pacific’.
He made his Hollywood debut in the Nicolas Cage thriller ‘Knowing’. He appears in the pivotal opening scene, meaning if you list the cast in order of appearance, he almost has top billing.http://www.eventfinder.com.au/2013/comedy-shack-presents-danny-mcginlay-melb/perth
28/06/2013 - 29/06/2013
Beethoven & Copland
WASO Principal Clarinet Allan Meyer takes the stand in Copland’s jazz inspired concerto written for the composer’s fellow New Yorker, the ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman. Scottish conductor Rory MacDonald makes his WASO debut in this concert featuring one of Sibelius’ most colourful symphonic poems and concluding with Beethoven’s lyrical Fourth Symphonyhttp://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7928
29/06/2013 - 29/06/2013
GISH is one of the most popular comedians on the NZ Pro Comedy Circuit and has being tagged as 'The Modern Day Billy T....only naughtier!"
He brings to the stage a wicked combination of original and popular song parodies and a healthy token of comedy for the boys.
Where: Rydges Perth, Level 1
When: Saturday, 29th June
Doors: Open 7:30pm
Tickets: Available Online or from Rydges Perth Reception
04/07/2013 - 07/07/2013
G By Garry Stewart
Garry Stewart is one of the world’s best known choreographers. He redefined Swan Lake into the wry and action packed Birdbrain, which went on to become Australia’s most performed contemporary dance work. And now he completely reinvents the ballet Giselle with G.
Fusing the technical prowess of classical ballet with explosive choreography, the eleven formidable dancers of Australian Dance Theatre embody the central themes of hysteria, vulnerability, desire, gender, death and the afterlife.
The dancers’ powerful athleticism and deconstructed classicism is accompanied by a thrilling and haunting electronic musical score that drives the work forward at a phenomenal pace, and a hovering panorama of LED screens to reconfigure the original ballet, its story and themes.
Having already toured extensively throughout Europe G returns for an exclusive Australian tour in 2013.http://www.statetheatrecentrewa.com.au/eventDisplay.aspx?ID=1160
16/07/2013 - 27/07/2013
Don Giovanni is based on the legendary character of Don Juan, one of opera's most shameless and charming seducers.
From the opening scene, the reckless libertine and his bumbling attendant Leporello crash from one shocking situation to the next. Finally, mocking the statue of the Commendatore in the graveyard seals his fate as Don Giovanni stubbornly refuses to repent for his behavior and his soul is damned.
Combining comic elements of 'opera buffa' and tragic opera, the light-heartedness in the story and music is brief and is swiftly followed by moral outrage and the thirst for revenge.
19/07/2013 - 21/07/2013
Disney on Ice
Through artistic skating and graceful acrobatics, Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes beautifully recreates the defining moments when eight Disney Princesses’ wishes are fulfilled with help from their devoted Princes. Tinker Bell guides guests through the inspiring stories of Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White as their wishes are being granted and their dreams coming true.
Featuring the newest Disney Princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, as well as their adventurous counterparts, Flynn Rider and Prince Naveen. “It’s always exciting to welcome new faces into the Disney family. Being able to include these fresh, enchanting characters from the Academy Award® nominated film Tangled as well as the lovely Tiana from Princess and the Frog keeps our shows current and ever evolving,” Feld saidhttp://www.pertharena.com.au/Event_Calendar/Disney%20On%20Ice.aspx
19/07/2013 - 21/07/2013
Waso Celebrates The West End
Two stars of the West End join WASO for a celebration of the greatest hits of London’s musical theatre mecca. David Shannon’s long list of West End credits include the title role in The Phantom of the Opera and Jean Valjean inLes Misérables and he returns to WASO following powerful performances in 2010. Shannon is joined by another star of the West End, Hannah Waddingham, who recently performed the role of The Wicked Witch of the West in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8063
28/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Peter and the wolf
Based on Prokofiev’s much-loved work for children, Peter & the Wolf Live is a magical musical and cinematic experience for the whole family. Adapted and directed by Suzie Templeton, BreakThru Films’ Oscar®-winning stop-motion animation brings Prokofiev’s classic story to life as your Orchestra performs the timeless score live on stage. Also featuring Britten’s masterpiece, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, this is a wondrous introduction to WASO.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7965
30/07/2013 - 30/07/2013
WWE’s unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to Australia with WWE RAW and is finishing at Perth Arena on July 30, 2013.
Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars and Divas including John Cena®, CM Punk™, Ryback™, Rey Mysterio®, The Miz™, Dolph Ziggler™, Kofi Kingston™, Zack Ryder™, Eve™, R-Truth™, AJ™ and many more.http://www.pertharena.com.au/Event_Calendar/WWE%20Raw.aspx
02/08/2013 - 03/08/2013
Simone Young Conducts
Shostakovich’s dramatic Tenth Symphony is one of his greatest works. From a sinister, brooding opening and searing depiction of Stalin, to a finale of exultant rejoicing, Shostakovich’s music takes you on a journey of emotional extremes.
Britten’s captivating Violin Concerto receives its WASO premiere by Concertmaster Giulio Plotino.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7882
08/08/2013 - 08/08/2013
Mozart & Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn’s visit to the ruins of Holyrood Chapel in Edinburgh provided the inspiration for the Scottish Symphony, one of his finest orchestral works. Join Paul Daniel in his last Morning Symphony as Principal Conductor.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8073
08/08/2013 - 12/08/2013
The Broadway, West End and international sensation STOMP is back, and it's better than ever. Following its acclaimed performance at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, STOMP returns to Australia from 13 August, with new routines, new choreography and new music.
Wordless, witty and fun, STOMP has become a global phenomenon over the last 22 years. Its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance has resonated with audiences throughout the world, setting feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenalin rushing for over 15 million people in 50 countries across 5 continents. STOMP is currently playing in the UK, US, throughout Europe and South America.
Eight performers use everything from supermarket trolleys to Zippo lighters, plastic bags to bin lids, and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm.http://australia.broadwayworld.com/article/STOMP-to-Return-to-Australia-Beginning-Aug-13-20130312
09/08/2013 - 10/08/2013
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Passionate, virtuosic, full of heart-rending melodies and lush orchestral textures, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is an audience favourite. Making her WASO debut, Latvian violinist Baiba Skride has been hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “a throwback to the golden age of Heifetz, Kreisler and Milstein”.
Two very different views of Scotland form the framework for this multicoloured program.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7929
15/08/2013 - 17/08/2013
Down Stairs at the Maj - Neurotic Landlady
Singing sensation Christa Hughes (Machine Gun Fellatio, Circus Oz) returns to the The Maj with her new hit show Neurotic Ladyland - a musical melodrama blurring the the lines between madness and brilliance inspired & guided by Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevard), Baby Jane Hudson (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane) and Little Edie Beale (Grey Gardens). This celebration of mad and wonderful women promises to be cabaret at its most absurd; poignant and deliciously demented with the unique Miss Hughes at her vocally stunning best.
She is exciting... Barry Humphrieshttp://www.hismajestystheatre.com.au/eventDisplay.aspx?ID=1255
22/08/2013 - 24/08/2013
Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this outrageously funny, entertaining and loving tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters. A WA Premiere, this hilariously energetic, fast paced show is an irreverent spoof of the show tunes, characters and plots of many contemporary and well - loved musicals including Cats, Annie, Chicago, Les Miserables, Phantom andWicked with parodies of performers like Carol Channing, Michael Crawford, Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli.
Gut-bustingly funny! It’s a Forbidden pleasure. NY Posthttp://www.hismajestystheatre.com.au/eventDisplay.aspx?ID=1256
29/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
Circus Oz at the Maj
Perth Theatre Trust is proud to announce that Circus Oz will be bringing to the Maj, FROM THE GROUND UP, Friday 29 to Saturday
31 August 2013. Circus Oz features breathtaking feats, serious fun and Australian humour for audiences of all ages!
Get ready for the beautiful and the absurd, the downright kooky and the breathtakingly brilliant as Circus Oz thrills you with their renowned collective mayhem that never stops from the moment the band strikes up until the last curtain call. The powerful acrobatics will contest gravity, graceful aerial artists will win your heart, the knock-about comedy will bowl you over and the live musicians will save the day with the last beat.
29/08/2013 - 31/08/2013
In Vogue - Songs by Madonna
Direct from sellout seasons in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland and fresh from Edinburgh Festival, Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths IS Madonna. No accent, costume or wig. Just 'Madge' accompanying herself at the piano, leading you on a journey through her tough life with tender songs. In a gender-bending explosion, experience this musical theatre star transform himself into the Queen of Pop. Strike a pose, get into the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart!http://www.hismajestystheatre.com.au/eventDisplay.aspx?ID=1257
01/09/2013 - 01/09/2013
Schubert’s Octet is a masterpiece of mood, colour and balance. Modelled on Beethoven’s immensely popular Septet, it surpasses even the great master’s work for sheer inventiveness. While the Octet is charming, amiable, elegant and buoyant, moments of sublime melancholy peer through the music’s joyousness.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7973
13/09/2013 - 14/09/2013
Ingrid Fliter Plays Chopin
Ingrid Fliter’s performances of Chopin’s piano concertos have been described by The Scotsman as a “miraculous blend of spontaneity, poetry and sincerity”. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience her exquisite musicianship in Chopin’s sublime Second Piano Concerto. Schumann’sSpring Symphony is one of his most joyful creations, brimming with enchanting melodies and exuberant energy.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7930
Alban Gerhardt In Recital
In the last decade Alban Gerhardt has established himself among the great cellists of our time. His breathtaking technique, distinctive sound and powerful, original interpretations have won him worldwide acclaim. In this recital he is joined by WASO Principal Conductor Designate, Asher Fisch.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8037
24/09/2013 - 24/09/2013
Worldwide superstar Rihanna - the “#1 Person On Facebook” with over 63 million fans – is bringing her DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to Australia and New Zealand. World tour promoters Live Nation confirmed that the tour which kicks off its Australian leg at Perth Arena September 24 is set to dazzle fans
Rihanna has dominated global charts with “Diamonds,” the fastest-rising single of her career to date and first single to be release from UNAPOLOGETIC her 7th studio album for Island Def Jam in just seven years.
The recipient of six Grammy Awards® and seven Billboard Music Awards, Rihanna has sold over 41 million albums and 150 million digital tracks worldwide, and currently holds the record as the top-selling digital artist of all time.
Tickets for the Diamonds World Tour at Perth Arena go on sale Friday March 22 at 9am through Ticketek.
11/10/2013 - 12/10/2013
Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven’s Pastoral is one of the most beloved of all symphonies, a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendour and power. Fiona Campbell sings poems of love and loss set to music of seductive intimacy in Berlioz’s ‘Summer Nights’.
To lead this sumptuous concert we welcome outstanding English conductor Paul McCreesh in his WASO debut.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7931
13/10/2013 - 13/10/2013
Ricky Martin mania is set to sweep through the country as he announces his first Australian tour in more than 10 years.
Having sold 70 million albums, 95 platinum records, 6 No. 1 Billboard albums, 11 No. 1 hit song, 2 American Music Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 8 World Music Awards, 10 Billboard Awards, 8 MTV Music Video Awards and now with another Gold Album under his belt, it proves Ricky Martin is an entertainment power house.
18/10/2013 - 19/10/2013
Strauss & Ravel
Strauss’ extravagant tone poem, Don Juan, launches this exhilarating concert of orchestral showpieces. Experience the fabulous new Violin Concerto by award-winning WA composer James Ledger performed by WASO Associate Concertmaster Margaret Blades, before savouring Stravinsky’s neo-classic masterpiece and Ravel’s exotically coloured orchestral rhapsody.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7885
29/10/2013 - 05/11/2013
This production, set in the 1990s, tells the story of four poor bohemians living in a rundown loft in the Latin quarter of Paris. Tragic and heartfelt, La Bohème tells the story of Rodolfo, a poet and his friends a painter, musician and philosopher.
Mimì, a fragile seamstress who lives next door, falls in love with Rodolfo. He feigns jealousy in an effort to dissuade her love, believing someone wealthier would be able to help her get better. Mimì's health rapidly declines and finally her friends gather and watch on helplessly as she succumbs, her true love at her side.
This emotionally realistic 'verismo' style opera will carry you away with its melodic richness, big hitting arias and fast moving dialogue.
02/11/2013 - 02/11/2013
A close friend of the Mozart family, Sigmund Haffner, commissioned this serenade for the wedding of his sister Marie Elisabeth. Mozart delivered a substantial work in eight diverse movements, reflecting both its intended performance at a wedding eve celebration and the wealth of the commissioner.
Graceful, engaging, boisterous and joyful, Mozart’s Haffner Serenade is a perfect conclusion to the Chamber Series.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8015
03/11/2013 - 03/11/2013
Little Red Riding Hood
WASO brings Roald Dahl’s unique version of Little Red Riding Hood to life in a sparkling concert featuring three talented actors and a collection of puppets. The music entertains with colourful melodies and dazzling dramatic flourishes. Don’t miss the chance to see this hilarious adaptation of the classic children’s story on stage with a full symphony orchestra!http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7969
15/11/2013 - 16/11/2013
Sol Gabetta Plays Dvorak
Following breathtaking performances in 2011, Sol Gabetta returns to perform one of the most popular cello concertos of all time. Dvořák’s stunning work is preceded by the evocative symphonic poem of his Bohemian contemporary, Smetana.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8083
29/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin
Always a favourite with Perth audiences, Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s dazzling technique, poetic musicianship and natural charisma are a perfect match for Gershwin’s sparkling Piano Concerto. Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, with its astonishing depictions of a lovesick musician’s hallucinatory fantasies, will provide an electrifying finale to Paul Daniel’s final Masters Series concert as Principal Conductor.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=7886
11/12/2013 - 11/12/2013
Lior & Westlake
Lior is one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters, renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity. Nigel Westlake is one of Australia’s finest composers, creating profoundly evocative music that touches the soul.
Together with WASO, Lior and Westlake create an inspiring musical experience not to be missed.http://tickets.waso.com.au/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=8052
11/12/2013 - 11/12/2013
Taytay! This is not a drill. She is coming. Everyone's favourite country-flavoured chanteuse is arriving in Australia at the end of the year for a huge stadium tour, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Y'all can accept you've had at least one time trying to imitate the screams in that Trouble song, or a car singalong to the key change in Love Story, right? Or...we've heard there's a key change...anyway, get countrified, but don't date her and break her heart because you will get a song written about you, probably with your name in the title.
Girlfriend knows how to pen some popsugar, and it isn't just our little sisters that agree with us, it's our fully grown adult male friends too. Embrace the T-Swizzle.
Perth pre-sale: Frontier Members pre-sale from 4pm AEST (2pm AWST), Tue 14 May to 4pm AEST (2pm AWST), Wed 15 May
12/12/2013 - 12/12/2013
Dainty Group has confirmed that Bon Jovi will perform in WA at Perth Arena, the band’s only arena performance of the tour. After stadium shows in Melbourne and Adelaide Bon Jovi will travel to Perth for one show only at Perth Arena on Thursday 12th December as part of the “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” then continue to Sydney and Brisbane.
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 20th May at 12noon through Ticketek. Ensuring there is something for every fan, Bon Jovi is offering a wide range of ticket options starting at $35.00*.
In this spectacular new show fans will be treated to an unforgettable night of Bon Jovi’s huge arsenal of hits, as well as new tracks from the band’s latest album WHAT ABOUT NOW which debuted at # 1 on the Australian charts.
13/12/2013 - 17/12/2013
Ashes Test Match
England's second successive Ashes series next winter will begin in Brisbane on November 21.
Cricket Australia today released the dates for the five-Test portion of the 2013-14 tour, which also contains five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches and begins just weeks after Australia depart England.
England have three tour matches, the first of which is against a Western Australia XI in Perth beginning on October 31, before the first Test and a fourth in between the first and second Tests.
Brisbane, November 21-25, 2013: First Test
Adelaide, December 5-9: Second Test
Perth, December 13-17: Third Test
Melbourne, December 26-30: Fourth Test
Sydney, January 3-7, 2014: Fifth Test
Perth, October 31-November 2: WA XI v England
Hobart, November 6-9: Australia A v England
Sydney, November 13-16: NSW XI v England
31/12/2013 - 15/01/2014
The Rocky Horror Show
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show is back! Fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical will open on December 31, 2013 at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses, and our exciting new production will feature a sexy and very surprising all-Australian star cast.http://perth.broadwayworld.com/article/THE-ROCKY-HORROR-SHOW-to-Return-to-Australia-Begin-1231-in-Brisbane-20130601