at 145 beaumont Street, Newcastle, 2303
Complete Performing Arts Academy in Newcastle. Tuition available: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, musical theatre, drama, singing, Piano
DAPA was the first complete performing arts academy to open in Newcastle and continues to be a leading entity. DAPA has been operating for 28 years. DAPA is unique in as far as it has its own theatre where many award winning productions for both children and adults are performed. Students have many opportunities to perform on their own stage. Students have achieved the heights of appearing on Home & Away and been accepted in to NIDA & WAAPA DAPA specialises in all genres of dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and also excels in musical theatre, drama, singing and piano. Students have the opportunities to participate in Eisteddfods, and the annual concerts for both Dance, Drama & Singing. DAPA is honoured to teach the Les Griffith Syllabus of Tap Dancing and students are encouraged to complete exams each year in this highly esteemed genre of dance. Our elite performance group represents the studio whilst competing in local dance competitions and public appearances. Visit our website for more details!
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I am very excited to introduce “The City Of Newcastle & Hunter Region Drama & Singing Festival” which will be held at DAPA Theatre 145 Beaumont St, Hamilton From the 24th June - 3rd July 2016. The Festival will be a great opportunity to showcase the talent of our local performers from children through to adults in all areas of Drama and Singing. Come along and be part of the inaugural year of this great event. Look forward to seeing you at the Festival
Have you seen "Emma" yet ? last 2 performances today
Opens this Friday - some performances already booked out - don't miss out https://www.facebook.com/events/220478374999105/
Open contemporary class tonight from 6 - 7 First class is free!
Open Contemporary class tonight with miss Katherine from 6 - 7pm at DAPA Come and give it a try! First class is free
Our Next Production is "Emma" Jane Austen’s novel Emma was published in 1816 so this year we celebrate its 200th birthday. The novel retains its freshness to delight 21st century audiences just as it delighted those who first turned its pages at the beginning of the 19th century. Emma Woodhouse is the twenty year old daughter of an elderly, devoted father and she has been allowed her own way all her life. She is quite convinced that she knows what is best for everybody but manages to misinterpret the motives and desires of just about everybody, including herself. Enter the world of Highbury where you will meet, not only Emma and her father but the talkative Miss Bates and her elegant niece, the ambitious vicar and his pretentious wife, Emma’s former governess and her husband, the dashing Frank Churchill, pretty little Harriet Smith and the owner of Donwell Abbey, George Knightley. Delight in the company of these much loved Austen characters as you watch..... Emma : a play.
Being a part of Maitland Repertory Theatre's season opening play Therese Raquin was one of the great learning experiences of my life so far - published in today's The Maitland Mercury. Was definitely hard to sum up 140 hours with a great group of people into 400 words - but it was an amazing experience and now I'm hooked! Grab a copy today! Check out their current play Funny Money!!! Second show starts tonight and runs until 14th May! Newcastle Herald / The Advertiser Cessnock / Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee / Cessnock Youth Development Project / Saluna / Tower Cinemas Newcastle / Social/Life Magazine Newcastle / We Are Social / OOTS - Out of the Square Media / Newcastle Theatre Company / Upstage Youth Theatre / Stooged Theatre / Guts Creative / Civic Digest / Tantrum Youth Arts / Rhythms Magazine / Newcastle University Theatre Society (NUTS) / Young People's Theatre Newcastle / Hunter Drama / Dance & Performing Arts Academy on Beaumont / Micro Theatre Festival / The Press Book House / Baked Uprising / The Icky Sticky Patisserie / Hunter Sports Magazine / Belvoir St Theatre / Darlinghurst Theatre Company / Sydney Theatre Company / The Mittagong Playhouse / Cessnock Performing Arts Centre / Maitland & The Lower Hunter Star / BMA Magazine / THE BRAG / Beat Magazine / Mixdown Magazine / Scenestr QLD / Sun Street Studios / Maitland Regional Art Gallery / Seraphine Cafe @ Maitland Regional Art Gallery / The Grove Studios / Golden Age Cinema & Bar / Napoli Centrale Pizza Bar / Sabor In The Hunter Dessert Bar / With These Two Hands / The Paramount Coffee Project / Reuben Hills / RAW & WILD Market & Cafe - Bowral NSW. / Rock the nation studios / Studios 301 / Micro Theatre 2016 Festival Launch / Bob Moses / The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel / Grand Junction - The Junkyard / The Royal Exchange / Rollingball Productions / Rolling Stone Australia / Rolling Stone / MOJO / triple j / jmag - triple j's magazine / Classic Rock Magazine / The Blues Magazine / Uncut Magazine / NME Magazine / AudioTechnology Magazine / Country Update Magazine / 2CHR 96.5FM / 2CHR The Armchair Sports Show / Music On The Spot / MTV Music Australia / SBS / The Follower / Newcastle Mirage / Lost At E Minor / Bottrell Business Consultants / Sticky Digital Advertising Agency / Screen Hunter / Dungog Festival / Dungog Film Festival / EMI Music Australia / Splendour in the Grass / Groovin The Moo / Central Coast Newspapers / Central Coast Express Advocate / The Sydney Morning Herald / National Gallery of Victoria / NBN Television / The Hollywood Reporter / Billboard / GOOD EYE DEER / Toybox Films / Mezzanine / 2nurfm / Domino Recording Company / Daniel Johns / Headjam / Nodding Dog / Inertia Music /
set for "Emma" is coming along nicely - fireplace marbling by Matthew Lockyer, Set building & painting by David John Murray, Phil Haywood, Matthew Lockyer & Lionel Gorrie
Coming soon to DAPA Theatre - Emma , Directed by Pamela Whalan. bookings now open
don't miss this - only this weekend https://www.facebook.com/events/591271217704994/
Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Witness for the Prosecution" on two outstanding performances yesterday. One more show this weekend - today at 2pm. some tickets available at the door - or book for next weekend which is the final weekend for this production
renowned Newcastle set designer and builder Matthew Lockyer appears as Dr Wyatt in "Witness for the Prosecution" alongside Lighting Designer and set builder Phil Haywood and Lighting designer Andrew Moore. All three are returning to the stage after a lengthy hiatus from acting to concentrate on their other areas of expertise. Two shows today 200pm and 730pm plus 2pm tomorrow Don't miss this
Some of the cast of DAPA's production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution 4 shows this weekend - Friday and Saturday night at 730pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Two free tickets to tonight's performance of Witness for the Prosecution at 730pm for the first person to reply to this post
Witness for the Prosecution opens on Wednesday night - have you booked your tickets yet. Limited season only - final performance April 10th
The set for "Witness for the Prosecution" is taking shape
Witness for the Prosecution is a play adapted by Agatha Christie from her short story. The play opened in London on 28 October 1953 at the Winter Garden Theatre (although the first performance had actually been in Nottingham on 28 September). It was produced by Peter Saunders. The Times of 29 October 1953 was enthusiastic in its praise stating, "The author has two ends in view, and she attains them both. She takes us now into the Old Bailey during an exciting trial for murder, now into chambers where the human reactions of the lawyers engaged in the case may be studied; and when the trial is over and there seems no more to be said, she swiftly ravels again the skein which the law has confidently unravelled and leaves herself with a denouement which is at once surprising and credible." The reviewer outlined the basics of the plot, commenting that Patricia Jessel's performance in the dock was "cold-blooded" and that she "makes a clear-cut image of hatred releasing itself suddenly from inhibitions which have become intolerable" and that Derek Blomfield was "equally good". The greatest praise was reserved for the climax; "Mrs Christie has by this time got the audience in her pocket. A timely intervention of a woman of the streets offering new evidence seems precisely what the trial needs and when it is resumed the evidence brings it triumphantly to a satisfying conclusion. It is only then that the accomplished thriller writer shows her real hand
Witness for the Prosecution is a courtroom drama come murder mystery by the master of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie. The play opens in the chambers of Sir Wilfred Robarts QC. There we will meet young Leonard Vole accompanied by his solicitor, Mr Mayhew. Leonard is a likeable chap. A man of some charm but also with ambition however, without much by way of visible means of support. He is back from the war with his European bride, Romaine. He has cultivated the friendship of a Miss French, a wealthy older woman whose designs may be maternal, or romantic. Miss French is murdered, and Leonard is the primary suspect. Vole admits that he visited Miss French on the night she was killed, but insists that he was home by nine-thirty, the time of death – an alibi which can be confirmed only by Romaine. However, when the lawyers interview Romaine she is, to put it mildly, a little unconvincing. Subsequently, Leonard is arrested and we follow the drama of his trial in the Old Bailey along with the search for evidence of his innocence by his legal team. This is a proper English style murder mystery complete with classic basso profundo barristers, astringent judges, silly secretaries and twists in the plot such as you would expect from Agatha Christie. Come along for the ride to discover with us – did he do it? Will he be found guilty? Who is the “mystery woman”? Director David Murray has assembled an outstanding cast which includes Bob Price, Alastair Anderberg, Sandy Aldred, Beth Traynor, David Gubbay, Roger Wood, Phil Haywood, Judith Schofield, Ian Lucas, Andrew Moore & Matthew Lockyer