Join us for the third in our popular series, “An Afternoon at the Musicals.” This dazzling showcase of musical theatre excellence will transport you to the magical world of Broadway and the West End, right here in the heart of Perth!
Under the musical direction of Joshua Haines, and an ensemble cast of Perth’s finest musical theatre artists will take you on a journey through your favourite show tunes from timeless classics and contemporary hits from the world of musical theatre.
They will bring iconic characters to life, weaving together heartwarming stories, comedy moments and show-stopping solos and duets from beloved musicals. Join us for an afternoon of musical theatre that will leave you humming your favourite show tunes all the way home!
About Joshua Haines:
Joshua has been performing and teaching in the arts for over a decade, having received classical training in piano studies, composition and musicology from an early age. He has studied with several experienced and highly respected tutors including, notably, the playwright and pianist Louise Helfgott, PhD (sister of David Helfgott), and recording artist Mark Gasser, PhD.
His works (both original compositions and arrangements) have been performed by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (in collaboration with composer James Ledger) and members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Joshua has worked as Musical Director, Stage Director, Sound Designer and Répétiteur for over 100 theatre productions across Australia, America, and Europe. His most recent endeavour in this field was his engagement as conductor for West Australian Opera’s Koolbardi wer Wardong by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse; the first opera to be written entirely in the Noongar language.
Since 2017, Joshua has been working extensively within the musical theatre department at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts as lecturer, répétiteur, coach and teacher to the Diploma and Bachelor students – a position which allows him to pursue his passion for showcasing and promoting new and original works.