Victorian State Schools Spectacular to showcase ‘Anything is Possible’ in 2017 Show
16 September | Hisense Arena
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Three thousand young performers from more than 200 schools will showcase how “Anything is Possible” at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday 16th September.
The show explores themes of creativity, freedom of expression and self-empowerment – taking inspiration from the song Pure Imagination (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
This year’s extravaganza will feature the principal cast of a 64-piece orchestra, 30 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, 8 backing vocalists, a magician, roller skaters, puppeteers and a 1300-voice choir and 1200 mass dancers.
Talented vocalists, dancers, skaters, puppeteers and musicians will perform more than 40 songs, taking the audience on a musical journey – from popular top 40 songs by artists like Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Meg Mac, to movie classics from Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and traditional classical pieces – ending with a rousing rendition of John Farnham’s You’re The Voice.
The ever popular event amongst the State Schools sees 10 schools participating in the Mass Dance group and 16 in the Mass Choir for the first time. We also welcome 95 students to the Principal Cast.
The Spectacular supports the Education State targets of more students reaching the highest level of achievement in the arts; ensuring kids are happy, healthy and resilient; and building pride in their schools. It also provides students an invaluable performing arts opportunity, encouraging development of their creative skills, discipline, perseverance and confidence over months of rehearsals. The environment is non-competitive allowing students to learn from each other as much as from the mentors. Lifelong friendships are often made on this incredible journey.
Participating students work with, and learn from, industry professionals including Creative Director Neill Gladwin, Musical Director Chong Lim, Dance Director Deon Nuku, (Scooby Doo, Happy Feet, Moulin Rouge) and Associate Dance Director Troy Phillips (King Kong the Musical, Moulin Rouge, Hairspray, The Boy from Oz).
The Spectacular also has a partnership with the , providing tutoring and mentoring to student string musicians, as well Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance.
Taking part in the Spectacular provides a unique training opportunity for students onstage, as well as behind the scenes on audio, lighting, video production, stage management, costume, make-up, photography and publicity.
The Victorian State Schools Spectacular is one of the largest recurring productions in Australia. Across the two shows, over 10,000 people will have the chance to see some of the rising stars of today.
Presented by the State Government of Victoria, the 2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular – Anything Is Possible, is a not-to-be-missed event.
We have 2 double passes to win to see the 1pm matinee show on September 16th. Email your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘VSSS’. Entries Close September 7th.