The Spectacular includes a cast of 3000 Victorian government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment. Its dual aim is to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria’s government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in our schools. This all comes together in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama, and orchestra. The Spectacular promotes student engagement and educational outcomes by boosting motivation and student attendance, building confidence and self-esteem, leadership skills, cooperation, collaboration, forging friendships and a sense of belonging. Students who participate in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular are provided with a unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned industry professionals across all disciplines, as well as the amazing experience of performing live in front of thousands of people.
Our school has been selected to participate in the 2016 State School Spectacular held on Saturday 10th September at Hisense Arena Melbourne. In the next week, students in grade 5/6 will attend an information session about the Spectacular and then we will ask for expressions of interest. Students may be required to audition as there are very limited places (12-16). Students selected will need to commit to regular rehearsals, giving up some breaks to assist with fundraising, be prepared to spend 3 nights in Melbourne (with an approximate financial contribution of $100)