Victorian State Schools Spectacular

The annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular program is an invaluable performing arts opportunity for Victoria’s government school students from prep to year 12.

The program showcases and unites government school communities through working towards a common goal of more students reaching the highest level of achievement in the arts, ensuring kids are happy, healthy and resilient, and building pride in our schools.

The Spectacular has become an invaluable rite of passage for Victoria’s top young talent, and a cherished, memorable education experience for all participants.

The finale of the 2017 Spectacular


Something Spectacular in 2019

The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular: 'Made of Stars' will be staged at Melbourne Arena on Saturday 14 September 2019 (1.00 pm and 6.30 pm) – and filmed by Channel 7 for broadcast at a later date.

Tickets on sale from 9am on Wednesday 12 June.

'Made of Stars' will present a galaxy of out-of-this-world performances by daredevil BMX riders and skaters, acrobats, circus artists, musicians, haka and hip-hop dancers.

The three-hour show will feature the arrival of a spaceship with a visitor from another planet, a crew of sassy blue street urchins, and a tongue-in-cheek look at fashion and fame with a plethora of Anna Wintours and a sea of paparazzi.

While many talented Victorian students will be in the spotlight on-stage, other students will work behind the scenes, gaining unique, on-the-job experience in running a professional event.

The Spectacular’s growing alumni includes: winner of The Voice Harrison Craig; Maggie McKenna (lead in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical); Adam Ladell The Voice, Semi-Finalist 2016; Vanessa Amorosi; HaNy Lee (actress and K-pop artist); Hairspray lead Jaz Flowers; Opera Australia artist Nicole Car; and Niklas Kreher (who secured a job with world-leading lighting company PRG)

Other graduates include:

  • Strictly Ballroom the Musical’s Rohan Browne
  • Ryan Meeking who fronts Melbourne band Whitaker
  • Jack O'Riley, Jersey Boys
  • Daniel Ridolfi, Aladdin
  • Keagan Vaskess , Ned Kelly
  • Dreamgirls principal cast member and Simba in Germany’s long-running The Lion King Winston Hillyer
  • The Voice Australia finalist Kiyomi Vella
  • Victorian Opera’s Jeremy Kleeman
  • Sam Bluer, Pop artist

Our performing arts unit can be contacted on 9415 1700 or email: performing.arts@edumail.vic.gov.au

Transcript - Victorian State School Spectacular

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