Saturday, 13 Aug 2022

Victorian State Schools Spectacular 2018

Experience Melbourne’s biggest professionally staged song and dance phenomenon, the’ Victorian State Schools Spectacular,’ a dazzling arena production guaranteed to entertain the whole family.’ ‘

A cast of 3000 young performers from over 200 schools across Victorian will captivate audiences with show-stopping vocals and high-energy dance routines in a brilliantly choreographed three-hour show.’ ‘

Featuring a 74-piece orchestra, 1300-voice choir, 1100 mass dancers, 33 lead vocalists, 16 principal dancers, 20 ensemble dancers, nine backing vocalists, a magician, a puppeteer and much much more.

This year’s production ‘With The Beat’ explores ideas of belonging and identity. The journey of exploration will see Hisense Arena transformed into a mystical Venetian masquerade ball and a wondrous Steam Punk Fairground in a cornucopia of new and old mixed together.

For the first time the VSSS Pasifika Choir will perform, and be joined on stage by a featured principal vocalist to perform the hit song, ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from the highly acclaimed movie Moana. Taking inspiration from the Grimm’s Brothers folk tale ‘ The Goose Girl, a famous story of lost identity, will feature a puppet designed by Philip Millar of Creature Technology Company bringing another performing dimension to the stage. Adding that extra bit of ‘magic’ will be student Tim Mason, an international award-winning magician who will delight audiences of all ages with his masterful showmanship far beyond his years.

There is something for everyone’s musical taste. ‘ Victoria’s most outstanding young performers including Isabella Clarke (2017 Junior Eurovision) will take to the stage to perform more than 40 songs from artists like Vance Joy, Bruno Mars, Macklemore, Little Mix, Rhianna, Imagine Dragons, Sheppard, Tim Minchin and Beyonce.

With direction from internationally renowned industry professionals including Creative Director Neill Gladwin (Olympic and Paralympic Opening Ceremonies), Musical Director Chong Lim AM (John Farnham MD, Dancing With The Stars), Dance Director Deon Nuku, (Scooby Doo,’ Happy Feet,’ Moulin Rouge) and Associate Dance Director Yvette Lee, (Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor Australia, Australia’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance) this show is a not-to-be missed event!

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