Victorian State Schools Spectacular organisers are calling for talented singers, dancers and musicians to audition for a coveted role in the 2013 principal cast.
The 3,000-student song and dance extravaganza gives students the unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned industry professionals on one of the largest performing arts events in Australia.
Education Minister Martin Dixon said the hugely popular annual event showcased the stunning breadth of talent in Victoria’s government schools.
“Everyone who saw this year’s show would agree that it is a professional production of the highest standard,” Mr Dixon said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to providing students across the state with opportunities to develop professional skills and experience in the performing arts.
“Students gain so much from being involved in the performing arts – confidence, team work, greater engagement and the chance to represent their school.”
Successful students will train under the expert tutelage of some of the industry’s best at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s (DEECD) Performing Arts Studios in Collingwood.
“Some of Australia’s most talented entertainers began their careers with the Spectacular, including Opera Australia soprano Nicole Car and Jaz Flowers who played Tracy Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray,” Mr Dixon said.
“The Spectacular is not only a valuable training ground for aspiring performers, but it gives students the chance to strut their stuff at a world class venue.
“This is an opportunity not to be missed for any young person with talent and a love of performing, and for those wanting to hone their skills.”
Interested students can register for a November audition in Collingwood at: www.education.vic.gov.au/spectacular or call the DEECD Performing Arts Unit on 9415 1700.