Students to display talents on the big stage

August 22, 2017 by  

Greater Dandenong students will be putting their best foot forward on the big stage soon.

Talented students from schools across the area are already rehearsing for their roles in the 2017 Victorian State Schools Spectacular, which takes place at the Hisense Arena on September 16.

The date on calendars across the State has been circled by students from 200 schools, who will make up the 3,000 young performers set to participate on the day.

The theme, Anything is Possible, explores self-empowerment, freedom of expression and creativity, and is described on entry forms as:

“…taking inspiration from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tune ‘Pure Imagination’.”

Some students, such as Allison Hughes from Carwatha College, have appeared in the Schools Spectacular previously, while others, including Oliver Scholast of Keysborough, will be joining the production crew for the first time.

Performers will be taking part in a wide range of performances, including mass choir presentations set to feature children from Dandenong West, Chandler Park and Athol Road Primary schools.

The schools rehearse individually and then join forces at the Melbourne Town Hall twice before the final performance on September 16.

A demonstration DVD and handbook are provided for each school to assist with weekly rehearsals, and all students who take part will receive a certificate and their names will appear on the programme.

The event will feature three-hour performances at 1:00 pm and again at 6:30 pm.