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Watch the 2022 Victorian State Schools Spectacular broadcast at 7pm on Saturday 17 December on Channel 7 or on 7plus until Monday 16 January 2023.
The 2022 Victorian State Schools Spectacular Souvenir is a memento to recognise the work students, teachers and school communities put into the showcase.
About the Spectacular
The annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular program is an invaluable performing arts opportunity for Victoria’s government primary and secondary school students.
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.
State School Spectacular - ways to get involved
The Spectacular celebrates the enormous talent that exists in Victorian government schools, bringing together students in a musical extravaganza.
Past events and performers
The Spectacular’s growing alumni includes:
- Harrison Craig (Winner of The Voice in 2013)
- 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
- 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
State School Spectacular past events
In past Spectaculars government school students of any age and experience level have performed before thousands of people in professional productions at world-class venues.
The latest from the spectacular
Students get ready to be Spectacular at Melbourne Arena
Over 3000 students from across Victoria are running through their final rehearsals in preparation to perform at Melbourne Arena next weekend.
Spectacular Narre Warren South P-12
Narre Warren South P-12 College is celebrating their cultural diversity and successful music program at the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Spectacular in the country
Excitement is mounting for rural students who are busily rehearsing for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular and their chance to perform in the big city.
TAFE took Sarah to the Commonwealth Games
Sarah Fredericks loved planning events, but she didn't know that it could be her career - until she went to TAFE.
Get 'With the Beat' at this year's Spectacular
Tickets for this year's Victorian State School Spectacular are on sale now.
Blending, contouring and curling to the Spectacular
Inspired by the world of wigs and Halloween makeup, TAFE students got a chance to showcase their skills with the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Reviewed 12 December 2022