Behind the Scenes

Through the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, students from government schools are provided with invaluable experience and unique opportunities to work with some of the industry’s leading award-winning professionals behind the scenes on audio, lighting and video production, stage management, costuming, hair and make-up.

Students interested in technical disciplines participate in a structured program of factory workshops with our suppliers as part of their preparation for production week at John Cain Arena. Stage Management students also spend many months attending rehearsals under the guidance of our team of industry professionals.

Stage Management

  • Lindsay Gerhardt, Templestowe College
  • Darby Harrison, Kyneton High School
  • Tess McBurney, Swinburne Secondary College
  • Chezahn Pomare, Homestead Senior Secondary College
  • Sophie Skinner, Mulluana College
  • Lilly Vasilic, St Helena Secondary College
  • Jack Willis-Hall, Templestowe College
  • Chloe Woollard, Virtual School Victoria


  • Daniel Gray, Templestowe College
  • Joshua Nelson, Williamstown High School
  • James Priday, Williamstown High School
  • Ruby Riches, Northcote High School
  • Ambrose Strentz, Box Hill High School


  • Daniel Broomhead, Highvale Secondary College
  • Hadyn Collier, Mckinnon Secondary College
  • Mason Fewster, Northern College of the Arts and Technology
  • Andrew Gifford, Ringwood Secondary College
  • Callum Gigliotti, Viewbank College
  • Ryan Kalisperis, Wantirna College
  • Deng Kuot, Wantirna College
  • Max Muller, Kew High School
  • Tristan Rashleigh, Wantirna College
  • Cooper Rockstro, Wantirna College
  • Taiyo Singh, Ringwood Secondary College
  • Finn Van Deursen, Parkdale Secondary College
  • Wesley Yap, Melbourne High School
  • Francesco Zappia, Taylors Lakes Secondary College


  • Dexter Dovey Cribbes, Templestowe College
  • Stefan Jarosz-Setiawan, Berwick Secondary College
  • Levi Johnson, Vermont Secondary College
  • Finley Judges, Upwey High School
  • Nathan McKeogh, Collingwood College
  • Liam Scandizzo, Vermont Secondary College