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Schools Spectacular’s Fabulous, featured artists begin rehearsals next week

NSW Department of Education 2 mins read

Rehearsals for this year’s Schools Spectacular begin on Monday (25 September), with 57 students from schools across the state coming together for the first time to prepare for the November shows.  


The featured artists range in age from 11 to 18 years and went through a rigorous audition process before being chosen from more than 550 nominations to perform at this year's 40th anniversary show, ‘Fabulous’.  


They include singers, dancers, musicians and co-hosts who will spend the first week of the school holidays immersed in intensive rehearsals at the Department of Education’s Arts Unit in Lewisham. 


During the week-long rehearsals, the students will practise their songs and segments, engage in one-on-one singing workshops, undergo styling and costume fittings and participate in wellbeing sessions.  


The featured artists will join more than 5,000 performers drawn from public schools across the state for this year’s live performances at Qudos Bank Arena on 24 and 25 November 2023. 


The world’s largest annual variety show will also include an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a stage band, 2,600-voice choir, 2,300 dancers, the D’Arts Ensemble for students with disability, the Aboriginal Dance Ensemble, featured dancers and specialist performers - all under the guidance of more than 600 teachers. 


The Schools Spectacular is proudly supported by sponsors and supporters: Telstra, NSW Teachers Federation, School Bytes, RØDE, Smartsalary, Teachers Health, Colmed Group, Steinway Australia, Sony Australia and Event Partners: Qudos Bank Arena, Seven Network and Ticketek.  




WHAT: A sneak peek and interviews with some of the Fabulous, featured artists that will be performing at this year’s Schools Spectacular 

WHERE: Department of Education’s Arts Unit - Corner Toothill St & The Boulevarde, Lewisham

WHEN: Wednesday, 27 September 2023 from 10am 

Contact details:

Dani Cooper – 0417 048 063, 

Billy Kos – 0400 995 922,

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