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Hunter Region Students to shine at Schools Spectacular celebration

Newcastle and Hunter region students are gearing up to showcase their talents on the big stage in Sydney.

In 2023 the world’s largest amateur variety show, Schools Spectacular will mark the event’s 40th anniversary – and Hunter students will play a huge part in the celebrations.

Among the talented performers are 19 students from Hunter School of Performing Arts, 10 from Rutherford Technology High School, and 10 from Maitland High School. They’ll be making the trip to Sydney alongside representatives from Lambton High School, Scone High School, and Whitebridge High School.

The local students join a 2,600-person voice choir, 2,300 dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, the signing choir, a stage band, specialist ensembles, and VET crew made up of students from across the state and guided by over 600 teachers.

“The Schools Spectacular is just that – a spectacular display of the incredibly talented students and staff in our public schools,” Schools Spectacular executive producer, Richard Spiewak said.

“To be chosen to perform at this world-class event is not only a testament to their talent but also an opportunity for students to nurture their love for performing while working alongside some of the finest talents in the entertainment industry.

“Congratulations to all the students who have been selected to perform at this year’s event – it is going to be fabulous.”

Schools Spectacular will take over Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on the 24th and 25th of November 2023. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketek this Friday, 28 July. Visit to find out more.