Following on from a hugely successful 2021 iteration in June, organisers of the long-running student musical extravaganza Star Struck are certainly not resting on their laurels.
With the dust barely settled around Star Struck 2021 Rise Up, plans are already afoot on the 2022 show, which will celebrate 30 years of Star Struck.
And organisers are now on the hunt for the next crop of talented students with nominations now open for a vocal role or a rock band spot in next year’s event.
Budding vocalists interested in a featured artist, backing vocalist or core choir slot will certainly be put through their paces in a three-round audition process.
The first round is a video audition, followed by two live audition workshops as rounds two and three.
Similarly, the rock band auditions will be held across two rounds – a video audition and live audition workshop and organisers are looking for guitarists (both acoustic and electric) bass guitarists, keyboard players and drummers who are able to play in pop/rock styles.
Star Struck is a NSW Department of Education annual performing arts event for Newcastle, the Hunter and Central Coast public school students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The program brings together students from very small Primary Schools to large comprehensive High Schools from diverse backgrounds. Students have the opportunity to participate as part of combined dance, drama or choir, with their school groups, or if successful at an audition can participate as featured vocalists or instrumentalists.
In addition to these on stage roles students also participate as members of the student stage management, choreographic and props design teams.
Applications for Star Struck 2022 and more information can be found here.