The first 2019 Schools Spectacular rehearsal has been declared a success.
Performers from across Wollongong, Illawarra and Southern Highlands are now fully focused on the countdown to show week.
Former Moss Vale High School Student Haydon Loane is one of the featured dancers for the Schools Spectacular, while Rheece Philipse also of Moss Vale High School will play an important role behind the scenes putting his Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entertainment Studies skills to use.
Four Schools Spectacular shows are locked in to Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney's Olympic Park on November 22 at 11 and 7.30 pm and November 23 at 1 pm and 7.30 pm November.
Schools Spectacular brings together a galaxy of talent includes 40 featured performers, an incredible 100-piece symphony orchestra, stage band, 2,700-voice choir, 2,300 amazing dancers, the D'Arts Ensemble disability program, the Aboriginal Dance Company, puppets and an indispensable behind-the-scenes team.
Co-Executive Producer, Rosemary Davis was delighted by the how well the rehearsal came together.
"It was the best ever," Ms Davis said.
"Everyone was just amazing and there was an exciting energy with every performance.
"The success of the rehearsal is a great start and a huge motivation as the pace of practise gathers momentum for schools and ensembles.
"We're very excited how the show is coming together."
Ms Davis said the theme of this year's Schools Spectacular is STARS.
Each star will contribute to a Schools Spectacular that in the true spirit of variety, the fast-paced show will transition through a colourful choreographed kaleidoscope of music from pop and hip hop to the classics, from a crescendo of massed voices to stunning solos, and a full spectrum of dance styles.
Tickets for the show are still available through Ticketek, but book soon to avoid disappointment.