Victorian State Schools Spectacular

2008/12-13,17 | Assistant Stage Manager/Assistant Technical Manager/Choreographic Charter | Melbourne

The Victorian State Schools Spectacular is one of the largest recurring performances in Australia. It is a professionally staged production performed at Melbourne Park to audiences of over 10,000 people.
The Spectacular includes a cast of almost 3000 government school students working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment.
The dual aims are to offer an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria’s government school students and to showcase the talent that exists in schools. The resulting 2-3 hour scripted show celebrates a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama and orchestra.

Role detail

The focus with this role was to liaise with the Technical Director regarding various elements of the production;
– Generate seating plans for Massed Choir/Dance rehearsals;
– Update the Prompt Copy for the stage management department as required;
– Coordinate smooth running of Back Stage area

The focus of this was to plot the movement of each member of the mass cast (2000pax) on the field of play to the design created by the choreographer. This included stacking cast for entrances and exits.