EIGHTEEN years on and the nerves are still there.
Star Struck took off with a bang at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre last night, celebrating its longevity with the theme ‘‘The Original’’.
The show explores the theme through more than 12 segments exploring originality in everything from flavours to toys, all expressed by a 550-voice choir.
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More than 3000 performers from 140 schools around the Hunter and Central Coast will take the stage in every performance of the enormous stage show.
Star Struck will hold two shows today at 10.30am and 7pm, with another 7pm performance scheduled for tomorrow.
Tickets are from $28 and are available through Ticketek.