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Star Struck Director Annie Devine introduces this year's 25th anniversary schools spectacular.

The Hunter and Central Coast schools’ annual performing arts extravaganza Star Struck will be a shining delight this year.

As a celebration of Star Struck’s 25th birthday Shine On will take the audience on a journey that explores all things that shine: reflecting on the past whilst sending a message to our audiences and the community that we aim to shine on into the future, for another 25 years!

Over the past 25 years an estimated 75,000 public school students’ lives have been changed by this wonderful arts program and Shine On is an absolute tribute to all of the memories that Star Struck has provided for them.

Star Struck is a unique large-scale performing arts event showcasing the talent in NSW Public Schools made possible through the support of Glencore as major partners. 

It is a showcase of dance, drama and music performed by students from Kindergarten to Year 12 from a vast network of NSW public schools. 

This year’s spectacular showcase will be held at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, June 16 and 17, 2017.

Star Struck provides performance and learning opportunities for students in the arts and fosters an appreciation of performing arts. 

The program brings together students from very small primary schools to large comprehensive high schools from diverse backgrounds.

The show features over 3500 students including a 500 voice choir, 60 piece orchestra as well as dancers, singers and drama students from Hunter and Central Coast schools.

Audiences can expect a tribute to the last 25 years as well as a variety of shining examples of the talent, passion and enthusiasm of Star Struck performers and the Star Struck community.

Star Struck 2017 – Shine On will be presented by Public Schools New South Wales in partnership with Major Sponsor, Glencore, at Newcastle Entertainment Centre 10.30am and 7pm on Friday 16 June, and at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday 17 June. 

Tickets are available through Ticketek. 

Don’t miss your eight-page souvenir Star Struck lift-out in Friday’s Newcastle Herald