State School Spectacular - Cancelled

We are saddened to announce that the public health team has recommended the 2021 Victorian State Schools Spectacular be cancelled due to current COVID-19 restrictions and ongoing uncertainty as a result of the pandemic.

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Please see the below letter from the Department of Educations Performing Arts Unit. 

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We are saddened to announce that the public health team has recommended the 2021 Victorian State Schools Spectacular be cancelled due to current COVID-19 restrictions and ongoing uncertainty as a result of the pandemic.
 
Rehearsals at John Cain Arena were to commence on Wednesday 1 September through to the performance day scheduled for Saturday 11 September.
 
Our hearts go out to the talented and diligent student cast and crew who have been training and rehearsing for months to put on a fantastic show.
 
We are grateful for the support of Spectacular school communities, teachers, parents and the team of industry professionals who enabled these amazing young people to participate in this performing arts program, but the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved is always our priority.
 
An electronic Spectacular Year Book will be produced to recognise the hard work, perseverance and achievements of the student participants. It will capture images and videos of all the student cast and crew over the past seven months of preparation, and will be made freely available online.
 
Plans for the 2022 Spectacular performing arts program are already underway, as online auditions and school registrations take place from October, and statewide training will kick off in February 2022 - and we encourage all students keen to be involved again in 2022 to register, audition and get ready for what we hope is a much more Spectacular year.

**Please use this communication to inform your students, staff and school community. We will be in touch shortly with details around the year book.**

Sincerely,
Performing Arts Unit
Department of Education and Training