Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage (CGEN) continues to give students, teachers and school communities the opportunity to be involved in a professionally produced, award-winning arena spectacular. Since its inception in 2005, the large-scale event has grown from a cast of 550 students to more than 1800 and is nationally renowned for its outstanding and vibrant display of state school talent. Performances in 2018 will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
The experience gives students the chance to acquire new skills by working with some of Australia's leading performers in a world-class venue. For many students taking part, it is their first time performing on an arena stage, while for others it is a valuable stepping stone in their career as young artists in the performing arts industry.
CGEN rehearsals provide an opportunity for students to display their talents and extend their networks with professional artists. Auditions, workshops and rehearsals give students a taste of the wider performing arts industry that has seen many Queenslanders achieve great success on the international stage.
This incredible program is a unique and rewarding experience for both students and teachers. It celebrates access to the arts and encourages students of all levels of performance ability to get involved.
Take a look at the 2017 production in this video created by members of the student media crew.
CGEN is proudly presented by the Department of Education and Training and sponsored by QUT, AEG Ogden, The Courier-Mail, Network Ten, Nova 106.9, The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and QSuper.
For further information please email the Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage project team or visit the official Facebook page .
This page was last reviewed on 06 Nov 2017
Catch Network Ten's national broadcast of CGEN 2017 on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 1.30pm.