Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage has celebrated its ninth year with four arena-style shows staged at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank.
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Each year, the most talented dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland state schools come together to stage one of the state's largest performing arts events. More than 1500 students from across Queensland showcase their talent by starring in the professionally produced show alongside some of Queensland's leading professional artists.
Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage aims to mentor and foster the next generation of performers and provides opportunities for them to work with and learn from professional artists. This annual entertainment event has launched the professional careers of many students who have gone on to star in theatre, television and musical productions. These include Sarah Bakker, who is currently realising her dreams starring on Broadway in New York as the world's most famous nanny, Mary Poppins.
The show featured:
Audiences were wowed by the dazzling display of some of the best young performing artists from Queensland state schools, spectacular special effects and performances by CGEN professional artists and mentors including world-renowned jazz musician and Queensland Music Festival director James Morrison and The Voice's Luke Kennedy.
Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2013 was proudly presented by the Department of Education, Training and Employment, Principal partner Queensland University of Technology , Major partners QSuper and The Courier-Mail , broadcast partner Network Ten , radio partner B105 and venue partner Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre .
This page was last reviewed on 21 Oct 2013
Nominations for the ten-year anniversary of CGEN are now open.
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