Star Struck is back with 2021 ‘Rise Up’ performances

Irrawang High School Drummers as part of Star Struck 2019


STAR Struck is back again in 2021 with the fitting theme ‘Rise Up’.

After a devastating cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19, students from all over Newcastle, Port Stephens and the Central Coast are ready to hit the stage again in what is sure to be one of the biggest celebrations of the entertainment industry.

Star Struck is a show that features thousands of primary and high school students from the local area.

Students and schools have the opportunity to audition for roles in drama, dance, orchestra and singing, with only the very best being selected.

Casey Horner, Star Struck Operations Manager, said the theme of Rise Up was initially intended to show support to all those who had endured bushfires and floods in 2019/20.

“It was symbolic of the rising up from the elements, from people working together to Rise Up from adversity,” said Ms Horner.

“Now after another year of hardship and change the theme seems equally fitting, and a positive way to come together once again.

“As 2020 changed people’s lives in ways we never thought possible, we felt it right to plan a show that reflected change and acknowledged the current social, economic and physical landscape in our communities.”

This year’s show will be significantly different from previous productions in the past, with 3000 students divided across two casts.

There will be no interval and the show has been reduced to 90 minutes.

From the Port Stephens and Myall Coast area there are a number of talented students taking part in every aspect of the show, from featured dancers to drama students.

The show will be held at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June 2021 with four performances in total and the casts assigned as follows:

Friday 18 June 11.30am Matinee – Cast A

Friday 18 June 7pm – Cast B

Saturday 19 June 1.30pm Matinee – Cast B

Saturday 19 June 7pm – Cast A

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.



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