Southern Stars 2017 Postcards event is on August 25-26

Taking a leaf from song diva Mariah Carey, Daisy Pring hit all the high notes during the official launch of the Southern Stars 2017 Postcards extravaganza.

The Kiama High School student belted out Carey’s hit song Emotions, on Tuesday at WIN Entertainment Centre (WEC).

The 14-year-old also joined other featured singers and dancers from the Southern Stars Performing Company, in performing a snapshot of some of the show’s highlights.

’’I can’t wait for the actual show,’’ Daisy said.

‘’This is my second year as a featured singer. It’s great to be back with friends and performing with everyone.’’

IN HARMONY: Southern Stars Performing Company singers and dancers at the Southern Stars 2017 Postcards event launch. Picture: Robert Peet

IN HARMONY: Southern Stars Performing Company singers and dancers at the Southern Stars 2017 Postcards event launch. Picture: Robert Peet

Smiths Hill High School student Tahlia Legradi is also looking forward to taking part on August 25-26.

With over 3000 performers from about 120 public schools from as near as Wollongong Public School and as far as Bourke Public School, Postcards is aiming to be the biggest show so far in Southern Stars’ 17-year history.

Show executive producer Ian Millard is convinced this year’s show will be the biggest and best on record.

LET'S DANCE: Sophie Richards from Shell Cove Public was at WEC on Tuesday to help launch Southern Stars' 2017 Postcards extravaganza. Picture: Robert Peet

LET'S DANCE: Sophie Richards from Shell Cove Public was at WEC on Tuesday to help launch Southern Stars' 2017 Postcards extravaganza. Picture: Robert Peet

‘’We have circus, disco, big bands, tap, rock, ballet, pop, drama, folk, orchestra, an indigenous dance company, and musical theatre to name just a few,’’ Mr Millard said.

‘’It’s going to be big and it’s going to be loud, and like always it will be inspiring.

..like always it will be inspiring.

Ian Millard

‘’Every year we get 12,000 patrons to the shows, and everyone always leaves uplifted and moved by what they have seen and experienced.

‘’There is really nothing as exciting as seeing 3000 students giving their all, particularly in the finale numbers that form the highlight of the performances.’’

The show explores the elements that make up people’s lives – with a focus on the things that are important to us.

‘’Postcards celebrates significant moments in our history, and in our lives, and how they impact the people around us. It focusses on our connections to each other and the need we have to share the things we care deeply about,’’ he said.

‘’We are so privileged and honoured each and every year to be able to showcase the musical and performing talents of our public school students and give them the chance to perform in the biggest arena style production in NSW.’’

Four shows of Postcards will take place at WEC on August 25 (10am and 7.30pm) and August 26 (2pm and 7.30pm).

Tickets cost $49/$39/$29 and are now available from Ticketmaster outlets.