Some of the nation’s most promising young stars performed at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) in a Talent Development Project (TDP) concert today, which tested the venue’s spectacular theatre ahead of its official December launch.
The invite-only TDP Live concert, was part of ICC Sydney’s testing and commissioning program and was attended by 3,000 school children and friends of TDP, all of whom were among the first to witness ICC Sydney Theatre and the team in action.
Current students from the TDP and successful alumni took to the stage, including winner of The Voice 2014, Anja Nissen; Amanda Harrison, known for originating the role of Elphaba in the Australian production of Wicked; and Trevor Ashley, star of the world premiere of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said the concert was a great opportunity to foster the future of talent in Australia and showcase the new home of entertainment in Sydney.
“We’re were thrilled to host this show with the amazing TDP performers. The concert put ICC Sydney Theatre’s amazing facilities to the test, including Australia’s largest purpose-built stage area, which at 44m wide, is up to twice the size of many Australian live concert venues. Attendees were also blown away by stellar audio visual technical equipment, and the innovative fan-shaped design which provides unobstructed views for up to 9,000 people when at capacity.