It's a professional show with hundreds of youngsters, but for every on-stage star there's a bunch of volunteers not making a song and dance about their part.
The performing arts production of CAPERS is just weeks away, and working away quietly in in the background are hundreds of teachers, parents and carers pitching in to make it the best it can be.
It's the 10th biennial event, the theme is Carnivale, and rehearsals, costume-making and prop-building has been under way for months.
At Nemingha Public School recently, about 25 people turned up to cut, sew and glue whatever needed doing.
School CAPERS co-ordinator Vanessa Miller said the region was "so lucky to have such a large-scale opportunity for students to perform, a wonderful experience they'll remember for years to come".
"I know I performed in similar things when I was young and I cherished those special moments," Mrs Miller said.
"I grew up in Tamworth but we had to travel to Schools Spectacular in Sydney; now we've got our own local production here I think we should support."
Mrs Miller said it was her third time involved and she thanked the working bee volunteers for "such a wonderful job ... and giving up their Sunday to help".
The regional showcase of student talent from kindergarten to year 12 is organised and run by the NSW Department of Education.
There will be music, dance, song and even a touch of street theatre at the performances.
This year there will be a massed choir of 200 voices; groups doing tap, ballet, modern and contemporary dances; about 80 musicians, including in a concert band; and individual song, dance and drama items.
It will be held at Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on November 8 and 9.