Spectaculars & Ceremonies

Mary Lopez AM has been behind dozens of major public events in Australia, involving high profile entertainers, as well as talented youth. Her passion and commitment to the Music and Entertainment Industry has helped to shape the Events, Music and Entertainment Industries as they stand today. Her productions are of an International standard due to the wealth of knowledge and expertise that she developed over her career.

Her significant productions from 1984 – 2008 include  25 Schools Spectaculars, 10 ‘An Australian Christmas’ pageants at Darling Harbour, ‘NSW Premier’s Concerts’, Australia Day Ceremonies for the NSW Government, the ‘World Indigenous People’s Conference’ Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the ‘Australia Day Concert’ at the World Expo in Tsukuba, Japan, the ‘Papal Welcome’ and ‘Celebration for the Beatification of Mary MacKillop’, and ‘Jubilee 2000′ at Sydney Super Dome featuring more than 20,000 young performers from Catholic schools.

The focus of her work was to create and direct productions celebrating a proud Australia, that were inclusive of groups that had been left out of standard expressions of Australian cultural life. Mary’s work has always featured and promoted the richness of Australia’s indigenous cultures, the abilities of disabled groups, and the cultural diversity of ethnic minorities.

Schools Spectacular

An Australian Christmas Darling Harbour

Australia Day Ceremony for NSW

Papal Welcome and Celebration – Mary MacKillop

Major Sporting Spectaculars

Anthony Mundine Event Entertainment

World Expo – Australia Day Concert

QANTAS National Talent Search

NSW Premier’s Concert

Darling Harbour Initiatives of Mary Lopez

Grand Opening of Manly Wharf

Jubilee 2000

Spectacular Opening of Skygarden

Australia Remembers VP Day Gala Celebrations

  • Dawn Fraser AO

    "Mary's given more young Australian performers a chance to shine than any other Australian I know"

  • Paula Duncan

    “I consider Mary Lopez one of the true talent discoverers. She has found and established some of the great talents of Australia, including Human Nature"


    "Mary Lopez is a wonderful Australian and a generous giver"
  • John Williamson, Country Singer

    "Mary loves Australia and this love shines through in everything she does"

  • Father Chris Riley

    "In the words of Batchelor Girl – Mary encourages and gives our kids ‘permission to shine’"

  • Human Nature

    “Mary believed in us … she nurtured us, developed our talent. She’s always there for us and we’ll always be there for her.”

  • Contact Details

    Mary Lopez AM

    Entertainment and Talent Director
    TDP Artistic Director and CEO
    Emeritus Director Schools Spectacular

    p: +61 (0)2 9954 5540



    "Mary Lopez is one of the most professional, dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic people I have ever met"
  • Bound For Broadway Documentary

  • 2011 TDP Graduation Screening on Aurora TV

    2011 Talent Development Project Graduation Spectacular

    Premiere Screening 6pm on September 24th

    Aurora TV, Channel 183 on Foxtel and Austar

    Aurora TV is the proud Broadcast Partner of the TDP