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Les Miserables Opening Night Review

Expectations exceeded with quality production

Review by Gordon Brown. Photos by Chris Hill.

Announcing an extended season before a show even starts ensures expectations are high.

On opening night those expectations were justified, even exceeded, when the curtain went up on the New Plymouth Operatic Society’s production of Les Miserables.


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‘Raw Emotion’ of Les Miserables

Sam Mitchell (left), who is playing Enjolras, and Ben Paterson (right), who is playing Marius, are looking forward to Thursday’s opening night.

Taking people on the Les Miserables journey

The emotion of Les Miserables keeps it strong years after it was written, say two of the

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The Revolution is Beginning

Fernando Tarango, who plays lead Jean Valjean, and Maria Mosquera, who plays heroine Fantine, are looking forward to Thursday’s opening night of Les Miserables.

NP Operatic’s Les Miserables cast and crew in full scale military operation to get ready for opening night

It’s not often a

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The Timeless Trio of Operatic

Kevin, Anthony & Ann have been involved in all three NPOS productions of Les Miserables.

It was nearly quarter of a century ago, in 1994, when the New Plymouth Operatic Society first put on Les Miserables. Well known New Plymouth singers Kevin Landrigan, Ann Stewart and

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Les Mis as you’ve never seen it

Les Miserables director Warren Bates doesn’t mince his words when asked to rate the show.

“It’s ‘legendary’. It’s the grandfather of the grandfather of shows. I know a lot of people have seen the show before, which is why I’ve tried to make it more accurate

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Les Miserables a real Taranaki show

Cast members: Shaun Campbell, Tracey Blake, Sam Barrett and Chrys Podjursky join the cast of Les Miserables.

In the lead up to the opening of New Plymouth Operatics production of Les Miserables, Gordon Brown speaks to some locals in the cast.

The society putting on Les Miserables

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Christmas Cabaret Better Than Ever

Howard Rozon performing with the Cast of Solid Gold at the Plymouth Hotel, Dec 2017

Having a number of new faces appearing on stage in Les Miserables has also meant a record number auditioning to be part of the ever-popular Christmas Cabaret Shows the New Plymouth Operatic

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Give it a Go! Bro

From left to right – Howard Rozon; Elicia-May Hitchcock; Tem Hodson

New Plymouth Operatic Society president Howard Rozon agrees with cast member Elicia-May Hitchcock, who says with the re-emergence of kapa haka groups, could mean more Māori should get involved in the Operatic Society.

“I certainly have the

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A New Captain at the Helm

Howard’s elevation to the top job caps a 16-year association with the NPOS.

Howard Rozon is stoked Les Miserables is having its season extended due to popular demand.

“That’s a tribute to everyone involved in the show and to all of the people who have been involved in

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