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2019 Show Announcement

2017-10-27T14:13:25+00:00

Get ready for the ride of your life Taranaki, because, Finally, New Plymouth Operatic has announced that the international smash hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will drive on into the TSB Showplace in June 2019. A Divalicious Musical Comedy, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is

Les Miserables Director announced

2017-10-27T14:13:44+00:00

New Plymouth Operatic have today announced that premiere Director Warren Bates has signed on to direct the societies 2018 production of Les Miserables.

From the moment we heard a whisper that the Les Miserables rights might be becoming available, we hoped we would be able to secure Warren’s services” said New Plymouth Operatic President Kevin Landrigan. 

New Life Membership

2017-03-29T00:29:59+00:00

It is with great honour that New Plymouth Operatic bestow a life membership to Jenny Bennett.

 

Jenny Bennett

Jenny has been involved with New Plymouth Operatic since 1975 (she must have been very young!) appearing onstage in Lil’ Abner.  More than 40 years later

2018 Show Announcement

2017-03-29T00:30:30+00:00

The Time. Is Now. The Day. Is Here.

New Plymouth Operatic have announced that New Zealand’s favourite musical, Les Miserables, will be staged at New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace in July 2018, representing the premiere of the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium’s 25th Anniversary tour.

“Just about without exception, Les Miserables is a firm favourite with everyone at New Plymouth

The Sound of Music

2017-03-28T22:33:47+00:00

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical.

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually

Wizard of Oz

2017-03-28T22:34:38+00:00

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world.

Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

West Side Story

2017-03-28T22:34:04+00:00

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks.

Their struggle to

The Producers

2017-03-28T22:33:33+00:00

The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

At the core of the insanely

Oliver

2017-03-28T22:32:27+00:00

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist falls in with a group of street-urchin pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger and masterminded by the criminal Fagin.

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