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 Society puts on every year, says President Howard Rozon.

“That’s also overflowed in to our Christmas Cabaret Shows at the Plymouth Hotel and this year we have a good percentage of new people in that.

“There’s only a couple from the cast of Les Miserables in that, but it’s a different audience we cater for in that show.’’

The logistics behind the shows is considerable, says Howard. “Putting on that show involves almost the same amount of time and effort as it does to put on our main show at the TSB Showplace.

“But it’s a good fundraiser for us and I need to thank Darrin and Anna Muggeridge, who run the hotel. Their girls have appeared in a few of our shows and the family’s been a great supporter of us, which we appreciate.”

Tickets are available now via the Quality Hotel Plymouth International.
Phone 06 759 9128 or 0800 800 597 or email

Article written by Gordon Brown. Photo by Jacqui Jones.
First published in the Taranaki Daily News on 13 July 2018.