Solid Gold

Production Team

Jenny Bennett

Mel Henshilwood

Stacy Manktelow

Book Audition

Quality Hotel Plymouth International

Nov 24 – Dec 16

New Plymouth Operatic are auditioning for their 2017 Xmas Show “Solid Gold” in partnership with the Quality Hotel Plymouth International.

This cabaret style show of popular music is presented in 3 sets of songs while patrons enjoy a 3 course meal and night of entertainment and dancing in the Grand Ballroom at the Plymouth Hotel.

Traditionally the audiences are a mix of work Xmas functions and private groups looking for a fun night out.

We will be using backing tracks but will be putting our own spin on some classic Solid Gold Hits.

We are looking for singers and dancers for various styles of music from 1960s to today.

This years production team are Jenny Bennett, Mel Henshilwood and Stacy Manktelow.

If you are looking for a fun outlet for your inner diva or rock star persona then come and show us what you can do!!

To book an audition time or to find out more information please contact us.

Saturday 29th July

NPOS Rooms on King Street

From 11am – 4pm

If you are unable to make this day/time please let us know and we will try to arrange an alternative time

SINGERS – Male and Female

Lead Singers
Onstage Backing Singers
All roles require movement

DANCERS – Male and Female

Various styles needed
Will need to sing company numbers


Thursday 23rd
Friday 24th
Saturday 25th
Monday 27th


Friday 1st
Saturday 2nd
Friday 8th
Saturday 9th
Friday 15th
Saturday 16th

You must also be available every night from Sunday 19th – Wednesday 22nd November for rehearsals at the Hotel

Rehearsal Days will be:

Sunday – Late afternoon, early evening
Monday – evening
Wednesday – evening

EXTRA rehearsal will be required as we get closer to opening night


Please select one song from the list below and have prepared one Verse and Chorus. Everyone will also be required to sing one Verse and Chorus of Blame it on the Boogie. You will be taught a short movement sequence during your audition to Blame it on the Boogie.

Angels – Robbie Williams
Sound of Silence – Disturbed
Good Times – Jimmy Barnes and Michael Hutchence
I am Woman – Helen Reddy
In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
24 Hrs from Tulsa – Gene Pitney
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin


Please prepare a short routine 30 seconds to 1 min long to one of the songs listed below. You may also be asked to do a short impromptu to one of the other songs on the list.

Angels – Robbie Williams
Good Times – Jimmy Barnes  and Michael Hutchence
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Beat it – Michael Jackson
Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
You will also be required to sing one Verse and Chorus of Blame it on the Boogie