Hotel hosts show

The New Plymouth Operatic Society's Christmas show Kiwi Made opens on Thursday.

It is a celebration of all things Kiwi. The season, which runs until December 22 at the Plymouth Hotel, is heavily booked but a few seats are available. Bookings can be made at the hotel.

The society's show for 2013 will take the audience back to the swinging 60s with the Broadway smash hit musical Hairspray set to open at the TSB Theatre on June 14.

Auditions are set for the weekend of February 9-10.

Carolyn Murphy directs the production and she is joined by Paul Adams, as musical director, and Petreena Lester, as assistant choreographer.

A pre-audition night will be held on Sunday, December 2, at 7pm at the New Plymouth Operatic Rooms in King St. Anyone keen to audition or just be involved, is encouraged to attend and meet the creative team, learn about the show, about New Plymouth Operatic and about the audition process and requirements.

Audition material and information will also be made available on the NPOS website ( before Christmas.

"As you can see preparations for Hairspray are now in full swing," said New Plymouth Operatic president Kevin Landrigan.

"The team is in place, the theatre is booked and the fantastic set, props and costumes are set and ready to go, having recently completed the New Zealand premier season in Wellington."

Tickets for Hairspray go on sale early next year.

Taranaki Daily News