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Search begins for new stars for Christmas extravaganza

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Search begins for new stars for Christmas extravaganza

Do you have the talent, the ambition and the star quality to be part of one of New Zealand’s biggest Christmas musical spectaculars?

The producers of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, now in its 18th year, are searching the nation for this year’s most talented new stars to perform in the popular Christmas musical production.

Artistic producer Kate Ward-Smythe, who has worked with the event since 1994, is looking for exciting new talent to perform alongside some of the nation’s most well known and celebrated entertainers both at the two live concerts and through the primetime TV3 broadcast.

Says Ms Ward Smythe, ”Every year we’re totally impressed by the number of incredibly gifted singers and artists discovered through the auditions. Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park provides a unique and wonderful opportunity for talented newcomers to strut their stuff alongside a star studded line-up of some of New Zealand’s best singers, dancers and musicians.”

Aspiring performers are encouraged to apply to audition online by submitting photos, video footage or a recording with their audition application. This will serve as the first stage of the audition process and if the producers are impressed, the applicant will be invited to attend one of the audition workshops being held in Auckland and Christchurch in early August.

This year the experienced talent spotters are keen to discover talented new star soloists as well as inspirational dance groups with the “wow” factor.

So if you think you have what it takes to share the stage with some of New Zealand’s biggest stars, go to and make an online application - and the dream could become a reality!

Editor’s Note - Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2011 Concert Dates
Saturday, 26 November, 2011 North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Saturday, 10 December, 2011 Auckland Domain

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