Cherry Harmon


A lifelong love of musicals has seen Cherry’s musical theatre journey range from the Hollywood heyday movies of the 50’s through every decade up to modern-day shows like Rent and the exceptionally brilliant musical Hamilton.

Having family involvement with Whangarei Youth Music for over a decade, Cherry appreciates how communities can nurture and inspire young musicians and the importance of appropriate and accessible venues if youth are to be encouraged into the performing arts within New Zealand. She also appreciates that a modern lyric theatre, capable of fast and affordable turnaround for visiting shows, is long overdue in Whangarei since the demolition of the old Town Hall in the early 1980’s.

Cherry is a current business manager, having worked many years as a Radiographer, and has served 4 terms on the Whangarei District Council with an emphasis on Community Development.