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Auckland Grammar School’s 150th year production in association with Epsom Girls Grammar & St Cuthbert's College

Orchestra / Band -  2019

Expressions of interest for those students wishing to participate in the 2019 Orchestra / Band are now been called for - scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the register interest here

Register of interest will close the Thursday before the end of this term.


The audition process is set out below. To sign up for an audition for both lead roles and ensemble please read the following information and then click on the link to complete the sign up form.  

Sign will close on Friday 21st Sept at midday (12pm) for Rounds 2A & 2B (see bottom of page).
  •  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete pre-audition registration and photo requirements
  • Each audition will comprise 3 parts – singing, dancing, acting. If you are not willing to take part in all three areas of the audition then you will be unable to be considered for the production.
  • Please wear comfortable athletic clothing with dance footwear or sneakers.
Audition Dates & Times 

Round 1 – Open Call Audition 
Sun 9th  and Mon 10th  Sept – Centennial Theatre, Gate 1, Mountain Rd, Epsom  - now completed.

Round 2 – Open Call Auditions Round 2 Auditions A – Primarily for Epsom Girls Grammar students   - Tuesday 25th September – Location Heritage Room (AGS) (Next door to Centennial Theatre)  from 4pm to 8pm – Audition material will be the same as what is already available. Sign up using the  Round 2A Audition link on below to sign up for this Audition slot.

Time slots will be allocated in groups of 10 people.  Audition duration will be approximately half an hour.

Round 2 Auditions B – St Cuthbert’s and Auckland Grammar – Wednesday 26th September – Centennial Theatre (AGS) from 4pm to 8pm – preference on early slots. Audition material will be the same as what is already available (This slot is basically for any students unable to attend Sun 9th / Mon 10th Auditions ) - Sign up using the  Round 2B Audition link on below to sign up for this Audition slot.

Time slots will be allocated in groups of 10 people.  Audition duration will be approximately half an hour. Round 3 – Call Backs Individual character time slots  - Location:  Centennial Theatre, Gate 1, Mountain Rd, Epsom

Mon 15th Oct    4pm onward
Tue 16th Oct     4pm onward
Wed 17th Oct    4pm onward

Students will be emailed individually with details. Time slots are filled by appointment only and will be in groups according to the role you are being considered for. Audition duration is dependent on how many roles you are being called back for. 

Round 1 & 2  – Open Call Audition Requirements All people auditioning will be required to:
  • Learn and memorise a song in advance to sing solo at your audition
  • Learn and memorise a script in advance to perform at your audition
  • A small dance routine will be taught on the day to learn and perform at your audition
Please see the resource links below. 

Round 3 – Call Backs All people called back will be required to prepare specific character song(s) and scripts relating to the characters of the announced show. The show will be announced and these resources will be posted on the website before Round 3 of the auditions begin. 


Song options 
Choose either song option to perform solo at your audition.
Please learn and memorise the lyrics and melody.

Although there are vocal parts in the demonstration soundtrack, everyone needs to sing the main melody. See links below.  
Option 1:     When You’re An Adams                    From The Adams Family

                      click here for:    Lyrics    Soundtrack     Backing Track       YouTube clip

Option 2:    For Now                                                 From Avenue Q

                      click here for:    Lyrics    Soundtrack     Backing Track       YouTube clip
Script – 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee 
Males – Barfee 
Females – Olive 
Please memorise the lines for your character to perform off script in a pair at your audition.
                         click here for:   Script 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centres on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Directors Note “The greatest pitfall of adults or teens playing child characters is the urge to exaggerate childish mannerisms and speech. As with any portrayal it is important to find the human who lives at the center of your character to ensure the authenticity of the performance.” 
To sign up for the Round 1 Auditions - Sun 9th and Mon 10th  (now closed - email Mr Knightly for any queries)

To sign up for the Round 2A Auditions - Epsom Girls Grammar - Tues 25th September  click here  

To sign up for the Round 2B Auditions - St Cuthbert's / Auckland Grammar - Wed 26th September  click here

Orchestra / Band  - To register interest in being part of the Orchestra / Band  click here

If you have any further queries regarding the Auditions, I can be contacted via email at

Mr Knightly - MIC Productions