Audition for season 2 on Sat 7th August 2021

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The Way of the Raukura is a stage musical inspired by true events. Following a sold out season one, we are performing in Taranaki (March 17-19, 2022) and then a second season in Auckland.
Read more about the show and the events that it was drawn from below.



1880’s New Zealand comes to life

… with engaging characters, climactic events and an evocative set. The Way of the Raukura follows the fortunes of two historical characters (Samuel Crombie Brown and Wiremu Hiroki) who come to Parihaka just prior to the invasion. What happens when a wanted criminal seeks refuge in a pacifist village? What happens when a news reporter breaks a government media ban? And what happens when an army of 1,600 marches on Parihaka?

On Guy Fawkes Day 1881…

1,600 soldiers and volunteers marched on a flourishing, peaceful village that had become a haven for dispossessed Māori. Led by Native Affairs Minister John Bryce, an overwhelming use of force was considered necessary to solve ‘The West Coast Problem’. But instead of the expected bloodbath, some very different actions ensued. Actions that revealed the heart of a very special Māori community. Actions that reverberated across the world and down through history’s pages. Actions that speak hope amidst the wounds of racial division and suffering in today’s world.


Important Notes (please read):
  • Please complete and send this form by 4th August to be accepted for an audition
  • Auditions will be at Mt Albert Baptist Church on Saturday 7th August.
  • Auditions have a time maximum time frame of six minutes.  During that time please bring something to sing and something that gives some idea of your acting. 
  • A pianist is available for your audition if required
  • There is no dance audition, but the show is fully choreographed so some dancing ability is a big help
  • All roles available are on an unpaid basis
  • Callbacks will be on Saturday 14th August
  • Rehearsals will begin on 22nd August
  • Please do not audition if you are not in a position to fully commit to availability for rehearsals.
  • Performances are in the New Plymouth Opera House (aka TSB Theatre).  Performers need to be available from Tues 15-Sun 20 March for the trip to Taranaki and performances on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (We are also planning Auckland performances for after the Taranaki trip).


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