Drama

Drama

Auckland Grammar School, together with Epsom Girls Grammar School and St Cuthbert's College are delighted to announce that the 2019 combined production will be The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Music and Lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humour.

Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, they spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

Six spellers enter; one speller leaves triumphant! At least the losers get a juice box!

The full cast list is below - the female leads are divided up between students from Epsom Girls Grammar (EGGS) and St Cuthbert's College (SC):

Cast Nouns

  • Rona Lisa Peretti - Ellie Cammell (EGGS)
  • Douglas Panch - Oliver Madsen
  • Mitch Mahoney - Watson Filikitonga
  • Olive Ostrovsky - Isobel Getty (EGGS)
  • William Morris Barfée - Richard Boswell
  • Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre - Roisin Buckley (SC)
  • Marcy Park - Eva Matheson (SC)
  • Leaf Coneybear - Oliver Christie
  • Charlito "Chip" Tolentino - Sam Miller
  • Jane Davell - Lily Wright (EGGS)
  • Carl Grubenierre - Quinn Le Cren
  • Dan Schwartz - Thomas Manson
  • Leaf's Mom - Arabella Patrick (SC)
  • Leaf's Dad - Ben Ross
  • Olive's Mom - Sarah Boswell (SC)
  • Olive's Dad - Ben Ross
  • Jesus - Andrei Prunila

Cast Verbs

  • Rona Lisa Peretti - Ellie Cammell (EGGS)
  • Douglas Panch - Oliver Madsen
  • Mitch Mahoney - Watson Filikitonga
  • Olive Ostrovsky - Isobel Getty (EGGS)
  • William Morris Barfée - Richard Boswell
  • Logainne Schwartz and Grubenierre - Roisin Buckley (SC)
  • Marcy Park - Eva Matheson (SC)
  • Leaf Coneybear - Oliver Christie
  • Charlito "Chip" Tolentino - Sam Miller
  • Jane Davell - Arabella Patrick (SC)
  • Carl Grubenierre - Quinn Le Cren
  • Dan Schwartz - Thomas Manson
  • Leaf's Mom - Lily Wright (EGGS)
  • Leaf's Dad - Ben Ross
  • Olive's Mom - Sarah Boswell (SC)
  • Olive's Dad - Ben Ross
  • Jesus - Andrei Prunila