Auditions for Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows
by Richard Hellesen
Music & Lyrics by Michael Silversher
Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Audition Date: August 29 at 7:00pm
Location: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 717 Figueroa Street, Folsom
If you have received the COVID vaccine, please bring your Proof of Vaccine card. If you have not been vaccinated, please bring proof of a negative COVID test done within three days of the audition.
Masks are required at the audition.
Also, bring a headshot and resume if you have them and prepare a song of 16 bars with a recorded backing track. There will not be an accompanist at the audition.
Most roles may be filled by either males or females of any age from 12 through seniors. (Under 12 should have some experience on stage or in acting classes.)
Performances are November 13 – December 5 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00pm. Rehearsals will start October 11 and will usually be on Mondays through Thursdays in the evenings.
Rehearsals start October 11 and are usually on Monday through Thursday evenings.
Synopsis: This is a delightful musical by award winning playwright Richard Hellesen and Emmy Nominated composer Michael Silversher and directed by award winning director Allen Schmeltz. Its production appeals to children and adults alike.
This is a musical version of the classic story. Tired of spring cleaning his dismal little home, Mole ventures up into the Wide World, embarking on a series of adventures with his new companions—the clever Rat, wise old Badger and especially the motorcar-crazed Mr. Toad. From boating to caravanning to the Battle of Toad Hall, they’re adventures that, in the end, still lead back to the home that is always waiting, happy to hear a song sung like willows in the wind.
Characters
Mole
Rat
Badger
Toad
Actor 1 – Rabbit, Motorcar Owner, Second Stoat, Groaler’s Daughter, Second Passenger, Field Mouse
Actor 2 – Chief Weasel, Chauffeur, Policeman, Driver, Field Mouse
Actor 3 – Stoat, Passenger, Clerk of the Court, Bargewoman, Field Mouse
Actor 4 – Weasel, Chief Magistrate, Engine-Driver, Field Mouse