Adapted by John Jakes
From the book by Kenneth Grahame
Music by Claire Strauch
Directed by Geoff Hall and Alicia Greathouse
Run: Performances will be March 17-26, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Open Call: Please attend one of the following: Sunday, December 11, 6:00-8:00pm, Monday, December 12, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Meadville Community Theatre (400 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA). Please enter through the front door and wait in the lobby to your left.
Audition details: Ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to attend. Please prepare a song to perform.
Show synopsis: Mole and his friend the River Rat decide to visit the famous Toad of Toad Hall, who is as charming a gentle-toad as you could wish to meet. However, when Toad gets enthusiastic about something — well, nothing exceeds like excess, and his new enthusiasm is for motoring! Mole and Rat, unable to control their friend, seek the counsel of the wise old Badger, but in doing so, they stir up the Wildwood Gang. Poor Toad gets thrown into jail for reckless driving and polluting the quiet forest, so the Wildwood Gang and Fox move into stately Toad Hall. Fortunately, the Jail Keeper’s daughter thinks Toad is handsome, and doesn’t deserve life imprisonment, and helps him to escape. With his friends, he then sets out to recover Toad Hall! This magnificent adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s ebullient classic, combined with beautiful music, results in an original musical with the quality of a first-class Broadway show!
“Wind in the Willows” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com