AUDITIONS

AUDITION NOTICE(s)

 

Medina County Show Biz Presents
Auditions for THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS 
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th 2pm-6pm
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th 6pm-10pm
Potential Callbacks MONDAY DECEMBER 9th 6pm-10pm
Sign up for an Audition Slot Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fafa629abf85-thewind

Location: Auditions will be held at Medina United Methodist Church (4747 Foote Road)
Directed by Will C. Crosby
Musically Directed by Carey Knox
Choreography by Alex Craig
Assistant Directed by James Kovach
Pit Direction By Mike McClintok
Costume Design by Kaylea Kudlaty
 
PRODUCTION DATES:
March 6th-15th (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm)

Regular Rehearsals will start January 4th. Rehearsals will be held based on actor availability. 4-5 days a week expected. Sunday-Thursday 6:30-9:30
Questions? Contact the director, Will C. Crosby – Willcodycrosby@gmail.com
 
PREPARATION
Please prepare 2 contrasting songs (32 bars) in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music in the appropriate key (accompanist will be provided).
Bring a headshot and resume if you have them.
Please bring a list of conflict dates you may have during the rehearsal period. No conflicts will be accepted for any performance dates or during tech week.
Medina does not offer union contracts or cast understudies and all performers are volunteers.
 
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Book by Julian Fellowes
Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame
Original Production Produced by Jamie Hendry

Show Information:
This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Full of humor, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is the perfect fit for family audiences everywhere.
THIS IS THE ALL AGES OHIO PREMIERE. 
 
 Casting Requirements-Looking for a cast of 30, This show will have an Multi-Generational Cast. Looking for between 8-12 children and 20 teens and adults.
Portia- A young otter pup always getting herself into trouble.
Gender: Female
Age: 12-16
Voice Part: Mezzo Soprano
Mole- A curious mole new to the neighborhood looking for friendship and adventure.
Gender: Male
Age: 16-30
Voice Part:Tenor 
Rat- A Rat very much stuck in his ways and against change, however a true friend at heart and always kind to those he cares about.
Gender: Male
Age:25-40
Voice Part: Baritone 
Ms. Otter- Portia’s Mother, always chasing her daughter and trying to keep her safe.
Gender: Female 
Age: 30-60 
Voice Part: Mezzo Alto 
Toad- A Bold Self Centered Toad, Always interested in the next big thing, his flippant attitude gets him into trouble. Deep down has a heart of gold. 
Gender: Male
Age: 20-30
Voice Part: High Tenor 
Chief Weasel- A sneaky weasel trying to take over toad hall, the main antagonist of the story.
Gender: Male/Female
Age: 20-40
Voice Part:High Tenor 
Mr. Badger- A wise leader, caring friend, and overall wonderful animal. Leads the friends on a quest to restore order in the neighborhood.
Gender: Male
Age: 30-60
Voice Part: Baritone
Horse- The Carriage Driver, Must Tap Dance, fun feature solo for a strong dancer and vocalist.
Gender: Female
Age: 16-40
Voice Part: Mezzo Alto
Lesser Weasel- Chiefs sidekick and punching bag, great comedic timing is a must. 
Gender: Male
Age: 16-30
Voice Part: Baritone 
Sheryl Stoat- Chiefs sidekick, much smarter than all the other weasels. Great dancer is a must!
Gender: Female
Age: 18-30
Voice Part: Mezzo Soprano
The Galloers Daughter- A sneaky washer woman who helps toad escape from prison, has a big duet in act 2 with toad. 
Gender:Female
Age:16-30
Voice Part: Mezzo Soprano
Mr. Hedgehog- A cautious and nervous father
Gender: Male
Age: 25-50
Voice Part: Baritone
Mrs. Hedgehog- A Cautious and Nervous Mother
Gender: Male
Age: 25-50
Voice Part:Mezzo Soprano
Two Hedgehog Children- Cautious and Nervous Children
Gender: Male/Female
Age:8-14
Voice Part: Childrens Voice
Three Swallows (April, May, and June)- Swallows Heading South for the Winter, Big Trio Song in Act 1, Will double as Weasels
Gender: Female
Age: 12-24
Voice Part: Strong Mature Voices, All Vocal Parts
The Barge Woman- A Loud and Annoying Barge Woman who Toad tries to scam out of food and shelter but is to smart for him.
Gender: Female
Age: 30-60
Voice Part: Alto
The Judge-An Unfair Judge who will do anything to put Toad in Jail.
Gender:Male
Age: 30-60
Voice Part: Baritone
Ensemble (Bank Animals, Field Mice, Weasels, Humans)
All Ensemble members will have many featured moments in the show,
All Genders, Body Types, and Ethnicities will be considered for all parts. Most Characters will play multiple parts.

Questions? Contact the director, Will C. Crosby –Willcodycrosby@gmail.com

 
 

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