MR. TOAD'S MAD ADVENTURESPerformers ages 8-18 with some previous theatrical experience are encouraged to audition.
AUDITION DATES:Wednesday, June 26 6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday, June 27 6:30-8:00 PM
AUDITION LOCATION:Spotlight Playhouse Rehearsal Space, 24 Essex Street, 2nd Floor, Haverhill, MA
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE LOCATION:Riverside Memorial Church, 278 Groveland Street, Haverhill, MA
PERFORMANCE DATES:Friday August 17th at 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m.
REHEARSALS:Tuesday, July 16 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8:00
Thursday, July 18th (NO REHEARSAL)
Tuesday, July 23 6:30-8:00 Wednesday, July 24 6:30-8:00 Thursday, July 25 6:30-8:00
Tuesday, July 30 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, July 31 6:30-8:00
Thursday, August 1 6:30-8:00
Tuesday, August 6 6:30-8:00
Wednesday, August 7 6:30-8:00
Thursday, August 8 6:30-8:00
Monday, August 12 6:00-8:00
Tuesday, August 13 6:00-8:00
Wednesday, August 14, 6:00-9:00
Thursday, August 15, 6:00-9:00
PREPARATIONPerformers will be asked to read from the script for auditions. It is advantageous to arrive by 6:30 pm on one of the two nights. Attendance at both nights is not required.
CASTMole* – A mild-mannered, home-loving animal, and a good friend of Toad and Ratty.
Ratty* – Ratty (actually a water vole) is cultured, relaxed and friendly, with literary pretensions and a life of leisure.
Mr. Toad – The wealthy son of Toad Hall. Spoiled, conceited, and impulsive, he is prone to obsessions and crazes (such as punting, houseboats, and horse-drawn caravans), each of which in turn he becomes bored with and drops. His motoring craze eventually sees him imprisoned for theft, dangerous driving and gross impertinence to the rural police.
Badger* – Gruff and solitary, who "simply hates society." A friend of Toad's late father, Badger is uncompromising with the disappointing Toad yet remains optimistic that Toad may some day become a better man (or Toad).
House Keeper, Nurse, Car Salesman - Serve Mr. Toad.
The Chief Weasel* & his Gang* – The story's antagonists. The chief and his band of weasels, foxes and ferrets from the Wild Wood plot to take over Toad Hall.
Field Mice* – skittish and terribly afraid of the weasels.
Otter and Portly* – Cockney street vendors and friends of Ratty. The extrovert Otter is tough and self-sufficient and Portly is his young child.
Judge, Clerk, Police Officer* – Servants of the court.
The Prison Officer’s Wife (human character) – Very gruff, dislikes Toad and all privileged folks of the upper-class.
Polly, the Prison Officer’s Daughter (human character) – a "clever, wise, good girl," she helps Toad escape from prison.
The Washerwoman (human character) – Polly’s aunt, assists with Toad’s escape.
Inhabitants of the Wild Wood* – Weasels, mice, ferrets, foxes and others, who are described by Ratty thus: "all right in a way... but... well, you can't really trust them." There are also some squirrels and rabbits, who are generally good (although rabbits are described as "a mixed lot").
Barge Woman (human character) –Travels the river
* Denotes roles that may be cast with either male or female performers.
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