Sat, Feb 11|
Storyteller Theatre Arts Studio
Auditions: "Wind in the Willows"
Storyteller Theatre is seeking local actors of all types, ages, and experiences for our adapted production of "Wind in the Willows" on Saturday, February 11th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
Time & Location
Feb 11, 2:00 PM – Feb 12, 5:00 PM
Storyteller Theatre Arts Studio, 201 N Broadway Ave suite 208, Moore, OK 73160, USA
About the event
Storyteller Theatre is seeking local actors of all types, ages, and experiences for our adapted live production of "Wind in the Willows" on Saturday, February 11th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
This show will consist of strong creative movement as well as musicality. Actors auditioning need not feel discouraged if you are not musical or move well. Please come and try! We ask that if you have special skills such as tumbling, playing instruments, singing, roller skating, then to please specify and put on your resume. Please bring a headshot, resume, and all known, existing conflicts with you.
Initial auditions will consist of cold reads and sides from the script.
Invited call-backs will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, but may not run the entire length of time.
Performances for "Wind in the Willows" will run Thursday-Sunday evenings with matinee performances on Saturday and Sundays. Performances begin May 11th through May 21st.
Rehearsals will begin April 10th and be held Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday rehearsals will be scheduled if needed and given advance notice. Please note that not all cast members will be called for every rehearsal. Tech week is mandatory and will begin Saturday, May 6th with Sunday off and begin Monday-Wednesday, May 8th-10th from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. If we cast any children in the show, they will be released by 8:30pm
SYNOPSIS & LIST OF CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Mole. Ratty. Badger. The infamous Mr. Toad! Together, alongside a rich cast of characters, these four friends will take you on a wild ride through the seasons as they tumble and stumble to find their place in the world. Shy and curious Mole craves a life of adventure in the world above-ground where he befriends good hearted Ratty and sensible Badger. Their friendship is put to the test as impulsive Toad consistently gives himself over to antics such as stealing motor cars and hustling them recklessly about the countryside. It becomes the three friends' mission to save Toad not only from himself, but rescue the glorious Toad Hall from underhanded weasels, ferrets, and stoats.
A celebration of nature, friendship and loyalty, Kenneth Grahame's treasured characters and their enchanting river home come alive onstage in a color of movement, music, and enchantment in this original adaptation of Wind in the Willows.
CHARACTERS Mole (male/female): A "young", naive animal with energy and life who has never really ventured beyond his own home. He is bright, enthusiastic, and excited about life! Portrayed as being poor of sight.
Ratty (male): A mature character, Ratty is proper with a bit of a rougher side from his days of seafaring. He is kind, gangly, a little bizarre, and scruffy. The first to befriend Mole. Plays guitar in the show. Knowledge, experience of how to play is would be wonderful, but not necessary. He also sings, but doesn't have to sing well. British or Cockney accent required.
Toad (male/female): Vibrant, dramatic! Always moving, jumping, and springs to life onstage. Actor should be flexible or comfortable with creative movement. Toad is frivolous and reckless. Toad sings, but doesn't have to sing well. Proper British accent required.
Badger (male/female): The oldest of our characters, but Badger still has lots of fight left in him! Badger is wise and kind.
Mrs. Otter (female): Kind and motherly, she oftens hangs around the bank with her son, Portly. Also doubles as the Gaoler's daughter. Cockney accent and proper British required.
We will have a featured ensemble of actors with a variety of special skills that will take on the role of Hedgehogs, Rabbits, Ducks, Weasels, Ferrets and Stoats. These characters will be a variety of ages and should be comfortable learning how to move imaginatively and creatively to take on multiple roles. These characters will also learn and need to be comfortable performing moderate to high intensity stage combat.