Musical. Adaptation, music and new lyrics by Douglas Post. Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame.
Cast: 8m., 5w., extras. In the words of the Chicago Sun-Times critic, this show is "one of the wisest and most delightful productions to grace a Chicago stage this season … Douglas Post has crafted a poetic, deeply intelligent, and hilariously funny script with lyrics to match. He has also composed a magical and eclectic score that runs the gamut from haunting English ballads and rippling reggae to tongue-in-cheek punk and lilting Latin congas." Produced at over 200 theaters across the country, this musical tells the story of the friendship of the good-hearted Water Rat, the shy and curious Mole, and the sensible Badger. What tests that friendship are the antics of Mr. Toad, a wily and impulsive animal given to sudden crazes such as stealing motor cars and driving them recklessly around the countryside. Their task is to save Toad from himself and then rescue the magnificent Toad Hall from the devious weasels, ferrets and stoats. Simple sets. Optional accompaniment CD available. Plus music rental.
world premiere cast recording CD
An accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. See Rental Info for details.
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