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The Wind in the Willows (musical) (Post)
The Wind in the Willows (musical) (Post)
"The delicacy of a porcelain tea cup and the fine detail of lace." —Chicago Sun-Times

"Douglas Post's music and lyrics will go a long way toward reconciling us to rodents … the music ranges from sweetly melodic to snappy… the title theme is lovely." —The New York Times

"A charming original score by Douglas Post whose songs warm the heart while neatly prodding the intellect." —Chicago Tribune

"A song-dream for audiences of any age … Post is not afraid to blend overt, raffish comedy with quiet reflection, even a sense of spirituality." —Chicago Reader
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. Approximate Running Time: 2 hours.

Also Available:

Cast Recording CD
Sound effects CD

An optional accompaniment CD is available for use with this show. See Rental Info for details.

Music Samples
The Wind in the Willows
There Is a Wide World
Down With the Toad
My Home
When the Toad Came Home

Play details
Status:  (Subject to Restriction)
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  W05
Cast Size:  13
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  80
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 087129172X
Douglas Post's plays, which include Bloodshot, Cynical Weathers, Drowning Sorrows, Earth and Sky and Murder in Green Meadows, and musicals, which include God and Country, The Real Life Story of Johnny de Facto and The Wind in the Willows, have been produced in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada, England, Wales, Germany, Austria, Russia and China. He has also ...More
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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