Roles in the Play
Toad: An irrepressible, irresponsible gadabout. Proud, wealthy and infectiously good-natured.
Rat: A practical, dependable chap. Methodical, even-tempered and only slightly stuffy.
Mole: A shy and affectionate friend. Near-sighted, but wide-eyed with wonder, curious and loyal.
Badger: A wise but stern authoritarian. Old-fashioned, stalwart and kind.
Judge: A pompous autocrat, easily riled.
Washerwoman: A poor but generous soul.
Engineer: A strong-minded but tolerant railway person.
Thief: A somewhat dashing and less-than-somewhat competent brigand.
Red Curtain will present its first musical play featuring students of the children and teen acting programs as part of the new "Springboard" initiative. "The Wind in the Willows" offers roles for 5 to 8 students, ages 7 to 16, with performances set for June 23 and 24, 2017.
Students chosen for the classic production will attend classes/rehearsals three afternoons a week (Tues., Wed., Thurs.) from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Instructors and co-directors Scott B Randall and Kelly McClain will tailor the program to fit the needs of novice actors, as well as those with some stage experience. A choreographer and musical director will round out the staffing.
Tuition for the performance-focused class is $195 per student. The tuition includes a personal copy of the script, a commemorative T-shirt, and 2 tickets to the play.
This is a warm-hearted family tale that teaches the values of love, compassion, and patience, along with the virtues of independence and friendship. In addition to singing, dancing and acting lessons, students will experience teamwork, self-discipline, respect for others' viewpoints and gifts, and a growth in self-confidence.
To audition, actors should come prepared with a one-minute monologue and at least 16 bars of a song (with sheet music). To request an audition or more information about the class and performance, please email email@example.com.