"A Year with Frog and Toad"
Directed by Emily Jo Seminoff and Music Direction by Lori Jarvey
AUDITIONS: (Only need to attend one day)
Sunday, January 11, 4:30-6:30 at the Woodland Opera House Theatre, 340 2nd St.
Monday, January 12, 4:30-6:30 at the Woodland Opera House Theatre, 340 2nd St.
Callbacks (if necessary) will be Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00
Bring sheet to music to a prepared song (32-40 measures). An accompanist will be provided. Dress to dance. Some auditioneers
may be asked to read from the script.
• General Rehearsal Schedule:
January 20- March 12: Monday – Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00
February 1- March 8: Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00
There will be NO rehearsal January 19 or February 16 due to holidays.
• Mandatory Tech Week:
March 15, 1:00-6:00
March 16 – 19, 6:00 – 9:30
• Mandatory Performances:
March 20- April 5
Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00
School Outreach Performances: Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 and 12:30
If you have listened to the Broadway cast recording, please remember that a few of the songs will not be included in our production as we will be performing the Theatre for Young Audiences version of the show. Also, some of the vocal lines will be split out to other characters and may not be performed as heard on the CD.
All of the characters in this show are big, bold and fun. The director is looking for individuals willing to spend time developing their characters and are not afraid to be creative on the stage! Also looking for actors who are very articulate; paying special attention to diction.
Cast Size: 15 - 30 (most parts are unisex and suitable for either male or female performers)
Frog – (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 13-19) A happy go-lucky character! Frog is the best friend of Toad and the most optimistic character you will ever meet. He is popular, kind, caring, spunky and full of life! Frog is ready to do or go anywhere at any time, he is always on the move. Frog is confident, good-natured, the natural leader of the friendship, able to accept life as it comes to him. Frog is the strong, charismatic lead role, vocally balancing both jazz numbers and ballads.
Toad – (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 13-19)The complete opposite of Frog. He is a grumpy sort of character who is the pessimistic, nervous one of the two friends. Toad looks at the glass half empty. You really feel for this character. While his best friend, Frog, is upbeat and cheerful, Toad feels nothing goes his way. He is anxious, neurotic, a tad awkward, but with a very big heart. Toad is the strong insecure lead in the show and carries many numbers in the production that show a broad range of emotions.
Birds - (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 13-19) They act as the narrators of the show. They illustrate, through song, the passage of the four seasons. The Birds must be very, very skilled singers. They must be able to handle difficult harmonies. Almost everything is sung in harmony.
Snail – (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 13-19) Postal carrier, proud, ambitious—and slow. Snail sings one of the shows biggest numbers “I’m Coming Out of my Shell” Must be capable of transforming from a shy, withdrawn, nervous character to big and brassy when performing “I’m Coming Out of my Shell”. Strong singing and dancing a MUST.
Turtle – (Female. Age range: 13-19) Turtle is VERY vain! She is manipulative, conniving and thinks she is better than all the other animals. She is mean to Toad and is clearly the ringleader of the other animals. Strong singer and actress a must!
Mouse - (Female. Age range: 13-19) is Turtle’s best friend. She goes along with anything Turtle says. Mouse is actually quite smart, but nobody notices! This role could be played by an actor of any age. The actor must be a strong singer, dancer, actor.
Lizard Brothers (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 10-19) – Lizards are “dudes” who think they are “cool.” Think “Crush” the turtle in Finding Nemo. They pal around with Turtle and Mouse even though Turtle is not always kind to them.
Young Frog - (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 8-11) The Young Frog is a very small Frog (either male or female) who plays Frog in a scary story flashback. The actor must be small and be a VERY strong singer and actor with harmony capabilities. This is a huge featured role!
Father Frog – (Male. Age range: 13-19) He is also in the scary story flashback. He is REALLY over dramatic in the number “Shivers.” Very good comedy a MUST! Strong character actor and singer!
Mother Frog – (Female. Age range: 13-19) She is also in the scary story flashback. She is REALLY over dramatic in the number “Shivers.” Very good comedy a MUST! Strong character actor and singer!
Large and Terrible Frog (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 13-19) – A very BIG AND SCARY character. He is in the scary story flashback number “Shivers.”
Squirrels – (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 8-13) Mischievous, fast and playful. These characters must sing, dance and have strong physical comedy.
Moles – (Can be played by male or female. Age range: 8-13) They have a great comedy bit in the winter section of the show. Must sing!
Ensemble: Turtles, Snails, Mice, Baby Birds, Fish, Bees etc. – These are other animals/roles that will appear throughout the show.
Please double check the mandatory dates, including tech week and performance schedules. If you are unable to attend any of the mandatory dates, we ask that you not audition for this show as all tech week and performance dates are mandatory.