Upcoming Auditions

Announcing Auditions for…

A Year with Frog and Toad

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Directed by Haley Schroeck
Musical Direction by Lisa Smith
Choreography by Tony Collins

August 24 – September 2, 2018
Performances at the Reilly Theatre on LSU’s Campus

Auditions for youth actors ages 8-17 and adult actors 18+ will be held Monday, July 9th from 6:00-9:00pm.
Callbacks will be held the following day, Tuesday, July 10th from 6:00-9:00pm, and will consist of cold reading and singing from the script.

There is a production fee for youth actors. All adult roles (18+) are paid.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at LSU’s Music and Dramatic Arts Building in Room 135.

Rehearsals for A Year with Frog and Toad will be held Monday through Friday, July 18th – August 22nd, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm each evening.

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare no longer than 32 bars of a Broadway-style song. Please bring sheet music with you to your audition, an accompanist will be provided.

To secure an audition time, please email michael@playmakersbr.org with your name and age.


About A Year with Frog and Toad

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.


Character Breakdown

**Playmakers is interested in collaborating with actors 8 years of age and older of all races, ethnicities, and identities. All casting is flexible and is at Playmakers’ discretion.**

With the exception of Frog, Toad, and the Birds, all other characters are not age or gender specific. There is the possibility of doubling roles, both in multiple versions of the same character (3 actors portraying Lizard), and in one actor playing multiple roles (1 actor playing both Snail and Man Bird).

Frog
Caring and loyal. Always looking out for his friends. The calmer, more zen of both he and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured.

Gender: Male

Toad
A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid.

Gender: Male

Man Bird

Lady Bird 1

Lady Bird 2

Snail

Lizard

Father Frog

Mother Frog

Young Frog

Turtle

Mouse

Squirrels

Moles