Casting ages 15 and up.
Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical A Year with Frog and Toad. Book and lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale, based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Auditions will be held on Monday & Tuesday, September 7 & 8 with call backs on Wednesday, September 9. The production will be directed by Sue Scarborough.
Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, September 7 & 8 at 7:00 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Registration from 6:30 pm.
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre
First cast meeting: Sunday, September 27
First rehearsal: Monday, September 28
No conflicts after: October 22
Preview: Thursday, November 5, 7:30
Opening: Friday November 6, 7:30pm
Performances: November 6-22 (see conflict calendar for specific dates and times)
Archival Photos: Date to be determined. Actors are required to stay.
School Day Performances: Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00am and 12:30pm. Actors must be at the theatre at 9:00 am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave the theatre by 3:00. It is extremely important for students to check these school performance dates to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.
Saturday and Sunday two-show days: November 7, 14, 15, 21, 22 – Shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Actors are expected to stay at theatre between shows. The theatre will feed you.
Strike: November 22 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.
About the show
Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure.
A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 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 their 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, weathering all seasons.
The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family
The show will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.
For more information, see the Frog and Toad show page.
About the roles
Cast size: 5 – 17
NOTE: Roles other than Frog and Toad may be cast as individual roles or by actors playing many parts. All roles are for ages 15 (high school) and up.
Frog – Male. Caring and loyal. Always looking out for his friends. The calmer, more zen of both he and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured. Vocal Range: Baritone – Tenor
Toad – Male. A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid. Vocal Range – Baritone
Man – Male. Must possess the blind determination of a nerdy snail and the “cool kid” attitude of a slick lizard. May appear as MAN BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Baritone – Tenor
Woman 1 – Female. Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a lady bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. May appear as LADY BIRD 1, MOUSE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano
Woman 2 – Female. Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a lady bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. May appears as LADY BIRD 2, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, MOTHER FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Alto – Mezzo Soprano
Large and Terrible Frog
About the Auditions
Prepare: A 1 minute monologue and up to 16 – 24 bars of a Broadway uptempo song. Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
What to expect at auditions: After filling out your audition form in the lobby, come into the theatre. You will be called in groups onto the stage. Please present your monologue and song when you are called (in any order.) Dance audition will take place in groups, so please wear clothes you can move in.
Call back list will be posted on the RLT website by 11:00am on Wednesday, September 9.
Callbacks will be Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, singing from the score, checking vocal range, and group movement.
Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.
About the production team
Director: Sue Scarborough
Musical Director: Ashley Burton
Choreographer: Sue Hill
Set Designer: Joncie Saratt
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Stage Manager: Elaine Petrone
Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions: