Wind in the Willows
Wind in the Willows
Based on the Novel by Kenneth Grahame | Adapted by Jane Iredale | Music by William Perry | Lyrics by Roger McGough and William Perry
The unforgettable characters from Kenneth Grahame's beloved classic spring to life in this sparkling Broadway musical adaptation. Mole, a curious girl who leaves her underground life for one of adventure, meets the kindly Water Rat, who agrees to show her the world. That world includes the eccentric and wealthy Mr. Toad, whose outrageous enthusiasm for life, and especially for motor cars, brings trouble for everyone. In a fight with the belligerent Weasels to recapture Toad's ancestral home, the old boxing champion, Mr. Badger, leads them to victory. Much more than a show about animals with human characteristics, WIND IN THE WILLOWS is about the delicate balance among all living things, and the surpassing value of friendship.
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The birthday of British poet Rodger McGough, nominated for a Tony Award for his lyrics to the musical WIND AND THE WILLOWS. McGough was born in 1937.
In 1985, WIND IN THE WILLOWS - based on the classic children's story - opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.

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"Something special! Musical magic with its sense of wonder intact. The spell never breaks. It's love and fun and wonderful." — CBS-TV
"A genial, joyful, feel-good show that satisfies adult tastes yet has family appeal. A show with heart and warmth that could become a beloved theatre classic." — Washington Times

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  • WIND IN THE WILLOWS - Orchestra Package (9 Books/9 Players)
    • 1 – REED I (Flute, Piccolo, Bb Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    • 1 – REED II (Oboe, English Horn)
    • 1 – HARP
    • 1 – KEYBOARD II
    • 2 – PERCUSSION I-II (Requires 2 players, see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
    • 1 – TROMBONE
    • 1 – BASS
  • Rehearsal Set (22 Books)
    • 20 – Libretto-Vocal Books


  • Libretto/Vocal Books 10 pack
    • 10 – Libretto-Vocal Books
    • 1 – Libretto-Vocal Books

Cast Requirements for Wind in the Willows

3 Women
4 Men

Numerous roles

Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Squirrels, Weasels, Stoats, Rabbits, Members of the Court.

Mother Rabbit
Father Rabbit
Henry Rabbit
Scott Rabbit
Jill Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
Chief Stoat
Chief Weasel
A Frenchman
Police Sergeant
English Bobbies (2)
Clerk of the Court
Jailer's Daughter
Squirrels, Weasels, Stoats, Rabbits, Members of the Court

Set Requirements for Wind in the Willows

WIND IN THE WILLOWS takes place over one year, from spring to spring, in and around the Riverbank, Toad Hall, the Wild Wood and the Wide World.

A Meadow in the Spring
Rat's Dock along the Riverbank
The Lawns of Toad Hall
The Wild Wood
Outside the Red Lion Inn
Badger's Burrow
A Courtroom
The Sitting Room in Toad Hall
A Jail Cell
The Dining Room in Toad Hall

Materials Notes

Trap Set [Snare, Toms, Kick Drum, High Hat, Cymbals (2)], Vibraphone, Mark Tree, Suspended Cymbals (2), Glockenspiel, Wood Block, Marimba, Triangles (3 Sizes), Xylophone, Crotales, Temple Blocks (3), Chimes, Cow Bell, Ratchet, Vibraslap, Bell Tree, Sleigh Bells, Finger Cymbals, Mouth Siren, Tambourine, Castanets, Police Whistle, Roto Toms, Piccolo Snare, Fight Bell, Auto (Blub) Horn, Timpani (2), Gran Cassa, Sandpaper or Cabassa

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