Originally published in Castine Patriot, July 26, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, July 26, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, July 26, 2018
New Surry Theatre will stage Wind in the Willows
The mischievous Mr. Toad, good-hearted Rat, curious Mole, sensible Badger and the other characters of Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, will sing and dance their way through New Surry Theatre’s upcoming production of Douglas Post’s musical adaptation of the classic story, according to a press release.
Performances are August 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and August 5 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater.
Tickets are available at newsurrytheatre.org or by calling 200-4720. There are a limited number of low-cost tickets available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the show, thanks to support from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The musical is sponsored by The First National Bank and TradeWinds Market Place.
Directed by Shari John and with musical direction by Lori Sitzabee and choreography by Maureen Robinson and Marisa Marinelli, NST’s production features John Steed as Mr. Toad, Steve Gormley as Rat, Grace Neal as Mole and Tony Rolfe as Badger.
More than 20 additional actors of all ages round out the cast that will bring the story of the riverbank friends to life, full of song and dance. Set to an original score by Douglas Post, the story follows the antics of the wild Mr. Toad and the friends who must save Toad from himself and rescue the magnificent Toad Hall from devious weasels, ferrets and stoats.