Wind in the Willows
In the words of the Chicago Sun-Times critic, this show is "One of the wisest and most delightful productions to grace a Chicago stage this season...Douglas Post has crafted a poetic, deeply intelligent, and hilariously funny script with lyrics to match. He has also composed a magical and eclectic score that runs the gamut from haunting English ballads and rippling reggae to tongue-in-cheek punk and lilting Latin congas." Produced at over two hundred theatres around the world, this musical tells the story of the friendship of the good-hearted Water Rat, the shy and curious Mole, and the sensible Badger. What tests that friendship are the antics of Mr. Toad, a wily and impulsive animal given to sudden crazes such as stealing motors cars and driving them recklessly around the countryside. Their task is to save Toad from himself and then rescue the magnificent Toad Hall from the devious weasels, ferrets and stoats. "Douglas Post's music and lyrics will go a long way toward reconciling us to rodents...the music ranges from sweetly melodic to snappy...the title theme is lovely." - The New York Times. "A charming original score by Douglas Post whose songs warm the heart while neatly prodding the intellect...Post has written a dozen memorable and enigmatic songs, rich in simple melody and folk style while simultaneously diversified and hypnotic." - Chicago Tribune. "A song-dream for audiences of any age...Post is not afraid to blend overt, raffish comedy with quiet reflection, even a sense of spirituality." - Chicago Reader The acting edition of The Wind in the Willows is published by Dramatic Publishing. Stock and amateur acting rights for the musical are controlled exclusively by the publisher. For inquiries concerning all other rights, contact Ron Gwiazda, Abrams Artists Agency, 275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001.