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Auditions for High Springs Playhouse 2022 – 2023 Season

“Wind in the Willows”

Dramatized by Joseph Baldwin

Adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame

Directed by Carter Hill


Audition Dates:

 Sunday, May 21, 2023 (6:00-8:30PM)

Monday, May 22, 2023 (6:00-8:30PM)


Auditions will be held at the High Springs Playhouse, 23416 W U.S. Hwy 27, High Springs, FL 32643

Rehearsals will be held at the playhouse Monday through Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm starting June 5th.

Show dates are as follows:

Thursday (July 27 & Aug 3)-7:00pm

Friday (July 28 & Aug 4)-7:00pm

Saturday (July 29 & Aug 5)- 7:00pm

Sunday (July 30 & Aug 6)- 2:00pm


The famous English gentlemen, Mr. Toad of Toad Hall, sees his first motor car and promptly falls uncontrollably in love with motoring, so he buys a car which he then crashes. Another car is bought, followed by another crash and another—and another! For once at the throttle, Toad in his goggles and duster is a man possessed. Soon he is ruled off the road. Then he steals a car. For this he’s sent to jail for 20 years. While there, he learns that Weasels have taken over his old family home and all his friends have been thrown out. But the jailor’s daughter adores Toad for his charm and dash and she helps him escape. In an exciting climax, Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole retake Toad Hall by storm.


  • Toad: The irresponsible hero of the story. All around good natured but incorrigible and excitable character. Rich and pompous but well-meaning. Actor must be comfortable with a little singing.


  • Rat: Warm-hearted but respectable, active and alert; one of Toad’s closest friends.
  • Mole: soft-spoken, lovable, gentle and shy; One of Toad’s friends.
  • Badger: Shrewd and wizened voice of reason among Toad and his friends; his age leads him to come across gruff and grumpy.


  • Jack Weasel: Disreputrable character, leader of the weasels.


  • Jen Weasel: Jack’s mean weasel wife.


  • Tom Weasel: A young weasel


  • Tilly Weasel: Tom’s wife


  • Mrs. Otter: A widow who resides on the river bank. A tired and worrisome mother.


  • Portly Otter: Her young otter child who unknowingly gets into mischief.


  • Penelope (Jailer’s Daughter): A kind young lady who takes pity on toad.


  • Chaffeur: A driver


  • Policeman: A rural contable


  • Jailer: Keeper of the dungeons


  • Alf: Train engineer


  • Bill: Train engineer


  • Weasel Cook: employee of the weasels

If you have questions you can email us at [email protected]


The High Springs Playhouse is a ‘Community Theater’ and we encourage anyone to audition for our season productions. Experience in theater is not required. We welcome theater enthusiasts from all walks of life.

When planning to audition for an HSP production, please consider researching the particular play to see which role(s) you would be interested in and to have an understanding of the story being told. Performers should plan on providing basic information about themselves to the show director and production staff and may be asked to ‘read for’ various roles during the audition. If possible, please print out the Audition Form below and bring it to the audition already filled out with your information.