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CASTING NOTICE
CNR Drama
announces

AUDITIONS FOR

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music By Robert Reale
Director/Choreographer: Tom Coppola
Musical Director: Steve Loftus

Audition Date/Time: Saturday, May 21
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Place: Romita Theatre at The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805
(914) 654-5373

www.cnrdrama.org

**All roles open--Seeking multi-ethnic cast**
Ages 18-45

Rehearsals begin June 1 in New Rochelle with
performances from mid-to-late July.

Brief Synopsis:
Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's musical A Year With Frog And Toad. Conceived by Mr. Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A Year With Frog And Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

Characters:

Frog (Male): Kind, practical, level-headed. Best friend of Toad. Tenor.

Toad (Male): A worry “wart”, sensitive, anxious. Best friend of Frog. Tenor/Baritone.

Snail (Male): Postal carrier, proud, ambitious—and slow. High Tenor to B Flat.

Birds/Moles/Turtle/Squirrels/Frog Family etc. (1-2 Males, 2-4 Females) –

Various animals of the surrounding areas of Frog and Toads homes. All must part sing and be large in characterization. All voice parts.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD

CNR Drama, located in New Rochelle, NY, announces auditions for A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Tom Coppola, Dir./Chor., Steven Loftus, MD) by appointment only, on Saturday, May 21, from 11am-6pm. Please come prepared with recent headshot and resume, comic/upbeat song (16 bars) showing vocal range and character, and appropriate dance shoes (no sneakers). Sides will be provided and there will be a short movement call. All roles open. Seeking multi-ethnic cast. Performances from mid- to late July at private college in lower Westchester County, 30 minutes from Grand Central; easily accessible from I-95 and all parkways. Rehearsals begin June 1 in New Rochelle. No pay; some transportation reimbursement may be available. Please call JoAnna (914) 654-5373 to make an appointment or ask questions.

Non-Equity, although guest artist agreement may be available.