Comedy Adventure, Wind Blow in the Willows of Folsom Historic District


Wind in the willows Tristan Bonds, Mole, Veronica Hodur, Mr. Toad, Lauren Metzinger, Rat, Emily Thompson, Badger.
Tristan Bonds (Mole), Veronica Hodur (Mr. Toad), Lauren Metzinger (Rat), Emily Thompson (Badger)

Stage Nine Theatre presents the Northern California Premier of Wind in the Willows, an original musical initially commissioned by South Coast Repertory, in Costa Mesa, California.

Wind in the Willows is a delightful musical score, a script filled with adventure and comedy, wonderful costumes and sets that all come together as delightful family entertainment for all ages.

You can join Mr. Toad and his friends on their adventures in this wonderful musical written by Richard Hellesen. Hellesen wrote the highly successful The Secret Garden, that was performed in StageNine’s 2007 season. He is also the playwright of the critically acclaimed A Christmas Carol performed annually at Sacramento Theatre Company. The music was written by award winning composer Michael Silversher, who composed over 100 songs for the Disney song catalog.

Directed by Elly award winning director Allen Schmeltz with musical direction by Chris Schlagel who has directed for Sacramento Theatre Company, B Street Theatre and Delta King Theatre, Wind in the Willows opens on Saturday, March 8.

Choreography is by award winning director and choreographer Connie Mockenhaupt.

The special opening performance on Saturday, March 8 begins at 7:00pm.

Meet the Playwright and Actors

Following the show will be a question and answer session with the actors and playwright Richard Hellesen and following that will be a reception at the Stage Nine Store and Gallery where you can meet the playwright and actors. The play will continue at 1:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays through April 20 (no performance on Easter Sunday). Tickets are $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and SARTA, and $12 for children 12 and under.

The Stage Nine Theatre is located at 717 Sutter Street in Historic Folsom.

Box Office: (916) 353-1001 Seats are reserved so call early for the best selection.

Wind in the Willows

By: Richard Hellesen

Music and Lyrics: Michael Silversher

Director: Allen Schmeltz (Elly award winner)

Choreographer: Connie Mockenhaupt (Elly award winner)

Dates: March 8 through April 20

Time: 1:30 p.m. (opening performance at 7:00 p.m.)

Location: Stage Nine Theatre, 717 Sutter St., Historic Folsom

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