Toad! — A “Wind In The Willows” Musical

Toad! — A “Wind In The Willows” Musical

by Beverly Warner, Mimi Bean & Wes Wright

(Perfect for Colleges/Universities, Community Groups, Children’s and Youth Theatres, High Schools, and Professional Theatres that can handle 15 characters + chorus)

A lively and sprightly version of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind In The Willows”.  This adaptation is packed with fast-paced, non-stop action from lights up to lights down. All of the wonderful characters are waiting for you in this Broadway style adaptation: Mr. Toad, Ratty, Moley, Badger and a delightful story of reckless abandon. The dialogue is witty and the script is cleverly devised to portray the foolishness of the self-centered, egotistical Mr. Toad and his warmhearted, well-meaning friends. Great opportunity for the use of creative animal makeup and costumes! Plenty of chances for good, exciting choreography. PLUS a well hidden yet, discernible moral is entertainingly presented. A first class score!

Available to All Groups!


  • 9M 2W 4either M or F + chorus.
  • about 90 minutes
  • Unit set with wing and drop
  • Costumes of the early 1900s England
  • Order #3081

Now Available!


 “The music is delightful!” — DAILY UNIVERSE


  • Perusal Pages File Available here:  ToadPERUSAL (The PDF file contains the first half of the play along with all background information.)

SONG LIST (THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND HAUNTING SCORE!) This was recorded live in 1976 on a Reel to Reel tape recorder and transferred to a cassette, later digitized in 2017. Pardon the noise of a live performance. You are also able to purchase the DEMO CD below in the Purchase Section. 

  • #1    OVERTURE            Orchestra
    #2    SPRING! SPRING! SPRING!        Animals of the meadow
    #3    THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS        Moley (the three numbers together — 9:00)
  • #4    TOAD OF TOAD HALL!    Toad(:48)
  • #5    I’LL DO IT!!            Moley(1:50)
  • #6     LIFE ON THE RIVER            Ratty, Moley & Cast(3:10)
  • #7    THE LIFE ADVENTUROUS        Toad, Ratty & Moley (2:17)
  • #8a    THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Reprise)    Moley
  • #8b     THE CHASE            Orchestra
  • #9    SOMEHOW, I KNOW            Moley (2:32)
  • #9a     Scene Change            Orchestra
  • #10    THE OPEN ROAD            Toad & Cast (4:57)
  • #10a    Scene Change & Playout        Orchestra
  • #11    TAKE HIM AWAY!            Bobbies (2:09)
  • #12    TOAD HALL            Toad  (1:36)
  • #13    SUCH A SILLY OLD TOAD        Maude (1:45) [No love song, so this will have to do!)
  • #14    VERY GOOD FIGGUR            Maude, Washerwoman, Toad (2:33)
  • #14a    Scene Change
  • #15    THE MIGHTY FOUR            Badger, Ratty, Toad, Moley (1:21) [The sound quality begins to suffer on these last three — it sounds the same on the originals; like some child sitting nearby moved over and sat on the mic.]
  • #16    Scene Change            Orchestra
  • #17a    BOTTOMS UP, MR. TOAD!        Weasels (1:59)
  • #17b    THE FIGHT            Weasels, The Mighty Four
  • #18    Adeste Fidelis Underscore        Orchestra
  • #19    SONG OF THE OPEN AIR        Entire Cast (2:08)
  • #20    CURTAIN CALL            Orchestra



Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account), EMAIL us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Before we ship any rehearsal material we will need your performance dates, the name of your organization and the theatre where you will perform.

  • Performance License Application: No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.
      • Demo CD — Order #3081f : $10.00 (+shipping and sales tax, it will be mailed through Media Mail)


      • Script in PDF format — Order #3081a : $35.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

      • Score in PDF format — Order #3081c : $35.00 (will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)

      • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3165d : quoted on application (For each successive performance) 
      • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3164e : quoted on application (For each successive performance)
      • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
      • Orchestrations in PDF format — Order #3081h : $70.00 (ORCHESTRATIONS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL INCLUDE: piano(from Piano-Vocal Score), harp, flute, bass, drums.)(will be sent to you by email, from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)


        • Records of other producing groups have been lost
        • Seattle Family Theatre — 1982
        • PREMIERE: Brigham Young University —  Provo, Utah — 1976

Here a re a couple of photos from the original production: (more coming soon)

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The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

A musical Adaptation of
Kenneth Grahame’s
“The Wind In The Willows”

Book by
Beverly Jean Warner
Lyrics by
Beverly Jean Warner
& Mimi Bean
Music by
Wes Wright

Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by

Karen Null Coates

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

Toad! is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT,”

from the catalog of