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The Barnstormers Community Auditions for “Toad of Toad Hall

by Arts Council of Tamworth on June 10, 2014

Illustration by Janina Lamb,


This summer, for the seventh time since 1931, The Barnstormers Theatre will present its beloved classic “Toad of Toad Hall.” Auditions for young actors 8-18 will take place 10 am – 2 pm, Saturday, June 14, at Tamworth’s Town House. Auditionees should be prepared to both sing a short song without accompaniment and recite a poem or short monologue.

Performances will be July 29 – August 2. Tuesday – Saturday evenings with a Saturday matinee. Rehearsals will be for several hours July 21 – 25, and all day July 26 – 29.

A.A. Milne’s “Toad of Toad Hall” is the musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s “Wind in the Willows.” Joining the cast is a great opportunity to work alongside professional Equity actors from all over the country including Barnstormers favorites: Bob Bates, Jean Mar Brown, Elaine Anderson, Andrew Codispoti and Anne Batchelder, with Bob Shea directing.

Appointments are preferred but not required. Please call 323-8661 or email [email protected] Tamworth’s Town House is located across the street from the Tamworth Congregational Church, next to the former Tamworth Inn.


LSK.color.web.smArts Council of Tamworth is excited to present the “Totally bilingual, comfortably bicultural, compulsively danceable” Cuban roots, rock & reggae band Los Sugar Kings, live at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth, NH at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 9, 2014. Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, powerful musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca, and Los Sugar Kings also draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique repertoire. Every show is an intimate dialogue between the band and their audience, with both sides communicating in a manner that is spontaneous, passionate, thoughtful and joyous. Listen to some of their joyous sounds here!

Patiño Vázquez (vocals, guitar, tres), the son of Cuban exiles, is a dynamic performer and singer who is at once approachable, intimate and completely mesmerizing. Add in the African-influenced undulations of Ethiopian native Mikael Mersha (vocals, bass/contrabass), the soaring, take-you-for-a-ride solos and accompaniment by Daniel Abreu (saxophone, piano, vocals) and the incomparable, split-brain whirlwind that is Irish native Benny Benson (drums, percussion, vocals) and it’s impossible for a festival to stop from breaking out wherever Los Sugar Kings perform.

Tickets for the Friday evening performance are on sale now—scroll to the bottom of this page. Choose Your Own Ticket Price, $5 to $30+ for adults, $0 to $5+ for youth to 18. Ticket revenues help support ACT’s Art Connects Us artist residencies in school and community—please invite your friends! The Other Store in Tamworth will be offering a Cuban-Latin-themed local foods meal before the show. A feast for your senses—eat delicious food and then dance across the street to listen to extraordinary music. Call 603-323-8872 for menu and reservations. [read more…]