Theater: Musicals

'Whistle Down the Wind'

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Live Arts Theatre
Starshine Stanfield, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Whistle Down the Wind," by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman. Director states: "'Whistle Down the Wind' follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Andrew Lloyd Webber ('Cats' & 'Phantom of the Opera') and Jim Steinman (songwriter for Meatloaf, Celine Dion, & Bonnie Tyler) together with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards (co-book writers with Andrew Lloyd Webber) reset the original story in Louisiana in 1959. 'Whistle Down the Wind' revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ," it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music with lyrics by acclaimed rock’n'roll songwriter Jim Steinman. The score contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days – something which the community at the heart of 'Whistle Down the Wind' yearns to return to."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals will take place in Gwinnett County GA. Rehearsal schedule will be created from the conflicts we receive during auditions. Rehearsal period May 24-July 17. Performances July 18-27. All performances will be at Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth GA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Lead and principal roles are paid a $50 stipend. Featured children are non-paid and Ensemble is non-paid.


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