Willmar: Toyland Auditions at the Barn Theater

03oct6:30 pm8:30 pmWillmar: Toyland Auditions at the Barn Theater

Banner of Toyland in pink and grey


The Barn Theatre

321 4th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

“Toyland: The Holiday Musical Treat!” 

Conceived and Written by Peter & Kristen Sham
Directed by Thomas Rosengren

Auditions -Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6:30pm at The Barn Theatre Event Center.

Synopsis: Toyland tells the story of three squabbling sisters on the night before Christmas. Together, they take a magical journey encountering nearly every myth of childhood including, nasty Bedbugs, “Things” that go bump in the night, and a tap-happy “Boogie” Man! When the Bedbugs abduct the three sisters to Toyland, they find out it’s not such a nice place. Toyland, they quickly discover, is the place where toys go that are lost or mistreated and where bad children are taken to be the “toys” of the evil Toy Master, a mad, Jack-in-the-Box! But this musical fairytale has many more surprises up its sleeve and a very happy ending indeed. Toyland shows how knowledge, friendship, and compassion are the keys to growing up. Featuring many of the world’s most beloved Christmas songs and carols adapted with a rock ’n’ roll twist, Toyland is a holiday musical treat for the whole family!

 Performances: Dec. 7-10 & Dec. 14-17.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script, and some singing of Christmas songs. Children will sing a bit from Jingle Bells and adults will sing some of Silent Night.

To preregister for auditions, CLICK HERE!

This play has large and small roles for all ages, children to adult.

Hannah – the older sister

Katie – the middle sister

Taylor – the youngest sister

Mom – their mother

Dad – their father

Klink, Klank, Klunk – the three ‘things’

The Winter Wind – graceful dancers

Boogie Man – jazzy character

The Bed Bugs – nefarious dancers

Jack’s Guards – toy soldiers in service of the Toy Master

The Evil Toy Master – Jack-in-the-Box

The Bad Children – bad kids trapped in Toyland

Princess Talespinner – a storyteller

Snowflake – a snow rabbit (puppet)

Sox – a silver fox (puppet)

Hoffman – a nutcracker (puppet)

Raggedy Ann, Soldier, Harlequin, Cymbal Monkey, Teddy Bear – lost toys

Jingle – Santa’s right-hand-elf

Santa – the big man himself



“O Christmas Tree” – Hannah, Katie, Taylor

“Toyland” – Mom, Dad

“I Wish I Could Go To Toyland” – Taylor, Hannah, Katie

“We Three Things” – Klink, Klank, Klunk

The Winter Wind – Dancers

“The Christmas Boogie Song” – Boogie Man

Taken To Toyland – Bedbugs, The Children, 3 Things, Boogie Man, Mom, Dad

Outside The Castle – The Children, bedbugs, toy soldiers

“Carol of the Bells” – Toy Master

“A Storyteller’s Story” – Princess Talespinner

“Stuck in Toyland For Christmas” – Katie, Raggedy Ann

Reunited – Hannah, Katie, Raggedy Ann, Princess Telespinner, lost toys

“12 Months From Christmas” – Taylor, Toy Master, Bad children, lost toys

“Finale” – Company

March of the Kings/Hark the Herald Angel – Company

To preregister for auditions, CLICK HERE!

For any questions, please contact production@thebarntheatre.com or call 320-235-9500.


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