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Whistle Down the Wind

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Jim Steinman
Book by Patricia Knop, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Gale Edwards


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 Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler songwriter Jim Steinman. The score features “No Matter What,” which was covered by Boyzone, hitting number one in 18 countries.
Whistle Down the Wind contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days—something which the community at its heart yearns to return to.

(from Concord Theatricals)

Production Team

Artistic Director: Bruce Allen
Producers: Rob Bowerman & Liz Moakley
Music Director: Steve Edwards
Vocal Director:
Lynne Marshall
Choreographer: Heather Shepley
Stage Manager: Denise Dorado
Costumes: Cindy Parker
Props: Liz Moakley
Jakob White

Audition Information

Tentatively scheduled for January 5 & 8, 2025

Cast List

The Man: Male, Age 28-35
Swallow: Female, Age 18-20
Brat: Female, Age 10-14
Poor Baby: Male, Age 8-12
Boone: Male, Age 40-60
Edward: Male, Age 50-80
Amos: Male, Age 18-20
Candy: Female, Age 18-20
Earl: Male, Age 10-20
Sheriff: Male, Age 50-70
Deputy: Male, Age 25-50
Snake Preacher: Male, Age 40-70
Adult Ensemble (12): Male & Female, Ages 21-80
Children’s Ensemble (9): Male & Female, Ages 8-16

Falmouth Theatre Guild is grateful for support from