April 1 to April 9 • Director, Aileen McCulloch
Tony Award-nominated musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, with book and lyrics by Willie Reale and music by Robert Reale, is this season’s Theater for Young Audiences offering. A Year with Frog and Toad was originally commissioned by Adrianne Lobel, theatre producer/scenic designer, to be based on all four books written by her father, Arnold Lobel. After its premiere at The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, the musical found huge success both off and on Broadway. The Caldecott and Newbery award-winning stories come to life in wonderful ways—complete with foot-tapping music. Frog, Toad and friends plant a garden, swim in a pond and skip rope with a large and terrible frog. And, they like to settle down in a warm house and sip a bowl of soup. This song-filled, year in the life of two charming woodland characters has captivated children, adults and critics alike.