One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theatre for Young Audiences Version
Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure. (ADAPTED TO ONE ACT)
A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends -- the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad -- through four, fun-filled seasons.
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters, while keeping adults entertained as well. This Theatre for Young Audiences version features a shortened running time and doubling options allowing for a cast of 5, making it a great option for theatres with touring programs or strong educational components.
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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.