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)
Adapted from the Broadway hit, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD TYA
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,
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 TYA tells the story of a friendship that endures
throughout the seasons.
The jazzy, upbeat score of A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD TYA 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. With a shortened running time and the doubling options allowing for a cast of 5 it’s a great option for theatres with touring programs or strong educational components.
Visit the A Year With Frog And Toad TYA page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
Lynn Ahrens, (lyricist for Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, and others) not only wrote music and lyrics for several of the original Schoolhouse Rock songs but sang them too, including “The Preamble."