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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Broadway musicals come from “operetta,” which were introduced to New York in the early twentieth century by European composers.