Broadway Hit “A Year with Frog and Toad” Coming for Young Audiences

Posted on 9/23/2009 11:52:18 AM
A Year with Frog and Toad

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Theater and Dance will present A Year with Frog and Toad, a musical by Robert and Willie Beale, which runs October 16, 17, and 18, 2009.

Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s musical A Year with Frog and Toad. Conceived by Mr. Lobel’s daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A Year with Frog and Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special. We guarantee the entire family will want to see it again and again!

This Broadway musical hit was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score Music. The musical is directed by Rob Gretta (assistant professor of Musical Theater at IUP), music directed by Tom Octave (instructor of Fine Arts at Saint Vincent College), and choreographed by Kayleigh Thadani (an IUP theater student).

A Year with Frog and Toad is on stage at the Indiana Theater (637 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA) on October 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m., and October 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for A Year with Frog and Toad are priced at a family-friendly $10 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, and free for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the HUB.

A special matinee performance for surrounding grammar schools will perform Friday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Indiana Theater. This is at a special group rate. Please call 724-357-4037 for information.