The stories of Frog and Toad began as a series of books by renowned children’s author Arnold Lobel. This month, Trike Theatre returns to the Center’s Presenting Series with the company’s latest page-to-stage musical based on the beloved characters.
When the happy-go-lucky Frog and the at times grouchy Toad awaken from hibernation once more, the two friends who live just down the road from each other set off on all manner of adventures. This cheerful musical is about the simple pleasures that aren’t only important to the young ones. It’s about the magical feeling of the changing seasons and the promise the next one holds. It’s also about cookies — Toad makes very delicious cookies for his friend — and how great it is to check the mailbox and find mail!
Whether they are planting gardens, swimming, raking leaves, going sledding, or learning life lessons along the way, these two best friends are happy together with each other the whole year-round. Based on the Tony-nominated best musical – the groundbreaking production that brought children’s theater to Broadway – A Year with Frog and Toad is filled with original hummable tunes and a storyline that teaches children the value of friendship.
We hope you think about your best friends as you enjoy this play. Maybe you’ll invite them to join you in the audience and make it an extended friend and family affair. If not, give them a call after the show. Or send them a text. Let them know you are thinking of them — just like Frog and Toad would.