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A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by ROBERT REALE
Book and Lyrics by WILLIE REALE
Based on the books by ARNOLD LOBEL
Directed by WHIT MacLAUGHLIN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
March 4 - April 19, 2009

Jeffrey Coon (Frog) and Ben Dibble (Toad) return for a revival of one of the Arden's most celebrated productions in its history! Nominated for six Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre and a Tony Award for Best Musical, this whimsical story features an unlikely friendship between a cheerful Frog and a rather grumpy Toad and the life lessons they learn during the four seasons of one year.

Best enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older.

Slide Show Stagebill Study Guide
Comcast Illustrator Contest Press Release
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Critical Acclaim–

"Full of energy... smart, sweet and funny... clever costumes... magical lighting effects... the kids loved it... a pleasure for parents, too!"
–Philadelphia Inquirer  [Review]

"Pitch-perfect harmonies and witty lyrics... the show really comes to life through Whit MacLaughlin's impeccable direction and flawless execution by its five actors. It's clear that these top-notch actors have put as much thought and energy into this performance as they put into any adult show. The Arden takes its children's theatre seriously.
–The Bulletin  [Review]

"I cannot recommend enough that you take your kids to see A Year with Frog and Toad at the Arden. It is one of the funniest, most gentle and endearing kid's shows I've ever seen." –OWTK  [Review]

From Our Audience–

"We loved Frog and Toad... the music is so good, we'd love to hear it again and again!" –Jeannette

"Thank you and your talented & dedicated actors not just for a great performance (which we knew we would get from the Arden as always), but thank you for introducing us to the beauty and fun of theater with ASL. In one evening, you taught our daughters (and us) a great deal about the importance of creating arts accessibility to all. It was wonderful to sit in an audience full of Art-Reach members and share this experience together! Bravo! We raise and shake our hands in applause for you!" –The Wray Family

"My son saw Frog and Toad with his school and will not stop talking about it!" –Judith
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A Year with Frog and Toad
Cast
Jeffery Coon
Ben Dibble
Erin Driscoll
Nick Gaswirth
Danielle G. Herbert

Set Designer
Donald Eastman
Costume Designer
Richard St. Clair
Lighting Designer
Drew Billiau
Sound Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Musical Director
David Ames
Choreographer
Lee Ann Etzold
Assistant Director
Elana Boulos
Stage Manager
John David Flak

Orchestra
Andrew Nelson
Kerry Meads
Dan Wright


APPLAUSE, PLEASE, FOR OUR PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
Comcast
PBS KIDS Sprout

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER:
Target

AND OUR MEDIA PARTNERS:
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News & Philly.com
B101-FM WXPN Kids Corner from WXPN
©2009 Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. For tickets, call 215.922.1122.
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