Orlando Family Stage (Orlando REP) is proud to A Year With Frog and Toad (September 4 – 30, 2018). This production is presented by Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, and Disney. Orlando REP’s 2018 – 2019 season is sponsored by Florida Hospital for Children.
Celebrating the values of enduring friendship, this Tony Award-nominated musical follows Frog and Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Along with their forest friends, the pals learn life lessons through swimming, raking leaves, sledding, and more. Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel, this jubilant musical celebrates kindness, imagination, differences, and the power of friendship. With catchy songs and vivid characters, this show is perfect for the whole family!
“For generations, Arnold Lobel’s stories of the bonds of friendship between a confident, adventurous Frog and an anxious, bumbling Toad have delighted young readers,” says director Tara Kromer. “The bond shared by Frog and Toad is never clouded by judgment – even in moments when Toad spirals into excessive worry, Frog accepts his angst as part of his personality and provides reassurance and support. In today’s world, the message of exercising empathy and acceptance is more important than ever. We hope that our audiences will be reminded of the importance of caring for one another, and that great power lies in our capacity to practice kindness.”
A Year With Frog and Toad plays Saturdays and Sundays from September 4 through 30, 2018 at 2pm and 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $18 for students, seniors (55+), and members of the military with valid ID, and $15 for youth (ages 3 to 17).
Orlando Family Stage also offers special performances of A Year With Frog and Toad. There is a Sensory-Friendly performance for audiences with autism and other sensory-processing needs on Sunday, September 16 at 5:30pm, and an ASL performance, translated by an American Sign Language Interpreter, on Monday, September 24 at 10:30am. A Backstage Tour is offered on September 15 following the 5:30pm performance. Tickets are $5 per person and space is limited, so make sure you reserve your spot early in advance at the Box Office!
The cast features Lindsay Carter, Bradley Egan, DayjaLe’Chelle Legg, Jarrett Poore, and Brian Zealand. A Year With Frog and Toad is directed by Tara Kromer, with musical direction by Robby Stamper, choreography by Lindsey D. Smith, scenic design by Vandy Wood, costume design by Tan Huaixiang, lighting design by Alyx Jacobs, sound design by Anthony Narciso, props design by Sarah Allen, and stage management by Tiffany Lyn Meadows.
All performances of A Year With Frog and Toad take place at Orlando Family Stage, located at 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or at the Box Office. Please visit www.orlandorep.com or call 407-896-7365 for more information.