A Year with Frog and Toad

Musical

Writers: William Reale Robert Reale

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2003
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
frog and toad’s homes in the woods
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Small
Dancing
Some Dance
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult characters

Synopsis

Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s books, A Year with Frog and Toad is a whimsical musical that tells the story of two best friends: the cheerful Frog, and curmudgeonly Toad. The musical follows Frog and Toad through four colorful seasons, from hibernation to hibernation. Frog and Toad, along with their playful, quirky friends Snail, Turtle, the Birds, and more, enact many adventures, from rushing down a hill in a runaway sled in the winter, to taking a picnic and a quiet moment in the summer. Children and adults alike with relish in the joyful vignettes of A Year With Frog and Toad, which feature catchy tunes, funny dialogue, and bright, memorable characters.

Note on Casting: The original cast featured five actors and employed doubling. However, it is possible to expand the cast, and even include ensemble members.

Lead Characters

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