Video: Watch 'The Letter' from A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD at Children's Theatre Company

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By: May. 29, 2024
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Get a first look at Children's Theatre Company's production of A Year With Frog and Toad. Check out the all-new video!

Based on the “Frog and Toad” books by Arnold Lobel, A Year  With Frog and Toad features a book and lyrics by Willie Reale, and music by Robert Reale. CTC’s 2024  production will be directed by Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius, with music direction by Denise  Prosek and Victor Zupanc, and choreography by Daniel Pelzig. The production will run from April 23- June 16, 2024 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. Opening night is Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:00  p.m. 

“It is a joy to bring this tender, witty and utterly delightful story of a very special friendship to the  stage,” said director Peter C. Brosius. “These characters have endeared themselves to millions  through Arnold Lobel’s books and this musical which has gone on to be produced across the nation.  It is an honor to direct this beautiful show with this fabulous cast and creative team.” 

A Year With Frog and Toad was originally presented on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael  Gardner, Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman, featuring original direction by David Petrarca.  

Meet Frog and Toad, best friends who embark upon a year’s worth of adventures with great merriment,  comedic agility, and joyful song-singing. Join them as they go swimming (and boy does Toad look “funny in  a bathing suit”), rake leaves until they “ache, ache, ache”, and send letters via a real live “Snail with the  Mail!” Sing along while Frog and Toad bake “cookies, cookies, cookies” in the only show from Minnesota  ever to be nominated for three Tony Awards®, including Best Musical! 

A Year With Frog and Toad will be the final CTC production directed by Brosius, who will be  departing the organization on June 30, 2024 after 27 years. It was recently announced that Rick  Dildine, currently serving as Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF), will succeed  Brosius as CTC’s next Artistic Director, beginning July 1, 2024.  

A Year With Frog and Toad runs from April 23-June 16, 2024 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage. This  show is best enjoyed by all ages. Tickets may be purchased at or by  calling the ticket office at 612.874.0400. Ticket prices start at $15.  

The Cast of A Year With Frog and Toad features Becca Claire Hart* as Bird/Turtle/Mother  Frog/Mole/Squirrel, Ryan London Levin* as Bird/Snail/Lizard/Father Frog/Mole, Janely Rodriguez*

as Bird/Mouse/Young Frog/Mole/Squirrel, Reed Sigmund* as Toad, and John-Michael Zuerlein* as  Frog.  

The Understudies include Antonisia Collins as Birds/Turtle/Mouse/Mother Frog/Young  Frog/Moles/Squirrels, Dean Holt* as Toad, Autumn Ness* as Birds/Turtle/Mouse/Mother  Frog/Young Frog/Moles/Squirrels, and Keegan Robinson as Frog/Bird/Snail/Lizard/Father Frog/Mole. 

In addition to Denise Prosek, Victor Zupanc, and Peter C. Brosius, the Creative Team and Production  Staff for A Year With Frog and Toad includes Adrianne Lobel (Scenic Designer), Martin Pakledinaz  (Costume Designer), James F. Ingalls (Lighting Designer), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Sound  Designers), Irwin Fisch (Orchestrations), Sten Severson (Associate Sound Designer), Samantha  Martinson (Assistant Director), Mathias Anderson (Assistant Choreographer), Ellie Simonett  (Assistant Lighting Designer), Nate Stanger* (Stage Manager), Kenji Shoemaker* (Assistant Stage  Manager), and Janae Lorick (Stage Management Fellow/PA). 

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. 


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