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Roxy Regional Theatre to Stage A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, 12/14-21

Spend four fun-filled seasons with Arnold Lobel's beloved storybook characters in the Tony-nominated musical A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, playing December 14 - 21 at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

In Robert and Willie Reale's whimsical show, Frog and Toad wake from hibernation in the Spring, plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD incorporates stories from Lobel's four books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Frog and Toad are Friends and the Newbery Honor-winning Frog and Toad Together.

Michael Spaziani and Josh Bernaski star as the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad, two best friends who celebrate and rejoice in the differences which make each unique and special. Under the direction of John McDonald, castmates Jacque Clydesdale, Michelle Foletta and RJ Magee portray a host of endearing characters, including mischievous squirrels, chatty birds, a bossy turtle, and a mail-delivering snail.

Tom Thayer delivers the jazzy, upbeat score on piano -- featuring such numbers as "Getta Loada Toad," "I'm Coming Out Of My Shell" and "Merry Almost Christmas" -- creating an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family. A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is produced in part by Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Jill Eichhorn & Barry Kitterman, Dr. Gary & Janet Mund, and Melissa A. Schaffner.

Performances are at 2pm on December 14 and 21 and 6:15pm on December 18, 19, 20 and 21. Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at, by phone at (931)645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). APSU students, active-duty military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday's and Thursday's 6:15pm performances.

As a bonus this holiday season, the Roxy's gift shop will be open at all performances so that patrons can find the perfect stocking stuffer, including posters, T-shirts, calendars, gift certificates and more.

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