Mill Mountain Theatre's FREE Touring Production of A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD TYA
Press Release by Payton Moledor
Photo by Payton Moledor with the cast of "A Year with Frog and Toad TYA'
Mill Mountain Theatre 2018 Apprentice Company Tours the Roanoke Valley
Promoting Literacy And Theatre With A Free Production For Young Audiences.
Mill Mountain Theatre will continue its 2018 Young Audiences season with Robert & Willie Reale's musical A Year With Frog And Toad - TYA Version, which will open on June 2 at 10am at Heights Community Church and tour around the region offering free performances.
The Mill Mountain Theatre 2018 Summer Apprentice Company will perform this show around the region at schools, libraries, parks and neighborhood venues to delight families. Admission is free, and free books will be distributed to young audience members as part of Mill Mountain Theatre's initiative connecting theatre to literacy. A Year With Frog And Toad is appropriate for children of all ages.
Photo by April Parker. Roberto Mendez as Snail
This charming musical, the first children's show to reach Broadway, was nominated for three Tony Awards in 2003. A 60 minute one-act play, A Year With Frog And Toad depicts a year in the life of two amphibian friends and a host of other woodland characters. As said by director Christopher Castanho, "though the story features all animal characters, the scenarios and experiences that they go through are relatable for people of all ages: making new friends, facing your fears, taking responsibility...We've all had so much fun bringing Frog, Toad, and the other forest creatures to life, and we can't wait for you to join us!"
Photo by April Parker with the cast of 'A Year With Frog and Toad TYA'
A Year With Frog And Toad will be performed on June 2, 6, 8-9, 11, 13-15, 19-21, 23, 26-27, and 29-30. Tickets are free for all ages at the door. For more show information and for a complete show schedule visitmillmountain.org/production/year-frog-toad/
A Year With Frog And Toad will be performed by Mill Mountain Theatre's 2018 Summer Apprentice Company, which is comprised of five college students studying to pursue a professional career in the arts. The Apprentice Company can also be seen in Spring Awakening and Shrek The Musical - TYA Version this season. For more information on the 2018 Mill Mountain Theatre season and to purchase season tickets, visit millmountain.org/tickets/.
Photo by Payton Moledor featuring Ryan Koch as Toad and Cody Edwards as Toad
Saturday, June 2nd- 10am: Heights Community Church
Wednesday, June 6th- 11am: Downtown Roanoke, Market Square
Friday, June 8th- 10:30am: Williamson Road Library
Saturday, June 9th- 10am: Elmwood Park
Monday, June 11th- 10am: Glenvar Branch Library
Wednesday, June 13th- 11am: Downtown Roanoke, Market Square
Thursday, June 14th- 10am: Hollins Branch Public Library
Friday, June 15th- 10am: Vinton Branch Public Library
Tuesday, June 19th- 10:30am: Gainsboro Branch Library
Wednesday, June 20th- 11am: Downtown Roanoke, Market Square
Thursday, June 21st- 10:30am: Raleigh Court Library
Saturday, June 23rd- 10am: Countryside Park
Tuesday, June 26th- 3pm: South County Library
Wednesday, June 27th- 3pm: Jackson Park Library
Friday, June 29th- 10am: Salem Public Library
Saturday, June 30th- 10am: Heights Community Church