The Arvada Center Presents "A Year With Frog and Toad"

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Arvada CO - The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents the children’s musical A Year With Frog and Toad now playing through May 20. The musical is adapted from the beloved Frog and Toad series of books by Arnold Lobel, and is suitable for all ages. A Year With Frog and Toad is directed by David & Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. 

A Year With Frog and Toad follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends - a worrywart toad and a perky frog - over the course of a year. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. The musical broke new ground by bringing professional children’s theatre to Broadway, and was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. 

Performances are Tuesday through Friday and some Mondays at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. through May 20. For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 or go to 

A Year With Frog and Toad will be Audio Described for the sight impaired on Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. and noon. It will be Shadow-interpreted for the hearing impaired on Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. and noon, as well as Friday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Shadow-interpreted theatre utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors. There will also be sensory friendly performances on Monday, May 8 and Saturday, May 20. Sensory friendly performances are exclusively produced for patrons with autism, Down Syndrome and sensory processing disorders and their families. 

The cast includes Brandon Bill (Frog), Matt LaFontaine (Toad), Melissa Morris (Mouse, Lady Bird, Squirrel, Mole), Ben Griffin (Lizard, Man Bird, Squirrel, Mole), Lindsay Weidig (Lady Bird, Squirrel Mole), Maggie Tisdale (Turtle, Lady Bird, Squirrel, Mole) and Carter Smith (Snail, Man Bird, Mole). 

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Since its opening in July 1976, the award-winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to or call 720-898-7200.