The Arvada Center Presents the Children’s Musical “A Year With Frog and Toad”

 The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities opens the children’s musical A Year With Frog and Toad on February 2, 2017. 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 will be directed by David & Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

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.

The production opens February 2, 2017, running through May 19, 2017. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 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.

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).