The Children’s Musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” Returns to the Arvada Center
Arvada CO – The children’s theatre production A Year With Frog and Toad returns to the Arvada Center this fall, running October 13 – December 29, 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 is 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 October 13 and runs through December 29, 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 https://arvadacenter.org/a-year-with-frog-and-toad-2
A Year With Frog and Toad will be Audio Described for the sight impaired on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. and noon. It will be Shadow-interpreted for the hearing impaired on Thursday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. and noon. Shadow-interpreted theatre utilizes specially trained American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to perform as “shadows” on stage alongside actors. Two Sensory Friendly Performances of the musical will be held Saturday, December 2 and Monday, December 4. 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 www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.