A Year with Frog and Toad
January 7-29, 2023
written by Robert Reale
music and lyrics by Willie Reale
“Absolutely wonderful – pure child magic with a lovely, warm cast.”
—Whitney McEvoy, Santa Rosa
“6th Street Playhouse is the real deal! My little ones are already asking when the next showtime is!”
—Andee Baridon, Santa Rosa
“My kids and I loved the show! Wonderful acting and singing! Beautiful costumes and very entertaining!”
—Paula Olney, Corte Madera
Broadway’s hit musical about growing & loving through all seasons of friendship.
Based on the children’s stories by Arnold Lobel, A Year with Frog and Toad is Broadway’s hit musical about growing and loving through all seasons of friendship.
In this whimsical journey into Frog and Toad’s woodland world, we will explore the importance of having friends and what it means to be one. We will discover precious examples of how true friendships weather and flourish in every season.
This interactive and playful musical makes it the perfect first foray into theatre for little ones but charms audiences of all ages. With jazzy music, toe-tapping dances and excellent storytelling, we will enjoy the adventures of tried-and-true friends – Frog and Toad – baking cookies, planting a garden, raking leaves and celebrating Christmas together!
Snail’s song, “I’m Coming Out of My Shell” is a side-splitting comic treat – funny for the kids but directed at grownups. Frog’s heartfelt ode to life and friendship, “Alone,” communicates big feelings we all try to understand.
Our A Year with Frog and Toad experience includes a collaboration with The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County and pre and post-show activities based on Lobel’s books. Before each show, there will be a terrific art project provided by our wonderful partners. The activity will engage your children in the stories and include them in creating theatre magic. Following the performances – stick around to meet your favorite characters and get their autographs!
A Year with Frog and Toad is recommended for children ages 3 to 10, but people of all ages will enjoy this imaginative and inspiring production.
In the News
‘If theaters want audiences in the future, it makes sense to start connecting with them when they’re young. Children’s theater can recruit tomorrow’s fans.
‘With that in mind, Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse will present live weekend matinee performances of “A Year with Frog and Toad” all month, starting Saturday.
‘A cast of five will perform a condensed, 55-minute version of the Tony-nominated 2002 Broadway musical based on Arnold Lobel’s popular children’s stories about two devoted friends.’
Ted Smith as Toad
Jonathen Blue as Frog
Molly Larsen-Shine as Mouse
Emma LeFever as Snail
Katie Foster as Turtle