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“A Year with Frog & Toad”

March 23, 2025 • 3 PM

Merrill Auditorium


"A fun evening, sure to entertain children and adults alike.”

Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm — A Year With Frog And Toad is an inventive, joyful, and enchanting experience for the whole family. Based on the books by Arnold Lobel, this whimsical musical featuring a jazzy, upbeat score follows two great friends the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad through four, fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation into the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding. Meeting new friends and learning life lessons along the way, the besties celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special, revelling in a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.  

Music by Book and Lyrics by Robert Reale and Willie Reale

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Originally presented on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner, Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman

World Premiere at The Children’s Theatre Company Minneapolis, Minnesota


SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2025 – 3 PM





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Wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening Devices available. Read more about accessibility at Merrill Auditorium. Ear protection available upon request. 

This event is ASL interpreted.

This is a family-friendly performance. Guests are free to exit and re-enter the theater when necessary. The performance cannot be viewed from the lobby.

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