Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node 1415

  • Toad and Frog together carry a kite and its string in an illustration depicting A Year With Frog and Toad.
  • A husky actor portraying Toad—wearing a bow-tie, bowler hat, and felted vest—smiles and casts his gaze to an actor in the role of Frog, who wears a tweed beret, bow-tie, and thick cable-knit sweater and gazes and grins back.
  • Actors portraying Frog and Toad—one wearing a vest, bow-tie, and hat, and the other with a life preserver around his neck—watch three actors performing a choreographed song-and-dance number in front of a scene that resembles houses next to a pond.
  • An actor wearing a vest, pressed slacks, and a beret sits next to a lawn chair and holds a flower pot.
  • Three men and two women sit and stand around a small table while they each raise up one arm and smile.

A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reale
Book and lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

2:00 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017

The musical A Year with Frog and Toad, based on characters and events in a series of popular children’s books by Arnold Lobel, earned three Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, during its run on Broadway. Now, the show that follows two friends—the cheerful Frog and the grumpy Toad—tours America in a charming production that entertains youngsters and appeals to their parents and grandparents.

“Anyone who cherishes musical theatre and can beg or borrow a child from 4 up might be well advised to make a beeline … in search of tickets for A Year with Frog and Toad,” writes a New York Times reviewer.

A jazzy score with a country-and-western thread and clever lyrics keep fingers snapping and toes tapping. Scenic designer Adrianne Lobel, the author’s daughter, developed the musical. Robert Reale composed the music, while Willie Reale wrote the book and lyrics.

Adult $19
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $19

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Secondary Events on Each Event

Kids Connections

1:00 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017

Eisenhower Auditorium

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity provided by Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and books provided by Schlow Centre Region Library, takes place in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.