Enjoy the Magic of “A Year with Frog and Toad” at the Arden Theatre, by Virginia Law Manning

When I was a child growing up in New York, I was a reluctant reader. In second and third grade, I was in the lowest reading group and spent time each week with Mrs. Roth, the special reading teacher. I remember everyone trying very hard to find books that would appeal to me. Then finally someone recommended Arnold Lobel’s “Frog and Toad.”

Fast forward 30 years. My son Thomas was starting to read. I saw an announcement for the musical A Year with Frog and Toad at the Arden Theatre. It would be our first show there. A Year with Frog and Toad was wonderful! I loved it. My son loved it. Even my husband loved it! The songs, the set design, the acting! And now it’s back from November 23rd through January 29th. There are discount performances as well. I hope you’ll spend some time with Mr. Lobel’s wonderful cast of characters! If you do, please leave a comment and let others know what you thought. Enjoy the show!

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From the Arden Theatre website:

A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Developed by Adrianne Lobel

Directed by Whit MacLaughlin
November 23 – January 29

The award-winning, Tony Award nominated hit A Year with Frog and Toad from brothers Willie and Robert Reale returns! Kids loved our first two productions, so we’re reviving this treasured story for you to enjoy with your families, whether it’s the first time or a cherished memory.

An unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad blossoms and grows as they travel through four fun-filled seasons learning life lessons along the way. Barrymore Award winners Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble return as the amphibious best friends in this charming musical that promises to delight the whole family!

Use code TOAD to save half off Friday evening performances at 7PM, and performances on Saturday, November 26 and December 22 at 7PM.

Tickets are available through the Arden Theatre website, or by calling 215.922.1122. The Arden Theatre is located at 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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