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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coming Up: A Year with Frog and Toad

If you love the Frog and Toad books, you'll want to check out A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, produced by Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley.        
In the show, you'll welcome spring with outgoing Frog and his reserved pal, Toad, as they awaken from a long winter’s sleep, plant a garden, discover that “toad looks funny in a bathing suit,” rake crunchy autumn leaves, and take a scary winter sled ride—all the while singing up a storm, launching their own version of “snail mail,” and learning what it means to have patience, compassion, loyalty, and love.

The show is based on the classic children’s Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, with music by Robert Reale and book and lyrics by Willie Reale. It made its debut in children’s theatre before moving to Broadway and being nominated for three 2003 Tony awards, including Best Musical.

WHO:  Bay Area Children’s Theatre (formerly Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences)

BERKELEY PERFORMANCES:   Weekends, March 26 – April 17 at 2 p.m., with additional performances on Sunday, April 10, and Sunday, April 17, at 11 a.m.; Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley  
SAN RAMON PERFORMANCES: Weekends April 30 – May 8, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., with an evening performance on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m.; the Front Row Theatre, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon  
TICKETS:  Children $14-15Seniors $16-$17, Adults $18-20, Groups $12-13
BOX OFFICE:  and (510) 296-4433  

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