A Year with Frog and Toad

A Year with Frog and Toad

September 19 - October 29
All Ages

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Carden
Music Direction and Musical Reductions by Andra Velis Simon
Recommended for All Ages

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Check out this clip from our original production of A Year with Frog and Toad in 2006!

About the Show
Our twelfth season opens in The Station’s new, 149-seat Pritzker Family Studio Theatre with a celebration of the joyful energy that launched the company, a new take on the smash hit inaugural production of A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated musical based on the beloved Frog and Toad children’s book series written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel.

Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical show that follows two best friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons, celebrating and rejoicing in their differences that make them unique and special along the way. Kid-captivating musical numbers include “Cookies,” “Getta Loada Toad,” “I’m Coming Out of My Shell,” and “Merry Almost Christmas.” Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

*If you have special seating accommodations, please inform the Box Office 72 hours before your performance.

What Critics Are Saying:

“If you’re going to pick just one children’s production this season to attend, it should be “A Year with Frog & Toad” at the Chicago Children’s Theatre.” – Chicago Parent

“Even jaded older folks may find themselves thinking with gratitude about the companions that have seen them through many seasons of life.” – Chicago Tribune

Venue:
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 S. Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607

Getting to the Theatre and Parking
Chicago Children’s Theatre is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, minutes from I90 and I290, as well as downtown and Ashland Ave.

We are happy to offer free onsite parking at The Station on the south side of the building, entering from Racine Ave. Additional parking is also available in the following locations:
– Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
– On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3 hour maximum

Please see the map below for specific directions to Chicago Children’s Theatre.