A Year with Frog and Toad

A Year with Frog and Toad

September 19 - November 12
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

Run time: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

About the Show
Our twelfth year opens in The Station’s new Pritzker Family Studio Theatre with a celebration of the joyful energy that launched the company, a new production of 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.

Matthew C. Yee and Andy Nagraj. Photo by Evan Barr.

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.

A Year with Frog and Toad at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

Access Weekend:
Access Weekend for A Year with Frog and Toad will be Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Performances times are Saturday, 10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 3PM, and Sunday, 10:30AM and 12:30PM.

ASL interpretation will be available for the Saturday, October 7 at the 10:30AM performance.

Open Captioning will be provided for the 10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 3PM performances on Saturday, October 7.

On Sunday, October 8, we will offer sensory friendly performances at both 10:30am and 12:30pm. A quiet room and family restroom will be available.

For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, contact the Access department at access@chicagochildrenstheatre.org

What Critics Are Saying:

“I’m not sure I’ve ever been so grateful to sit down for an hour or so with a house filled with very small but enthusiastic theatergoers…” –Chicago Tribune

“Frog and Toad’s cast members are all ridiculously talented musicians as well as savvy actors, all too aware of their audience’s intelligence. (You think the smallest set doesn’t know when they’re being talked down to? Think again.)” –Chicago Parent

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.

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