OSU theatre department puts on whimsical production of ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’
Monday, October 31, 2022
Media Contact: Sandi DeVore | Department of Theatre Marketing/Communication Specialist | 405-744-9206 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you ever read the story “Frog and Toad All Year” by Arnold Lobel? If so, you will want to see what the Oklahoma State University Department of Theatre has been up to the past few weeks.
The nostalgic production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” will open at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts.
A hit on Broadway, the production was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends — the jovial, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. The jazzy upbeat score of “A Year with Frog and Toad” bubbles with melody and wit, making it an imaginative, cheerful and charming musical for the whole family.
“Everyone should expect to have fun, to laugh and to escape from the world for an hour,” director Scott Guthrie said. “Frog and Toad is entertaining for both kids and adults and it’s the perfect distraction from these times. The experience will begin as soon as families walk into the doors of the building. Our set and costumes will come to life and spill out over the stage into the audience at the Vivia Locke Theatre.
“Our wonderful cast will entertain with song and dance, with hilarious moments and some heartfelt sentiments that will make them leave the theater tapping their toes and humming the songs for days to come.”
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18 and 2 p.m., Nov. 19-20.
“‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ is a magical show for the whole family. It’s full of laughs, singing, dancing and so much more,” said Jimmy Miller, BFA Musical Theatre major who plays Frog in the show. “It’s charming, heartfelt and goofy.”
You can get tickets online at okstate.universitytickets.com or call the box office at 405-744-6094. Come early to get a ticket before showtime. The ticket office will open one hour prior to each showing.
“Come and see the show and go on an adventure with Frog, Toad, Mouse, Turtle, Snail and more,” Guthrie said.