Our friendships, director Kevin Ehrhart says, are what keep us alive.
Friendship is at the heart of Ehrhart's latest family-friendly show, “A Year With Frog and Toad,” which opens Friday at the Rose Theater.
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel, “A Year With Frog and Toad” is that rare children's show that made it to Broadway. In 2003, it snagged Tony nominations for best musical, book of a musical and score. It was first produced at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.
The Jim Henson Company has announced plans to make an animated feature film based on the “Frog and Toad” books.
The show follows cheerful Frog and grumpy Toad through four seasons as they swim, bake cookies, fly kites, rake leaves and sled together, learning life lessons on the way.
Ehrhart said he loves the show's less-than-hectic pace and its fun-loving mood. Stephanie Jacobson, the Rose's director of youth productions, plays Frog. Brian Guehring, the Rose's playwright in residence, is Toad.
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