A Year with Frog and Toad

June 11 - August 3, 2025

A Year with Frog and Toad

Book & lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Khalia Davis

Well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony Award-nominated musical following two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. The jazzy upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit; an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.

A Year with Frog and Toad is based on the popular Frog and Toad book series originally written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. Weaving several short stories from the six books together with tuneful, catchy Broadway melodies, the musical adaptation follows Frog and Toad’s friendship over the course of one year. Each of the four seasons brings an exciting, new adventure for the two – with the reluctant Toad usually being won over in the end – and shows how each of those experiences strengthen and grow their friendship.

for everyone

Approx. Length: 60 Minutes

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Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: June 13 at 7 pm
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: June 28 at 1:30 pm
  • Audio Described Performances with verbal commentary to assist patrons who are visually impaired: July 11 at 11 am and July 12 at 10:30 am
  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: July 11 at 11 am and July 12 at 10:30 am

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO. A Year with Frog & Toad design by Cassidy Weaver.

A Year with Frog & Toad is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Additional funding for this production is provided by: