A Year with Frog and Toad

December 7 - 30, 2018

Show Schedule: 

Fridays at 7 pm | PJs and Play!

Saturdays at 1 pm and 4:30 pm

Sundays at 2 pm and 5:30 pm

10 am School Matinees | December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 20

Special Holiday Schedule:

Wednesday, December 19th -- 2 pm

Thursday, December 20th -- 2 pm

Monday, December 24th -- 11 am 

Wednesday, December 26th -- 2 pm

Thursday, December 27th -- 2 pm 

December 7 - 30, 2018

Synchronicity Theatre
at Peachtree Pointe
1545 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Frog said, "I wrote 'Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.'"

By Robert and Willie Reale, based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Frog and Toad "hop from the page to the stage" when Synchronicity brings a delightful family favorite home for the holiday season.  Winner of four lauded Suzi Bass Awards, including best musical and best director of a musical (Clint Thorton), Synchronicity's production of  A Year with Frog and Toad brings Arnold Lobel's beloved characters to life in a whimsical and irresistible retelling for audiences of all ages.  The Tony-nominated musical follows 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 friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

Run Time:  1 hour and 30 minutes plus a 10-minute intermission

Children 2 and under are free admission.

General Admission: Seniors and Children (ages 3-12) $16+ | Adults $21+

Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Seniors and Children (ages 3-12) $26+ | Adults $31+

Sunday, December 16th at 2 pm | Inside Scoop! Engage in a post-show discussion coupled with a scoop of free ice cream.

Every Friday is PJs and Play! Dress down in pajamas and enjoy free milk and cookies baked fresh by Rising Roll Gourmet Cafe.

Group rates available. For any group of 10+ get a great discount.    

School matinee group pricing also available for groups of 10+
Contact Maddie Mahood to create your group experience.


Frog -- Matt Baum

Toad -- Greg Hunter

Bird/Snail -- Elliott Folds

Bird/Mouse -- Taryn Janelle

Bird/Turtle -- Lyndsay Ricketson

Production Team

Director --  Jenna Tamisiea

 Music Director -- Amanda Wansa Morgan

Choreographer -- Jenise Cook

Stage Manager --  Dakota Adams

Assistant Stage Manager --  Sedona Boncore

Production Manager -- Lindsay Chapman

Production Assistant -- Courtney Dorn

Sound Design and Technician -- Preston Goodson

Props Designer and Set Dressing --  Ryan Bradburn

Technical Director -- Zac Thatcher

Costume Designer --  Nicole Clockel

Lighting Designer --  Elisabeth Cooper

Master Electrician --  Amy Morrow

About the Playwrights: Robert and Willie Reale

Brothers Robert and Willie Reale have many credits and contributions to working on television, film and theater. Robert is most known for his credits in composing scores for television and theater. His extensive credit list includes Good Morning America, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the Original Broadway production of A Year with Frog and Toad. Willie is known for his work within the theater community from shows such as Johnny Baseball to creating the 52nd Street Project that brings together inner-city youth with professional theater artists. Willie wrote the book and lyrics for the Broadway production of A Year with Frog and Toad alongside Robert who composed the musical score.

From their own successes, Robert is the owner of 4 Elements Music and 8118 Music. Both companies are music libraries for upcoming composers to have their works be used by consumers for independent projects. In 1994, Willie received a MacArthur Fellowship Award for his efforts in creating theater and theater education programs for the youth. Willie was previously nominated an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Patience” from the 2006 motion picture of the Broadway Musical, Dreamgirls.

 A Year with Frog and Toad has been a smash success. When the musical made its debut on Broadway in 2003, it was then nominated for three Tony Award categories for Best Musical, Best Book of A Musical for Willie Reale and Best Original Score for both brothers.

About the Author: Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel was an American author and illustrator who wrote picture books such as Mouse Soup and Frog and Toad. Growing up, he developed a love for reading picture books at his local library. After graduating Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and marrying fellow children’s writer and illustrator, Anita Kempler, they began to create many collaborations among children’s books. Throughout his lifetime, he has illustrated nearly a hundred books.

Lobel’s work is most notable for the vocabulary that he uses to capture his own emotions through the books while still managing to maintain comprehension for children audiences. He felt that his personality was reflected into two contrasting aspects of the Frog and Toad characters stating that Frog is “adventurous” and Toad is “bumbling." The fun yet striking verbal contrast between the two characters lended itself to Frog and Toad's success among children.

Due to the success of the Frog and Toad series, Lobel is one of very few authors/illustrators who have received Caldecott and Newbery medals. He received a Caldecott honor in 1971 and 1972 for Frog and Toad Together and Hildild’s Night as well as the Newbery Honor Award in 1973 for Frog and Toad Together. Among other accolades, he was recognized for having the year’s best-illustrated U.S. children’s book for Fables in 1981, winning other Caldecott from the American Library Association. Lobel is also recognized as a notable author and illustrator amongh other organizations including the National Education Association, the Boys’ Club, the Society of Children’s Book Writers, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Foundation.

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