A Year with Frog and Toad Buy Tickets

December 11, 2020 - January 3, 2021


Theatre performances are Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.


Streaming online from December 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021


Holiday Performances: 12/22 at 2 PM, 12/23 at 2 PM, 12/24 at 11 PM, 12/29 at 2 PM, 12/30 at 2 PM, 12/31 at 11 PM



Dec. 11, 2020 - Jan. 03, 2021

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

A Year with Frog and Toad


Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale


Music by Robert Reale


Based on the Books by Arnold Lobel


Back by popular demand! Frog and Toad hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical and irresistible retelling of Arnold Lobel’s A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. This version of the Tony-nominated musical follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the grumpy Toad — through all of their fun-filled escapades! Part vaudeville, part magic, and all charm, this audience favorite tells a story of friendship that endures every season. 




In the Theatre Ticket: $25


On the Screen Ticket: $10 - If you plan to screen this performance with family and friends, please consider donating the price of additional tickets to support the theatre and working artists. To purchase this option, please select any date of the performance and choose "On the Screen." Your link to stream the show will be sent to you via email on December 14, 2020 and can be viewed until January 3, 2021.


 


Every Friday is PJs and Play! Dress down in pajamas and enjoy free milk and cookies.


Virtual Viewing Party: December 15 at 7:00 PM - Join us for a virtual viewing party of the show followed by a post-show discussion! 




COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: 


Synchronicity Theatre’s staff and administration weighed the option to offer live theatre experiences very carefully and determined that the less-risky, safer approach is to use data and the recommendations of health care providers and scientists to make informed decisions about the best ways to protect the health and well-being of our actors, audiences, staff and crews. We have decided to offer extremely-limited live viewing opportunities, and reserve the right to cancel “In the Theatre“ performances if certain criteria are not met.  Our commitment to providing a space for audiences to come together live with our artists, whenever we are able to do so, reflects our mission to use theatre to build community.


Two weeks before every production, we will notify you if we have decided to cancel the “In the Theatre” performances. This decision will be made if the COVID-19 test positivity rate’s 7-day average is higher than 8% in the metro-Atlanta area as determined by Georgia Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 status report. We will inform you of any changes that will be made to programming. All “In the Theatre” ticket confirmations for the 2020-2021 season will also include a link to digitally stream the performance, and can be exchanged for "In the Theatre" tickets to another 2020-2021 show. 


Our theatre entrances and exits have been streamlined to reduce group contact in our lobby area, and to allow for safer seating options. The night of the performance, our House Managers will reserve seating based on protocol established by the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ensuring at least six feet of distance. The audience will be capped and seated, one-by-one according to these specifications.


We require all audience members to wear masks and keep safe social distance, and they are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently. No walk-ups will be permitted the evening of the performance. All tickets must be reserved online in advance of the performance.


If you have concerns about viewing our performances in our theatre space, we encourage you to choose the “On the Screen” ticket option to receive a link to stream our performances at any time.


We appreciate the patience from our Synchronicity community in regards to these evolving circumstances. Please review all the COVID-19 precautions and requirements for our 2020-2021 season here.



Production Team

Originally Directed by Clint Thornton


Remounted by Jenna Tamisiea Elser


Originally Choreographed by Jen MacQueen


 


Cinematic theatrical videos created by Felipe Barral and IGNI Productions.


Meet the Playwrights: Robert and Willie Reale

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.



Meet the Author: Arnold Lobel

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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