Derby Dinner Playhouse
Derby Dinner Playhouse will open the musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” Saturday as part of its Children’s Musical Theatre Series. Public performances are Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. For ticket information call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com.
Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score this musical is suitable for the whole family.
“A Year with Frog and Toad” is based on the best-selling children’s book written by Arnold Lobel. The book and lyrics were written by Willie Reale with music by Robert Reale.
Derby Dinner’s production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” is under the direction of Matt Wallace. The cast will include Cary Wiger as Frog and Bill Hanna as Toad, along with Janet Essenpreis, Kiersten Vorheis and Chris Bryant.
All public performances are on Saturdays with breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at noon. All performances feature a kid-friendly menu. This production is most suitable for ages 3 to 12.
School performances are available throughout the week and are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Feb. 28, March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20 and 22. Lesson plans that meet the Kentucky and Indiana academic goals are made available to enhance the educational opportunities.