A Year with Frog and Toad: Family Musical Performed by Young Performers
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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My almost-4 year-old daughter had a great time. Overall, she and I both enjoyed it. The actors sing and dance well. My daughter particularly liked the number featuring the young actor playing Frog as a little frog in his youth. Despite the slightly tense moment when he faces the "Large and Terrible Frog", that proved to be my daughter's favorite, or most memorable moment of the play. That, and the comic relief by the snail delivering the mail.
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Frog and Toad were fabulous! My six year olds really enjoyed the show, once they got over the fact that the actors do not dress up like a frog or toad. I enjoyed it more than I expected to. The acting and singing were first-rate, and the show is...continued
Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) is proud to announce that Broadway veteran Danielle Ferland will be directing their spring production of A Year with Frog and Toad_. An original member of the Broadway cast of**_A Year with Frog and Toad**, Ms. Ferland’s extensive credits include originating the role of Little Red Riding Hood in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, as well as her Broadway debut at age 13 in Sunday in the Park with George, and The Crucible.
“We are thrilled to have an actress of Danielle’s caliber working with our students,” said Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director. “Her extensive knowledge of this piece, combined with her innate understanding of what it’s like to be a young actor, makes this an experience our students will never forget. We are honored to be the first children’s theatre Danielle has worked with on this production.”
According to Ms. Ferland, the children’s version of A Year with Frog and Toad is extremely similar to the original Broadway production with themes that remain relevant and timeless. “The main focus of this show is to celebrate friendship,” explains Ms. Ferland. “No matter where we are in life, we need to remain true to our friends and to ourselves. These themes are played out in such a way as to appeal to both children and adults. This is not a kitschy show. It’s a lighthearted, fun musical that teaches valuable lessons about respect, friendship and loyalty. Plus, I just love the relationship between Frog and Toad!”
The cast of A Year with Frog and Toad features 16 young performers from 13 communities. They include: Andover resident Kim Uggerholt; Belmont resident Alex Aroyan; Boston residents Kevin Paquette and Conrad Krendel-Clark; Boxford resident Kristina Kastrinelis; Braintree resident Rachel Padell; Brookline residents Ryan Cook and Davie Kaim; Burlington resident Futaba Shioda; Danvers resident Briana Fallon; Hamilton resident Ian Shain; Methuen residents Alexandra Berube and Linnea Schulz; Newton resident Julia Fein; Wellesley resident Audree Hedequist; and North Reading resident William Goldstein.