Portage Community Theatre Announces A Year With Frog And Toad

By: Contributor Last Updated: April 27, 2011

Frog-and-ToadA Year with Frog and Toad at Portage Community Theatre at the Portage Yacht Club at 1370 US State Hwy 249, Portage, IN. 219-759-1408. Tickets can be purchased online at www.portagecommunitytheatre.com $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Special family pricing: get one child (12 and under) ticket with the purchase of a full price adult ticket. Additional children (12 and under) are just $8.

A Year With Frog and Toad
Directed by: Sheree Wheeler-Gudeman
Musical director: Trish Hales
Choreographer: Laurie Parpart
Costumes: Stanlee Hodsen

The Cast:

  • Frog- Ray Parpart
  • Toad- Doug DeLaughter
  • Snail- Michael Glorioso
  • Birds and other animals:
    • Christine Marilyn Parry
    • Brittney Hale
    • Kelli Manigrasso
  • Young Frog- Laura Riggle
  • The Large and Terrible Frog- Matthew Byerly

SYNOPSIS: Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's new musical. A Year with Frog and Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

A score that bubbles with melody and wit, it's jazzy upbeat sound is a perfect match for the hopping, crawling and flying denizens that inhabit Frog and Toad's world. It’s clever book and lyrics and snazzy music can serve as a great introduction to theatre for youngsters, while keeping adults entertained as well!


  • Friday, June 10 - 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 11 - 8pm
  • Sunday, June 12 - 2pm
  • Friday, June 17 - 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 18 - 8pm
  • Sunday, June 19 - 2pm
  • Friday, June 24 - 8 pm
  • Saturday, June 25 - 8pm
  • Sunday, June 26 - 2pm

Please visit our website at portagecommunitytheatre.com