Warren Players

Production to make leap to Struthers Library Theatre

Submitted Photo The cast of “A Year with Frog and Toad,” pictured from left are Andrew Stalder, Logan Johnson, Derek Hahn, Colin Drayer, Nyssa Brumagin, Marilyn Shene, Abigail Wilson and Lilly Branthoover.

Warren Players’ next production, “A Year with Frog and Toad” makes its leap onto the Struthers Library Theatre stage later this month.

A hit on Broadway, “Frog and Toad” was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s classic series of children’s books, and featuring a lively score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Directed by Caitlin Webster with Assistant Director Michael Stenberg, the cast features Derek Hahn as Frog and Colin Drayer as Toad. Andrew Stalder is Man Bird/Snail; Abigail Wilson, Lady Bird 1/Mole 1/Squirrel 1; Nyssa Brumagin, Lady Bird 2/Mother Frog; Marilyn Shene, Turtle; Logan Johnson, Lizard/Father Frog; and Lilly Branthoover, Mouse/Young Frog/Mole 2/Squirrel 2.

The show’s production team includes Gary Brumagin, Steve Watson, Nyssa Brumagin and Rachel O’Carroll, set design; Dixie Brumagin, costumes; Tyler Haslett, vocal director; Marcia White, musical director; and Allan Branthoover, photographer.

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 the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of “Frog and Toad” bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

Show dates and times are July 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. and July 19 at 2 p.m. To comply with COVID-19 regulations, social distancing and CDC-recommended cleaning protocols will be followed during each performance. Theatergoers are encouraged to wear masks as required by Pennsylvania state mandates.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors. This includes a $2 fee with each ticket to account for the increased safety precautions and safe seating policies.

For tickets and more information, visit strutherslibrarytheatre.com, warrenplayers.com or facebook.com/warrenplayers.


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