Hartwick Theatre Arts Presents “A Year With Frog and Toad: The Musical”

The Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department announces its January 2018 production, “A Year With Frog and Toad: The Musical,” by Willie and Robert Reale. Performances will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, January 28 at 2 p.m., in Slade Theater, Yager Hall, on the College campus.

“A Year With Frog and Toad: The Musical” is a children’s musical based on the beloved children’s books written by Arnold Lobel – a series that chronicles two friends, a cheerful frog and a curmudgeonly toad, and their adventures together. Music Theatre International notes that, “The jazzy, upbeat score of ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.”

The production is directed by Hartwick Director of Theatre Arts Malissa Kano-White, and under the musical direction of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Andrew Pease. The show is choreographed by Adjunct Lecturer of Dance Kathryn Smith, with scenic design by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts Nathan Elsener, lighting design by Instructor/Technical Director Gary Burlew, and costume design by Joey Haws ’09.

The cast includes Dillon Youngs ’19, Dillon Orlando ’20, Jess Feyler ’20, Russell Elster ’20, Elle MacPherson ’20, and Alyssa Ralph ’17. The production is stage managed by Josie Worley ’19, with assistance from Nick Woolson ’20.

“A Year With Frog and Toad: The Musical” will also be touring to seven area elementary schools.

Admission is $10 for the general public, and $5 for all students, children and Hartwick faculty. Children 12 years and under are free with a paying adult. To reserve tickets, call 607-431-4227, or email theatre@hartwick.edu.

For additional information, contact Production Assistant/Academic Intern Alyssa Ralph at ralpha@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:       lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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