Three Things To Know Before You Go: A Year with Frog and Toad at Children’s Theatre Company

This past weekend my little girls and I had the opportunity to attend opening night of A Year with Frog and Toad at Children’s Theatre Company. We are huge fans of both CTC and Arnold Lopel’s Frog and Toad books so we were pretty excited.

In true form, Children’s Theatre Company did NOT disappoint. It was a fantastic show- complete with plenty of bouts of laughter. I’d recommend the show to all families with children of all ages- both my three year old and my eight year old enjoyed it immensely.

Here’s a few things to know before you go:

  1. There’s no frog or toad costumes. The two main characters are played by two adult men who do an incredible job, physical humor an all, as Frog and Toad. But beware, they aren’t walking around in a frog or toad costume. It’s a ‘use your imagination’ sort of play. [You’ll recognize company actor Reed Sigmund as Toad and as always, he plays his role in a completely believable way. He makes a great toad!]

  1. The Snail who delivers the mail absolutely steals the show. Every scene he was in, he owned the stage and the audience was fully engaged with his part of the story.

  1. There are just FIVE people in the cast which is really fun to see them transform from birds to turtles to snails and more.

As always, plan on arriving early. There are plenty of Frog and Toad mementos to choose from in the gift shop if that’s your thing. We always pre-order our admission treats so that we don’t have to wait in line. Cookies are $3.

The show is about an hour and 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

A Year with Frog and Toad runs until June 18th and tickets are available right here.


[Disclosure: Thanks to Children’s Theatre Company for inviting us to opening night. All opinions expressed are mine. Photos used with permission from CTC.]