Choral & Classroom

Broadway Junior - A Year With Frog And Toad KIDS

Credits

Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

Music by Robert Reale

Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

Overview / Synopsis

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, this musical tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

This whimsical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS is a great first choice for young performers, with plenty of ensemble roles, accessible music and minimal sets and costumes.

Audio Sampler - HL00200524 $10.00

ShowKit - HL00200511 $495.00

This ShowKit includes:

  • 30 - Student Books
  • 1 - Director's Guide
  • 1 - Piano/Vocal Score
  • 1 - Accompaniment CD
  • 1 - Choreography DVD
  • 1 - Media Disc
Individual Components

00200515 - Director's Guide $100.00

00200516 - Piano/Vocal Score $40.00

00200517 - Student Book $10.00

00200518 - Student Book 10-pak $75.00

00200519 - Performance/Accomp CD pack $75.00

00200520 - Student Rehearsal CD $10.00

00200521 - Student Rehearsal CD 20-pak $100.00

00200522 - Choreography DVD $50.00

00200523 - Media Disc $10.00

00200524 - Audio Sampler $10.00

A Year with Frog and Toad
The Letter #1
Getta Loada Toad
The Letter #2
Cookies
Leaves: A Year with Frog and Toad
He'll Never Know
The Letter #3
Down the Hill
Merry Almost Christmas
Merry Almost Christmas (Reprise)
Finale: A Year with Frog and Toad
Frog

Frog is a friendly, confidant, positive and caring character. This leading role requires a strong actor and singer. He should always seem comfortable solving Toad's problems and reacting to Toad's traumas. When auditioning, mix and match your Frog and Toad hopefuls into different pairs and determine the best chemistry.

Gender: Male
Vocal Range: B3-D5

Toad

Toad is serious, irritable, self-conscious yet an oddly charismatic character. The friendship that he shares with Frog must appear loyal through and through. This role requires a good actor and singer and should be one of your stronger students. Auditioning several pairs of Frogs and Toads will enable you to cast actors that can have fun with this "tight yet quirky" friendship.

Gender: Male
Vocal Range: Bb3-D5

Turtle

Turtle is a "rabble-rouser" and loves to get the whole gang to tease Toad in fun! This actor should be a strong singer and be able to be a comedian at the same time. He (or she) only has a solo in one number. Audition this student along with Mouse and Lizard to achieve a good trio for "Getta Loada Toad". There are solo singing lines for this role.

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: B3-C5

Mouse

Mouse is always able to ask all the right questions like a talk-show host. Mouse, like Turtle, is full of fun and they should have a good chemistry because of their call/response dialogue and song. This could be a good place to use a smaller child that can perform with mouse like qualities.

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: B3-C5

Lizard

Lizard is definitely the most confused of the Turtle, Mouse, Lizard trio, but eventually joins in the fun. He (or she) should be able to confidently sing the short solo and be a strong addition to the ensemble as an actor and singer.

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: B3-C5

Snails

The Snails are simply unflappable. They will deliver without fail "in the rain or sleet or snow." Cast actors that can deliver their songs with personality, confidence and musical accuracy. They have few spoken lines but their singing entrances are the comedic relief of the show.

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: C4-D5

Birds

The Birds communicate the passage of time (seasons) and set the stage for the story to follow. This is a great opportunity to cast children that have a good sense of musical timing and can sell their songs like cabaret singers! Have visual fun with your "bird family" and cast all size actors. Enjoy the "diva moments!"

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: B3-D5

Moles

The Moles should have expressive faces to convey the excitement in "Down The Hill" as well as sincerity in their angelic solo "Merry Almost Christmas". The Moles should be singers more than actors as their lines are few. A good choral blend sets them apart!

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: Bb3-D5

Squirrels

The Squirrels are full of mischief and the actors should be comfortable moving, talking and singing with squirrel like qualities. Cast actors that have good diction, as their soft shoe rendition of "He'll Never Know"" is wordy and quick. Play up the wonderful contrast between the Squirrels and Frog and Toad in this ballad!

Gender: Both
Vocal Range: Bb3-C4