Musical follows a cheerful frog and a grumpy through four seasons spent together

    The University of Minnesota Crookston’s Department of Music and Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad.”

    The play has three different performances including Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at 9:15 a.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

    All performances will take place in Kiehle Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and children, and UMC students can attend for free with their Ucard.

    Based on Arnold Lobel’s books and a musical score by Robert and Willie Reale, “A Year with Frog and Toad” features the friendship of a cheerful frog and a grumpy toad. The musical travels through the four seasons with these two friends as they learn life lessons going about their day to day events. Frog and toad learn to celebrate their differences and realized how this makes them unique.  

    The performance is under the guidance of Associate Professor George French and produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

    The cast includes Bailey Bradford, a sophomore from Mentor, Minn., majoring in English; Caroline Colbert, a post-secondary enrollment option student from Euclid, Minn.; Anthony Kampa, a freshman from St. Cloud, Minn., majoring in software engineering; Quincy Luedeke, a junior from Miltona, Minn., majoring in natural resources; Janessa Millar, a freshman from Blaine, Minn., majoring in animal science; and, Sam Simmons, a post-secondary enrollment option student from Crookston.