A Year with Frog and Toad

Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Developed by Adrianne Lobel
Directed by Whit MacLaughlin

November 23 - February 3   EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!

On the F. Otto Haas Stage

Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad blossoms and grows as they travel through four fun-filled seasons learning life lessons along the way. Barrymore Award winners Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble return as the amphibious best friends in this charming musical that promises to delight the whole family!

Most enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older.

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Critical Acclaim -

"So grab your child, your grandchild, a neighbor’s child, any old child, and discover (or re-discover) this musical treasure."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Read more here

"Frog and Toad celebrates friendship in the sweetest possible way, and it’s the rare children’s show that adults will find genuinely delightful."
- Philadelphia Magazine Read more here

“Director Whit MacLaughlin once again brings his enchanting vision to the stage, with an infectious exuberance that will delight both children and adults."
- DC Metro Arts Read more here

"One of the things that made this show work so well is the chemistry that Dibble and Coon have together. Audiences will see the interaction between these two fine actors that depicts a true friendship between Frog and Toad."
- Theatre Sensation Read more here

"Children are as much a part of the community as their parents are. They can contribute much like the characters do: with kindness and love. Arden Theatre doesn’t talk down to kids with their children’s theater. Instead, they empower their young audience."
- Metro Read more here

"It’s funny, it’s smart, and yet it’s simple as we watch the two men who are very human in their feelings, deal with every day life, from swimming, to raking leaves, to sharing a meal."
- Ticket Read more here

"Looking for the perfect show to take the kids to this holiday season? You definitely need to check out A Year With Frog and Toad at The Arden"
- Fun Things To Do with Kids Read more here

"If you missed it the first two times it was presented at the Arden,or even if you didn't, make sure you plan to see this timeless iteration."
- Beyond My Backyard Read more here

"A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is in enthusiastic revival for the third the Arden, and it’s easy to see why it keeps coming back."
- Phindie Read more here

"A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is undoubtedly the best children's musical cast our family has ever seen."
- Jersey Family Fun Read more here

"It was at the time the greatest piece of family musical theater we’d ever seen. Still is."
- Out With The Kids Read more here

"If the words children’s theater makes you cringe, I get it, but then you don’t know Arden."
- Hipster Henry Read more here

"Frog and Toad is the perfect show for a lazy Sunday afternoon with the kids."
- Mommy Poppins Read more here

"The Arden devotes first-class talent and resources to their children's theater."
- Broad Street Review Read more here

In the News -

Frog and Toad on the home stretch at Arden Theatre
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Read more here

Off-Broad Street Theater You Won't Want to Miss this February
- Where Magazine Read more here

At Arden, another wild ride for 'Frog and Toad'
- The Philadelphia Inquirer Read the Interview with Frog and Toad

'A Year With Frog & Toad' at the Arden Theatre
- NBC10 Watch Video here

Theater pick of the month of December: 'A Year With Frog and Toad'
- Burlington County Times Read more here

Arden presents 'Frog and Toad'
- Courier-Post Read more here

'A Year With Frog and Toad' at the Arden
- West Side Weekly Read more here

Kids entertainment in Philly that even adults will love
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Weekly Entertainment Guide
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We are proud to announce that A Year with Frog and Toad is Barrymore Recommended.

For more information about the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre and other Barrymore Recommended productions, visit


Jeffrey Coon (Frog)
Ben Dibble (Toad)
Leigha Kato (Bird, Mouse, Mole, Squirrel, Young Frog)
Elexis Morton (Bird, Turtle, Mole, Squirrel, Mother Frog)
Steve Pacek (Bird, Lizard, Snail, Mole, Father Frog)

Whit MacLaughlin
Music Director
Amanda Morton
Lee Etzold
Scenic Design
Donald Eastman
Costume Design
Richard St. Clair
Lighting Design
Thom Weaver
Sound Design
Jorge Cousineau
Stage Manager
Kate Nelson
Assistant Director
Madison Auch

Daniel Perelstein
Mike Reilly
Spiff Wiegand