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A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDSAdd to Cart
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD KIDS
Audio Sampler: $10.00
Showkit™: $495.00
   ShowKit™ includes:
30 - Student Books
1 - Director's Guide
1 - Piano/Vocal Score
1 - Accompaniment CD
1 - Choreography DVD
1 - Media Disc
Running Time: 30 minutes
Songs   Characters   Audio Preview
 
Characters:
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

 
Synopsis
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.
 

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