YES Youth PRODUCTION
A Year with
Frog and Toad
May 20 - June 4, 2023
Saturdays and Sundays at 11am
A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards - including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert ad Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends - the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad - through four fun-filled seasons.
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad play gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, park make believe...all charm, a Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the season.
Charlotte Einstein, Maia Goldberg, Ever Golden, Liza Hall,
Amelia Olson, Mimi Vizzi,
Aaliyah McGee, Filip Alexander, Finnley Blaine
Dora Adelman, Elodie Barker, Evan Simonowitz
(Filip Alexander US for Frog)
(Charli Austin US for Toad)
Large & Terrible Frog
Music by Robert Reale
Books and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the Books by Arnold Lobel
Directed by Lauren Johansen
Musical Direction by Martha Thatcher
Choreography by Michael Marchak
Produced by Cori Goldberg, Eve Keller, & Karin Klein
About the Director
Lolly Johansen is a Los Angeles based director, actor, and arts educator who recently earned her MFA from Loyola Marymount University. Additionally, she earned her BA in Theatre and Business from LMU and studied abroad at the British American Dramatic Academy in London with a focus in Shakespeare and Classical Acting. A proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, her performance credits include One Day at at Time (Netflix), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena, Geffen Playhouse) and several Equity TYA tours throughout California. Most recently, she has directed Liz Estrada (QueenFest), These Shining Lives (LMU), and Doors Closing (LMU). Up next, she is excited to be directing The Winter’s Tale at Long Beach Shakespeare Company later this summer.