Cheryl Denson is one of the most in-demand directors in Dallas, and we are thrilled that she is back to direct A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD again after having directed DCT’s first production in 2008. Cheryl has the reputation for being a director that actors want to work with, which is evidenced by the fact that a few of the cast members from the original production are also returning. We wanted to know her thoughts on putting this wonderful play about friends and weathering life together on stage again at DCT. This is what she had to say:
I’m so excited to have a second chance to bring this magical musical to a new generation of Dallas Children’s Theater audiences. A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD has an imaginative score with clever lyrics, bringing to life these enchanting characters that are so dear to every child’s heart. What an amazing theater experience to introduce DCT audiences to musical theater.
Families and friendships often come to us in unconventional places from unexpected beings-both two- and four-legged. This musical takes us into the friendship that exists between Frog and Toad; two very different personalities who care so deeply for each other that their differences are little more than bumps in the road. Making the most of the friendships that are put in our path is the core of this tale.
Check out what she had to say in this cool video preview!
We can’t wait to see Cheryl’s work as well as this cast of friends in A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD which runs January 29 – February 28.
A Year with Frog and Toad
Music by Robert Reael
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Originally presented on Broadway by
Bob Boyett, Adrianne Lobel, Michael Gardner, Lawrence Horowitz and Roy Furman
World Premiere at The Children’s Theatre Company Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 29 – February 28, 2016
Recommended for ages 4 and up
Get your tickets today at www.dct.org