SAU Theater launches “A year with frog and toad” | local entertainment

The Southern Arkansas University Theater Department opens its 2022-2023 season with “A Year with Frog and Toad,” at the Harton Theater September 22-25.

The theater department will be providing a free performance of “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Family Day this year.

Based on Arnold Lobel’s children’s books, “A Year with Frog and Toad” follows two best friends – the cheerful and popular frog and the rather grumpy toad – through four fun seasons. Audiences will see familiar stories such as “Shivers”, “Cookies” and “The Letter” come to life.

The musical production, directed by Janet Rider-Babbitt, executive director of the Magnolia Arts Center, lasts approximately one hour. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. on September 22 and 23, at 11 a.m. on Saturday September 24 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday September 25.

Michael Womack is the musical director. Amber Micheals is the choreographer.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or online. General admission tickets are $10, $7 for SAU faculty, staff, and seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under and SAU students.

CLICK HERE to order your tickets online.

For more information, call 870-235-4263 or email [email protected]


Frog: James Taylor

Toad: Ben Gessleman

Male: Audra Tibbit

Woman 1: Amber Gantt

Woman 2: Mykala Clark

Woodland Creatures: Peaches Amos, Carmelo Brown, Kristella Kemp, Jerriah Brown, Gracie Silvis

Swings: Dalton Hale, Summer Shipp


Director: Janet Rider-Babbitt

Assistant Director and Stage Manager: Elizabeth McKee

Assistant Coach: Payge Creed

Production manager and technical director: Imma Curl

Music Director: Michael Womack

Choreographer: Amber Michael

Lighting Designer: Brian Lee

Sound designers: Ben Culp and Joe Horvath

Costume designers: Imma Curl and Danielle Hawkins

Hair and makeup artist: Amber Gantt

Prop Designer and Dramaturg: Audra Tibbitt

Scenic Artist Charge: Jocelyn Parsons

Scenographers: Rylee Creed and Dalton Hale

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