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A Year with Frog and Toad

Pictured: Gino Cardoni (left) as Toad and Zachary Miller as Frog


Children’s Playhouse of Maryland present

A Year with Frog and Toad

1 p.m. March 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 4 p.m. March 11, J Building Lecture Hall, CCBC Essex


Baltimore County, Md. (February 23, 2012) – The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, has chosen A Year with Frog and Toad as its March musical.


Performances will be 1 p.m. March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18 and 4 p.m. March 11 in the J Building Lecture Hall, CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale. The 4 p.m. show will be sign-language interpreted by students from the CCBC Catonsville Interpreter Preparation Program. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for birthday parties or scout troops. Tickets can be reserved through the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-2787 (ARTS) or purchased at the door (space permitting).


This CPM musical production features 23 student actors from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Harford County. Cast in the lead roles are Zach Miller of Baltimore as Frog and Gino Cardoni of Essex as Toad. Featured are Zoe Feldman, Philip Merrick, Sheridan Merrick and Rachel Miller of Baltimore and Isabel Gordon and Isabel Ingram of Towson as the Birds. Josh Schoff of Dundalk appears as Snail and Maddie Ulevich of Phoenix is Turtle.


Other ensemble actors include Maggie Molony (Lady Bug) and Kelsey Feeney (Mole) of Baltimore; Anna Snow (Terrible Frog), Emily Wheeler (Squirrel) and Megan Van Emden (Mole) of Cockeysville; Lillie Jewel (Mole) of Pasadena; Hanna Ulevich (Squirrel) of Phoenix; Wesley Brown (Squirrel) of White Marsh, Hannah Blau (Mother Frog) of Baltimore; Ali Radomsky (Mole) of Essex; Allison Naglieri (Young Frog) of Parkville; Maia Vong (Mole) and Mariellen Kemp (Father Frog) of Towson.


Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs and Julie Parrish is musical director.


Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop from page to stage in Robert and Willie Reale’s joyous musical, A Year With Frog and Toad. The musical follows two great friends – the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons with their woodland friends.


Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special. The show made history by bringing children’s theater to Broadway for the first time.


The J Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex is a wheelchair-accessible facility, but patrons should request accommodation at the time of ticket purchase.


For more information, call the CCBC Box Office at 442-840-2787 (ARTS) or the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426. Directions are available on the CCBC website


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