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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wheaton Drama Presents A Year With Frog and Toad on Weekends Nov 21 - December 14


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A Year With Frog and Toad at Wheaton Drama

Wheaton Drama, Inc. (WDI), located at Playhouse 111, 111 N. Hale Street in downtown Wheaton, prepares to open its second show of the 2008-2009 season, with the Tony Award-nominated family musical, A Year With Frog and Toad.  (Map Link)

Steve Schroeder (left) as Frog and Chris Bruzzini as Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad. 
Photo courtesy of Jo-Ann Ledger

A Year With Frog and Toad will be performed from November 21 – December 14. Shows are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $21 each, or a Family Four Pack is available for $76. Visit www.wheatondrama.org for more information.
The cast includes: Chris Bruzzini (Toad), Geri Larson (Bird, et al), Carrie Pyykkonen (Squirrel, et al), Margo Raube (Squirrel, et al), Amy Royle (Bird, et al), Steve Schroeder (Frog), Lori Skubich (Snail, et al), and Stuart Vance (Bird, et al).

The show is directed by Carla Mutone, assisted by Tony Farruggio. Production management is by Mary Beth deBolt and Dawn Herbst. Ginger Stephens Terlep is the music director. Choreography is by Carla Mutone and Tracy Adams, and Becky Poole will stage manage.

Director: Carla Mutone
Publicity: Polly Ludena at publicity@wheatondrama.org
www.wheatondrama.org or call 630-260-1820

Other shows in WDI’s exciting 2008-2009 season include;
by Ira Levin, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, and the season finale, City of Angels*, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart.

*Note: I've been in City of Angels and it is an amazing film noir musical and not to be missed when done well. Come to think of it, the only play in Wheaton Drama's season I've not been in is Frog and Toad and if it matches up to the likes of the others, it should be a no-miss for any potential theater goers. Deathtrap is a spine-tingling murder thriller that is the definitive word on the murder thriller, while  A Streetcar Named Desire remains Tennessee Williams greatest work on man's heated passions, anger, regret and madness all rolled up in the faded hopes and dreams of New Orleans misty past where it might only take a bit or red paper to create a bit of magic, and an old record to create the romance of the past.

So while I am not familiar with the group, per say, I think it's worth a look-see. Their play reading and selection committee has certainly done an admirable job in picking shows that are entertaining and worth the trek. That is usually the sign of a group worth patronizing. If you do go, let me know what you thought, in case I don't get to go and review it myself.

Peter, Chief Editor and Spelling Wrecker
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