Synchronicity to Offer A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

Speakeysie News Desk — December 5, 2020

Photo Credit Jerry Siegel

ATLANTA, GA – Winner of four Suzi Bass Awards, including “Best Musical” and “Best Director of a Musical,” Synchronicity’s production of A Year with Frog and Toad “hops from the page to the stage” December 11, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This family musical adaptation of the popular children’s books is suitable for ages three and up, and can be experienced “In the Theatre” or “On the Screen.”

Individual tickets for ‘”In the Theatre” performances are $25 (plus taxes and fees), and “On the Screen” tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees). For tickets or more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.

This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the grumpy, impulsive Toad –through four fun-filled seasons in which they plant 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. Part vaudeville, and part make-believe, A Year with Frog and Toad is a story of a friendship that weathers all seasons.

A Year with Frog and Toad is directed by Jenna Tamisiea Elserwith music direction by Suzi Award-WinningAmanda Wansa Morgan (The Color Purple) and choreography by Jennifer MacQueen, re-set byLyndsay Ricketson. The cast includes Atlanta-based actors Matt Baum as Frog, Greg Hunter as Toad, Elliott Folds as Bird/Snail, Taryn Carmona as Bird/Mouse, L’Oréal Roaché (Ella Enchanted) as Bird/Turtle.

For those who are comfortable attending the live theatre, the intimate, socially-distanced salon performances will follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols for audiences and artists. This season, the popular “PJs and Play” with cookies and milk will not be offered, but there will be a “Virtual Viewing Party” on December 19, 2020 at 7:00pm, that gives audiences an opportunity to watch the play with friends and family, and “meet the cast” after the show.

Two weeks before every production, the Synchronicity Theatre Box Office Staff will notify ticket holders if “In the Theatre” performances will be canceled. This decision will be made if the COVID-19 test positivity rate’s 7-day average is higher than 8% in the metro-Atlanta area as determined by the Georgia Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 status report. Audiences will also be informed if there are any changes that will be made to programming. All “In the Theatre” ticket confirmations for the 2020-2021 season will include a link to digitally stream the performance, and can be exchanged for “In the Theatre” tickets to another 2020-2021 show. 

Show times are Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Virtual performances can be watched on demand.  

Group opportunities include virtual school performances, and performances for your school “pod.”  With only 20 seats available for each performance, this allows school groups or family groups to safely attend the theatre together, in a private performance.

For tickets or more information, or to inquire about promotions, offers, and group sales please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.

For this production, Synchronicity Theatre will partner with Hands In!, an organization based in Athens, GA that produces and interprets original artistic works in American Sign Language (ASL). All “On the Screen” ticket holders will receive links to two recorded versions of the performance – one with interpreters and one without – in their ticket confirmations. 

This year, digital versions of all work will be produced in partnership with Felipe Barral and IGNI Productions. The new hybrid live-actor, in theatre, on-screen aesthetic will embrace the beauty of both mediums, while making performances available to audiences at home.

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
December 11, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Book & Lyrics by Willie Reale
Music by Robert Reale
Based on the Books by Arnold Lobel

CAST
Greg Hunter – Toad
Matt Baum – Frog
Elliott Folds – Bird/Snail
Taryn Carmona – Bird/Mouse
L’Oréal Roaché – Bird/Turtle

DESCRIPTION

Back by popular demand! Frog and Toad hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical and irresistible retelling of Arnold Lobel’s A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. This version of the Tony-nominated musical follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the grumpy Toad — through all of their fun-filled escapades! Part vaudeville, part magic, and all charm, this audience favorite tells a story of friendship that endures every season. 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Jenna Tamisea Elser – Director

Amanda Wansa Morgan – Music Director

Lyndsay Ricketson – Choreographer

Vallea Woodbury – Production Manager

Julie Skryzpek – Stage Manager

Preston Goodson – Sound Designer/Technician

Ryan Bradburn – Props Designer & Set Dressing

Ethan Weathersbee – Technical Director

Emmie Thompson – Costume Designer

Elisabeth Cooper – Lighting Designer/TD Mentor

Rashae Avery – Asst Lighting Design

Cara Reid – Master Electrician

Show Times:

Fridays at 7:00pm

Saturdays at 4:00pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Special Performances:

Holiday Performance Schedule | 12/22 at 2:00pm, 12/23 at 2:00pm, 12/24 at 11:00am, 12/29 at 2:00pm, 12/30 at 2:00pm, 12/31 at 11:00am

Virtual Viewing Party | Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 PMSynchronicity Theatre
One Peachtree Pointe Complex
1545 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Individual tickets for ‘”In the Theatre” performances are $25 (plus taxes and fees), and “On the Screen” tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees). For tickets or more information, please visit synchrotheatre.com or call 404-484-8636.

ABOUT SYNCHRONICITY THEATRE

Synchronicity Theatre produces smart, gutsy, bold theatre that sparks community connections, uplifts the voices of women and girls, forges long-term and effective community partnerships, and develops new work. Synchronicity reaches nearly 14,000 patrons a year through its season of plays for adults (Bold Voices) and families (Family Series); community outreach; and educational programming, including Playmaking for Kids (PFK) and the award-winning Playmaking for Girls (PFG). An intimate theatre in the heart of midtown at Peachtree Pointe became Synchronicity’s home for its main stage productions in the summer of 2014. The theatre also serves as a rental venue for independent film, dance, theatre and other projects. The Company recently opened the Synchronicity Annex, a new office, class, events and rehearsal space in Piedmont Heights, Atlanta.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close