Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at Hope College is featuring “A Year with Frog and Toad” from Friday, June 11, through Thursday, Aug. 5.
Based on the Frog and Toad series of books by Arnold Lobel, the whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make-believe... all charm, with book and lyrics by Willie Reale and music by Robert Reale, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.
“A Year with Frog and Toad” features John Bergeron (Toad), Hope Riesterer (Frog), with Madison Meeron, Jared Martin, Sam Joachim and Emi Herman rounding out the cast. The production is directed by Laura Matthews, music directed by Alex Thompson and choreographed by Hope Riesterer, with a production team that features scenic design by Maggie Nelson, lighting design by: Zack Saunders, sound design by Katie Paris and costume design by: Anthony Paul-Cavaretta.
The 49th season of Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is featuring six productions for audiences of all ages: “A Year with Frog and Toad” (June 11-Aug. 5), “A Night of Music with Alex Thompson” (June 17-19), “Every Brilliant Thing” (June 24-July 30), “The Mountaintop” (July 1-10), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (July 15-24) and “Children of a Lesser God” (July 29-Aug. 5).
Single tickets and season-ticket packages are available. Individual tickets for “A Night of Music with Alex Thompson,” “Every Brilliant Thing,” “The Mountaintop,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Children of a Lesser God” are $30 for regular admission, $27 for senior citizens and members of the college’s faculty and staff, and $15 for children under the age of 18. Tickets for “A Year with Frog and Toad” are $15 for all ages.
The Best Buy Package offers seating for “Every Brilliant Thing,” “The Mountaintop,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Children of a Lesser God” for only $98 for regular admission, $89 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $50 for students. The Flex Package offers four tickets in any combination for $110.
All performances are outdoors in the Pine Grove on the central campus of Hope College directly behind Dimnent Memorial Chapel. For additional information including performance dates and times, and to purchase tickets, please visit Hope Summer Repertory Theatre at hope.edu/hsrt or call the ticket office at 616-395-7890.
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre is West Michigan’s premiere professional theatre company. HSRT produces plays and educational programs of the highest professional standards that address the needs of, and enhance the quality of life for, Hope College and the community. The company features a unique blend of distinguished professionals and young theatre artists from across the country.