Manitoba Theatre for Young People: MTYP presents a beloved children’s classic about the power of friendship - A Year with Frog and Toad, December 6 - 29

This holiday season, warm your heart with A Year With Frog and Toad, a story of lasting friendship between two unlikely friends. The musical based on the beloved children's books will be performed at Manitoba Theatre for Young People from December 6 to December 29. Although this is the third time in its history that MTYP has brought this popular show to its stage, this time it has been reimagined with an entirely new design and staging.

There will be a media call for A Year With Frog and Toad on

Tuesday, December 3 at 2:00 PM at MTYP (2 Forks Market Road)

"Throughout the years, some things change and that's good. And some things never change, and that's good too. Frog and Toad will always be good friends," said Artistic Director Pablo Felices-Luna. "This is the heart of this play. The story deliberately moves through the four seasons."

A Year With Frog and Toad is based on Arnold Lobel's children's book of the same title. Two best friends, Frog and Toad, navigate the changing seasons while always being able to depend on one another's support. The musical explores themes like patience, friendship, and kindness through song and dance that is guaranteed to delight parents and children alike.

Children are experiencing so much change in the world and it's coming at such a rapid-fire pace. We want to help young people adapt to that change," said Felices-Luna. "As parents, the job we have is to love our children unconditionally. That piece can't change. The knowledge that you can hang your hat on that constancy allows you to handle all the other things that change."

A Year With Frog and Toad is recommended for children ages three to twelve. The show runs for 80 minutes with no intermission.

A Year With Frog and Toad is based on the books by Arnold Lobel; Books and Lyrics by Willie Reale; Music by Robert Reale. The play is directed by Pablo Felices-Luna. Jillian Willems is Assistant Director. Sara Topham is Choreographer and Associate Director. Musical Director is Paula Potosky. Set and costume design by Jackie Chau and Lighting Design by Dean Cowieson. Stage Manager is Michael John Duggan and Assistant Stage Manager is Tamera Grace.

The show stars Matthew Armet (Frog), Katie German (Toad), Ari Weinberg (Snail), Brittany Hunter (Ensemble 1) and Rochelle Kives (Ensemble 2)

Performances are:

Friday, December 6, 7 pm

Saturday, December 7, noon & 4 pm

Sunday, December 8, noon & 4 pm

Sunday, December 14, noon & 4 pm

Saturday, December 15, noon & 4 pm

Saturday, December 21, noon & 4 pm

Sunday, December 22, noon & 4 pm

Thursday, December 26, 4 pm

Friday, December 27, noon & 4 pm

Saturday, December 28, noon & 4 pm

Sunday, December 29, noon & 4 pm

The Sunday, December 28 at 4 pm is a relaxed performance. Relaxed performances or sensory friendly performances are designed to make shows more welcoming to audience members who may experience challenges in a typical theatre setting. This includes people with autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, sensory concerns, and first-time theatregoers.

Single tickets start at $22 (Youth, ages 18 and under) and $25 (Adults and Seniors). Premium seating and group rates are available. Call 204.942.8898 or buy online.

About MTYP

MTYP has been bringing theatre specifically for children and teens to Manitoba since 1982. One of the most respected theatre companies in Canada, MTYP creates new original productions and brings in touring companies from around the world. The company is home to a Theatre School that teaches over 1,500 children and teens the art of theatre and Native Youth Theatre, which offers free classes to Winnipeg's Indigenous Youth. To learn more, visit https://mtyp.ca.