December 12 - December 21, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM OPENING
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00pm: SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE*
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Sunday December 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Sunday December 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM CLOSING
*SPECIAL SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE: Friday, December 19 at 7:00pm (in association with The Autism Society of Indiana)
Join Frog, Toad and all of their friends for a sensory-friendly live performance — lights up, sound down — for children (and their families) with autism and/or other sensory challenges. Call the Box Office for more information, 317.843.3800
$10 TICKETS - Click "BUY TICKETS" to purchase
PROMO CODE: ATIFROG
A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Title Sponsor by PNC BANK and Underwritten by Simply Sweet Shoppe.
Directed by JUDY FITZGERALD, Music Direction by BRENT E MARTY
Dates: December 13 - December 21, 2014
They’re back! After a long hibernation, Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters have returned to hop from “page to stage” in Actors Theatre of Indiana’s charming holiday musical production of A Year With Frog and Toad! Holding true to the heart of the book series, this is a story of a friendship that endures four fun-filled seasons. It bubbles with beautiful melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for ages 4 to 104!
A show that opens like a pop-up children's book, with enough clever zip for grownups and enough adventure - and moral lessons such as diversity, acceptance and sharing - for kids.
A wholly satisfying family musical
- Josefa Beyer, NUVO
Actors Theatre of Indiana gave us a very lovely gift this year. Frog would say “thank you.” So would Toad. So Do I!
- Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts
4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032
Cast Biographies - A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
Don Farrell: TOAD
Don Farrell: A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (BFA, Musical Theatre), Don is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Indiana. He is a veteran of the concert stage with a solo career with top symphonies across the nation. On the theatrical stage, Don has over 200 professional production credits that include Off-Broadway, International Tours, National Tours, Las Vegas, and Regional credits at such reputable theatres as the John Houseman Theatre, Birmingham Theatre, Ordway Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Fox Theatre, Frederick Loewe Theatre, Springer Opera House, Westchester Broadway Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre. Don has played the role of "Toad" in all six previous ATI productions of A Year with Frog and Toad and is excited to continue the holiday tradition in the Studio Theater.
Tim Hunt: SNAIL
Tim Hunt has performed locally with Actors Theatre of Indiana, American Cabaret Theatre, Edyvean Repertory Theatre, Booth Tarkington, Q Artistry and others. Favorite credits include: Forever Plaid (Sparky), CHICAGO (Fred Casely), A Year With Frog and Toad (Snail), Big River (Tom Sawyer/ Encore Award), Damn Yankees (Smokey), A Chorus Line (Paul), Swing!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell, ZirkusGrimm, and Disco Nights. His voice is featured on demo recordings for some of the largest premier publishing companies including Hal Leonard Publishing (Disney's Beauty and the Beast and others) and MTI's Broadway Junior Collection (Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls). Tim is co-host of NOISE!, Indy's favorite open-mic piano cabaret select Fridays at the White Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain Square . Thank you for supporting the arts in our community!
Kyra Jeanne Kenyon: TURTLE
Kyra Jeanne Kenyon is thrilled to be back with ATI reprising her role in this season's production of A Year with Frog and Toad. A few of her local theatrical credits include, Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo), Grease (Sandy), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), The Selfish Giant (Frost), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Taddy Jo/Angelette), Fame (Iris Kelly) Big River (Susan Wilkes), Once on This Island (Choreographer), and Wedding Singer (Choreographer). Originally from Syracuse, NY, Kyra is now owner of the Academy of Athletic Arts, Director and Choreographer of Dance Fusion by KJ and Manager of Cheer Fusion Elite - National Award Winning performance and competitive programs in Pendleton, IN. Her true passion is teaching children. When not performing, creating choreography or teaching, Kyra enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael and two beautiful children - Kaia Jade and Kameron James.
Kelly Krauter: MOUSE
Kelly Krauter is delighted to be debuting on the ATI stage in what was her favorite childhood book series, A Year with Frog and Toad. Kelly is a graduate of Carmel High School and is currently living in Chicago, IL, where she recently graduated from Chicago College of Performing Arts (at Roosevelt University) with a B.F.A. in musical theater. Her recent Chicago credits include Urinetown (Awkward Pause Theater), Carrie: the Musical (Bailiwick Chicago), and Gypsy (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Kelly would like to thank the ATI team for giving her this sweet opportunity.
Bradley Reynolds: FROG
Bradley Reynolds, a New Yorker and a native of Indianapolis and graduate of Speedway High School, received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Bradley's New York credits include creating the role of Brian in Have A Nice Day and starring in Manhattan Serenade, When I Get My Name In Lights and Museum Piece. Visit www.BradleyReynolds.com. In addition to acting, Bradley produces theatre as well. He produced Broadway's Title Of Show and the revival of West Side Story. He was nominated for a 2010 and 2014 TONY Award and 2010 Drama Desk Award for producing the revival of Ragtime and Mothers And Sons. His production company invested in In The Heights and Off Broadway's Avenue Q. In London's West End he produced Master Class and Blind Date. Currently he is producing Terrence McNally's It's Only A Play starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Visit www.LAMSProductions.com