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ITHACA, N.Y. –– Walking on Water Productions (WoW) is excited to present a musical for all ages this summer –– A Year with Frog and Toad by Robert & Willie Reale. The show is based on the young reader’s series by Arnold Lobel, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Through lenses of vaudeville and make-believe, A Year with Frog and Toad celebrates a lifelong friendship that thrives through all four seasons. This outdoor theatrical spectacle promises a fun time for the whole family, complete with a beautiful view of Cayuga Lake!

“I’m really excited about this show,” says Director Cynthia Henderson, “There’s something in it for everyone! It’s a poignant, smart, and fun musical.” Music Director Benjamin Stevens is “extremely impressed by this show’s ability to be both sincere and bright…The characters are unafraid to be themselves, and the story doesn’t shy away from the joy of life.”

A Year With Frog and Toad opens July 15 with performances on July 15 and 16, 2021 at 6:30 P.M., and July 17 and 18, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. The production will run at the CRS Barn–Triphammer Arts’ outdoor theatre space, located at 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca. Tickets can be purchased online here as well as in-person beginning 30 minutes before each performance. The cast includes Jack Cecere and Seamus Buxton as Frog and Toad, along with Rebecca Blacksten, Paul Morgan, and Jaime Warburton as the Ensemble. Artist profiles can be viewed online here.

WoW is grateful for sponsorship support from Ferrer & Monaghan Vein and Aesthetic Center, CSP Management, Mediation & Law Office of Iska Ziver, Tompkins Trust Company, Mansour Jewelers, Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, The Gemm Shop, Purity Ice Cream, and Maguire Family Dealerships. Additionally, this project is made possible, in part, with the funding from The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

Walking on Water Productions (WoW) is a not-for-profit musical theatre company in its fifth season. Past productions include Godspell (2017), The Fantasticks (2018), Katrina, A New Musical (2019), A Virtual Cabaret –– celebrating the past, present, and future (2020), and Comfort Food –– a musical in three parts (2021). WoW’s mission is to empower local theatre artists by training, collaborating with, and showcasing them through production opportunities, internships, and educational workshops that provide individual development and community connection; together, we present both new and existing works that appeal to multi-generational audiences.