The Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota; music by Robert Reale; book & lyrics by Willie Reale; orchestrations by Irwin Fisch; based on the books by Arnold Lobel
recorded on September 19 & 20, 2002 at Echo Bay Recording Studio in New Hope, Minnesota
This is a reissue: PS Classics ASIN: B00001INOLW with 32-page booklet filled with photos, lyrics and notes; copyright 2004; original recording: A Year With FROG and TOAD, ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
The show ran from August to November, 2002 at The Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, then off-Broadway, then on-Broadway.
received three 2003 Tony Award nominations: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
The Children’s Theatre in Minneapolis won the 2003 Regional Theatre Tony Award.
"The best new musical on Broadway! A kind of magic last seen when Jerome Robbins sent Mary Martin flying across the stage in Peter Pan."
"Children shriek with delight. Adults have been known to weep. And those in search of a saccharin-free, kid-friendly Broadway blockbuster at last have their wish."