‘A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS’ set for Dec. 30 and 31

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Thingamajig Scenic Artist Jill Fives talks to two Whatchamawhozit performers about the Frog and Toad set that she is painting for the show, which is set to be performed on Dec. 30 and 31.

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“A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS” will be presented by the Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Dec. 30 and 31.

This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes “A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS.” Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm, “A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS” tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The treasured characters from the children’s books and the beautiful Broadway musical hop from page to stage in this story of friendship and adventure.

Performed by the students in the Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre class, this sweet show is a perfect way to end the year with your friends and family.

Tickets are only $5 for this charming and funny 35-minute dramatization of these classic stories— playing Friday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, with performances at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. — and are available online at www.pagosacenter.org.

The Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre classes and camps are taught by the theater professionals with Thingamajig Theatre Company. Actors, dancers, singers, designers and directors come from around the country to create incredible theatrical productions with Thingamajig Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in residence at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. 

The company is performing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” through Dec. 29. Its productions go year-round and range from musicals to dramas to new play workshops and are an incredible addition to the outdoor and artistic activities in southwest Colorado.