September 21, 2014

Children's Theatre: Frog & Toad @ Wild Swan Theater

Hey Ann Arbor families have you ever taken your child to see a theatrical performance? Have you ever seen performances at the Wild Swan Theater? If either of these are true, please feel free to comment about your experiences in the comments below, we'd love to hear about it!

For me, children's theatre is a must. For years after getting out of college I performed hundred's of children's theatre productions across the state. When I had kids, it was easy then to introduce them to what I was doing and shows others were performing. I suppose that is why I am not surprised that both kids are now interested in theatre!

If you've never taken your child to live theatre, you are missing a who other world. Luckily the award-winning Wild Swan Theater kicks off the 35th season of bringing the finest professional theater to Ann Arbor families with Frog and Toad on October 9-11. Performances are Thursday, October 9, 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 11, 11:00 a.m.

Based on Arnold Lobel's wonderful stories by the same name, Frog and Toad will captivate children from ages 3 to 8. Through storytelling, puppets, and props, the play explores the adventures of these two very dear characters and their great friendship. Parents who have had a chance to read these much loved stories with their children will recognize some of the dramatized episodes, including Toad's efforts to hurry along the flowers in his garden by speaking poetry to his seeds or the difficulties Frog and Toad face trying not to eat ALL the delicious cookies Toad has baked.

The humor and compassion of these stories will delight and touch parents and their preschool or early elementary school-aged children. Tickets are just $12/adults, $8/youth and seniors with discounts for groups of 10+; $3 lap passes are also available for children under 2 years of age.

To purchase tickets visit the Wild Swan website or call (734) 995-0530. All performances take place at the Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College.

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