Upper Darby Summer Stage presents “A Year with Frog and Toad” August 1st – 3rd {& a Ticket Giveaway}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Upper Darby Summer Stage and Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Arnold Label’s well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage! This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make- believe, and all charm, “A Year with Frog and Toad” tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score makes it an enchanting musical for the whole family.

Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, “A Year with Frog and Toad TYA” tells the story of Frog (Rain Diaz of Clifton Heights) and Toad (Asha Houston of Philadelphia) and their experiences through hibernation, swimming in the summer, and many other seasonal activities. Along the way, they encounter a comical “Snail with the Mail” (Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting) and a sweet turtle (Emma Speck of Drexel Hill). Though Frog and Toad are practically opposites, they always support each other and their strong friendship is powerful throughout the show.

Chris Monaco, the director of “A Year with Frog and Toad” is excited about the message of the show. Chris said, “‘Frog and Toad’ is all about learning to be comfortable in your own skin and building confidence in your own abilities. It’s such a beautiful story about the strength of friendship and community.”

Beat the heat as you gather up the kids, grab your tickets and head over to Upper Darby Performing Arts Center for a show that is sure to be perfect for the whole family! Performances are August 1st, 2nd & 3rd at 10:30 am and on August 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Clockwise from bottom left: Emma Speck of Drexel Hill as Turtle, Rain Diaz of Clifton Heights as Frog, Asha Houston of Philadelphia as Toad, and Caroline Borio of Plymouth Meeting as Snail. Photo credit; James Mergliano

“A Year with Frog and Toad”

August 1st, 2nd & 3rd at 10:30 am and on August 2nd at 7:30 pm

at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at udpac.org or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189

Parking is FREE

The show is approximately 60 minutes long, making it perfect for ages 4 and up!
Free babysitting is available in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience. Young audience members are invited to come early to performances to participate in fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!

For more information about “A Year with Frog and Toad” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 43rd season visit udpac.org.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

Ticket Giveaway

Win a family four pack for “A Year with Frog and Toad” at Upper Darby Summer Stage! Tickets are for Wednesday morning, August 1, 2018 at 10:30am . To enter, please enter via the easy Rafflecopter below. Feel free to complete one step on the Rafflecopter (free entry) or as many as you like for additional entries. Winner will be chosen on Friday July 27th at 12 AM. Good Luck!

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About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage celebrates 42 seasons empowering young people and entertaining families. Each season the program presents six dynamic Children’s Theater productions and one professional caliber Mainstage production.

Summer Stage offers programs for students beginning at age 10 in the Theater Bugs program and has participants up to age 28 in the Mainstage productions. Programs available include Theater Bugs (10-11 yrs.), Magic Makers (11-12 yrs.), Rising Stars (12-13 yrs.), Children’s Theater (14-17 yrs.), and Mainstage (18-28 yrs.). Summer Stage also offers an outstanding technical theater program for students ages 14 to 18.

Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as people! Visit udpac.org for more information.


  1. I would take my 3 girls.

  2. I’ve never been to a show!

  3. I would take my kiddos!

  4. I would like to take my son 🙂

  5. E Eleanor Gallagher says:

    Good luck everyone!

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