A Year with Frog and Toad Kids

The Columbia County Youth Theatre (CCYT) will present two free performances of “A Year with Frog and Toad Kids” on the Crandell Movie Theater Stage. The performance will take place on Saturday, July 7th at 11:00am and 1:00pm as part of the 2018 Chatham Summerfest.

“A Year with Frog and Toad Kids” is a 35-minute adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical based on Arnold Lobel’s books. The jazzy, upbeat score features music by Robert Reale with book and lyrics by Willie Reale. The story tells of two best friends who, throughout the seasons, celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.
Directed by Edgar Acevedo and Choreographed by Jamie Faxon-Baksa this collaboration between CCYT and the Crandell Theatre marks the third summer that the CCYT Performance Company has appeared on the theatre’s stage.

Pictured are members of the CCYT Performing Company. The young girls attend CCYT’s summer program and live throughout Columbia County. Front row: Jennifer Albrecht, Anna Sundwall. Middle row: Holly Elden, Lily Strattman, Gianna Sandagato. Back row: Lexi Beaumont, Noah Fey Hamm, Kiersten Berry, and Amelia Scheriff.

This year’s performances are made possible through the generosity of Jack Sheer, Lael Locke, Chatham Area Business & Arts, Mr. & Mrs. John Sundstrum, and a grant from Stewarts.

CCYT is a 501(c) (3) originally founded in 2007. Further information regarding CCYT, our upcoming summer productions and our year round youth programs can be found at CCYT.org.

Since 2009, the Crandell has been owned and operated by the Chatham Film Club, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. However, in recognition of the vital role the theatre plays in the community, the Chatham Film Club has changed its name to the Crandell Theatre. The Crandell’s mission is to promote and develop the appreciation of film to enrich the social, cultural and educational experience of the community, and to renovate and revitalize the theatre as a cornerstone of culture in Chatham, NY.