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Win tickets to ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’

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StageWorks Fresno brings back the thoroughly charming “A Year With Frog and Toad” for the holiday season. It’s basically the same production from last year with two new (very talented) performers in supporting roles: Taylor Abels and Danielle Jorn. Returning cast members are Joel C. Abels as Toad, Brent Moser as Frog and Cody Bianchi as the memorable Snail. From my review of last year’s show:

“Frog and Toad,” directed with a knowing hand by J. Daniel Herring, is an important title in the evolution of the genre known as Theatre for Young Audiences. Originally staged by the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, it ended up on Broadway in 2003, where it snagged a Tony nomination for Best Musical. With a cast of five adults, this family-friendly show works on several levels. It’s sure to tickle the fancy of young children, but there’s also a crisp adult appeal as it works through such themes as taking risks, trust, friendship and patience. Unlike many kid-friendly entertainments today that seem shrewdly calculated to appeal to both adults and children — all those DreamWorks and Disney movies that toss in an arch level of subtext to keep the parents from fidgeting — “Frog and Toad’s” appeal to all ages feels more organic.

The show opens Friday (Dec. 6) and runs through Dec. 22.

Here’s the giveaway: Two Beehive readers will each win two tickets to any performance in the run (with 24 hours notice). To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite soup for a cold winter night. Yes, soup. Toad loves soup. And isn’t this the perfect weather for such a question?

Deadline is 10 a.m. Friday.  Please don’t enter more than once. Check your email between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Friday to see if you won, because that’s how I’ll be notifying winners. Complete rules on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win


Responses to "Win tickets to ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’"

Zeke says:

The classic chicken noodle soup is my favorite. With a little hot sauce…yummm.

Amy says:

Butternut squash soup.

Shannon says:


Kristy says:

Chicken soup with big noodles! YUUUUUMMMMM

Janet says:

Chicken Noodle Soup

Hilda says:

Lentil soup

Nu says:

It’s all about chicken soup and crackers! :)

Kristin says:


PTolentino says:

Mexican Meatball Soup – Albondigas

Patty Branco says:

Broccoli Cheese at Panera

Anna Martinez says:

Um, I’m supposed to have a favorite?…But, I like them ALL! Well…maybe New England Clam Chowder would win my top prize.

Catherine Prescott says:

leek and potato

Denise Chaffee says:

New England Clam Chowder mixed with Manhattan Clam Chowder (Pismos’ concoction – absolutely awesome!)

Nancy l says:

New England clam chowder

Jennifer Petersen says:

I absolutely love chicken and wild rice soup! Deliciously creamy!

Pat La Mont says:

Saw this show last time it ran. It’s fantastic.

Barry Falke says:

Tomato Basil is delicious.

Sharyn says:

Chicken and gruyere bisque

Rita says:

Yummy posole!

Bethany Clough says:

Hold the phone! Chicken and gruyere bisque? That sounds amazing! Forget the tickets, I want that recipe. :)

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