Members of the State Fair Community College Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” Nov. 13-17 for area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 for the public in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus.


After waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn valuable life lessons along the way. The two friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Part vaudeville, part make believe but all charm, this story demonstrates a friendship that endures throughout the seasons of life. This jazzy, upbeat play, based on books by Arnold Lobel, was a Broadway hit and nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The show is rated G for all ages. All tickets are $5. To order, go to, call the Stauffacher Box Office at (660) 530-5814 from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email Wheelchair seating is available upon request.

SFCC children’s musical theatre is presented to nearly 5,000 area school children annually. The children’s theatre is sponsored in part by Barbara Lamy Cooney and Jim Cooney, Randy and Marsha Eaton, Culligan Water Conditioning, Brick Front Grill, Papa Jake’s Donut Shop, and SC Fuel.

Frog – Jacob Carver, Sedalia
Toad – Connor Marshall, Bates City
Mother Frog, Squirrel, Mole – Hannahmaye Doster, Odessa
Young Frog, Squirrel, Mole – Regan Smith, Odessa
Large and Terrible Frog – Jesse Vanbooven, La Monte
Lady Bird #1, Turtle, Mole – Alyce Wilson, Eldon
Mouse, Lady Bird #2, Mole – Jana Osborne, Pleasant Hill
Snail, Man Bird, Father Frog, Mole, Dance Captain – Gavin Eichler, Lincoln

Director – Kristen Henning, SFCC instructor
Musical Director – Ron Sayer, Music Arts program coordinator and instructor
Technical Director – Tim Wells, SFCC instructor
Assistant Director, Stage Manager – Lauren Dowell, Odessa
Costume Designer – Kim Windle, staff
Box Office – Cassie Bruce, staff
Set Design, Props Master – Victoria Stowell, Sedalia
Scenery Construction, Lighting – Alan Ehlers, Stover; Dakota Heller, Nevada
Scenery Construction, Scenery, Sound Board Operator, Box Office – Tyler Singer, Odessa
Scenery, Props Run Crew, Box Office – Maryanne Henley, California
Hair and Makeup Design, Run Crew – Alia Stepney, Columbia; Alicia Eldred, Windsor
Makeup, Costume Run Crew – Jillian Herigon, Boonville
Costume Run Crew – Morgan Alford, Sedalia
Light Board Operator – Dakota Swain, Lakeland

For a schedule of upcoming fine and performing arts events at SFCC, go to

In the photo: State Fair Community College’s Theatre Arts program will present the children’s musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” Nov. 13-17 for area elementary students and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 for the public in the Stauffacher Theatre on the Sedalia campus. From left, Jacob Carver (Frog) and Connor Marshall (Toad).

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