Frog & Toad At Home

The Childrens Theatre Company has had quite a run of good publicity in the last year or so, winning the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater (an honor not usually bestowed on children’s theaters), and mounting an impressive Broadway run of its production of Frog & Toad. The CTC’s success actually sparked something of a nationwide reexamination of serious children’s theater which, if you’ve ever suffered through the drivel that often passes for live stage entertainment aimed at kids, can only be a good thing.

This is all by way of noting that the CTC is bringing Frog & Toad back home to Minneapolis this month, with performances alternated between a local cast and the more high-profile bunch that made up the New York cast. (That second group, by the way, includes Mark Linn-Baker, who others in my general age group may remember as the hapless Cousin Larry from Perfect Strangers. Then again, maybe I’m the only one who stores useless ’80s sitcom information in my head, and no one else remembers Balki anymore. Sigh.) Even if you don’t have kids (I don’t), this is a terrific show, well worth your time and money. Previews start November 16, and the show runs through January 7.

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