FROGTOWN show features new songs & cast members Sunday, June 5, 2pm
FROGTOWN, an All Ages Musical (With Frogs!) will be performing on Sunday June 5th at 2pmÂ at the Liberty Theater in the 3rd Annual FROGTOWN event.Â Returning to Astoria after performing in venues across the country,Â this new FROGTOWN production features a whole new first half with all new music fromÂ FROGTOWNâ€™s upcoming releasesÂ â€œFrogtown Folkâ€,Â â€œBedtime For Tadpolesâ€, and â€Frogatronic!â€Â Â The stellar cast includes the coastâ€™s own Heather Christie,Â Oregon Music Hall of Famer Andy Stokes, Shannon Day,Â saxophonist Andy Warr and the musical frogs of Frogtown, with direction by writer/composer Philip Pelletier. The show will mark the Liberty debut of country star David Miottel, as â€œFroggy Cashâ€, and will also feature special guests Kim Angelis on fiddle, the Seaside High School Choir (led by Phil White), and Encore Dance Studio (led Denele Sweet).
The new show features seafaring frogs, dream dancing fairies, and an up-beat dance party!Â Tickets are $10, with a Family Rate of 4 tickets for $35, and are availableÂ at the Liberty boxÂ office, andÂ online atÂ www.ticketswest.com.Â For more info call 503-325-5922 ext 55.
Students from Encore Dance Studio and Seaside High School will be appearing in the June 5th Community Show along with the all-star cast.Â Author/Composer Philip Pelletier and the cast will be signing copies of the award-winning book/CD after the show, which will be available for purchase.
Proceeds go to support Frogtownâ€™s â€œDiversity through Musicâ€ Anti-Bullying program.Â One Night In FrogtownÂ was recently awarded theÂ National Gold IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award), and theÂ National Gold Moonbeam Childrenâ€™s Award, marking the the first time an Northwest author has won these prestigious childrenâ€™s awards. Mr.Â Pelletier and vocalist Heather ChristieÂ have presented FROGTOWNâ€™sÂ â€œDiversity Through Musicâ€ Program in over 50 Oregon schools.
â€œOne Night In Frogtownâ€Â has been nominated for the Oregon Book Award,Â THE GRAMMYS â€œEducation Watchâ€, and is receiving rave national reviews. Frogtown was featured recently on national TV, and has been touring theaters throughout the country on theirÂ â€œDiversity Through Musicâ€Â tour.Â The prolific author/composer is already working on the next FROGTOWN book, as well as the upcoming educational DVD,Â â€œLearn to Read with Frogtownâ€, and a series of original music CDs.