Thursday, February 19, 2009

February Vacation Doldrums?

For all of you, like me, who are unfortunately not traveling to warmer climes this month, there are some pretty AWESOME things happening right here in Boston to take your mind off of sleet and vacation homework...

Two of the most beloved early reader series, Frog and Toad and The Magic Tree House, have been made into Broadway musicals and will be in town this month.

Based on Arnold Lobel's stories about two quirky amphibian friends, A Year with Frog and Toad will be up at the Stoneham Theatre from February 26th through March 15th. Directed by Caitlin Lowans, the music is by Robert Reale and the lyrics were adapted by Willie Reale.

Over at the Colonial Theatre on February 21st and 22nd (that's this weekend!), you can see Magic Tree House the Musical. Based on the series by Mary Pope Osborne, the story (an extension of the Merlin Missions) was written by Will Osborne, (who also writes the Magic Tree House Research Guides) and the lyrics co-authored by Mr. Osborne and composer Randy Courts.

I don't know about anybody else, but I am so there.

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