Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre at Harding University Continues With “A Year With Frog and Toad”

The Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre continues its 31st season Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center at Harding University with “A Year With Frog and Toad.”

This Tony-nominated musical follows friendly Frog and grumpy Toad through the four seasons. Part vaudeville and part make-believe, this show tells the story of a friendship that endures through a jazzy, upbeat score for the family to enjoy. The show will be performed July 18-21 and 25-27.

The following University students will be featured in the show:

  • Jon Andrew, a sophomore theatre major from Pittsburgh, Pa., plays Frog.
  • Benji Holder, a senior music major from Fort Wayne, Ind., plays Toad.
  • Blake Hunter, a junior general studies major from Bentonville, Ark., plays Snail, Bird and other roles.
  • Joshua Cole Little, a junior general studies major from San Antonio, Texas, plays Lizard, Bird and other roles.
  • Erin McBride, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Williamstown, N.J., plays Mouse, Bird and other roles.
  • Dustyn Stokes, a junior oral communications, drama and speech education major from Beech Grove, Ark., plays Turtle, Bird and other roles.

Individual tickets are $27, and a limited number of show only seats will be $15 per ticket. Classic Fare Catering will provide dinner, and food will be served by show cast members.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,815 students and attracts more National Merit Scholars than any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information visit