"A FROG'S TALE" - A Musical Fable is a charming “Musical Storybook” for ages 3-7, narrated and sung in character by the author Kevin Gray.
The main character "The Littlest Frog" is aptly named for his size, but as the story progresses, he experiences many adventures, characters and memorable songs along the way “up the hill, and home again.”
The book is narrated in 10 Track segments, totaling 45 min. It can be read in two evenings, “Act 1” Tracks 1-5, “Act 2” Tracks 6-10 (22 min each); or read on an as-need basis by segment. For convenience the songs from the story repeat on Tracks 11-17.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS OF “A FROG’S TALE”
KEVIN GRAY- (Book, Narration and Vocals) is the audio voice of works by Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Nick Hornby, Lian Hearn, Alvin and Heidi Toeffler, John Yokoyama, Larry Bossidy, and Ram Charan. His recordings include his solo album IT’S MY TIME TO SHINE, MAGDALENA (CBS Masterworks) THE COMPLETE MISS SAIGON, BROADWAY’S FABULOUS PHANTOMS, VOICES OF BROADWAY, and SONGS FROM THE JOURNEY. Recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore, Carbonelle, Dramalogue, Outer Critics Circle and Kennedy Center National Institute For Music Theatre Awards, his Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and Regional credits include THE LION KING, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, TITANIC, THE KING AND I, SHOWBOAT, MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MISS SAIGON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHU CHEM, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. PACIFIC OVERTURES, THE BAKER’S WIFE, THE KNIFE, THE DEATH OF GARCIA LORCA, ROMANCE LANGUAGE, THE REAL THING, THE TEMPEST, MACBETH, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, RICHARD III, and DRACULA THE COVENANT (written by Mr. Gray and Dodie Pettit). He has guest-starred on LAW AND ORDER SVU, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, LINC’S, MIAMI VICE, THE EQUALIZER, played roles on RYAN'S HOPE and THE GUIDING LIGHT, and co-starred in the film WHITE HOT. Mr. Gray's many concert appearances include performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, and he currently appears with the symphony tour THREE PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. Kevin is a member of the faculty at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
DODIE PETTIT- (Music & Lyrics) is an actress, singer, dancer and songwriter. Ms. Pettit was an original Broadway cast member of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. She also performed on Broadway in CATS and The National Tour of TITANIC. Regional credits include A CHORUS LINE (Cassie) FOOTLOSE (Vi); A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE (Patsy Cline) A BMI songwriter whose credits include songs on the Billboard Pop charts, Shel Silverstein's Grammy Nominated A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC and the film CRITTERS, she has released two albums of original pop/country songs entitled SONGS FROM THE JOURNEY and PLAYIN WITH THE BOYS. Dodie also produced VOICES OF BROADWAY, featuring the voices of many of Broadway's best known names, and has written a full length musical DRACULA THE COVENANT.
BUTCH JONES – (Recording and Mastering) has worked since the late 70’s with producers and artists from all genres of music, including MADONNA, TALKING HEADS, PATTI LABELLE, ROBERTA FLACK, TONY ORLANDO, KENNY BURRELL, STAN GETZ, IGGY POP, CHAKA KAHN, and many others. He’s also recorded music for major TV shows such as THE COSBY SHOW, DIFFERENT STROKES and VIPER. Mixed in with all the music there has also been many years of book recordings for RANDOM HOUSE, as well as many projects for the BBC in England. Currently he is engineering for production house that specializes in music for television commercials and co-
producing on various new projects.
MARGIE MOORE-(Illustrations) Her endearing style of art has merited numerous titles including Simon & Schuster’s “Bear of My Heart”, Harry N. Abrams “A Horse’s Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure” and Dutton Children’s Books “Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear”. Born at the Jersey Shore, she still resides there with her husband.