TADA! Youth Theater’s Resident Youth Ensemble

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Since 1984, TADA! Youth Theater has been providing young people of all different backgrounds the
opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive and professional
environment. In 2009 with a Special Drama Desk Award for "providing an invaluable contribution to the future
of the theater.” TADA! is the only youth theater to have won this prestigious award.
TADA! has also received many other honors and awards including the American Alliance for Theater
Education’s Anne Flagg Multicultural Award, Family Circle Magazine’s 1st Annual Halo Award, and more
than a dozen National Youth Theatre Awards. Additionally, in 2008 TADA! was honored with a Coming Up
Taller Award, our nation’s highest honor for youth development from the President's Committee on the Arts &
Every year, TADA! produces: original musical theater productions performed by kids for family audiences;
a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through
the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 80 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-
school residencies and after-school programs; and theater classes and camps for kids of all ages taught by
professional teaching artists and for which need-based financial aid is available.
TADA!’s original productions employ professional directors, designers, technicians and musicians who
work with a multi-ethnic cast of NYC children (ages 8–18) who are members of the TADA! Resident Youth
Ensemble. TADA!’s productions lauded by critics around the country including Back Stage about Rockwell’s
music for TADA!’s production of Princess Phooey “varied tuneful songs with wittily subversive lyrics…are fun,
never patronizing,” said Harry Forbes (April 29, 2008) and Theateronline.com who said, “Fresh, updated…will
surely delight the entire family.” TADA!’s Alum include Kerry Washington, Josh Peck, Christina Vidal, Mizuo
Peck, Jordan Peele and Ricki Lake.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

The History Mystery  | Open: 01/20/12 Close: 02/19/12

TADA! YOUTH THEATER is pleased to announce the production of THE HISTORY MYSTERY.
Book by Janine Nina Trevens, music by Eric Rockwell, and lyrics by Margaret Rose, THE HISTORY
MYSTERY will be directed by Janine Nina Trevens. The limited engagement will be at TADA! Youth
Theater (15 West 28th St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10001). Performances begin Friday, January 20
and continue through Sunday, February 19. Press are invited to every performance.
THE HISTORY MYSTERY is a musical time travel adventure--Meet Martin Luther King Jr., Eleanor
Roosevelt, the Wright Brothers and other characters when they were children. Imagine how events
from their childhoods could have shaped them into the adults they became – the adults who helped to
form the world, as we know it today.
JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 19, 2012
THE HISTORY MYSTERY plays the following regular schedule:
Saturdays at 2pm & 4pm
Sundays at 2pm & 4pm
Additional Performances:
Friday, January 20 and Friday, February 17 at 7 pm
Wednesday, February 8 at 10 am & 12 pm
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students; Limited cheap tickets (also available for every
performance) are $20 for adults and $8 for children and are available first come, first serve. Tickets
are now available online at www.tadatheater.com/currentseason.asp. Tickets may also be purchased
in-person a half hour prior to performance. Non-Profit Group rates start at $6 per child for groups of
20+; birthday party packages are also available.
Listings Information:
Who: TADA! Youth Theater’s Resident Youth Ensemble
What: The History Mystery
Where: TADA! Youth Theater (15 West 28th St. 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10001).
When: Friday, January 20 - Sunday, February 19
How: Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students at www.tadatheater.com/
Running Time: approximately 60 minutes
Website: www.tadatheater.com