TADA! Youth Theater is for aspiring young New Yorkers of all backgrounds, who are interested in theater, to have the opportunity to explore and perform together in an educational, supportive and professional environment. Each year TADA! puts on a summer show, where the kids hard work is showcased for the public to see. TADA! shows are also perfect for the younger viewing audience, because the themes are relatable, the length is manageable and kids watching other kids performing is inspiring.
This summer TADA! Youth Theater proudly presents an original family musical, Heroes and a dance-theater piece, Unsung, performed by kids for kids together at one performance with a brief pause in between the pieces.
Unsung & Heroes is now playing through August 1, 2014
Unsung (part-one) is a world-premiere dance theater piece about the most daring thing for every kid: coming of age. The young performers are so talented and completely displayed their message through dance. It was a bit advanced for a 3 year old, but H still happily watched and said he liked it when it was done.
Part two is Heroes, a new musical based on the play by Tom Keegan and Davidson Lloyd. When the sun disappears, a group of kids learns what it means and what it takes to be brave. H loved Heroes, he totally followed along with the story, loved the boy band pop star scene and is still asking me questions about the kids almost a week later. I was even entertained and curious how the musical would end, the songs were catchy and the acting top notch.
THIS Saturday (July 26th) they are offering an exclusive chance for the kids in the audience to get in on the ACTion with their Audience InterACTive! Following the 4pm show. participants will join TADA! Teaching Artists on stage to learn some songs from the show and play theater games with the cast! H participated in this last week and it was awesome, he asks if he can put on a show and sing the Hero song multiple times a day, I am even catching myself sining the Hero song. Check out the YouTube video of the audience kids perfuming here.
Even if you can’t make it this Saturday for the TADA! Audience InterACTive, seeing these amazing youth performers live will put a smile on your face and be a perfect way to introduce theater to your kids.
Show and ticket information can be found at www.tadatheater.com
TADA! Theater is located at 15 West 28th St. 3rd Floor
I was provided tickets for the performance but as always all opinions expressed here are my own