TADA! Youth Theater

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15 West 28th Street, New York, NY, United States

Since 1984, TADA! has been providing young people of all different backgrounds, including a large number of disadvantaged children and families, the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment. Every year, TADA! produces three original musical theater productions with a discounted ticket program; free pre-professional training and youth development opportunities through the Resident Youth Ensemble composed of over 65 NYC kids ages 8-18; renowned Arts Education in-school residencies and after-school programs that are subsidized by our funders; and theater classes for kids of all ages taught by professional teaching artists and for which need-based scholarships are readily available.

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TADA Theater for Youth Groups

TADA! Youth Theater serves as a rewarding, educational and cultural experience for children. The magic of live entertainment develops critical and creative thinking skills and challenges kids to be curious about the world around them. Bring your sports team, girl-scout troop, homeroom class, dance company or group of family and friends. And, an extensive study guide with teacher and student activities included with the price of admission. Ideal for kids ages 3-12.

GROUP RATES FOR SCHOOL GROUPS 

For groups of 20+

$6 Children,  $10 Adults

Space is limited

212.252.1619 x133

boxoffice@tadatheater.com

School Day

Plan a Field Trip to TADA! 

TADA!’s 2014 season will begin in January. Please email us if you would like to stay updated on our seasons!

*All seating is reserved. Ticket reservations are not final until receipt of full payment. Group rates apply to non-profit or school groups of 20 or more people. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Running time is about one hour. Please inform us of specific wheelchair seating needs when ordering tickets.

Script Rental

Rent TADA! Youth Theater’s Musicals & Plays

TADA! has been producing one-act musicals and plays since 1984. Each of our original musicals was commissioned for its premiere performance at TADA!, and plays are the winning selections from our annual contest. Our scripts offer flexible casting, age-appropriate themes, piano accompaniment on CD, and are enjoyed by kids and adults across the country. We hope you will bring one of our original works into your community and share the fun!

Why Choose a TADA! Show?

  • Relevance: Material for performers of all ages.
  • Options at all costs: Shows can be performed on a budget of any size.
  • Originality: Productions written by professionals with content and music specifically for youth performers.
  • Assistance: TADA! can help you through the process. On some shows we are even able to transpose songs to provide your students with the most comfortable vocal range.
  • Variety: Choose from a range of topics from summer camp and magical tales to friendship, high school and family.
  • Experience: This is what we do best! Each one of TADA!s musicals has been performed by our Resident Youth Ensemble, NYC kids ages 8-18, at our theater in New York!

Learn more:

For more information, contact: scriptrental@tadatheater.com or 212.252.619 x117.

TADA! In-School and After-School Arts Education Programs

Through musical theater and drama led by caring, highly-skilled Teaching Artists – TADA! provides students with the opportunity to thrive both on stage and in life. Personal and creative growth take place in a structured and supportive environment where ensemble methods are taught to encourage cooperation and teamwork. These classes provide a forum for creative and emotional expression, while developing students’ concentration, discipline, teamwork, confidence and public-speaking ability. Classes are taught by two Teaching Artists (a director/choreographer and a music director) with extensive experience in music, theater, dance and education. All offerings are age appropriate. TADA! tailors its programs to meet the needs of the school, classroom and community being served.

  • TADA! is an accredited vendor with New York City Department of Education.

For more information contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, atrchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Through musical theater residencies held during the school day, TADA! engages students and teachers in active learning–through and about the arts during the classroom experience. TADA! uses theater to connect to school curricular units and gives students the skills to feel comfortable as musical theater performers. TADA! residencies incorporate the NYS Learning Standards and the NYC DOE Blueprint For Teaching and Learning in the Arts and provide a forum for creative and academic expression, while developing concentration, discipline, teamwork, confidence and public speaking ability.

In-School Residencies include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building Residency: Students learn the skills necessary to participate as musical theater performers. Class begins with vocal exercises, acting games, stretching and dance. Students also learn musical numbers from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals, written expressly for performance by children. Material may be chosen around a topic or concept from the current classroom curriculum.
  • Musical Theater Writing Residency: Students learn the skills involved in writing, composing and performing an original musical. Under the guidance of professional writers and composers, students create the libretto and score for an original musical. Students then rehearse and perform their original musical. This residency incorporates the academic curriculum extensively. The residency may also allow students to explore important issues in their lives. Past scripts have focused on topics as varied as immigration, Greek mythology, neighborhood history, teamwork and drug prevention.
  • Literacy-Integrated Residencies: Students use material being read in class to explore literary themes using drama, movement and song in preparation for an assembly program at the final session.
  • Professional Development: Classroom teachers learn how to incorporate theater arts, music and dance into their curriculum. (More information below.)

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After the school day, students learn the necessity of teamwork as they put together an ensemble performance piece involving dance steps, songs and scenes. These workshops help to improve the group dynamic by addressing varying learning and behavioral styles. In addition, these programs help children develop theater skills.

After-School Programs include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building: Students learn the music, dance and theater skills needed to become competent musical theater actors. Music is drawn from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals which were written expressly for performance by children. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director and director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Musical Theater Play Building: For schools interested in a more in-depth residency program, TADA! offers a two-part creation and production workshop. Students create an original mini-musical or play, rehearse the scenes and songs, and perform it for the school community. This format may use thematic material as suggested by the school. Past scripts have centered on topics as varied as immigration, teamwork, and tolerance. Students work on their writing and performance skills, and the use of musical numbers to promote fun, active learning. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director & director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Drama Workshops: These workshops focus on the skills of the non-musical theater actor. Acting games, improvisation and scene development are used to prepare a presentation for family and schoolmates. Students explore ensemble work, develop theater skills and create characters as they work with topics as varied as world cultures, comedy, immigration and conflict resolution. Program includes: one Teaching Artist (Director). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.

Theater & Rehearsal Room Rentals

Looking for space for your next production, rehearsal, class or meeting? TADA! Theater has the perfect solution for you. Our 99 seat theater is available not only for theater and dance performances, workshops or readings, but also for recitals, meetings, presentations, film shoots and much more. The stage is 24? x 30? with a lighting grid at 11? and the rental includes lighting and sound equipment and piano. Walk in and be audience-ready in just a couple of hours.

Not ready for an audience just yet? Then use our studio for your class, rehearsal or meetings. The studio is 25? x 30? and includes mirrors (optional), piano, portable sound system and TV with DVD Player. Table, chairs and cube blocks are also available for use.

TADA! Theater

Stage: 24 x 30

  • 98 seats
  • Flexible seating
  • Wood floor
  • Piano
  • A/C
  • Box office
  • Lobby
  • Passenger & freight elevators
  • Dressing rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Lighting & sound packages

TADA! Rehearsal Room

25 x 30

  • Newly renovated with mirrors
  • Piano
  • A/C
  • Bathrooms
  • Ideal for rehearsals & meetings

Discounts on theater rentals during the summer months available.

Contact Angie McCormack at 212.252.1619 x131 or rentals@tadatheater.com

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Up Next on the TADA! Stage:

2013/2014 Season

The Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater professionally produces original Off-Broadway musicals performed by talented kids for family audiences.

See all 3 shows for less than 1 Broadway Ticket!

Kid’s tickets start at only $8.

Birthday parties, group sales and premium tickets all available now.

THE GIFT OF WINTER

January 18- February 9, 2014

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Book by Michael Slade

Music by David Evans

Lyrics by Faye Greenberg

Based on the book of the same title by John Leach & Jean Rankin
In a far-away land, a long, long time ago, townsfolk travel to the Ministry of Winter to lodge a formal complaint to save the world from the coldest season. Featuring TADA! favorites: “The Answer is Snow” and “Down with Winter”

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SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE MALTBALL FALCON

April 26-May 18, 2014

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Book & Lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro

Music by Georgia Stitt

WORLD PREMIERE! Samantha is a lonely kid who prowls the black-and-white, rain-washed streets as Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, the go-to sumshoe who always solves the case (for $25 a day, plus Twizzlers).
Get a sneak peek at http://www.samanthaspademystery.com

BUY TICKETS!

HEROES

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July 11- August 1, 2014

HEROES Book by Tom Keegan and Davidson Lloyd

Music & Lyrics by Tammy Holder, Joel Gelpe, Tom Keegan, and Davidson Lloyd

When the sun disappears, a group of kids learn what it takes, and what it means to be brave.

Featuring TADA! favorites: “Our Day in the Sun,” and “I Want This”

Unsung

A WORLD PREMIERE dance-theater piece!

 Choreographed by Joanna and Ryan Greer

Music by Jody Shelton

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Bring TADA! Camps to Your Organization

Bring TADA!’s popular Camps to your school, camp, day care, community center or business! With programs across the metro area, TADA! delivers great musical theater programs for kids in your community. Families and friends love applauding their kids’ mini-musicals as much as the children love creating and performing them.

Similar to TADA!s on-site Week-long Camps, students rehearse and perform songs, choreography and scenes based on original TADA! shows and selections from Broadway over a five-day period (longer camps are also available). On the last day of the program, kids present their own mini-musical in a final performance for family and friends.

Personal and creative growth takes place in a structured and supportive environment. Ensemble methods are taught to encourage cooperation and positive, creative expression as kids develop their theatrical skills. Each camp has a unique theme and different musical numbers–depending on your program goals.

TADA! provides:

  • Two to three professional teaching artist/directors (Music Director, Choreographer & Director) with extensive experience in music, theater, dance and education
  • Songs, music, scripts and materials from one of TADA!’s original musicals
  • Our award-winning team-teaching and youth-centered approach
  • Our unique program format and structure including: skills building, rehearsal and performance

For more information and pricing contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, at rchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

Bring TADA! Classes to Your Organization

After the school day, students learn the necessity of teamwork as they put together an ensemble performance piece involving dance steps, songs and scenes. These classes help to improve the group dynamic by addressing varying learning and behavioral styles. In addition, these programs help children develop theater skills.

Classes include:

  • Musical Theater Skills Building: Students learn the music, dance and theater skills needed to become competent musical theater actors. Music is drawn from TADA!’s repertoire of over 30 original musicals which were written expressly for performance by children. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director and director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Musical Theater Play Building: For schools interested in a more in-depth residency program, TADA! offers a two-part creation and production workshop. Students create an original mini-musical or play, rehearse the scenes and songs, and perform it for the school community. This format may use thematic material as suggested by the school. Past scripts have centered on topics as varied as immigration, teamwork, and tolerance. Students work on their writing and performance skills, and the use of musical numbers to promote fun, active learning. Program includes: two Teaching Artists (music director & director/choreographer). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.
  • Drama Workshops: These workshops focus on the skills of the non-musical theater actor. Acting games, improvisation and scene development are used to prepare a presentation for family and schoolmates. Students explore ensemble work, develop theater skills and create characters as they work with topics as varied as world cultures, comedy, immigration and conflict resolution. Program includes: one Teaching Artist (Director). Up to 20 students per class. 2-hour and 1.5-hour sessions available.

Workshops and residencies are also available.

For more information and pricing contact TADA!’s Director of Education, Rod Christensen, at rchristensen@tadatheater.com or ext. 115

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TADA! shows often sell out. To make sure you get a seat, please order tickets in advance.

Admission Details

Order online by credit card here.

Call 212.252.1619 x 5 for the Box Office. Box office hours vary, calls will be returned as soon possible.

We accept cash, check, or credit card.

Group Sales

GROUP RATES FOR NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY GROUPS*

For groups of 20+

$6 Children,  $10 Adults

Space is limited

212.252.1619 x133

boxoffice@tadatheater.com

TADA Theater Schedule

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