TADA! YOUTH THEATER has announced 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.
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.
The production stars members of TADA!’s Resident Youth Ensemble; talented kids between the ages of 8 and 18 from the NYC area who participate in this FREE year-round youth development program. They are:
Alex Costello (Paramus, NJ, 11 years old)
Amanda Prescod (Brooklyn, NY, 13 years old)
Annalee Tai (New York, NY, 13 years old)
Austin Tipograph (New York, NY, 15 years old)
Brian Ward (Brooklyn, NY, 14 years old)
Brooklyn Fuentas (Brooklyn, NY, 9 years old)
Ceanna Bryant (New York, NY, 13 years old)
Chloe Pae (New York, NY, 10 years old)
Clara Kim (Flushing, NY, 11 years old)
Danielle Palmer (Bronx, NY, 12 years old)
Derek Johnson (Brooklyn, NY, 10 years old)
Diana Kagan (Great Neck, NY, 10 years old)
Donna Falzon (Astoria, NY, 17 years old)
Elsa Chung (Bronx, NY, 10 years old)
Jaden Dudley (New York, NY, 10 years old)
Jennifer Wais (New York, NY, 17 years old)
Kaitlyn Pohly (New York, NY, 8 years old)
Maddie Rubin (New York, NY, 12 years old)
Maddy Abrahams (New York, NY, 13 years old)
Martin Lewis (Staten Island, NY, 16 years old)
Milo Bernfield-Millman (New York, NY, 13 years old)
Molly Grub (New York, NY, 11 years old)
Nataki Purvis (Brooklyn, NY, 15 years old)
Nathan Love (Brooklyn, NY, 9 years old)
Nicole Zivkovic (Forest Hills, NY, 13 years old)
Romello Rodriguez (Bronx, NY, 14 years old)
Samantha Pohly (New York, NY, 11 years old)
Santiago Parra (New York, NY, 10 years old)
Shanya Thomas (New York, NY, 10 years old)
Sophie Smith-Brady (New York, NY, 12 years old)
Subiya Mboya (Hackensack, NJ, 11 years old)
Tristan Hickey (New York, NY, 13 years old)
Tyrek Haynes (New York, NY, 13 years old)
The production features choreography by Associate Artistic Director Joanna Greer, musical direction by Jim Colleran, scenic and lighting design by Steve O’Shea, costume design by Virginia Monte and projections designed by Norman Franklin.
THE HISTORY MYSTERY plays the following regular schedule:
Saturdays at 2pm & 4pm
Sundays at 2pm & 4pm
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.
Running Time: approximately 60 minutes
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