July 10 at 7PM
July 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 at 12PM & 2PM
July 12, 19, 26 at 12PM
July 13, 20, 27 at 2PM & 4PM
August 1 at 12PM & 2PM
TADA! Youth Theater
15 W 28th Street, 2nd Floor Theater (between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
New York, NY 10001
Please visit https://www.tadatheater.com/buy-tickets/ for more information.
This summer, TADA! Youth Theater, New York City’s longest running children’s theater, finishes its 34th Season with the world premiere of Game Changers, a 90s pop-musical for family audiences. A throwback to the popular kids’ game shows of the 1990s, Games Changers follows six young contestants, each determined to be the first to make it to the top of Mt. Victory and win the game. As the challenges increase in difficulty and the stakes heighten, each contestant learns more about themselves and each other, ultimately leading them to realize that in order to win the game, they must do something that’s never been done before…
Game Changers is written by Christina Franklin (TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble Alum, Assistant Director: The Public Theater’s White Noise, New York Theater Workshop’s Slave Play), with music and lyrics by Resident Music Director Matthew Gregory (Radio City Music Hall, Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s, 54 Below). The production is directed by TADA! Founder and Producing Artistic Director Janine Nina Trevens, with choreography by Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer Joanna Greer. Members of the production team include Set Designer Anton Volovsek, Costume Designer Ceanna Bryant, Lighting Designer Steve O’Shea, Production Stage Manager Ashley Knowles, Assistant Director Gabriela Gross and Assistant Stage Manager Clara Kim.
Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions and educational programs. The Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit produces original musicals for family audiences, offering free, year-round, pre-professional training and positive youth development programs, such as the Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18), classes and camps for the public, and musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. TADA! works to ensure that young people increase their self-confidence and creativity and develop advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving – all of which are essential to success in their academic and professional careers. Many young people who have participated in the program are inspired to pursue a career in the creative arts; in fact, TADA! alumni include Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele (member of the TADA! Board of Directors), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), Mizuo Peck (Night at the Museum trilogy), Amar Ramasar (New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), and members of alt-pop band AJR.