Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

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Young or old, if you love musical theater, New York City is certainly the place to be. And just a few blocks south of Times Square, TADA! Youth Theater has been providing high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences for 25 years. TADA! provides a safe, creative and nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-assurance and realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form that is musical theater.

This month, the whole family can enjoy TADA’s latest production, “Rabbit Sense”. Based on the tales of Uncle Remus, “Rabbit Sense” tells the story of Kris, a bullied youngster who is in need of a friend. Brer Rabbit and a host of other fable characters take Kris on a journey and show him that by using some ‘rabbit sense,’ even the smallest creatures can outsmart the biggest beasts. This New Orleans-inspired musical theater production is not only entertaining but educational as well. After the 4pm show on February 6th, there will be a panel discussion about the show’s theme of bullying. The panel will feature both specialists and kids speaking about their experiences.

This Drama Desk Award-winning theater for youth makes theater accessible through classes, school residencies and a free youth development program for the most talented kids in the area. Through TADAs high-quality work, young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication and teamwork skills that are critical to their success both in school and in life. To purchase tickets to “Rabbit Sense” and to learn more about TADA’s exciting season and theater programming, visit http://www.tadatheater.com.

Rabbit Sense, with book by Davidson Lloyd, music by John Kroner, lyrics by Gary Gardner, directed and choreographed by Joanna Greer, Jim Colleran as Musical Director, Set and Lighting Design by Steve O’Shea, and Costumes by Virginia Monte.

Performances begin on January 21st and will run through February 20th, 2011

TADA! Theater
15 West 28 Street

Originally published February 2011

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