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The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood was written in the 1960s, and the young actors from TADA! Youth Theater will take to the stage post-performances on November 30th and December 6th to focus on why it is important to do this show now, how it relates to modern culture, and what we can learn by hearing the Wolf's side of the story in this classic tale. Director Janine Nina Trevens and Choreographer Joanna Greer will also participate in the Q&A.

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood is a hilarious take on the Red Riding Hood story told from the wolf's point of view, with Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Book by Robert Emmett. TADA! was the first company to perform this musical on stage. It was originally produced as a TV special in 1965 featuring Liza Minnelli, Cyril Richard and Vic Damone. Performances, November 23 through December 15, 2019. The production is directed by Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!'s Founder and Producing Artistic Director and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!'s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer. In addition to Musical Director: Calvin Hitchcock; Set Designer: Steven O'Shea; Costume Designer: Cheryl McCarron and Lighting Designer: Janak Jha.

Since 1984, TADA!'s mission is to inspire young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions and educational programs. A unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater, TADA! produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for its Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through high-quality work, young people's self-confidence and creativity are enhanced. They also develop advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving - skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life

TADA! Alum currently working on Broadway, Off-Broadway or in National Tours include Sasha Allen in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, Sheldon Henry in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Amar Ramasar in West Side Story and Alec Cohen in the National Tour of Hello Dolly.

TADA! Youth Theater Opening Night November 23 at 7PM for The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood; November 24, 30* & December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 2PM & 4PM; December 4 at 11AM & 1PM; December 6*, 13 at 7PM. TADA! Youth Theater is located at 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor Theater, New York City. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

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Cast members Q&A after performances will take place on: *November 30th after 4 pm Performance and *December 6th after 7 pm Performance


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