At their annual celebration Saturday night, TADA Productions, Inc. announced the award-winning “TADA Theatre’s Fantastic Fifteenth Season” coming in 2023. The little theatre doing BIG things in the performing arts will mark the milestone season with an array of entertaining shows.
Starting in February of 2023, the first show of the season is a tribute to theatre icon, the late Stephen Sondheim, a composer that TADA has a long history with having done a tour of Side By Side By Sondheim and a production of Sweeney Todd with the Nebraska Symphony. The production is Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece COMPANY! The latest incarnation of this show just won the TONY for best revival of a musical this year. Set in modern upper-crust Manhattan, Company is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of a charming perpetual bachelor questioning his single state and his enthusiastically married, slightly envious friends. With a wise and witty Stephen Sondheim score, Company offers a creative musical comedy at its finest. This production is sponsored by The Mill and Union Bank and Trust and will run February 9-26.
After their sold-out blockbuster production of RENT this past June, The TADA Theatre is excited to produce another show by composer Jonathan Larson, the groundbreaking musical TICK…TICK BOOM! Recently coming off its award-winning adaptation on NETFLIX, Tick, Tick… Boom! is an intimate, autobiographical pop/rock musical from the creator of RENT that focuses on Jon, a struggling composer who desperately wants to get his show on Broadway before the clock ticks by to his 30th birthday. Filled with comedy and heart, this show defines what it means to be a success on your own terms. This production takes place April 20-May 7, 2023, and is sponsored by Ameritas and The Nebraska Lottery.
In June, TADA has a long tradition of producing great shows to kick-off the summer. In 2023, that’ll be no different. However, to keep the suspense a little while longer, The TADA Theatre will wait to announce its June show and for now call it THE SURPRISE SUMMER MUSICAL! Sponsored by Home Real Estate and Woods Brothers Realty, patrons are encouraged to keep their eyes on the TADA website and social media as the year goes on but you can be sure that this show, on stage June 15-July 2, will be just as entertaining as in years past and something our patrons are sure to enjoy!
August 10-27 of next year, The TADA Theatre will showcase a new version of one of its most popular shows in its history, BEEHIVE the songs of the 60’s! This musical celebrates the powerful female voices of the 1960’s whose music stands the test of time—including Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner! Sponsored by Farmers Mutual of Nebraska and Legacy Retirement Communities, this show takes audiences on a song-filled journey that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!
TADA Productions, Inc. has a very special connection with the origins of the show it will present in October of 2023. It was the first regional theatre to do a version of this production working with the creators of this New York blockbuster revue. In the fall of 2023, The TADA Theatre will do the latest incarnation of the hilarious musical comedy FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS! It’s as if Saturday Night Live meets the Great White Way! Experience many of Broadway’s greatest musicals all in one show with this hilarious and entertaining parody to some of the theatre’s most cherished stars and songwriters including Les Misérables, Chicago, Wicked, Annie, and Hairspray. Sponsors on this show, taking place October 13-23, are Schafers & Culture Acceleration Group.
TADA has a long and successful history of doing original productions and this holiday that tradition continues with CHANEL SAVAGE’S HOT CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR! The dynamic songstress Chanel Savage brings her holiday show to the stage for one weekend only, December 8-10! Filled with songs of the season as well as other show-stopping musical numbers, this is a holiday treat that patrons will want to make sure to put on their Christmas list. Portrayed by the brilliant Roderick Tilmon, recently seen as Lola in Kinky Boots, Chanel will delight audiences in this one-of-a-kind special event production. This special event is sponsored by The Waffleman.
Taking place December 15-17, is YOUR HOLIDAY SHOW OF SHOWS! This variety show is packed with some of Nebraska’s finest talent—bringing patrons the gift of entertainment this holiday season. There is something for everyone to enjoy, including the magic of David Fox, the incomparable Elvis tribute artist Bill Chrastil, Matt Geiler from America’s Got Talent, an array of sensational singers and more surprises! Enjoy some cheer and make this special production part of your holiday season. This production is sponsored by The Jim Gordon Endowment Fund.
More shows and special events will be added as the year goes on to help celebrate the theatre’s fifteenth season of bringing professional quality, affordable theatre to the stage. Patrons are encouraged to keep a lookout on the website http://www.tadatheatre.info and on the theatre’s social media pages for current updates.