TAD! Youth Theater will present its original musical Princess Phooey, February 10-26.
Princess Phooey, an original musical, is not your typical fairy tale, and Phooey is not your typical princess. She doesn’t want to curtsy, smile, or be saved by a prince (although he tries), as she can save herself, if need be, and she prefers to run with the maids and stable boys. Her older sister Elessia, along with the good fairies, tries to make Phooey what they consider a proper princess, while Morbidia has other plans for them all. Princess Phooey’s book and lyrics are by Lisa Diana Shapiro with music by Eric Rockwell.
Performances are affordable, fun hour-long musicals perfect for family audiences ages 3 and up. They are performed by talented young members of RYET (Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA!). The young actors represent New York City in all its diversity. They come from different neighborhoods and boroughs, from different economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, have different abilities and are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
TAD! is committed to making its productions accessible to all and offers a limited number of Pay What You Can tickets for each performance, starting at $1, in addition to group sales for non-profit organizations at $10.
TAD! is a unique Drama Desk award-winning non-profit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens and family audiences. TAD! offers free year-round pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for members of TADA’s Resident Youth Ensemble! (RYET), talented young people aged 8 to 18; musical theater courses/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in New York City schools and community centers. Thanks to the high quality work of TADA!, the self-confidence and creativity of young people are reinforced, which develops advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration and problem solving – skills that help grow and are essential to their success both in school and in life.
Photo credit: Chad David Kraus