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Monday Giveaway: 4 tix to Wide-Awake Jake

May 9, 2010

You can win 4 tix to the original musical production of “Wide Awake Jake” by TADA!’s Youth Theater now. This sweet story, about a young boy named Jake who can’t fall asleep, is playing from now through May 23rd so your tickets will be good for any of those performances pending availablility.

What the play is all about: In “Wide Awake Jake”, the family babysitter, Sarah (whose 15 year old voice is a knockout), tells Jake about “yawn power”.  Jake learns how to yawn, and eventually yawns himself off to the land of nod where he encounters familiar characters like Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, a dragon, a giant and Alice in Wonderland in a colorful dreamland. The performance is done by children that range in ages 8-18 years; and that isn’t unique for TADA!. All of their productions are presented by their Resident Youth Ensemble who are trained by TADA’s team in everything from dance, voice, dictation, acting and improvisation.

The kids in the audience loved watching their favorite storybook characters appear in the dream sequence, and their favorite kid actors too.  Whether your child wants to be a performer or not, they will love watching other kids putting it all “out there” onstage.  My 3.5 year old, 2 weeks later, is still asking me when he can join the ensemble.  Though he can’t try out for it yet, he can enroll in their summer camp or classes.  Right now, he is practicing his dancing at home- and that’s what TADA! is all about. Encouraging kids to dream, achieve and learn through discipline and practice…and tons of fun.

How to enter: Tell us your favorite way to get your baby/kid to sleep…. (Singing seems to be my only method).
You have from now until Friday, May 14th to enter. I will announce the winner on Friday, chosen from random.org. Good luck! (P.S.- put your entry in as a comment at the bottom of this post)

Wide Awake Jake runs through May 23rd at TADA’s new production: Wide Awake Jake
Details: General tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children. Premium tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tadatheater.com or by calling (212) 252-1619 x 128. 15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor 212-252-1619