Jaradoa Theater Celebrates its Debut Season Nov. 1

News   Jaradoa Theater Celebrates its Debut Season Nov. 1 Jaradoa Theater, a new theatre company whose mission is to "promote mercy, beauty, and truth through performance and service," will celebrate its debut season Nov. 1 at Libation.

The dance party, entitled "Jaradoa BOUNCE!" will begin at 8 PM at the Manhattan nightspot. The evening will feature several prizes, including theatre tickets and backstage tours to Rent and Xanadu.

Jaradoa (Just A Roomful of Artists Doing Outreach And) Theater's members are actors, directors, writers and designers. For more information visit www.jaradoatheater.org.

Libation is located in Manhattan at 137 Ludlow Street. There is a $15 cover charge.

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As previously announced, Jaradoa's first production will be Serenade, a new musical that will be staged at Teatro La Tea Dec. 1-15. Directed by April Nickell, the original musical will co-star In the Heights' Joshua Henry and Xanadu's Anika Larsen. The company will also boast Sara Andreas, Anton Briones, Michael Fielder, Chris Harbur, Amanda Hunt, Nicole Lewis, Mario Martinez, Kelly McCreary, Eileen Rivera, Alison Solomon, Cara Scherker and Courtni Arlene Wilson. The creative team also includes Luis Salgado (choreographer), Jared Stein (musical director), Tobin Ost (scenic designer), Andrea Varga (costume designer), Herrick Goldman (lighting designer) and Mike Farfalla (sound designer).

Serenade features book and lyrics by Spelling Bee Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin and music by Nils Olaf Dolven. The collaborators created the musical at NYU's Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.

The new musical, according to press notes, "follows a young silhouette maker on his odyssey of discovery after arriving in the big city. The musical journey propels him through all the adventures, struggles, and the first flush of love he experiences in this new and strange metropolis."

Show times are Dec. 1 at 7 PM, Dec. 3 at 8 PM, Dec. 5 at noon and 8 PM, Dec. 9 at 7 PM, Dec. 10 at 8 PM, Dec. 12 at noon and 8 PM, Dec. 13 at 8 PM, Dec. 14 at 8 PM and Dec. 15 at 2 and 8 PM.

Tickets, priced $18, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. Teatro La Tea is located in Manhattan at 107 Suffolk Street, between Delancey and Rivington.

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