Georgia Stitt-Lisa Diana Shapiro Musical Samantha Spade Will Play Limited NYC Engagement
18 Apr 2014
TADA! Youth Theater will present the world premiere of Samantha Spade, Ace Detective: The Case of the Maltball Falcon, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, April 26-May 18 at the TADA! Theater.
The new musical features a book and lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro and music by Georgia Stitt. Joanna Greer directs and choreographs with musical direction by Sinai Tabak.
Members of the TADA! Resident Youth Ensemble are featured in the cast.
"Samantha is a lonely kid who prowls the black & white, rain-washed streets of her film-noir fantasies, as Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, the go-to gumshoe who always solves the case (for $25 a day plus Twizzlers)," according to press notes.
The production also has set and lighting design by Steve O'Shea and costume design by Cheryl McCarron with stage management by Phoebe Duncan.
TADA! Theater is located at 15 West 28th Street, 2nd floor. For tickets call (212) 252-1619, ext. 5 or visit www.tadatheater.com.
For more information go to www.samanthaspademystery.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.