70 THE QUEENS COURIER • BUZZ • NOVEMBER 7, 2019 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
Young Queens actors to star in holiday
retelling of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Four Queens kids and teens will star in
a hilarious retelling of “Little Red Riding
Hood” with a holiday twist.
From Nov. 23 through Dec. 15, TADA!
Youth Th eater presents “Th e Dangerous
Christmas of Red Riding Hood,” a musical
told from the perspective of the big bad
wolf. Sixteen-year-old Oscar Segarra stars
as Percival the Wolf, 9-year-old Claudia
Fabella doubles as Mother Hood and the
Skunk and 14-year-olds Keimela Leitch and
Leila David play Moose and Chipmunk.
Originally produced as a 1965 television
special featuring Liza Minnelli, Cyril
Richard, and Vic Damone, TADA! was the
fi rst company to perform the musical on
stage. Robert Emmet wrote the book for
the musical, with lyrics by Bob Merrill and
music by Jule Styne.
“It’s an honor to be at TADA!. Th eater is
such a creative and respected art. TADA! is
a place where you can be yourself. I am now
more open in school and everywhere,” said
Segarra, a junior at Talent Unlimited High
School. “Percival is a member of the wolf
pack. We experience wolf pack peer pressure,
and we are more like animals. Lone T.
Wolf feels misunderstood, and he is trying
to break away from the pack and be something
Janine Nina Trevens, TADA!’s founder
and producing artistic director will direct
the musical, while the choreography will be
handled by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s associate
artistic director and resident choreographer.
Trevens and Linda Reiff co-founded
TADA! in 1984 with the mission to “inspire
young people from diff erent backgrounds
to be creative, learn, and think diff erently
through high-quality musical theater productions
and educational programs.” Since
its inception, the Drama Desk award-winning
nonprofi t has produced original musicals
for children, teens and families.
Children ages eight to 18 can participate
in a free, year-round, pre-professional training
and positive youth development program.
TADA! also off ers musical theater
classes and camps for the public and musical
Queens resident Oscar Segarra, 16, will play Percival in TADA! Youth Theater’s production of ‘The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood’
theater residencies in NYC Department of
Education schools and community centers.
For tickets to the show, visit tadatheater.
com/buy-tickets. Performances of ‘Th e
Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood’
are Nov. 23, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.;
Nov. 23, Nov. 30, and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and
15 at 2 and 4 p.m.; and Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.
Photo credit: TADA! Youth Theater
and 1 p.m.
To learn more about TADA! Youth
Th eater, visit tadatheater.com or fi nd the
nonprofi t on Facebook and Twitter.
DYNAMIC DENTAL WORK
NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON'T
Dr. Adam Lublin is an Elite Top 1% Preferred Provider for
175-15 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica • 718-297-4100 • 718-297-4106