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  • Dr. Manuel Moran

    You missed Teatro SEA in NYC, the only Latino Children’s Theater in the Nation! http://www.teatrosea.org Now celebrating 30 years of excellence in bilingual theater for young audiences.

  • Rachel Applegate

    I’ll chime in with another missed locale – ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas. Winning awards for bilingual work and new adaptations.

  • Puma_01

    Let me second Dan’s comment – First Stage definitely deserves mention for their exceptional work in developing new TYA shows. In fact, the world premiere musical adaptation of Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted opens there April 1st. The book and lyrics are by Karen Zacarias, whose plays for adult audiences are being produced right now in theaters like Arena Stage, the Guthrie, and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

    You also omitted Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo, MD, which, among other recent successes, has had two off-Broadway transfers, premiered TYA musicals authored by the likes of Jim Davis and Ken Ludwig, developed the TYA version of Broadway’s Big (now in the MTI catalogue), and has earned a host of Helen Hayes nominations across a broad range of categories.

    These are not examples of merely “good for TYA” type quality. These are theaters that are drawing some of the nation’s top artists to create work in the TYA genre.

  • Dan Schley

    You have missed a gem in this article. First Stage in Milwaukee has been on the front line of developing new TYA shows and producing for the entire family. They are one of the few companies that does age appropriate casting, and are training remarkable young artist through their Academy.

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