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More About TADA

TADA (The Arts Deserve Attention) Productions Inc. is the non-profit parent company of the TADA Theatre that celebrates 15 years of operation in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket. For over 20 years, TADA Productions, Inc. has offered professional quality, affordable theatre to our community. ​​With an intimate house, The TADA Theatre is the little theatre that does BIG things for the performing arts. Featuring a large diverse group of theatrical artists, a dedicated production team, an ever-growing patron base and an esteemed Board of Directors, TADA has involved hundreds of actors, students, designers and regional artists working towards the same goal of connecting our community with the positive power of theatre. Theatre is not only entertaining but strengthens our strong mental health as well.


TADA is a recipient of a Mayor’s Arts Award from the City of Lincoln, an Impact Award for downtown development from the Downtown Lincoln Association and a Proclamation for Theatre Excellence from the State of Nebraska. On May 12, 2023 the city of Lincoln, Nebraska declared it TADA Theatre Day for its 15th anniversary and the positive impact it has had on the city.


​​​TADA is also a performance outlet that has showcased Nebraska talent through a wide array of award-winning productions and regional premieres. It’s received national recognition working with show creators on the Midwest premiere of Jekyll & Hyde the musical and was the first independent theatrical company to be granted rights to perform the New York blockbuster Forbidden Broadway and also produced the regional premieres of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Happy Days A New Musical, The Spidey Project and Gilligan's Island the musical. TADA has also received direct permission to perform songs from such theatre composers and lyricists as Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Schwartz and Todd Almond.​


​​TADA's history has also been filled with a variety of collaborative productions such as Sweeney Todd with the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra, A Cornhusker Christmas with NET Media, Big River and South Pacific with the Lincoln Choral Artists, Beauty and the Beast with Lincoln Parks and Recreation, Quilters with the International Quilt Study Center, several productions with The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the critically acclaimed touring production of Side By Side Sondheim, collaborative productions with the Lied Center For Performing Arts including the Carson Theater productions of Little Shop of Horrors, Forever Plaid, Happy Days A New Musical, Chicago, as well as the Lied Commons production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding and a Broadway size production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on their main stage.

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