Join us as we celebrate 20 years of TADA! Jekyll and Hyde The Musical’s showstopping musical number “This Is The Moment” seemed appropriate for naming this special production. Not only because it’s a song from TADA’s very first show but because each and every show we have done since then has been a special moment in time. This concert event will feature singer Steven Rich who played the lead in Jekyll and Hyde for TADA and has toured professionally in an array of productions. Mr. Rich will also be joined by Michael Tully for several duets as well as Cris Rook, who played opposite Steven in Jekyll and Hyde. They will be accompanied by Alicia Opoku and the TADA Trio. Alcohol will also be available from our bar. We hope to see you at this very special event!
November 13 - 15
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm
STEVEN C. RICH
Having played the title role in TADA’s first show Jekyll and Hyde the Musical, Mr. Rich has toured in international companies of CATS and Miss Saigon as well as professional productions of Sweeney Todd, Parade, Les Miserables and Five Guys Named Moe. A founding member of TADA, he has also acted in their productions of Big River, 8 Track, Suds, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Lied Center.
Mrs. Rook has appeared extensively on stage including a tour of Side by Side by Sondheim, the regional premieres of Forbidden Broadway, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Gilligan’s Island the musical. She also appeared as Lucy in the Midwest premiere of Jekyll & Hyde the musical and as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd featuring the Nebraska Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Mrs. Rook received her master’s degree in music performance from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. While at UNL, she performed in several operas and musical theatre productions and was a company member of The Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Her countless acting credits also include roles in Into the Woods, Sunday In the Park with George, and Company.
Dr. Tully has thrilled TADA audiences in such roles as Jim in Pumpboys and Dinettes, Ash in Evil Dead The Musical, Smudge in Forever Plaid, Anthony in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Fonzie in Happy Days A New Musical and Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Dr. Tully relocated from Tempe to Lincoln in 2005, after earning B.M. and M.M. degrees in Voice from Arizona State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from UNL in 2013. He has found success in a wide range of vocal styles in a career that has taken him from the world of opera, oratorio and art song, to jazz, blues, music theatre, and acappella. Michael currently serves as Director of Music Ministries at Trinity United Methodist Church in south Lincoln and maintains a healthy balance or work, family, and performing.