Book by
Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahan

Music and Lyrics by
John Forster

Based on the book by
Delia Ephron

In this “kid’s guide to being a kid” both children and adults will laugh along to comical numbers such as “How to Torture Your Sister,” “How to Beg for a Dog,” “How to Understand Your Parents” and more!

How to Eat Like A Child was first produced as a 1981 TV special with Dick Van Dyke. TADA! was the first company to stage this musical in 1984 without any adult characters. It’s a TADA! crowd favorite and not to be missed!

Opened February 15th, Closed March 8th



Janine Nina Trevens

Joanna Greer

Musical Director
Calvin Hitchcock

Assistant Director
Gabi Gross***

Scenic Design
Joel Sherry

Costume Design
Ceanna Bryant***

Lighting Design
Steve O’Shea

Technical Director
Cesar Renero

Production Stage Manager
Ashley Knowles

 “How to Eat Like a Child” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Saturday, February 15th Opening: 7 PM

Monday, February 17th; 12PM & 2PM

Friday, March 6th: 7 PM

Saturdays and Sundays*: 2 & 4 PM

*no show on Sunday, March 1st

Special discounted tickets available for schools, nonprofits, and community organizations with groups of 15+ attendees. To book your group or for more information reach out to [email protected] with GROUP SALES in the subject line.

TADA! Youth Theater is located at 15 W. 28th Street, between Broadway and 5th Ave. steps from the 28th St. R/W subway station, and a short walk from the 28th St. 1 train, the 23rd St. 6 trains, the PATH and the 34th St./Herald Square N/Q trains.

For all other questions or inquiries please call 212.252.1619 x5 or email [email protected].

Please note that all sales are final.

Ticket exchange requests must be made in writing at least 3 business days prior to the original performance date wherein TADA! staff will try to accommodate. There is a $3 per ticket fee for all exchanges. Exchanges cannot be made on the day of the show. To request an exchange please email [email protected].
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management. We reserve the right to resell any tickets that have not been claimed by the scheduled show time.

How To Eat Like A Child... And Other Lessons In Not Being A Grown-up is supported in part by public funds

from the City of NY Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council. Funded in part by