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"Spending an evening at Theater Latté Da means you will see a clear, well-directed interpretation of a piece featuring actors who are fully committed to their roles. The level of professionalism, in turn, means you are seeing the material in its top form. In a community jam-packed with talent, Latté Da's committment to the material and performance allows the company to stand out among the crowd."
~ Ed Huyck, City Pages, named Theater Latté Da the Best Theater of 2011
Inspired by the rich canvas of the human experience, Theater Latté Da (TLD) connects artists, audiences, and communities through diverse stories that are intimate, amusing, and enlightening. One of only a handful of theater companies in the country dedicated to innovative musical theater, TLD’s passion for a bold approach expands the genre by originating new works, radically reinventing classics from the musical theater canon, and experimenting with unusual forms, musical styles and storytelling techniques. TLD prizes the entire development and creative process and strives to attain the highest levels of artistic achievement.
In 1994, Theater Latté Da co-founders Peter Rothstein, Artistic Director, and Denise Prosek, Music Director, began their successful collaboration by privately producing five original cabarets to showcase the broad range of local artists’ talents. They discovered that by placing equal emphasis on both the music and the storytelling, they could weave tapestries of engaging, challenging, and often surprising narratives that resonate with people on many levels. TLD officially incorporated in 1998 and has remained committed to a rigorous experimentation with music and storytelling that expands the art form and speaks to a contemporary audience.
Now in its fiftheenth season, TLD boasts an impressive history of work that has received significant popular and critical acclaim. Of its 50 mainstage productions, TLD has produced 8 world premieres.