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The first production, Main Street Kid’s Club, is now closed for auditions.

Audition applications will be accepted for Sleepover until Tuesday, July 15. A few spots are still available.

Need-based scholarships are no longer accepted for summer 2014.  Included on the website for information only.

Applications must be completed in full with ALL attachments. Audition applications can be mailed to the business office at 305 Baronne St., Suite 302 as indicated on the application or dropped off at the NORD Theatre during a rehearsal.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday evening July 16.

Shows for 2014:  
Main Street KIds Club, Session One, May 27 to July 20
Sleepover, Session Two, July 22 to August 24

Ages: Rising 4th graders through 10th graders (Child must have completed the 3rd grade to be eligible for the program.)

Rehearsals: 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Monday – Friday & 10 am – 3 pm Saturdays.

Location:  NORD Ty Tracy Theatre, Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave. (All rehearsals and performances.)

CCLYT is not a day camp. It is for children who have a distinct desire to learn how to perform in a musical.

Tuition: $335 with a $10 audition application fee.

2014 Audition Application Download 2014 Application here.  Disregard the spring application deadline dates at this time.  Applications for Sleepover (July 22 – August 24) are being accepted through Tuesday, July 15.

2014 Need based Scholarship Application.  For information only.  No further need based scholarships are available for 2014 summer season.  Download 2014 Need Based Scholarship application here. 

Yes, it is a long application however CCLYT believes that informing the parents of the responsibilities that come with the CCL program are vital to each child’s success.

Please note that ALL attachments must be included as described in the application and are required to fulfill federal grant requirements by NORDC.

General Info

The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater summer theater program is an intensive program with rehearsals held on Monday through Friday and often on Saturday. The program is between 5 to 7 weeks long depending upon the rehearsal and performance schedule which has to be arranged around the schedule of Gallier Hall special events.

Entry to the program requires the completion of an audition application in full by the deadline date.  Auditions will be scheduled once applications are in.  The audition is a group audition where each young performer is taught a song and dance to learn on the spot.  The children read excerpts from one of the scripts to be performed that summer.  No prepared material is necessary.  Just enthusiasm!

CCLYT staff look for children who have lots of interest in performing. Experience is not necessary.

The application will have the complete calendar of rehearsals and performances. Cast members are only allowed to miss three rehearsals.  No allowance is made for vacations.

Please know in advance that this program is for children who are seriously interested in performing on stage. The desire has to come from the child him/herself.

The program requires ALL parents to commit to assist with fundraising efforts to raise program expenses thereby keeping program cost low.  Parents also are required to volunteer in a variety of ways with the public performances.

Program Cost:  $10 Audition Fee and $335 Tuition Fee (2014 costs) per child (no discount for siblings).  This amount breaks down to less than $3 an hour for the amount of time the children spend in rehearsals and performing.  Need based scholarships are available for families with significant financial need.  A need based scholarship application will be posted along with the application and the scholarship must be applied for at the same time as the audition application.

CCLYT strives to keep parents well-informed throughout the rehearsals and performances.  Our staff works hard to give your child an unforgettable and life-changing summer experience!