Crescent City Lights Youth Theater (CCLYT) annually stages two production each summer. Each show has a cast of up to 30 ages 9 to 17 who learn who to put on a show instructed by local theater professionals.
The children will attend rehearsals Monday-Friday as well as some Saturdays.
The rehearsal period ranges from five to eight weeks depending upon the show selection and the availability of Gallier Hall.
There will be public performances as well as several day camp performances.
Last year, over 1,000 children attended these daytime performances; experiencing live musical theater performed by their peers.
Approximately 500 to 600 individuals will attend each of the two shows in public performances in the 110-seat NORD Ty Tracy Theatre.
Students must complete an audition application in order to attend the auditions.
CCLYT seeks to admit students based on their enthusiasm as well as their natural talent.
No previous experience in necessary.
CCLYT builds children’s confidence and develops the innate talents in each individual.
Our unique approach leads to productions of unusual quality with an all-child cast.
Staffing for 2013 includes producer/program manager, staging director, musical/vocal director, choreographer, stage manager and 3 production assistant to serve as the core staff for each production.
Additional staff members include scenic designer, costume designer and lighting designer.
All performances are accompanied by a live three or four-piece band featuring professional New Orleans musicians including piano, bass, drums and percussion. Staff members are local professionals with expertise in their respective fields who demonstrate a genuine interest in working with children.