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Based on the international best-selling book by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall and inspired by the international bestseller of the same name, Children's Letters To God is a musical following the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. Sixteen tuneful songs and assorted scenes (some based on actual letters) explore timeless issues such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet, the trials of being unathletic and first love. This family-friendly, feel good show is a reflection of all the questions that kids have for the Big Guy. It will make you remember yourself as an inquisitive kid while perhaps bringing a tear to your eye and definitely a smile to your face.
ABOUT THE CAST: Leading roles are sung by Brynna Robert, Luke Harris, Miguel Molina, Rachel Bonura and Wynton Jones. Completing the ensemble cast are: Alexis Alexis, Jackie Breckenridge III, Neiman Burrell, Jr., Aniya Fields, Imani Gabriel, Isabella Miorana, Kennedi Pankey, Hrilina Ramrakhiani, Mia Rodriguez & Miya Scaggs.
ABOUT THE STAFF:The NORDC/CCLYT production staff includes Donald Jones Jr., director/ choreographer (Crescent City Lights alum soon to be on Broadway in the cast of Disney’s Aladdin!); Julie Condy, producing director/music director; Katie Schmidt, costumer; Edward R. Cox, scenic designer; and Michael Lynn, lighting designer. All shows performed accompanied by a live band with Michael Paszamant (piano). Brenda Castillo (drums) and David Pulphus (bass).
"Looking for a show for kids AND adults? This one might be the answer to your prayers!" - WCBS TV
"Clever, funny and musically hip!" - Broadwayworld.com
"Cheery and uplifting as a live-action Charlie Brown special!" - New York Post
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If this performance is sold out online, there will still be 15 tickets available at the door including standing room. First come, first served. The box office opens one hour before showtime. All seating is general admission. Accessbile seating is available. Please call ahead in order for the ushers to make the seating available to you at no charge.
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The show is suitable for ages 3 and up.
Show length: 1 hour 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
Parking: Available on the street and in nearby lots on St. Charles Ave. and on Carondelet St. Street parking at meters before 6 pm weekdays and Saturday. Meters take quarters or credit cards.
Tickets are nonrefundable. Please verify the date and time before you make your purchase. Ticket exchanges for a different date are only possible if there are tickets remaining online and are not possible for sold out performances. There is a $1.29 per ticket surcharge for tickets purchased online.
Crescent City Lights Youth Theater
The Crescent City Lights Youth Theater is New Orleans' only community theater presenting musicals with casts of children ages 8 - 17 year round. Children complete an audition application prior to auditions for admission.
A partner organization with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, CCLYT is continuing the 50+ year tradition of theater begun as a part of NORD, the City of New Orleans Recreation Department.
CCLYT has presented over 40 productions since its inception in 1993 with 20 productions held at the NORD Ty Tracy Theatre. Hundreds of children have come through the program with thousands of audience members. CCLYT alums become successful adults in various fields including professional entertainment.
January 2013, Most Outstanding Achievement in Music, Junior Theatre Festival, Atlanta GA
May, 2012 Best Kept Secret Award, Downtown Awards, Downtown Development District
January 2012, Most Outstanding Achievement in Acting, Junior Theatre Festival, Atlanta GA
March 2011, 3rd Place Overall, Best Costume, Best Youth Actor, Best Youth Singer, Louisiana AACT Festival
January 2011, Most Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Actor, Junior Theatre Festival, Atlanta, GA