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