Media Contact: Valerie Robinson
NEW ORLEANS - Due to circumstances beyond its control, Crescent City Lights Youth Theater has cancelled the first weekend of performances for "Main Street Kids' Club: A Mathstart Musical." However, the performances will run as scheduled on July 18-20.
Crescent City Lights, in partnership with New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), will present the production at the Ty Tracy Theatre in Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave. Those who purchased tickets for the July 11-13 performances may exchange them or receive a refund.
Main Street Kids' Club tells a tale of adventure, mystery, friendship and math, based on a series of award-winning books by Stuart Murphy. Six stories, each focusing on a different mathematical concept have been cleverly woven together and adapted by the creators of Schoolhouse Rock Live with music by Scott Ferguson.
Lisa Picone, a two-time Big Easy Award winner, is staging director for the performances. Other staff include scenic designer, Edward R. Cox; Jocelyn Glanzman, costumer and Brian Debs, lighting designer. Julie Condy, founder of CCLYT and performer in more than 40 musicals and 150 opera productions, serves as musical/vocal director of the production. All shows performed accompanied by a live band with Michael Paszamant (piano), Curtis Pierre (percussion), Simon Lot (drums) and David Pulphus (bass).
The role of Toby, the new kid, is played by Luke Harris. The gang of the MSKC (Main Street Kids Club) are Madalaine Dupree, Aniya Fields, Sophia Galven, Chris Martinez, David Militello, Zori Stevens and Eli Zitler.
Performance Times: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
All Crescent City Lights Youth Theater performances are held at the NORD Ty Tracy Theatre on the first floor of Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave. The theater entrance is on Lafayette Street. Advance tickets are available for $15 at www.crescentcitylights.org. For more information or for group sales, contact 504-598-3800.
Young audience members are invited to download a coloring page from the web site, www.crescentcitylights.org and bring it to the performance to be displayed in the lobby for the run of the show. Kids' activities are also planned for the intermission during each performance.
For more information, visit www.crescentcitylights.org, become a fan the Crescent City Lights Youth Theater on Facebook and follow @CCLYouthTheater on Twitter.
About Crescent City Lights Youth Theater
Founded in 1993, the Crescent City Lights Youth Theater, a program of Stage to Stage, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to providing quality performing arts opportunities for young people, while teaching them the life and job skills necessary for success in any field. A partner organization of the City of New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, the Crescent City Lights Youth Theater was named the Downtown Development District's 2012 Best Kept Secret and has won numerous regional awards at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta. CCLYT is funded in part the City of New Orleans Recreation Development Commission; current supporters include the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the City of New Orleans, through Community Arts Grants, and the State of Louisiana through Decentralized Arts Funds, both administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans with the DAF funding from a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.