A spoonful of supercalifragilistic fun

Christian Youth Theatre’s fall season will culminate with a production of “Mary Poppins Jr.” Nov. 9-11 at LaGrange High School.

With a cast of more than 50 students, “Mary Poppins Jr.” appeals to all age ranges, said Cherie Benoit, managing director.

A “compressed” version of the Disney original, audience members — young and old — are sure to be engaged by the magical allusions of the production and by the nostalgia of the familiar songs, she said.

“The kids will love the music and magic in it and so will the adults who were brought up seeing the movie. I’ve had a lot of adults calling and saying, ‘That’s my favorite movie! We can’t wait to see it.’ ”

Cast members for “Mary Poppins Jr.” are students of CYT’s drama, music and vocal performance classes.

CYT, one of the newest members of Lake Charles performing arts scene, places strong emphasis on the curriculum within the classes available to students ages 4-18, Benoit explained.

“We have certified teachers who teach drama or choir at their schools,” she said. “You actually learn the parts of drama, voice and dance.”

When looking to bring the national non-profit to the Lake Charles area, Benoit said she was most impressed with the organization’s focus on teaching artistic skills to students in a faith-based environment.

“Before classes we do devotionals. We wanted a Christian environment where a kid and families can come and feel safe,” she said. “We’re promoting kindness, acceptance, friendships and bonds within the organization. (We’re) promoting people’s talents and helping them find out what all their talents are.”

CYT offers fall, winter and spring sessions of classes with registration for the winter session beginning in November. For more information or to purchase tickets for “Mary Poppins Jr.,” visit www.cytlakecharles.org.

””CYT Mary Poppins Jr.Special to the American Press

Local News

Mother, daughter sheltered in bathroom as tornado passed

Local News

Jeff Davis schools will discuss mask rules at Thursday meeting

Local News

Photo gallery: Devastation in south Lake Charles

Crime

Man who robbed business, fled on bicycle arrested

Local News

Tornadoes wreak havoc in south LC

Local News

Informer: Supply chain hasn’t kept up with demand

Local News

Masks now optional in Allen schools

Crime

10/27: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Local News

Vernon schools reverse mask mandate

Local Business News

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

Local Business News

Supply, equipment deliveries delay National clubhouse opening

Local Business News

Paul Arnold: Preventing collection problems

Local Business News

Mobile Workforce Center bringing computers, internet access to job seekers

Local News

Partnership allows for free mental health counseling

Local News

Governor ends mask mandate, except at some schools

Local News

Cold front to push through area Wednesday

Crime

Stolen handgun found during house fire investigation

Crime

10/26: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Crime

Man arrested a 21st time — this time for living in apartment complex’s attic

Local News

Leesville celebrates first female police chief

Local Business News

Community Foundation hires master planning firm

Local Business News

Port of LC seeks reimbursement for hurricane repairs

Local News

Jim Gazzolo column: Cowboys show they can be the bully

Local News

Liz Williams: Desire to help comes from ‘missional heart’