Holiday favorite Narnia, the musical, opens November 13

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Mr. Beaver talks with Lucy, Susan and the animals.

Involvement in theater is commonly a staple in homeschool curriculum or extra-curricular activities.  Students, and sometimes whole families, will explore the dramatic arts through homeschool drama groups, community theater, and sometimes professional acting experience.

Christian Youth Theater is one of several dozen valley organizations bringing arts and dramatic presentations to the Phoenix area. They boast of a good number of homeschoolers in the Narnia cast.  This show is a classic holiday experience, and serves well as a family outing or homeschool group field trip.  Group discounts are available and will save you a considerable sum.
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Tickets are now on sale for the magical world of Narnia. 

NARNIA, the musical version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe . . opening November 13.

 Phoenix, Ariz. (October 20, 2009) Tickets are on sale now for the beloved story of NARNIA, as youth theater CYT Phoenix celebrates three years of entertaining audiences with quality dramatic programs.  Performances will be at the Third Street Theater in Phoenix.

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Christian Youth Theater opens its Narnia production November 13.

Step through the back of a wardrobe into the magical world of Narnia – a place where animals talk, trees walk and clans of fascinating creatures sing and dance their way into your heart. Lucy and her siblings took that path, and find themselves thrust into the heart of an epic battle between Good and Evil. They discover that they have a destiny to stand with Aslan the Lion to free Narnia from the deadlock hold of evil winter that the White Witch has cast upon the land. However, many obstacles of treachery, betrayal, and evil magic threaten to undo them along the way.

Narnia is a musical retelling of the first book from the seven volume series, The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis.   The beautiful musical scores add depth and richness to this classic literary masterpiece which has sold more than 120 million copies in book form in 41 languages. 

The tale of Narnia was written by an Englishman, C. S. Lewis, and parts of the story are set in England during World War II.  It is fitting, then, that the lead role of Peter Pevensy is played by a young Englishman.  Harry Mears is fourteen years old, but has been in the United States with his family for five years.  His British accent is authentic, and he has been invaluable in helping the other students sound believably English, as well as opening up cultural understanding of some points in the drama.

Come along on the adventure as the talented cast of over 50 youth brings the story to life as Aslan and the children battle to save Narnia from destruction.

Narnia will offer six performances:

Dates and times: Friday, November 13th at 7PM;
             Saturday, November 14th at 2 PM and 7 PM;
             Friday, November 20th at 7 PM;
             Saturday, November 21st at 2 PM and 7 PM
Location: the Third Street Theater, 1202 North 3rd Street in Phoenix.
Ticket prices:  range from $12-$15 and are available online at www.cytphoenix.org
     or call 480-310-0367 for more information. 
     Have a group of 10 or more?  Group rate is $12 each

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High King Peter (Harry Mears) challenges the Black Dwarf.

CYT® Phoenix is part of the largest and most successful youth theater program in the United States. CYT (Christian Youth Theater) began more than 30 years ago in San Diego and continues to have more than more than 10,000 young people across the country participate in classes and productions every year. 

CYT® Phoenix currently offers after-school theater arts classes in Scottsdale and the West Valley as well as the opportunity to participate in fully staged productions and summer camps for students ranging in age from 6-18. Professional instructors teach acting, singing, dance, improv, stage combat and a variety of other theater arts skills which build confidence, character, and leadership abilities in young people.

Read more about theater opportunities for the holidays.

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