Children fill cast for N.O. musical

Crescent City Lights Youth Theater, in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, has opened its 20th season of summer musicals performed by all-children casts with A Pocketful of Rhymes, which runs Fridays through Sundays, through Sunday, July 21.

A Pocketful of Rhymes is the Broadway hit musical from the ’80s starring the world’s first lady of rhyme – Mother Goose. The show brings classic nursery rhymes to life from Little Boy Blue to The Cat and the Fiddle to a high stepping hoe-down Yankee Doodle Dandy. All performances feature a live. four-piece band of New Orleans professional musicians.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays in the New Orleans Recreation Department Ty Tracy Theatre, first floor of Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The theater entrance is on Lafayette Street.

Advance tickets are $15.

For tickets, call (504) 598-3800 or visit

Crescent City Lights Youth Theater