The moving story of a young girl who uses her imagination to bring hope to those around her comes to life on stage with a spectacular combination of storytelling, choreography, and high energy musical numbers perfect for the whole family.

Christian Youth Theater’s (CYT) production of A Little Princess, with music by Andrew Lippa, follows young Sara Crewe who, when separated from her father and the open-hearted Africans who helped raise her, is sent to boarding school in London where her imaginative powers help transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. More than 50 local youth, including 92130 residents, Riley Cavenaugh and Olivia DeRoche, make up the talented cast of actors, singers, dancers, and tech crew who will transport audience members back in time to caroling on the streets of London to the far reaches of Africa for tribal singing and dancing.

Performances of A Little Princess run Mar. 8 – 10 and Mar. 16 – 17, 2013, with both matinee and evening show times, at the American Spirit Theater, 1868 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. All seats are reserved and ticket prices are $12 in advance ($15 at the door). For tickets and information, visit