At just 9-years-old Charlie Trosclair is living out her dream in the upcoming CYT Vermilion production of Aladdin Jr.
Not only does she have a starring role as the Magic Carpet, but she gets to really test out her acting skills by not using her voice at all.
"You put it on your face," says Charlie of her role as carpet. "I would react to what they say in my facial expression." Charlie also says that while the production has been a lot of hard work, her skills have improved and everyone is having fun.
These CYT productions aren’t just about the actors on stage, it’s about the lighting, directing, choreography, sound, and everything that goes into making a performance great in front of and behind the scenes.
CYT Vermilion Coordinator Joy Broussard says that the students have grown tremendously not only in their singing and dancing but in their character, as well. "
"It’s their integrity and the way they treat one another," says Broussard. "When they’re together they treat one another like family and it’s really awesome. What you would want for them to be in the community."
As these kids get ready for opening night, they know that this is not just another play but a chance to provide quality theatre to Acadiana through the eyes of children.
Aladdin, Jr. will open up on Friday night, May 25 run through Sunday, May 27 at Abbeville High School.
For a list of show times and ticket prices visit cytlafayette.org.