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Children’s Musical Theaterworks

by Destiney Warren



Everyone loves Lion King. I mean it has everything: romance, adventure, plots against kings, and even a little family drama, all while being a cute Disney movie the whole family can enjoy. Children’s Musical Theaterworks takes Disney’s Lion King Jr and presents a musical that everyone can enjoy as well—whether you have a kid in the cast or not. My boyfriend and I didn’t know anyone in the show, and we still had a great night.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend saw the Central Valley premiere of the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, presented by Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT) in Fresno. I had never seen this show before, but now it is on my list as being one of my favorite shows.

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Mary Poppins Presented by CMT

IN THE December 2 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This has been the year of Mary Poppins for theatre in the Valley, and this Mary Poppins year ends with Children’s Musical Theaterworks presentation of the show which opens on December 4. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director, Jenny Myers.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Into the Woods Jr. opens in Fresno this weekend, presented by Children’s Musical TheaterWorks. KRL took a moment to speak with some of the cast, Chris Ortiz-Belcher who plays the Baker and Claira Broach who plays the Bakers Wife, and the show’s director Brandon Delsid.

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Little Mermaid Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE August 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




This weekend we went to see Little Mermaid Jr. presented by Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT) in Fresno. I had never seen a Jr. production of a show before, nor had I seen one of CMT’s productions where the cast ranges in age from 13 to 18 (I have only seen their Underground shows), so I didn’t know what the expect. What followed was a lovely evening with a show presented by some very talented kids.

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Tarzan Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE March 26 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Children’s Musical Theaterworks likes a challenge. Tarzan Jr., an adapted, simplified version of the Broadway musical, with book by David Henry Hwang, based on the Disney film with music and lyrics by Phil Collins, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1910 novel Tarzan of the Apes, is a challenge.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Beauty and the Beast Jr. opened this weekend in Fresno presented by the Children’s Musical Theaterworks (CMT). The show runs through December 15. We had the chance to talk with the show’s director Jenny Myers this week about the show.

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Seussical Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Gertrude McFuzz. The Sour Kangaroo. Yertle the Turtle. The Whos. Horton. Sound familiar? If those don’t ring a bell, throw in The Cat in the Hat.

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Aladdin Jr. Presented by CMT

IN THE July 10 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we had a chance to chat with Jenny Myers, director of Aladdin, Jr. presented by CMT, about the show. Aladdin Jr. opens next week in Fresno at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium.

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Jekyll & Hyde Presented by CMT

IN THE August 8 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I never stop being amazed by the level of talent that this Valley has to offer and I hope I never will. However, until seeing Spring Awakening presented by CMT (Children’s Musical Theaterworks) in Fresno this summer I had never seen a CMT show. After seeing Jekyll & Hyde this weekend, I have now been blown away twice in a row and have to say why did I wait so long to discover them?

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend Children’s Musical Theaterworks in Fresno presented the Valley premiere of Disney’s Musical, Camp Rock–a high-energy, feel-good musical adapted from the original movies shown on the Disney Channel which starred Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.

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