Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue – helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As the girl wins the affection of the other boarders, she draws the ire of Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid when her father is reported dead, and his fortune is seized. Sara counters all of Miss Minchin's best efforts to degrade her, all the while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess.

A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time. This re-imagined version of the classic tale expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa, giving the writers ample opportunity to include lively African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu and creating an unforgettable journey around the world.

Director: Wendy Hoover
Musical Director: Kim Cyrus
Choreographer: Jinnae Stuckey 
Stage Manager: Tina MacNeill
Assistant Stage Manager: Sami Odens

A LITTLE PRINCESS is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Friday 11/4 @ 10am
Saturday 11/5 @ 2pm
Friday 11/11 @ 7pm
Saturday 11/12 @ 7pm

Friday 11/4 @ 7pm
Friday 11/11 @ 10am
Saturday 11/12 @ 2pm

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 4th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 4th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 11th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 11th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 12th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 12th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church - Stage:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • If you are interested in auditioning for either Fall 2022 show, it doesn't matter which show you choose an audition slot under. Please choose only 1 audition slot. You will signify on your audition form you would like to be considered for either show.  
  • All auditioning must attend a Vocal Audition and Dance Audition (these are held on 2 separate days). 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback (on the same day as the Dance Audition). 

VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, August 12 starting at 3:30. Location: Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom. Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, August 13 at 9:00am. Location: Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, August 13 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. 
If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 

For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Live Cast Announcement Sunday, 8/14 at 4:30pm online. Meeting link will be emailed to auditioning families.  

Mandatory Parent Meetings: Valley Springs Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville
8/27 & 10/1 - 1-3pm

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 9am-3pm, Valley Springs Church, 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville 
8/27, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 (Labor Day Weekend 9/3 - No Rehearsal)
Pick Up Rehearsal: Thursday 11/10 5pm-7pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 10/29
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 10/30, Mon. 10/31, Tues. 11/1, Thurs. 11/3 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 11/2 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
11/4 @ 10am & 7pm
11/5 @ 2pm
11/11 @ 10am & 7pm
11/12 @ 2pm & 7pm - Strike 9pm-Midnight

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator, Rhianna Rowe, at


Sara Crewe (S Cast)

Our story's protagonist. Intelligent, witty, sensitive, and pretty. Raised as an only child with privilege in a British colony in Africa, Sara at first finds herself out of place in London.

Little Sara (S Cast)

Sara Crewe (N Cast)

Little Sara (N Cast)


A scrawny, underfed orphan and scullery maid working at the school where Sara lives. Becomes Sara's first friend at the school but is picked on by the other girls.

Little Becky


Sara's nanny during her childhood in Africa. Kind, charismatic, and firm.


Appealing, loyal and intelligent. Though he is Captain Crewe's guide and confidant, he views the Captain as somewhat of a father figure.

Captain Crewe

An explorer and adventurer who adores his daughter. Sensitive, courageous, and deeply ethical.

Young Crewe

Miss Minchin

Our story's antagonist, she is Head of the girls school. Domineering, unyielding, and bitter at times.

Miss Amelia

Miss Minchin's younger, kinder sister and a teacher. Easily flustered, perhaps a bit dim, but with a good heart.



The first of the girls to befriend Sara. Sweet, simple, and very sensitive.


The ring leader of the girls who dislike Sara. Nasty, condescending, calculating, and witty.




Queen Victoria

Deft, dry sense of humor. Charming and kind, but stately.


Widow Zuma

Mr. Skipwith

Hajj Pilgrim

Story Dancers - Dance Captain

Story Dancers

School Girl Ensemble

Londoners / Colonists Ensemble