Southern California Lyric Theater, in association with the city of Sierra Madre, will present the play Narnia, a musical based on C.S. Lewis' classic novel "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Only four performances will be offered for this event, Saturday evenings, April 29 and May 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees, April 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m., all in the newly refurbished historic Sierra Madre Auditorium on the grounds of the Sierra Madre Elementary School at 141 W. Highland Ave (enter from Auburn Avenue).
The cast of professional actors/singers will perform with youth from the Advanced Performance Group of director Alison Kalmus' Youth Repertory Theater. All songs are performed with piano accompaniment.
The stage and auditorium become the basement studios and audience of the London BBC in spring 1941 at the height of the Blitz. The British cast and production team for the radio-play Narnia are gathered in the studio. They act and sing their roles along with a combination of vintage sound effects replications. Even when bombs begin to fall (actual historical recordings), being British, they "keep a stiff upper lip and carry on."