Lindsey Branson talks to Chicago Parent Magazine

CYT Chicago’s Marketing Director, Lindsey Branson, appeared in the Chicago Parent Magazine last week!

The article focused on leadership, responsibility and character- all results from taking classes at CYT. Here is what she said:

We’re not just teaching theater. We’re committed to kids’ character and to who they are going to grow up to be. It’s a very positive experience. Kids feel accepted, they feel like they belong, and for some kids, that’s so important.”

CYT Indy Students Share Reactions to Participating in the Seuss “Read-In”

According to the Indy Star, CYT Indianapolis recently participated in a Seuss “Read-In,” apart of the “Bringing Art to Life” partnership.

Seuss books were given to nine k-12 classrooms at Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary and CYT Indy read to students in costume, as well as performed a song from “Seussical Jr.”

CYT Indy students shared their reactions with the Indy Star:

“I felt like they looked up to us, in awe, what we were doing,” said Tessa Welsch, 12.

“Being in a school like this, you’re more appreciative of things that you have,” said Kelsey Buchanan, 14.

“I think it’s a really good opportunity to share everything you get to do normally with kids who don’t get the opportunity,” said Nikki Gordon, 14.

You can read the complete article here: Theater troupe extends a hand.

Video: CYT EXPO 2011 Promo

Need a reason to come to the CYT EXPO? Check out this video. Sheryl and Paul make a convincing case!!

Time is running out-register for the CYT EXPO today!
Looking for more details? Everything you need to know about the event is here: CYT EXPO 2011.
RSVP for the EXPO by going to our Facebook event page, CYT EXPO 2011.
On Twitter? Make sure to use the hash tag #cytexpo when tweeting about the EXPO!!

CYT Phoenix Interviewed on Family Life Radio

Tomorrow Family Life Radio (KFLR in AZ) will feature an interview with CYT Phoenix. Managing Director, Kathy Fox, said they had a special opportunity to showcase what CYT is all about:

Although our Artistic Director, our Area Coordinator for Shows, and one student were featured, it was really more about familiarizing listeners with the National Organization!”

Family Life Radio (KFLR in AZ) will air their interview with CYT Phoenix on Wednesday, April 27, at 10:30-11:00 am (PT). If you have a Family Life Radio affiliate in your area, tune in to listen to their morning show.

CYT is Coming to San Antonio, Texas!

We are happy to announce CYT is coming to San Antonio, Texas in 2011!

Sandi Mitchell will serve as Artistic Director. She said CYT alumni from CYT Fredericksburg and CYT Kansas City have hit the ground running- offering CYT San Antonio their leadership, experience, dedication, and enthusiasm. Here is what she told us,

San Antonio is thrilled to be joining the CYT family and honored to carry on the CYT tradition of providing excellence in theatrical training and outstanding musical productions in our community. We are looking forward to our upcoming Community Pep Rally and Musical Theater Workshop, fantastic summer camps, and our greatly anticipated 2011/2012 training sessions and productions. Help us in our effort to raise the funds needed for us to get started! Every little bit counts; make your donation today and pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for our San Antonio affiliate and leaders.”

CYT Affiliate Services is excited about this leadership team and all the opportunities there. Thanks so much to all of you for being part of the CYT movement around the world. Please use the information provided on CYT San Antonio’s webpage to get involved – be on a show committee, bring your kids to classes, get the word out!

Are you ready for CYT in San Antonio? Become a fan today by visiting their Facebook page.
Have a question or want to get involved? Email: sanantonio@cyt.org.