Event: CITA Presents their Secondary School Theatre Festival!

CYT is proud to be continuing efforts to work with CITA. If you’re anywhere near the Carolinas, check this out…

You do not want to miss this fabulous event! This year’s guest artists include Emmy award winning and Tony nominated producer, director, and songwriter Dani Davis (Little Women-The Musical, The Lonesome West) and composer-lyricist and Emmy award winner Lance Horne (One Life to Live-Daytime, Little Women -The Musical).

For more information please e-mail admin@cita.org, or visit their website:Secondary School Theatre Festival!

You can also “Like” CITA Secondary Festival on Facebook to receive updates.

CYT VanPort HYPE Students Teach “Seussical”

CYT VanPort’s HYPE students were featured in The Gresham Outlook, this past weekend- for their leadership skills at My Father’s House, a family homeless shelter.

HYPE students led the week-long drama camp, “Seussical,” to 18 (of 70) children in the shelter. The Director of My Father’s House, Cathy Weise, had nothing to say but praise:

The HYPE kids are great. They are so good with the kids. I hope they come back every year because it has been a positive, good experience for the kids….Mostly, homeless kids don’t have a chance to be involved in extracurricular activities at school. For them to have something like this, that is geared just for them, is a very encouraging experience.

The article stated that HYPE member Lauren Lamb, “initiated contact within My Father’s House and said she suggested the drama camp as something the group members could be passionate about.”

This July, the 2011 CYT Expo is taking its HYPE Project into rebellion. If you’re interested in attending, you can find out more info here. The deadline for online registration has been extended to June 30th.

HYPE stands for High School Youth Pursuing Excellence. These are the teens of CYT, tomorrow’s community leaders. HYPE is a program through which high school youth involved in CYT can develop their leadership capacity. These teens are hyped about CYT and the positive impact that it can have on their community.

2011 CYT EXPO Countdown till Kickoff: 17 Days!

The 2011 CYT EXPO is less than three weeks away!

We talked to Paul Russell and here is what he had to say:

At the CYT EXPO there is so much talent on display. These students are the ‘best of the best’ of CYT’s around the country and we want to make it available to the public to see. These kids are off-the-charts funny, clever and witty. You will be laughing so hard it hurts.

If you are attending, time is running out to register! The reg deadline is June 30th, 2011- which means you have less than 7 DAYS to register. Online registration ensures that you will be served lunch and/or dinner (click here to see event costs and what they cover). You can still pay at the door, but meals will not be covered.

Some last minute reminders and updates:

  • Events are now open to the public.
  • Are you auditioning for CYT’s Got Talent? If so, here’s the registration form.
  • Improv’aPlay is now $20! Register and RSVP today.
  • We’re still looking for CYT Social Media Reporters! Interested? Email info@cyt.org and click hereto get the 411.
  • RSVP for the EXPO by going to our Facebook event page.
  • Are you a Twitter fanatic? Make sure to use the hash tag #cytexpo when tweeting about the EXPO!!

Need more details? Knock yourself out with the latest 2011 CYT EXPO information.

2011 CYT EXPO Events Open to the Public

CYT has decided to open up its doors to the public for their 2011 CYT EXPO.

The idea to have events be open to the public originated from CYT North Idaho leaders- and the proposal was warmly accepted by CYT Founders Paul and Sheryl Russell. Coeur d’Alene and surrounding communities are now welcome to attend the following events:

  • Improvathon Finals- $10 at the door
  • Improv’aPlay (to Participate)- $20 at the door, no lunch
  • CYT EXPO Opening Night (with Improv’aPlay Performance)- FREE
  • Got Talent (to Audition)- $10 at the door
  • Got Talent Auditions Viewing- FREE
  • CYT Expo Closing Night (with Got Talent Finals)- FREE

For time and dates, please click here.
Questions? Email info@cyt.org.
On Twitter? Use the hash tag #cytexpo when tweeting about the EXPO.

San Diego Magazine Interviews CYT SD Alum

We blogged weeks ago about CYT San Diego Alum Aspen Vincent, and her latest role as “Beauty” in La Jolla Playhouse’s “Sleeping Beauty Wakes.”

Now Aspen appears in the July 2011 issue of San Diego Magazine!

Written by by Erin Meanley, here is the article -Homecoming Queen- in full:

Following world tours with Meat Loaf and a gig in Green Day’s American Idiot, one of San Diego’s own will be starring as Beauty in La Jolla Playhouse’s Sleeping Beauty Wakes. “I live in New York City now, but I grew up performing with Starlight Musical Theater, Christian Youth Theater, and Christian Community Theater,” explains Aspen Vincent (nee Miller). “My dream was to be a Broadway actress, and this is the first time I’m returning to San Diego to perform since fulfilling that dream. It’s humbling and thrilling. I’m planning to eat my weight in fish tacos at George’s and The Fishery.” Aspen and cast will be playing in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 19-August 21. Enjoy the tacos and break a leg!

Check out the the trailer for “Sleeping Beauty Wakes” on YouTube: