Category Archives: Founder’s Corner

CYT founders celebrate 40 years of marriage!

CYT founders Paul and Sheryl Russell celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday! That is a huge milestone that should be celebrated! We thought we would rally everyone together to give them the best anniversary gift ever: a donation to CYT … Continue reading

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CYT Expo: It’s all in the family

The CYT Expo is less than three weeks away! As we continue the countdown, CYT co-founder Sheryl Russell shares her thoughts on what the Expo means to her and why she’s so excited to see you in Houston. The CYT … Continue reading

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Paul Russell: “Some things never change!”

[The following was contributed by Paul Russell, co-founder of CYT] There is nothing like directing a CYT show. I just finished directing Rapunzel (a new CYT original for CYT San Diego) and I have to tell you – it was messy, emotional, and bumpy. … Continue reading

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Q&A with CYT co-founder Sheryl Russell

Either you’ve met her, heard of her, or stumbled upon this post because you googled “amazing woman.” Here’s the deal about Sheryl Russell: she is among the most Godly, encouraging, patient, and organized women ever. She is half of the … Continue reading

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How do you incorporate “Judeo-Christian values” into a CYT show?

[The following was contributed by Paul Russell, co-founder and President of CYT] How do you incorporate “Judeo-Christian values” into a CYT show? Good question. After all, CYT does children literature, fairy tales, and Aesop fables. Where are the Christian teachings … Continue reading

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Founder’s Corner: Gratitude for the CYT Family

As I returned home last week from CYT Kansas City I reflected on the amazing outpouring of love and support that CYT, from around the country, sent to the families in Kansas City and to the St. Johns family after … Continue reading

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Founder’s Corner: Change…To Become Different

Have you heard the phrase, “That’s the way we do it”? Some people love change while others resist it. As leaders what should our prospect be on change? Change means to become different. Being different involves risk and with risk … Continue reading

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