CYT Spokane Presents Willy Wonka


Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, presented by CYT Spokane.

An enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.


CYT KC Presents Their 100th Show, TARZAN

Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan – now a man – encounters strangers like himself for the first time.

CYT Kansas City’s Public Performances
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 – 7 p.m. (Family Day Show***)
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 – 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 – 7 p.m. (Family Day Show***)
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 – 2 p.m.

Pre-Performance Ticket Info
All Seats – $10.00
Students 12 & under – $8.00
Senior Adult (age 65 and over) – $8.00
Groups (10 or more) – $8.00
***Family Day – All ages $8.00 each
(Nov. 7 & 14 @ 7:00 pm only)

Sales at the Door
$12.00 – All Seats
***Family Day – All ages $8.00 each
(Nov. 7 & 14 @ 7:00 pm only)


CYT Tucson Presents “Oliver!”


Christian Youth Theater Tucson has announced their new season of family favorites beginning with Oliver!, November 1 – 3 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, this endearing musical is full of popular songs such as “Consider Yourself,” “Food, Glorious Food,” “As Long As He Needs Me” and many more!

“The audience will fall in love with our little pick-pockets while they sing and dance their way across the stage. I know everyone will leave the show humming one of these tunes, wondering how these kids have once again pulled off such a huge classic Broadway show,” says CYT executive director Kathy Thuerbach.

CYT’s “Oliver!” will have four public performances. Tickets are just $10 and are available at

Friday, November 1st at 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm

CYT Tucson is a local non-profit theater arts organization providing instructional classes and live musical performance opportunities for Tucson youth ages 8-18.


CYT Riverside Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Join CYT Riverside at the Linfield Black Box Theater and fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s most joyful and popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Filled with magic, humor, music and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams. With a magic potion that grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen!

Matinee: September 28 & 29 at 2PM
September 26, 27, 28, & 29 at 7PM

Purchase tickets online through CYT Riverside’s website.


CYT Announces Their Fall Classes


Every session (fall, winter and spring) CYT offers 10-week theater arts classes to children & youth ages 4 – 18.

These two hour after-school classes are held once a week in nine areas throughout the U.S.A. On the final week of classes, students will display a portion of what they’ve learned by participating in a SHOWCASE for family and friends. Classes may include but are not limited to:

• Intro to theater for ages 4-7 • Dance • Drama • Music • Voice
• Musical Theater • Auditions and Callbacks • Comedy and Improv
• Makeup • Behind-the-Scenes • Stunts and Combat • Film and TV

Enrolled students, ages 8 – 18, have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 10 and up may work on a backstage crew.

Atlanta – Georgia
Denver – Colorado
Fredericksburg – Virginia
Houston – Texas
Indianapolis – Indiana
Kansas City – Missouri
Lafayette – Louisiana
Nashville – Tennessee
New York City – New York
North Idaho – Idaho
Phoenix – Arizona
Portland/Vancouver – Oregon
Riverside County– California
Sacramento – California
San Antonio – Texas
San Diego – California
Santa Cruz – California
Spokane – Washington
Tucson – Arizona
Upstate – South Carolina
Wichita – Kansas

CYT Kansas City Presents Their 7th Annual Gala

GalaButton1CYT Kansas City cordially invites you to be a part of our 7th Annual Gala Fundraiser on January 3, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza.

This year’s theme: ‘CYT for a Lifetime’ thoughtfully considers the difference CYT makes in our community today and in the future.

This special evening provides you the opportunity to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet meal along with complimentary beverage assortment including fine wines and beer…all this while being entertained by students, and participating in a live and silent auction. Your involvement will help fund tuition scholarships, as well as funding support for our HEART program.

The HEART program (Helping to Encourage Awareness and Recognition in Theater) is a full inclusion program that provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in classes, shows and camps.

Location: Intercontinental Hotel Country Club Plaza
401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City MO 64112

Public Performances
Friday, January 3rd – 5:30 pm

Pre-Performance Ticket Info
$75.00 – Individual Gala Seating

Sales at the Door
Sorry, no walk-in tickets will be available at this facility for public performances.


The Future of CYT Richmond

logo-1-1024x895CYT Inc. (CYT), the national organization for Christian Youth Theater, received notice of termination from CYT Richmond leadership. We are disappointed and saddened, but we regretfully acknowledge their decision to leave the CYT family, and to begin a new operation on July 1, 2013.

CYT is as strong as ever with more than 15,000 families in over 21 cities and widely recognized as the largest youth theater organization in the country. We are excited about our future and we celebrate the opportunity to serve Christ and others though our mission of building character one stage at a time.

We welcome the opportunity to help families and staff interested in restarting CYT affiliate operations in Richmond. If you are interested in bringing CYT back to the Richmond community, please contact Heather LaForge and “like” the new CYT Richmond Facebook page.