The article stated:
Just 10 years after its inaugural performance, CYT Richmond staff members can barely contain their excitement as they discuss the explosive growth of a program that’s respected within the Richmond metro area for turning out one quality production after another.
Here is what CYT Richmond told the paper:
“It’s the pursuit of excellence….That’s a huge reason why people want to be part of what we’re doing….We have a very competitive audition process, so we don’t put kids in the shows if they’re not ready.” – Brooke Abrahamsen (Artistic Director)
“Before every show, this rush of emotion comes over me….I see the kids on stage and I remember back when we first started, and I think, ‘Thank you, Lord, that we did this – that there were enough people willing to do what it took so these kids could experience what my kids experienced.’” -Donna Amadee (Managing Director)
“Not all of the parents know construction, but everybody is willing to pick up a drill and help out.” -Chris Osborne (Tech and Warehouse Director)
“We try to be consistent in every aspect of what we do. Once people come to a show, they tend to come back,” she said.” -Donna Amadee (Managing Director)
An interesting -and AWESOME- fact (according to the article):
“How popular is CYT these days? The Richmond area affiliate’s 37th production – a seven-show run of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast opening Friday at the Steward School’s Robins Theatre – sold out in just 73 hours.”
Pretty popular, indeed.