You’re about to look like a Broadway star

If you weren’t excited about auditioning for an upcoming CYT Fredericksburg show, you’re about to be… Their Costume Shop Manager, Renee Elton, took a day trip with her son Jared (in the white T-shirt in the pic below) to NYC for a Broadway Bag Sale. What is a Broadway Bag Sale? Great question. It’s an opportunity to get Continue Reading

What a CYT Director wants you to know about Auditions

The below post was written by Heather LaForge, CYT Inc’s multitasking Director of Operations and CYT San Diego show director. Enjoy! As each new CYT session approaches, students across the country scramble, frantically trying to choose that perfect audition song. Your mind brims with questions. Does it fit my vocal range? Does it align with the Continue Reading

CYT Phoenix is the winner of 4 National Youth Arts Awards!

Get ready to be thoroughly impressed. CYT Phoenix was recently nominated for 14 National Youth Arts Awards (14!) and walked away winning 4 for their production of Once Upon a Mattress. We are so incredibly proud of their achievements! Here is a full list of their nominations and awards: Nominations Outstanding Production: Once Upon a Mattress Lead Continue Reading

Buzz around CCT returning to Mount Helix with ‘Les Miserables’

The below article was recently published in Refreshed Magazine. Tickets are now on sale for ‘Les Miserables’ and can be purchased HERE. Travis Russell was just a kid when his parents, founders of Christian Community Theater, hosted summer musicals under the stars atop Mount Helix’s amphitheater. “It feels magical,” he said of the outdoor performances. Continue Reading

The joy (and dread) of Tech Week

[The following was written by Heather LaForge, the Director of Operations of CYT Inc and director of the upcoming Thoroughly Modern Millie at CYT San Diego] Tech Week. The phrase itself drives fear and dread into the minds of directors, area coordinators, and parents. To me, the phrase conjures up images of exhaustion, tears, sickness, and Continue Reading

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. We went through major changes in the script, new songs, and testing out some new Continue Reading