Christian Youth Theater Houston

Mailing Address:
1010 Spring Cypress Rd. #218
Spring, TX 77373

Phone: 281-580-4298

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Welcome to Christian Youth Theater

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. Since its founding in 1980, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with Branches across the country training thousands of students a year.
 
Each Branch’s yearly calendar is made up of three ten-week sessions: Fall, Winter,and Spring. These session involves after-school classes in theater arts and the opportunity to audition and perform in a Broadway-style musical or work behind-the-scenes. Additionally, CYT offers a Summer session consisting of camps, workshops, and performance opportunities.
 
CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical, and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who understand our mission statement, values, objectives, and goals.

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
Conroe, TX - Backstage Ninjas - Summer Stock 12-18 North The Owen Theatre Jul 22 Aug 03
Conroe, TX - Off to Neverland 7-13 North The Owen Theatre Jul 29 Aug 02
Conroe, TX - Off to Neverland - Mini 4-6 North The Owen Theatre Jul 29 Aug 02
Conroe, TX - Summer Stock - Peter Pan Jr. 8-18 North The Owen Theatre Jul 22 Aug 03
Spring, TX - Backstage Ninjas - Summer Stock 12-18 North Klein United Methodist Church Jul 08 Jul 20
Spring, TX - Off to Neverland 7-13 North Klein United Methodist Church Jul 15 Jul 19
Spring, TX - Off to Neverland - Mini 4-6 North Klein United Methodist Church Jul 15 Jul 19
Spring, TX - Summer Stock - Peter Pan Jr 8-18 North Klein United Methodist Church Jul 08 Jul 20
Trinity Pines Overnight Teen Retreat - BOYS 13-19 North Trinity Pines Conference Center Jun 30 Jul 05
Trinity Pines Overnight Teen Retreat - GIRLS 13-19 North Trinity Pines Conference Center Jun 30 Jul 05

CYT has so much talent! I am always blown away at the talent that CYT kids have. The vocals of the show were outstanding. I truly know if it weren't for CYT, Levi wouldn't have been on Broadway. And beyond all the brilliance you are gifted with family, love and support for the entire cast! CYT will forever be in my heart. 


Candi Smith

Something For Everyone

CYT offers classes for students ages 4-18 throughout the school year. Classes include drama, voice, dance, and behind-the-scenes training in makeup, costumes, tech, and more. Classes are held for two hours once a week and run for ten consecutive weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Class sizes are small and offer supervision both inside and outside the classroom. Each session culminates in a high-energy showcase to demonstrate to family, friends, and fellow students the skills acquired.

All The World’s a Stage

CYT shows are always appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts at a young age!
 
Enrollment in CYT classes provides students ages 8-18 the opportunity to audition for the current production. CYT Chapters produce one Broadway-style musical each session (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Students who want to be part of the show without performing can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or as an usher.

I could go on and on about the life skills I learned through this organization like public speaking, a confidence in myself, a love of community service and so much more. I'm forever thankful.


Kaylin Miller

What Are Your Summer Plans?

During the summer, CYT Branches put on week-long musical theater day camps for students ages 4-18. Camps are designed to be a fun and energetic immersion into the world of musical theater. Camps are jam-packed with games, activities, and interactive workshops that build performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. Typical camps include team competitions; rotations through drama, dance, and music workshops; and a concluding showcase for family and friends. Some Branches host overnight camps for older students. Through praise, worship, prayer, and daily devotions, CYT teen camps are particularly focused on spiritual growth.
 
CYT Summer Camps are all about fun, friendships, and theatrics. Camps are great yearly tradition for your child!

Other Ways To Get Involved!

There are many ways to be part of CYT beyond the stage! CYT programs consist of everything that is not a class, camp, or show. Some of the available programs include CYT@school, HYPE, Improvathon, and the yearly CYT EXPO.

Contribute To CYT!

CYT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization funded primarily through its tuition, ticket sales, and outside contributions. We rely on your donations to provide the necessary tools and materials to deliver top-notch programming at an affordable rate!

Calendar:

Date: Time: Event:
Wed, Apr 3 12:00 AM "Matilda The Musical" Tickets Go on Sale (North)
Fri, May 10 7:00 PM "The Music Man" Opening Night (East)
Sat, May 11 2:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 2 (East)
Sat, May 11 7:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 3 (East)
Sun, May 12 2:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 4 (East)
Sun, May 12 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: North Spring 2019
Sun, May 12 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: East Spring 2019
Sun, May 12 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: West Spring 2019
Sun, May 12 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: South Spring 2019
Fri, May 17 7:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 5 (East)
Sat, May 18 2:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 6 (East)
Sat, May 18 7:00 PM "The Music Man" Performance 7 (East)
Sun, May 19 2:00 PM "The Music Man" Final Performance (East)
Fri, May 24 7:00 PM "Matilda The Musical" Opening Night (North)
Sat, May 25 2:00 PM "Matilda The Musical" Performance 2 (North)
Sat, May 25 7:00 PM "Matilda The Musical" Performance 3 (North)
Sun, May 26 2:00 PM "Matilda The Musical" Performance 4 (North)
Sun, May 26 7:00 PM "Matilda The Musical" Final Performance (North)
Mon, Jun 17 12:00 PM "Peter Pan Jr. Summer Stock Performance" Tickets Go on Sale (East)
Wed, Jun 19 12:00 AM "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Tickets Go on Sale (North)
Sat, Jun 29 11:00 AM "Peter Pan Jr. Summer Stock Performance" Opening Night (East)
Sat, Jun 29 2:00 PM "Peter Pan Jr. Summer Stock Performance" Final Performance (East)
Mon, Jul 15 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: North Fall 2019
Mon, Jul 15 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: East Fall 2019
Mon, Jul 15 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: South Fall 2019
Mon, Jul 15 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: West Fall 2019
Sun, Aug 11 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: South Summer 2019
Sun, Aug 11 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: East Summer 2019
Sun, Aug 11 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: North Summer 2019
Sun, Aug 11 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: West Summer 2019
Fri, Aug 16 7:00 PM "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Opening Night (North)
Sat, Aug 17 2:00 PM "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Performance 2 (North)
Sat, Aug 17 7:00 PM "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Performance 3 (North)
Sun, Aug 18 2:00 PM "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Final Performance (North)
Sun, Sep 1 12:00 AM "The Addams Family School Edition" Tickets Go on Sale (East)
Tue, Sep 10 11:55 PM Class Registration Ends: East Fall 2019
Tue, Sep 10 11:55 PM Class Registration Ends: West Fall 2019
Tue, Sep 10 11:55 PM Class Registration Ends: South Fall 2019
Tue, Sep 10 11:55 PM Class Registration Ends: North Fall 2019
Sun, Sep 22 12:00 AM "Frozen Jr. " Tickets Go on Sale (North)
Sat, Sep 28 12:00 AM "Charlotte's Web" Tickets Go on Sale (North)
Sun, Oct 13 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: West Winter 2020
Sun, Oct 13 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: East Winter 2020
Sun, Oct 13 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: North Winter 2020
Sun, Oct 13 12:00 AM Class Registration Begins: South Winter 2020
Fri, Oct 25 7:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Opening Night (East)
Sat, Oct 26 2:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 2 (East)
Sat, Oct 26 7:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 3 (East)
Sun, Oct 27 2:00 AM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 4 (East)
Fri, Nov 1 7:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 5 (East)
Sat, Nov 2 2:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 6 (East)
Sat, Nov 2 7:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Performance 7 (East)
Sun, Nov 3 2:00 PM "The Addams Family School Edition" Final Performance (East)
Fri, Nov 8 7:00 PM "Charlotte's Web" Opening Night (North)
Sat, Nov 9 2:00 PM "Charlotte's Web" Performance 2 (North)
Sat, Nov 9 7:00 PM "Charlotte's Web" Performance 3 (North)
Sun, Nov 10 2:00 PM "Charlotte's Web" Final Performance (North)
Fri, Nov 15 7:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Opening Night (North)
Sat, Nov 16 2:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Performance 2 (North)
Sun, Nov 17 2:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Performance 3 (North)
Fri, Nov 22 7:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Performance 4 (North)
Sat, Nov 23 2:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Performance 5 (North)
Sat, Nov 23 7:00 PM "Frozen Jr. " Final Performance (North)
Fri, Nov 29 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: West Winter 2020
Fri, Nov 29 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: East Winter 2020
Fri, Nov 29 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: South Winter 2020
Fri, Nov 29 11:00 PM Class Registration Ends: North Winter 2020

Current Staff Members:

Ashlie Driver

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


Mary Ramsower

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mary's family has been a part of CYT Houston since the Spring of 2008. She began working as the Summer Camp Coordinator in the summer of 2010 and then became a Show Coordinator for 2 years. She has been the Managing Director since Spring 2016.


Jeannie Bailey

CHAPTER COORDINATOR - NORTH


Robyn Flanery

CHAPTER COORDINATOR - EAST


Jamie Hawley

CAMP COORDINATOR
Jamie Hawley and her family have been involved with CYT Houston since 2014. She has been both a member and the chair of the costume committees for shows like Mary Poppins, Anything Goes, and Shrek Jr.
Prior to becoming a CYT staff member, Jamie spent years serving as Events Coordinator and Core Staff member for several programs with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.
While both of her children have aged out, Jamie enjoys continuing to work for CYT Houston as camp coordinator.


Dawn Leal

CLASS COORDINATOR
In the Fall of 2010, as a new home school mom, I found what has become a second family for our children. It has been a blessing to watch our kids use their gifts on and off the stage, while growing in a Godly community. I have been a class coordinator for CYT Houston for a few years and it has been such a joy to watch students blossom from little Our Gang kids to amazing performers in our advanced classes. My other passion outside of my family is being a youth minister. I have been blessed to lead mission weeks for teens, along with my family, for the last 20 years. "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16


Crystal St James

SHOW COORDINATOR
Crystal is a native Texan and Houstonian who loves Jesus, her husband, 3 handsome sons and 2 mischievous dogs. Serving alongside her local church family and community of friends that are like family with Christian Youth Theater Houston are some of the great joys of her heart. She counts it as an honor and privilege each time an offer to coordinate a show for CYT Houston is extended. Crystal is an active member of Bible Study Fellowship International, enjoys reading historical fiction novels, cooking and holds Matthew 6:33 close to her heart.


Diana Horn

COSTUMER
Diana has been sewing since she was 4 years old. She has garnered numerous associates degrees from Houston Community College in Costuming and Design. She has been volunteering with CYT Houston since 2010-2011 season, and was then offered a staff position in January of 2014. She is married to the HYPE Advisor David Horn, and their son, Lucius, loves attending all the CYT shows and camps! She is very blessed to have this position and loves what she does.


Rebecca McDowell

MARKETING/GROUP SALES DIRECTOR
Hello. My name is Rebecca McDowell and I have been a parent volunteer, show coordinator, assistant director, director, and teacher with CYTH since 2012 when my daughter, James, performed in her first CYT production, "The Wizard of Oz". I directed "Elf, Jr., the Musical" in 2019, and had the BEST time with my cast, crew, and families!! YAY! I have loved all of these important roles and I am thankful to be part of CYT Houston! I love Jesus, my kids, my family and friends, my pets, and my students. I also teach English and formal writing to homeschool kids and I volunteer with the Players Theatre Company in Conroe, Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the classes I am teaching this session. Rebecca@CYTHouston.org God is good!