Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Hip Hop 8-12 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 8-12 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Les Miserables 8-12 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 6:45pm - 8:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Hip Hop 12-18 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 6:45pm - 8:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Arsenic and Old Lace 12-18 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 6:45pm - 8:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Les Miserables 13-18 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: Wizard of Oz 5-7 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
East (Kingwood) - Technical: Theater Production 12-18 East
(Fall 2020)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 6:45pm - 8:35pm Aug 25 Oct 20
Houston (ONLINE) - Advanced Stage Makeup 13-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 27 Oct 22
Houston (ONLINE) - Audition Tool Box 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 19
Houston (ONLINE) - Beginning Stage Makeup 10-12 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 27 Oct 22
Houston (ONLINE) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Disney Villains! 8-13 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 19
Houston (ONLINE) - In the Director's Chair: How To Clarify Your Vision and Provide a Powerful Experience For Your Cast and Audience 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 27 Oct 22
Houston (ONLINE) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Shrek the Musical 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 24 Oct 19
Houston (ONLINE) Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Finding Nemo-The Musical (Taught by Crush, himself!) 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 27 Oct 22
Houston (ONLINE) PROJECT PLAY: Radio Show - Our Miss Brooks and Sam Spade Episodes 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2020)
ONLINE Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Aug 27 Nov 12
North (Spring) - Beginning Drama: Drama 101 8-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Musical Theater Dance 8-12 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Little Mermaid Jr. 8-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: Hairspray 12-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Our Gang: Disney Fun! 5-7 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Specialty: Script Writing 12-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Specialty: Stage Combat (The Art of Stage Fighting) 12-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring) - Specialty: Who Said That?!? - Puppetry & Ventriloquism 8-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 24 Oct 26
North (Spring): PROJECT PLAY - Fractured Fairytale - "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Pig?" 11-15 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:55pm Aug 24 Nov 09
North (Spring): PROJECT PLAY - Ol' Fashioned Melodrama - "Someone, Save My Baby Ruth...or Foil That Villain" 13-18 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:55pm Aug 24 Nov 09
North (Spring): PROJECT PLAY - One-Act Play - "The Monsters Under the Bed" 8-12 North
(Fall 2020)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:55pm Aug 24 Nov 09

About

CYT Houston offers classes for students ages 5-18 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 nine 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.  Beginning in the Fall 2020 Session, we will be offering both in-person and virtual class options.
 
Parents enroll their children in CYT Houston classes so that they have the opportunity to learn, and that’s exactly what they do! By the end of the session, students have gained new or improved theater arts skills in the area of emphasis. During the last class week students will showcase their skills either virtually or in-person, and it’s always exciting to see what they’ve learned! 

Tuition for most classes is $225. Project Play classes are $295 which includes extra weeks of rehearsal, production elements and 2 tickets to the Play Festival performance of all Project Play classes.

Refund policyNo refunds will be given after classes are purchased, or if in-person classes move to an online format due to government regulations or safety protocols. 

NOTE: Students must be enrolled in a CYT Houston class and be between the ages of 8- 18 yrs old in order to be eligible to audition for a show. If a student auditions and are not cast in the show they try out for,  the student may audition for another show in one of our other areas. It is permissible to enroll in classes in one area and audition for a show in another area. However, if you choose this option, please be aware that there may be some overlapping dates, especially with showcases. A class showcase in one location could be scheduled during the same week as a Tech Rehearsal in another location; therefore, showcase participation would not be possible. Please be sure to check the online calendar for any conflicts before registering. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid these schedule conflicts with multiple areas as we must structure our schedules around open venue dates.

Attendance Policy: It is especially important that your student attend classes regularly and that they do not miss the Showcase performance. Many numbers being performed rely on every student to be present and others are affected if one person is missing. CYT Houston is an Educational 501c3 organization, and the classes, and attendance in those classes, is what allows CYT to maintain that status. All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting the Class Coordinator. Quality performing arts education and character development are primary goals of CYT. Therefore, students should not plan to miss more than two classes. Special consideration may be granted regarding absences due to illness or family emergency. In these instances, please make requests to the Class Coordinator in advance and as promptly as possible for consideration. Should your child’s attendance in classes (or rehearsals) exceed the maximum allowed absences, he/she is subject to replacement in the production in which they are currently cast and they may be removed from the Showcase. If your child has a conflict during Showcase, please notify the Class Coordinator and the Instructor as soon as possible. 
There will be no refunds for classes or production fees if a student is removed due to absences.

If you have additional questions about classes, please email your Class Coordinator.

Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita area - Robyn Flanery at robyn@cythouston.org

Spring/Klein/Woodlands area - Dawn Leal at dawn@cythouston.org


Online/Project Plays - Mary Ramsower at Mary@cythouston.org

CYT was one of the many things that has made me who I am today. Being a part of this organization brought me out of my shell and out into the musical world! Christian Youth Theater is a wonderful organization and one of the best decisions I've ever made!


Kayli Curda

Curriculum

CYT Houston offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends!
 
There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!

Teaching Artists

At CYT Houston, a Teaching Artist's mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT Houston Teaching Artists are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals.  All CYT Houston Teaching Artists have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn. 

Current Teachers:

Abagayle Postoak

Abby studied theatre for youth at Sam Houston State University and received a BFA in Theatre arts. She has been a part of theatre and dance since she was 5 years old and has been teaching both since 2017. She has also been teaching VBS and Sunday School for much longer. She hopes to use God’s gifts to help students find their own passion for the arts.


Ariel Flanery

My family has been involved in CYT for 9 years and I have volunteered on makeup & hair committee many times. I now am the CYT Houston Makeup & Hair Production Manager. I’m a Professional Makeup Artist and my business is Makeup by Ariel. I do makeup for seniors, prom/homecoming, weddings, stage makeup, Quinceañera and makeup lessons. I’m excited to be teaching online classes this fall.


Brandon Christian

Howdy! I love all things music from performing to the production side. I've been in musical productions from elementary to Atascocita High School along with being in tech production since I was 12. I've also been on church worship staffs as a worship leader and production director and have been involved in large scale church productions. I love being apart of this amazing CYT family. There's no other theater company like it!


Dee Willis

I have been a part of CYT since 2010 when my daughter joined this wonderful organization. She is now all grown up with kids of her own and I'm so happy to still be with CYT! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music in Therapy from Sam Houston State University and I LOVE to sing! During the past 10 years I have been honored to serve at CYT in the capacity of Costumer, Teacher, Director, Vocal Director, Tour Group Director, Show Coordinator, and CYT@school Coordinator. I'm so blessed that God has given me the opportunity to work with so many talented individuals and to share His love with others through CYT!


Drew Schulz

I fell in love with theater as a teen, taking classes and doing shows with CYT Houston. Since then I have earned a Bachelors in History, as well as becoming an instructor of Historical European Martial Arts. I have always loved fantasy and historical dramas, precisely because they feature exciting sword fights and battle sequences. I'm beyond thrilled to finally bring my knowledge and experience back to CYT and help train the next generation of performers.


Emily Curda

A graduate of Oak Ridge High School, I am currently attending Lone Star College- NH/CHI Cosmetology. I trained in dance at Texas Academy of Dance Arts in ballet, jazz, tap, & hip hop. I can currently be seen performing in professional musical theater productions with Art Factory Houston. I have been involved with CYT Houston since the Fall of 2008 with over 20 productions (since the age of 8 years old), and I am thrilled to be able to share the gifts I received growing up in CYT with a whole new generation. I hope my students will enjoy learning my favorite aspects of musical theater as much as I do!


Jenifer Shoemake

Hi! My name is Jen Shoemake, and I am beyond thrilled to be teaching Beginning and Advanced Drama with CYT this fall. I have been a part of CYT since 2015. I've served as a teacher, camp coordinator, committee member and Chair, Artistic Team intern and most importantly, parent! I grew up loving theater and feel right at home on the stage and behind the scenes. I am looking so forward to working with all of the children God is sending our way, and helping them glorify Christ through the arts!


Katy Evans

In a world that is trying to put fear first, Katy is ready for a class of creative students to present a one act play all about banishing fears and celebrating friendships and trust! Seven years ago, Katy Evans founded the FOIL Theatre Arts program and enjoyed the process of introducing musicals, one acts, and full length plays to the middle and high school students at Legacy. Two years ago, she was invited to help kick start another theatre arts program called Christ Church Community Theatre to provide more opportunities for older students and adults to act in The Woodlands area. Katy loves to be involved with new theatre programs, especially Christian programs, and the Play Project CYT is introducing this year will be exciting and fun.


Lindsay Elgin

I am on my fifth year of being a Children's Choir Director at my local church, and have greatly enjoyed every minute of it. I come from a musical family. My father was a Vocal Performance major and has now been singing with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus for over fifteen years. My mother was a middle school choir director who had over twenty years of teaching experience and a Teacher of the Year award in 2013. I am following my musical heritage and am currently pursuing a degree in Music Education. Coming from a musical family, I have been formally singing since I was in the 6th grade. In grade school, I was a Region Choir member five times, and an All State Choir member once. So far in my college career, I have been a Semi-finalist, a Finalist, and a Third Place Winner in the Musical Theater division for NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). I have been in various musical ensembles. Cheveré, a Latin Jazz ensemble, a small elite ensemble known as EVōK (Eclectic Voices of Kingwood) where we got the sing with Josh Groban for his Houston Performance, and in a Pink Floyd cover band where we covered the Dark Side of the Moon album. I have had the wonderful privilege of being part of the Owen Theater in the Conroe area where I was cast in Mamma Mia and A Christmas Carol in 2019. I am very much an extrovert, and have been teaching children for many years. I have taught vocal music, taekwondo and music theory to people of all ages since I was sixteen. I love teaching and I love all the kids that I have gotten to work with. I learned what it means to be a great teacher from my mother. Her influence and my natural "kid at heart" mentality make me a passionate and fun teacher.


Lisa Woods

Lisa Woods grew up in a family of actors and singers and has never met a stage she didn’t like! At eight years old, she took an interest in ventriloquism and began performing with her puppet friends for schools, civic groups, and churches. Since then, Lisa has been blessed with opportunities to work as an Artist-in-Residence for several Texas school districts, to entertain audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad, and to integrate the use of puppets into her chosen career, Elementary Education. Lisa has a husband, Randy, and two teenage children, Maya and Kai, all of whom have grown accustomed to sharing their home with a variety of “talking” animals and other characters! She has taught puppetry and ventriloquism in the past and is excited to work with some of her very favorite people--CYT students!


Liz Curtin

Liz Curtin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Theatre Arts and Secondary Education. Liz has performed in various roles in professional and community theatre in NYC, London and Houston, as well as work in commercials and voice overs. Ms Curtin began her teaching career at Jersey village high school, and has taught English and theatre at Cy Falls high school, Tomball High School, and St Anthony of Padua Catholic School. “My greatest joy is watching my students bloom into confident and passionate performers. In my experience, the kids who fear the spotlight the most are the ones who bask in the pure joy of the it once we work to conquer that fear!”


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson has been active in CYT since 2010 and has served as a volunteer, lighting designer and operator and has performed in CCT productions. He is currently a member of the CYT Board of Directors. He has also served on the Board of Directors for The Players Theatre Company at The Owen Theatre where, he has participated in the production of numerous radio programs and has a thorough understanding of the history of radio and its impact on the current entertainment industry.


Mary Yost

Theater, kids, family and the Lord are what CYT brings so beautifully together and I'm grateful every day to be a part of this organization. I began in CYT as a teacher and have had the honor to teach and direct both shows and camps. I thank my Savior for His love and faithfulness.


Palvin Williams

Hi, my name is Palvin Williams, and I am super excited to be directing a Fractured Fairy Tale: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Pig” this fall at CYT! I have been a teacher for 11 years, and I am currently the middle school theatre teacher at The Woodlands Christian Academy. Over the last ten years at CYT I have directed three shows, coached improv, and taught 10 classes. I am super excited for this class and I can’t wait to meet my students! My verse for theatre is Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.


Reagan Smalley

My name is Reagan Smalley and I am so excited to be teaching at CYT! This organization is where I first developed my passion for theatre and I am so excited to instill that passion in the next generation of CYT students. I have a bachelors degree in Theatre from Biola University in Los Angelas California. Additionally, at my church I lead children ages 2-13 in small groups as well as worship for over five years. My prayer is that I may help develop your child's passion for theatre as well as their relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that our God is a creative God and through the power of theatre we can bring honor and glory to His name.


Stacey Brednich

Hello! My name is Stacey Brednich and although I am originally from Alabama, I am happy to call Texas my home. I have two degrees in education and spent around 15 years teaching in a mix of public and private schools. I even had the honor of teaching a year in Uganda. I am currently homeschooling my two daughters, Marin and Hollis, and love every minute of it. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of being an assistant director for a few middle school productions like James and Giant Peach and Jungle Book. Theater is a true joy and I am so excited to give your little ones a glimpse into the stage!


Stephen Driver

Stephen has a B.A. in Music from U.T. Austin with an emphasis on Vocal Performance. He has trained in acting and voice at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, TASIS - England, and the Austrian-American Mozart Academy near Salzburg, Austria. He has performed in operas, operettas, musicals, oratorios, and choirs in the U.S. and abroad. He has appeared in every CCT Houston with roles as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof,” Pulitzer in "Newsies,” and Pharaoh in “Joseph ATATDC” and Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast." He has also appeared as Judas in The Player's "Godspell". Stephen serves on the Board of CYT and can usually be found running lights during CYT show weeks. Stephen was Cubmaster for Pack 1947, has trained civilians and law enforcement, and has regularly taught adult Sunday School classes. Stephen is proud husband to Ashlie, dad to Maddie, Travis, and Elise and is an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County.


Thomas Miller

Thomas grew up doing CYT Houston! His first show was The Wizard of Oz in Houston, 2007 and his last was The Music Man in Houston 2010! First Broadway National Tour of Finding Neverland (Elliot/Ensemble). Regional: A.D. Player’s Theater, Houston: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Ralph Herdman), Godspell (Swing). Workshops at Texas State: ‘Snoopy! The musical’ BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University, Minor in Honors Studies. Currently I live in Orlando and work for Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World in ‘Finding Nemo, the musical’ Romans 5:8.


Showcase

Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend, or view online, free of charge, CYT Houston's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes. Showcase is the grand finale of each class session, during which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!
*Virtual classes will host a virtual class showcase on the night of the last class. Parents and guests will be invited to join the class via Zoom.