Fall 2023 Class Registration is now open!

Advance your SKILLS with our fabulous classes!
Our qualified teachers can help your child grow in all disciplines of musical theater! Voice, Dance, Drama, Tech, and Behind the Scenes specialty classes are our forte'! CYT Classes help students get stronger and they are a great place to grow in relationships with others of like interests as well! Class sizes are limited to ensure individualized instruction and encourage a strong community in our learning environments.
If you have questions about classes, pre-requisites, or the registration process, please email your Class Coordinator:

East (Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita) area - Jen Shoemake at jen@cythouston.org
Houston (Spring/Klein/Woodlands) area - Jen Shoemake at jen@cythouston.org
North (Conroe/Willis/Montgomery) area - Pam Puente at pam@cythouston.org
Project Plays/Master Classes - Mary Ramsower at Mary@cythouston.org

Scholarships for 1/2 tuition on classes are available for those who qualify.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Leave It All On The Stage 8-14 West
(Fall 2023)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Sep 28 Nov 09
West (Sugar Land) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Disney Friendship Favorites 8-14 West
(Fall 2023)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Sep 28 Nov 09
West (Sugar Land) - Our Gang: Toy Story Mania 5-7 West
(Fall 2023)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Sep 28 Nov 09
West (Sugar Land) - Specialty: Stunts and Combat 8-14 West
(Fall 2023)
Sugar Creek Baptist Church Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Sep 28 Nov 09


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. 
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 will have gained new or improved theater arts skills in the area of emphasis. During the last class session, students will showcase their skills, and it is 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.  Project Play classes are not offered in every session.

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 is 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 with classes or 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 always 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 showcase performances rely on every student being present, and other students are affected if one person is missing. CYT Houston is an Educational 501c3 organization, and the classes, and attendance in those classes, allow CYT to maintain our tax-exempt 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 a 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 class 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.

***CYT reserves the right to make health policy changes as we see fit to preserve the health of the cast and ensure that our classes and shows have the best possible chance of getting through the entire session or run of the show.

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


CYT Houston offers a wide variety of classes that will enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends! CYT's goal is for our classes to be Vibrant, Imaginative, Inclusive, and Uplifting! 
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!


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend, free of charge, CYT Houston's Showcase performance on the last 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!

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:

Ashlie Driver

I hold two choral music degrees (UT Austin, UH Moores School of Music) and I love my jobs as Executive Director of CYT and Church Music Director. I have been involved as a CYT parent, director and teacher since the fall of 2013. My husband Steve, and children; Maddie, Travis, and Elise, feel incredibly blessed to have found CYT and become so involved...it is our second faith-family! I pray that everyone who becomes part of CYT will experience the joy and love that we have encountered here. To God be the Glory!

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!

Lucas Olivarez

Hi! I am a worship pastor at Sugar Creek Baptist Church and grew up playing music and singing all the time. The Lord exposed me to the world of musical theatre with a simple invite from a friend in 2019 and I have been hooked ever since. With every new show I participate in I learn something different about the Lord and myself. Musical theatre equips me with different skills to share the gospel and makes me a better worship leader and allows me to shine for Christ in a whole new way.