CYT 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 send their children to CYT classes to learn, and that’s exactly what they will do! At the end of a CYT session, your student will come away with a new or improved skill in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy Showcase is presented by each class to show other students, family, and friends all they’ve learned. 

Tuition for most classes is $200. Multiple discount registrations for families will apply ($10 off second enrollment, third enrollment and all subsequent enrollments) when registering for classes unless there is an early bird discount being offered.

Refund policy - A $25.00 processing fee will applied to class refunds requested at least 2 weeks prior to the first night class. No refunds will be given for requests made closer that 2 weeks to the first night. Being registered in a class is required for auditioning for a show. If a student auditions for a show, there will be no refund given for their class, even if the request is made more than 2 weeks before the first night of class.

NOTE: You must be enrolled in a CYT class and between the ages of 8- 18yrs old in order to be eligible to audition for a show. We try not to cut, but in the case where a student auditions for a show and they are cut from the production, they can go audition for another show in one of our other areas. CYT now has the option to enroll in classes in one area and audition for a show in another area. However, if you decide to choose this option please be aware there may be some overlapping dates, especially in the area of showcase. For example, your class showcase could be scheduled the same week as your tech rehearsal so therefore you would not be able to participate in the showcase. Please be sure to check the online calendar for any conflicts before registering. There is no way to avoid these schedule conflicts with multiple areas as we must structure our schedules around open venue dates.

*Class attendance is mandatory because we are an educational 501(c)3. Students who miss 3 classes in one session will have to be removed from the class and any production they may be cast in for that session. 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 our Class Coordinators:

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

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

Conroe area - Jeannie Bailey at jeannie@cythouston.org

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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 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!


A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT teachers 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 teachers 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 Artistic 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!

Beth Spear

I’m a mom of 6 kids and a grandma of 2! My youngest two kids enjoy participating in CYT classes and shows. I am certified to teach theatre for elementary through high school in Texas and have loved performing and directing in high school, college, and communities I have lived in. I love guiding CYT students in developing their talent and passion for theatre with Christian values at the forefront.

Brandon Christian

I'm the Worship Associate/Director at First Baptist Humble! I help lead worship and the volunteer production team every Sunday and during the week. I love all things music from performing to the production side. I've been in musical productions at Atascocita High School along with being in production since I was 12. Also Hamilton is my fav

Carol Neill

My family got started with CYT in 2013 with an amazing summer camp. My daughter was hooked, and so was I! My youngest has started taking classes and doing shows now as well. Definitely a family affair! CYT encourages not only my love for musical theatre it also allows me to utilize all of the crafting and creating I love to do. I have been the Prop Production Team member for the Houston area for 3 years. I have worked directly on props for 12 shows including CCT’s Fiddler on the Roof and Newsies. I have also had a great time teaching props with the amazing CYT kids for Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Elf Jr, and Tarzan. I love CYT and can’t wait to share the magic of stagecraft with your kids!

David Horn

David Brooks Horn is a professional opera singer, director, and teacher, having performed with Houston Grand Opera for 12 years, and has even sung at Carnegie Hall. He has starred in numerous musicals and always enjoys the fellowship and fun. He has also been an instructor with CYT since 2009, and has directed many musicals with CYT through the years. He is currently the HYPE Adviser, and an Elementary Music Teacher and Choir Director. He is also the Contemporary Worship Leader at St. Dunstan's Episcopal. He is married to his beautiful wife, Diana, who is the Costume Director for CYT, and father to his son, Lucius.

Dee Willis

I am so excited for the 2019-2020 season at CYT Houston! 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 9 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!

Emily Bauserman

I have two children Will & Harper, and a wonderful husband, Adam, who keep me on my toes. When I'm not with my family, I'm usually on my toes teaching dance. I have danced and taught dance for many years, decades really. I am currently a dance instructor at Legacy Performing Arts Academy, where I teach tap, ballet & pointe. I am a Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified Instructor and will be starting classes soon at Stacey's Dance Studio for children with developmental delays. I also teach private ballet and tap lessons.

Hannah Weaver

Hannah Weaver is passionate about all things theatre! In Jr. High and High School she trained under the classical vocal instruction of Paula Spencer, as well as the dance tutelage of Lauren Reitzammer, owner/operator of Magnify Dance Company. Hannah discovered Musical Theatre as her calling shortly after finding CYT Houston in 2007, she hasn’t stopped since! She is incredibly thankful for all that God has brought to her life through CYT and honored to be able to pour into a new generation of CYT kids! Hannah loves to stay active in the local theatre community. She recently performed as a Disciple in The Player’s Theatre Company production of Godspell and before that you might have seen her portray Medda Larkin in CCT’s Newsies last summer! Hannah believes theatre is an incredible conduit for empathy and expression and she hopes to leave an impact by encouraging the growth of kindness, diligence, and sense of self-value in the youth of CYT-Houston. “I am so proud to be a part of the CYT-Houston family! How cool is it that we get come together and worship our Creator with the very gifts He has given us!”

Jordan Merritt

Melinda Miller

I’m so excited for the opportunity to teach something I have loved for so long! When I was 7 years old, I began dancing at the beginner level of Irish dance. I started competing and moving up levels through the 8 years of my off-and-on dance career. I've been to Regional and National competitions more than 5 times with teams and have danced with world qualifying dancers. I was very fortunate to have been taught by Maureen McTeggart Hall, an Ireland native and Irish dance legend. I can't wait to share what I've learned and to keep this beautiful style of dance alive!

Monika Anderson

Monika, alongside her supportive and loving husband, is living the life raising 4 Jesus-loving, multi-talented thespians. She has over 14 years of experience teaching students ranging from preschool to higher education and is thrilled about her return to teaching classes for CYT. Recently, she relinquished her title of Dr. Anderson to become the proprietor of Spring-Klein's new art/craft studio and dessert bar, The Sweetporium. She thanks God for books, road trips, and children's laughter.

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.

Rebecca McDowell

Hello. My name is Rebecca McDowell and I have been a parent volunteer, show coordinator, camp 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 2018, 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!

Ryan Ramsower

Ryan Ramsower started CYT in Spring 2008. During his time performing with CYT, he participated in 28 shows. He has assisted in running the sound for multiple shows and has ran a few on his own. He aged out in Spring 2018 and will be graduating from Lone Star next year with a degree in Live Entertainment Technology.

Sarah Steindl

Sarah has been acting since she knew how to play pretend and began writing her own plays and putting them on with her friends when she was six. Fast forward 15 years to when she graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre Arts. She currently serves as a teaching assistant with the A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy, and her favorite role to date is the goofy, adorable Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto in "Steel Magnolias." She is so pumped to begin this new journey with CYT and can't wait to meet everyone's smiling faces!

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!


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!