Fall 2022 Class Registration is now open!

Class sizes are limited, so please register quickly to assure your placement.

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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 - Dawn Leal at dawn@cythouston.org
North (Conroe/Willis/Montgomery) area - Pam Puente at pam@cythouston.org

Project Plays/Master Classes - Mary Ramsower at Mary@cythouston.org

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Hip Hop 8-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Inside Out 8-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Shel Silverstein 8-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: My Voice is an Instrument 8-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate Musical Theater: Matilda 10-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Stomp! 12-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Stop Talking! 12-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Wicked 12-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: The Muppets! 5-7 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: Backstage with Mr. Bernie 12-18 East
(Fall 2022)
Strawbridge United Methodist Church Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 23 Oct 18
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Tarzan Trashin' the Camp! 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Between the Pages - Reader's Theater 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Time to be Melodramatic! 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: A Year With Frog and Toad 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Kids on Broadway...Songs that Stopped the Show! 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Hercules: Go the Distance! 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Sketch Comedy 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Phantom of the Opera 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring) - Our Gang: Encanto 5-7 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring): Specialty - Stomp Percussive Performance 8-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
Houston (Spring): Specialty - Stunts & Combat 12-18 Houston
(Fall 2022)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 22 Oct 17
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Ballet Basics with Greatest Showman 8-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Drama 101: Essentials of Theater 8-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Storytelling with Shel Silverstein 8-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Disney Villains 8-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Intermediate Musical Theater: Highlights from Peter Pan 10-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: High School Musical Hip Hop 12-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: And…Scene! Advanced Stage Acting for Musical Theater 12-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Intermediate/Advanced Voice: WandaVision! 12-18 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01
North (Conroe) - Our Gang: Encanto 5-7 North
(Fall 2022)
Covenant Christian School Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Aug 30 Nov 01

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. 
 
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. Our refund policy is applicable regarding any policy changes due to Covid-19.

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 Houston is actively monitoring the developing Covid-19 situation.  Please be aware that CYT Houston will remain compliant with Health Guidelines as they are suggested and/or required by health officials.  If it becomes necessary to change our protocol in response to the ongoing developments, you will be notified by email.  The current protocol can be found linked in the PDF menu at the top of this page.*** 

***CYT reserves the right to make 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

Curriculum

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!

Showcase

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!


Bernie Kadlubar

After years of participating in the Super Friday Homeschool CYT program, we made the jump to “Big CYT” in 2021, and the unconditional support and welcoming we witnessed confirmed we had found our community. Our daughter will be joining CYT soon, so it will truly be a family affair. CYT has been a tremendous blessing to our family, and I am proud to teach classes and serve on the board to hopefully bring the CYT experience to those families yet to come.


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 a part of this amazing CYT family. There's no other theater company like it!


Christina Haynes

Christina holds a bachelors in Voice Performance from the Iniversity of San Antonio where she graduated Cum Laude. Her passion lies in music. She loves being on stage and has competed and performed in all genres. She loves sharing her passion with others and enjoys the environment that CYT provides for students to learn and grow in as performers.


Debbie Moore

My name is Debbie Moore and I am so excited to be involved with CYT this coming season!! I am a 1979 graduate of McAllen High School where I was a two year member of the Texas All-State Choir. I can't remember when I wasn't involved in music. I graduated from college at The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Music degree with a K-12 teaching certificate. I have been very lucky in that in my 29 years of teaching, I have indeed taught every level. I retired from Klein ISD in 2013. I am extremely active in the music ministries at Klein UMC and am founder and director of the Tapestry Women's Choir here at Klein. I cannot wait to get to know each one of you as we begin a journey together!!


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!


Emily Bauserman

I love all things dance, but my favorite is tap and ballet. I trained with many dance studios in Louisiana while growing up, and was on pointe by the early age of 9. I was captain of my high school dance line and was on our college dance line at Northwestern State University. I have been a dance instructor for many years. One of the most rewarding parts of being a dance teacher is watching a student go through the process from frustration to delight in learning a new skill. I also hold a certificate in Rhythm Works Integrative Dance that allows me to teach dance skills to children and adults with developmental disabilities. I love to vacation in the mountains of Colorado, and spend time with family. A fun fact about me is that I carried the Olympic torch in 1984 on horseback.


Hannah Yeates

Hannah Yeates has been a part of CYT since 2013 when she began performing and training in voice and acting. Since graduating, she has had the pleasure of working as an intern for CCT shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Hello, Dolly!. She is currently studying Music at Abilene Christian University and has been performing as a member of ACU's Opera Workshop and Choirs. Hannah continues to enjoy being involved in community theater, teaching kids, and encouraging them to find passion in the arts and themselves.


Hannah Cook

Hannah is extremely excited to be in Marry Poppins! You may have seen her on stage at the Owen Theatre or at Lonestar Montgomery. Whenever she is not on stage, she enjoys drinking coffee while curled up with a good book. She would like to thank her parents; friends, and her cats, Carrot and Tilly, for supporting her through this journey.


Jenifer Shoemake

Hi! My name is Jen Shoemake, and I am beyond thrilled to be teaching drama in the North and coordinating classes for our awesome east side in Houston! I have been a part of CYT since 2015. I've served as a teacher, camp and show 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!


Lacy Billings

Lacy is a lifelong theater kid with her love for theater beginning in high school. After high school, she went on to perform in a number of plays in college. Beyond her theater experience, Lacy was in banking for 10 years and has been involved in youth and children’s ministry for the majority of her adult life working as a staff member and most recently as a children’s minister. But, her favorite job is being a stay-at-home/homeschooling mom of two hilarious kids! Her family found CYT in the spring of 2019 while looking for a small fun activity. Multiple classes, a few shows, and tons of friends later, she can say she and the kiddos have not only found the fun activity but a loving community. She is excited to put her passion for Jesus, teaching, and theater together!


Lindsay Smith

I'm the music pastor at Strawbridge. I hold a Masters of Sacred Music from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelors of Music with a focus in vocal performance from Oklahoma State University. I have two daughters, Abigale and Adelynn, who bring so much love and joy into my life!


Nathan Clark

Nate Clark has been involved in theater for most of his life, performing with CYT Houston primarily. He had the opportunity to play roles such as Aladdin, in Aladdin Jr., Baron Bomburst, in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Clayton, in Tarzan. In high school, Nate took an additional interest in set work and volunteering backstage. He pursued his undergraduate education at UT, studying drawing, sculpture, and digital media, while coming back to Houston in the summers to teach CYT’s Backstage Ninjas camp. Nate graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, having constructed an 8’ tall interactive steel robot sculpture for his senior thesis project. Since then he attended a semester of welding at TSTC, and currently works full-time in construction.


Paulina Guerra

Paulina Guerra recently graduated with a Master of Music from University of Mobile. She has cognates in theater as well as vocal pedagogy. Prior to her M.M., Paulina received B.A. in Music with a concentration in vocal performance and a minor in theatre from Louisiana Tech University. Paulina has a private voice studio where she teaches both musical theater and classical styles. Some of Paulina's favorite roles are Ms. Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief) and The Monitoress (Suor Angelica).


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,” 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.


Sunny Curda

Hi! I'm Sunny, and I've been with CYT since I was 8 years old. I've been in over 37 shows and have been dancing for 6 years. I studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop at TADA; and have worked professionally downtown with 'artFACTORY Houston'. I'm so excited and thankful to be able to share the joy that CYT gifted me when I was younger! Treat People with Kindess!