Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Contemporary 8-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Monologues to Make Your Audition 8-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Voyage on the seas with Moana 8-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) - Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: Come From Away 12-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: The Lion King 5-7 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) - Specialty: Costume Design 10-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 02 May 04
East (Kingwood) Project Play Melodrama - ALIAS SMEDLEY PEWTREE (OR THE VILLAIN OF GLITTER GULCH) 8-13 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:55pm Mar 02 Apr 24
East (Kingwood) Project Play: Shakespeare - ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 12-19 East
(Spring 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:55pm Mar 02 Apr 24
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Billy Elliot Style 8-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Drama 101 8-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Monologues 101 8-18 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Anastasia 9-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Dance: Hamilton 12-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Film Acting 12-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: Come From Away 12-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Vocals: Let's Go to the Movies...Classic Movie Favorites! 12-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Our Gang: A Whole New World 5-7 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) - Specialty: Props 11-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) Beginning/Intermediate Vocals: Disney's Tongue-Twister Time! 8-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 01 May 03
North (Spring) Project Play: Experimental Ensemble - Scenes from TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND 13-19 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:55pm Mar 01 Apr 24
North (Spring) Project Play: Fractured Fairytale: THE BROTHERS GRIMM SPECTACULATHON 8-13 North
(Spring 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:55pm Mar 01 Apr 24
ONLINE/IN-PERSON HYBRID Advanced In the Director's Chair - Do you hear the people sing? 12-19 Houston
(Spring 2021)
HYBRID Thu 5:00pm - 6:50pm Feb 25 May 06
ONLINE: Character and World Building in Musical Theatre 10-19 Houston
(Spring 2021)
ONLINE Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Feb 25 May 06

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/Master Classes - 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.


Allie Miller

Allie Miller is a performing artist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She specializes in voice, and has been singing and composing for as long as she can remember. She has most recently worked with Theatre Cedar Rapids on shows like "Beauty and the Beast," "Peter Pan," and "Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat." Other aspects of theatre she has worked in are directing, and marketing/merchandising. She has also coached mock trial teams in world building and character analysis and development.


Ashley Cooper

Ashley is the theater director at the John Cooper School , and has had years of experience teaching in high school theater programs. Ashley has spent her lifetime honing her theater craft, performing in several productions with theater companies around town. She recently played Belle in CCT's summer 2020 production of Beauty and the Beast.


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

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!


Daniel Z. Miller

Daniel Z. Miller is a performer with a BFA in Musical Theatre from TXST University. He is a CYT Houston alum, and has been singing his whole life under the direction of Jane Hallford, Lisa Borik, David Horn and Michael Maresca, among others. Most recently, he could be seen performing in the 1st National Tour of Anastasia. He currently resides in Orlando, FL, but hopes to be New York bound again someday soon!


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!


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!”


Isabelle Yost

I am a proud CYT alumni! I started as a student in 2009 and eventually worked my way to being a staff member in 2016. My first position was as the choreographer of the the first CCT Houston production: The Music Man. I then continued to direct and choreograph summer camps and went to school during the rest of the year. I attended Anderson University and graduated in spring of 2020 with a Bachelors in Music with a focus in Musical Theatre. The last four years I have been training and feeding my passion for musical theatre, and I’m so excited to share what I can with current CYT students!


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!


Josh Marchant

Hi! My name is Josh Marchant and I have been involved with CYT since I was 15 years old. I have become a CYT addict! I've had the pleasure of directing several shows with CYT and can't wait to work with each and every one of you and your beautiful talents.


Julie Reid

Julie Reid is a veteran CYT mom and Prop Committee chair. She holds a degree in both elementary and special education from Houston Baptist University. In CYT she has found a passion for using her creative side to help CYT bring shows to the stage and finds great joy in helping kids do the same. She is also a homeschool mom to Royce and has a love for riding and working with her equine friends. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of props by developing a plan and using creativity to execute the director's vision. She looks forward to this journey with CYT students.


Kimberly Kullberg

Kimberly joined the CYT family in the summer of 2019 as a Summer Camp Counselor and Summer Stock Vocal Director, and she’s so glad she did! She is a graduate of Angelo State University, where she was on scholarship for music. She is now an American History Teacher and assists and vocal directs for the theater department at her high school. Kimberly has served in a number of productions, most recently: Seussical the Musical, Elf, Jr., Peter Pan Jr., and Aladdin JR.


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.


Melody Johnson

Melody has been dancing since the age of 4. She started by training in ballet which she continued for 16 years. She has choreographed multiple Broadway style musicals with local theater companies. Melody now owns her own dance company, ReFine Arts, based in Houston.


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.


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.