Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
East (Kingwood) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Mary Poppins 8-18 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Dec 01 Feb 16
East (Kingwood) - Our Gang: Aladdin 5-7 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Dec 01 Feb 16
East (Kingwood) Beginning/Intermediate Voice - Songs of Disney 8-18 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Dec 01 Feb 16
East (Kingwood) Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: The Greatest Showman 12-19 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:50pm Dec 01 Feb 16
East (Kingwood) Intermediate/Advanced Voice: Dear Evan Hansen 12-19 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:50pm Dec 01 Feb 16
East (Kingwood) PROJECT PLAY: Clever Comedy - Bedtime Stories (As Told by Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up) 9-13 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 7:00pm - 8:55pm Dec 01 Feb 21
East (Kingwood) PROJECT PLAY: Dramatic Classic - The Long Christmas Dinner 12-19 East
(Winter 2021)
Memorial Hermann Northeast Tue 5:00pm - 6:55pm Dec 01 Feb 21
Houston (ONLINE) - In the Director's Chair 12-19 Houston
(Winter 2021)
ONLINE Thu 7:00pm - 8:50pm Dec 03 Feb 11
North (Spring) - Beginning Voice: Disney Villains 8-18 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Musical Mayhem 8-18 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Drama: Drama Basics 8-18 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Beginning/Intermediate Musical Theater: Wizard of Oz 8-18 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advance Dance: Golden-Age Broadway 12-19 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Drama: Comedy Through the Ages 12-19 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Intermediate/Advanced Musical Theater: Wicked! 12-19 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Our Gang: The Magic of Theatre 5-7 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) - Specialty: Audition Tool Box 8-19 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Nov 30 Feb 15
North (Spring) MASTER CLASS: Advanced Vocal Technique 14-18 North
(Winter 2021)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 9:30pm Nov 30 Jan 04

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.


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!


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!


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 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!”


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!


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.


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!


Veronica Amandola

Veronica is a Choir Teacher in Klein ISD, Graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, originally from Long Island, New York and lover of musical theater! Veronica was recently the vocal director for CYT Houston's production of My Son Pinnochio Jr.


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.