About

CYT offers classes for students ages 4-18 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, you can email Robyn Flanery at robyn@cythouston.org regarding classes in the Kingwood/Humble/Atascocita area.  For Spring/Woodlands/Conroe, email Jeannie Bailey at jeannie@cythouston.org.  And for information regarding classes in Katy, email Mary Yost at myost@cythouston.org or Stephanie Sharifi at stephanie@cythouston.org

Scholarships are available.  Apply Now!

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 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!

Teachers

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:

Abby Cleverly

My passion for theater arts started very young with plays at home in front of family. It grew as I got older to include school plays, church productions. I love to share it with children and see the spark when they get it and shine. I have been teaching children's choir and drama at my church for 8 years as well as directing and assisting church productions for the past 10 years. It is my joy to now teach with CYT. I am a mother of 4 and have been married to my wonderful supporting husband for 22 years.


Ann LeBlanc

I have been dancing since I was 6 years old. I began formal dance training in ballet, jazz, and tap in elementary school and continued through graduation, dancing in many recitals and special performances. I taught dance for many years while living in Louisiana and have taken classes whenever I have had an opportunity after moving to Texas with my husband in 2001. I have also danced in Boni's Nutcracker performance. I choreographed CYT's Elf, Jr. and truly enjoy teaching CYT classes. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to continue to share my love of dance!


Ariel Flanery

My family has been involved in CYT for 7 years and I have volunteered on makeup committees for several shows. I'm a Professional Makeup Artist and my business is Makeup by Ariel. I have done makeup for seniors, prom/homecoming, weddings, and stage makeup. I'm excited to be teaching makeup classes for CYT Houston!


Ashlie Driver

I hold two choral music degrees (UT Austin, UH Moores School of Music) and I love my job as church music director at Klein UMC. I have been involved as a CYT parent, director and teacher since the fall of 2014. 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!


Carla Meyer

Dear Parents, Hello! My name is Carla Meyer and I will be teaching Our Gang and Beginning Musical theater voice class; this session at CYT. I'm excited about getting to know both you and your child over the next several weeks and look forward to a successful class and fabulous Showcase! I grew up in a small town, just up the hill from Sacramento California. Living in my house, was like living in a musical. We were always singing songs from all the classics! Especially Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie and of course all Disney, just to name a few!!!! I have a B.A from Moody Bible Institute in Biblical counseling; and a Teaching credential from Sacramento State University. I taught kindergarten for 6 years here in Texas, and for the last 6 years I have enjoyed homeschooling my 3 children. I am currently homeschooling and now get the pleasure of teaching your children to sing, dance and most importantly have FUN!


Dee Willis

I came to CYT with my daughter Rachel in 2010. She has grown up and has a daughter of her own. I'm still here and I don't plan to leave anytime soon! I love teaching and directing at CYT! I've served as the CYT Costumer, Show Coordinator (twice), and Director (Mulan, Jr., Beauty and the Beast,Jr., and Willy Wonka). I'm currently the Tour Group Director and the School Liaison for CYT Houston.


Elijah Flanery

Elijah was a CYT student for several years. He works as a production manager for a successful youtube channel. He is looking forward to sharing the love of theater with all his students.


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. I am so excited to be teaching tap at CYT this Spring!


Isabel Hawley

I've been in CYT for several years and I'm very excited to be teaching my first class! Some of my favorite roles include Wicked Witch (Shrek the Musical), Hope Harcourt (Anything Goes), and Milly Bradon (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). I've taken many audition classes myself and I'm really looking forward to sharing what I've learned.


Jordan Merritt


Jordi Viscarri

Jordi Viscarri is a senior Musical Theatre major at Sam Houston State University. His professional credits include Alley Theatre: The Christians, Main Street Theatre: Pinkalicious (Peter), Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Cinderella (Fluffy). Queensbury Theatre: Big River (Huck), AD Players: Hero Squad (3-D), Houston Grand Opera: Faust, UHD: Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), TEATRX: La Vida Es Cortos (Henri), other credits include West Side Story (Tony), Into the Woods (Jack), Hairspray (Link), and Dogfight (Bernstein). Directorial credits include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at O’Kane Theatre. On-screen credits include Bully the musical film. Jordi also works as a teacher with Theatre Under The Star’s The River program, which provides accessible performing arts education to kids with disabilities. Performing, directing, and teaching are his greatest passions, and after graduating in May he will continue pursuing his professional career in theatre. He is so grateful for this amazing opportunity to continue to share his love for music and theatre.


Lauren Upshall

I first found CYT after moving here from Alberta, Canada in 2012, and I have been involved in camps, shows, and classes ever since. I absolutely love teaching and I am so excited to continue to be a part of the CYT family! Aside from teaching, I am also a part-time nanny and I spend most of my time at theatre rehearsals.


Rebecca McDowell

Hello. My name is Rebecca McDowell and I have been a parent volunteer, show 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" this fall, 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!


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!


Showcase

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!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Audition Workshop: Take a Risk 13-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Acting With A Camera In Your Face 11-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Acting: The Art of Storytelling 12-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Advanced Tap 10-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Advanced Voice: Godspell the Musical! 13-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Advanced Voice: Sing It Acapella! 13-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Audition Techniques 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Auditions Can Be Fun 8-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Basic Stage Makeup 9-12 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 04 May 13
BEG/INTERMEDIATE VOICE 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 28 May 02
Beginning Drama Basics (Conroe) 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 28 May 02
Beginning Musical Theater Voice 8-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Beginning Tap 8-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Mary Poppins & MP Returns (CONROE) 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 28 May 02
Beginning/Intermediate Dance: Mary Poppins & MP Returns (KLEIN) 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Beginning/Intermediate Drama - FIND YOUR CHARACTER 8-18 West
(Spring 2019)
St. Peters United Methodist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:20pm Mar 21 May 16
Beginning/Intermediate Voice - Disney Friendship Favorites 8-18 West
(Spring 2019)
St. Peters United Methodist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:20pm Mar 21 May 16
Beginning/Intermediate Voice: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! 8-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Improv 12-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 7:00pm - 8:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Intermediate Musical Theater: Shrek 10-18 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 6:45pm - 8:40pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Intermediate Musical Theater: Shrek (NORTH AREA) 10-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Intermediate Stage Makeup 13-18 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 04 May 13
Our Gang Mickey Mouse Club 4-7 North
(Spring 2019)
First Christian Church Thu 6:00pm - 7:50pm Feb 28 May 02
Our Gang - Mickey Mouse Club! 5-7 West
(Spring 2019)
St. Peters United Methodist Church Thu 5:30pm - 7:20pm Mar 21 May 16
Our Gang/Fun with the Classics 5-7 East
(Spring 2019)
Kingwood First Baptist Church Tue 4:45pm - 6:35pm Feb 26 Apr 30
Our Gang: Moana 4-7 North
(Spring 2019)
Klein United Methodist Church Mon 5:00pm - 6:50pm Mar 04 May 13