Session: Fall 2020
Chapter:  North
Location:  Klein United Methodist Church
Time:  7:00pm - 8:55pm
Day:  Monday
Starts:  08/24
Ages:  13-18
Tuition:  $295.00
Open Spots:  5

** Registration ended September 6, 2020 at 11:00pm

Class Description

NEW PERFORMANCE-BASED CLASS! Be a part of CYT Houston's first Play Festival!!!

We will audition and rehearse our play during classes until Nov. 9th (a couple of weeks more than the traditional classes), then perform our play at our ticketed CYT Houston Play Festival on the evening of NOVEMBER 14th.  The Festival will be the culminating performance for all of our Project Play classes and a wonderful chance to celebrate the Straight Play genre of theater together. Registration for this class includes 2 tickets to the play festival.

"Someone, Save My Baby Ruth...or Foil That Villain" By Billy St. John
When lovely young widow Penny Candy and her baby, Ruth, are taken in by her Aunt Praline, owner of The Sweet Shoppe candy store, little does Penny know both love and danger lie ahead.  The villainous Sidney Swindle is determined to buy The Sweet Shoppe as part of his plan to sell the property to the city for America’s first subway system.  Should Praline refuse his offer, Sidney is prepared to do away with her and her heirs in order to obtain the land at public auction!  With the help of his beautiful but less than brilliant cohort in crime, Ada Sourball, the villain sets his evil scheme in motion.  The hilarious results include the kidnapping of Baby Ruth, an attempt to burn down The Sweet Shoppe, and a wild chase through the audience with the good guys pelting the villains with candy...  which the audience can eat, of course!  Other characters include Penny’s new love and our hero, police officer Ernest Noble, cooks Farron Heit and Cindy Grade, and clerks Taffy and Toffee and their boyfriends.  You’ll have the audience eating out of your hands...  literally...  in this tasty theatrical treat.

To participate in this class you must be committed to participating in the live performance on NOVEMBER 14, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 our dates, venue and class format may be forced to change.


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.

Class Location:

5920 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77389