I have learned so much about acting, leadership, and being part of a team during my time in CYT. I met the people I would consider my best and closest friends through CYT, and when I was younger, the people I looked up to set an excellent example for me. I try as hard as I can to be supportive and caring at all times, and I attribute a lot of that to CYT. My family’s involvement in the programs strengthened our relationship with each other. At this point, with all the time I spent there, I can’t imagine my life without CYT in it. My family and I are extremely lucky to be part of it.

Travis Driver

High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a leadership training group designed to challenge and guide advanced CYT students to be leaders inside and outside of the theater. HYPE holds regular meetings and plans social events, fundraisers, and service projects for CYT and the community. High school students interested in participating must go through an application process and commit to serving in HYPE for one year.
Contact David at Hype@cythouston.org or Dee at Dee@cythouston.org for more information.

EXPO is in Dallas again this year! CYT Houston, let's represent!!

The CYT EXPO is an annual celebration of our CYT Branches. It is a chance for us to bring unity across the country through workshops, gathering, sharing, and more! The CYT EXPO is open to CYT students and Branch leadership and hosts our national APEX competitions and training, leadership meetings, and student activities. Come be a part of the bigger CYT picture!

APEX 2024!

We are excited to announce the 2024 APEX Training and Competition! We hope you will join us as we participate in advanced level training all spring and then go to Dallas this summer to compete at EXPO again this year!

**This year, the APEX classes will count as your class requirement for the spring show session of CYT, and will also count toward 2 credits for Decathlon!

At EXPO, each APEX DANCE and VOICE team will be given an opportunity for individual closed adjudication and feedback from a performing arts professional.  This is a time for rich encouragement and celebration of the talent and work exhibited by the teams, along with constructive and tangible feedback.  Each team will participate in a public showcase of their prepared program. The teams will be judged on specific criteria during the showcase, and the top 3 scoring teams will perform in the FINAL APEX EXHIBITION.

At EXPO, the APEX IMPROV teams will participate in preliminary competitions showcasing their work as individual and team improvisers.  The scores from all the preliminaries will result in the top 3 teams moving on to compete for the winning title during the FINAL APEX EXHIBITION. 

AUDITIONS ARE SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2024! (to allow time to sign up for the classes)
APEX Dance - Jan 7, 2024; 2:00 PM Klein UMC (Coach: Mieka Phillips)
APEX Voice - Jan 7, 2024; 4:00 PM; Klein UMC (Coach: Ashlie Driver)
APEX Improv - Jan 7, 2024; 6:00 PM; Klein UMC (Coach: Maddie Driver)

*Dance/Improv will be the first 2 hours, Voice will be the last 2 hours of a 4-hour block of time each week.
2/4/2024 (Sunday) 1:30-5:30 KUMC - 1:30-3:30 (Dance/Improv) 3:30-5:30 (Voice)  
2/25/2024 (Sunday) 1:30-5:30 KUMC - 1:30-3:30 (Dance/Improv) 3:30-5:30 (Voice) 

3/3/2024 (Sunday)  1:30-5:30 KUMC - 1:30-3:30 (Dance/Improv) 3:30-5:30 (Voice)  
3/10/2024 (Sunday) 5-9 @ The Owen Theater (SB Shows)
3/17/2024 (Sunday) 5-9 @ The Owen Theater (SB Shows)
No rehearsal on Palm Sunday
No rehearsal on Easter Sunday

4/7/2024 (Sunday) 2-6 KUMC
4/14/2024 (Sunday) 2-6 KUMC
4/21/2024 (Sunday) 5-9 @ Bender (James Shows)
4/29/2024 (Monday) 5-9 KUMC (Madagascar Tech)

5/5/2024 (Sunday) 2-6 KUMC (Lightning Thief Move In, Madagascar Strike)
5/13/2024 (Monday) 5-9 KUMC
5/20/2024 (Monday) 5-9 KUMC
No rehearsal on Memorial Day 

6/6/2024 (Thursday) 5-9 KUMC  
6/10/2024 (Monday) 3-7 KUMC 
6/20/2024 (Thursday) 5-9 KUMC
6/27/2023 (Thursday) 5-9 KUMC

No rehearsal week of July 4th
7/11/2023 (Thursday) 5-9 KUMC

7/15/2023 (Monday) 3-7 KUMC Normal Rooms 
7/16/2023 (Tuesday) 3-7 KUMC Normal Rooms 
7/17/2023 5-9 KUMC (Wednesday)  TECH - CLC & Choir Room 
7/18/2023 5-9 KUMC  (Thursday)  TECH - CLC & Choir Room 
7/19/2023 5-9 KUMC (Friday) SHOWCASE- CLC & Choir room


The Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character consistent with CYT values. The award includes a certificate of recognition, as well as a personal letter of recommendation from the CYT National Board of Directors.

CCT (Christian Community Theater)

Christian Community Theater (CCT) is a community theater program FOR ALL AGES that has open auditions to the general public. At CYT Houston, our summer CCT show is our chance for families to join together on the stage. We have had grandmothers join their grandchildren, toddlers on the hips of their mothers in the town scenes, college alumni home for the summer, and many new friends from the local theater community join our ranks over the past several years!
Recently produced shows have been Mary Poppins, Hello Dolly, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Newsies, Fiddler on the Roof, and Music Man! CCT shows are wholesome, family entertainment for the entire community!

Girl Scout Theater Arts Workshops


CYT and GSSJC have teamed up to provide THEATER WORKSHOP CLASSES for Girl Scouts of all levels. The girls will have the opportunity to learn exciting songs and fun dances from a corresponding Broadway production. Finally, they will perform what they have learned on stage for their friends and family immediately following a full-length Broadway-style production presented by the students of CYT. Workshop participants will complete the requirements for one or more performing arts badges. 

See your Golden Link for more information!

Costume Rentals

Book your costumes for your next event!

Are you looking for special costumes, sets or props for yourself OR for an entire show?
  • CYT Houston might have just what you are looking for now!
  • After being in business for over a decade and having produced a variety of many well-known musical productions, we have an impressive inventory that could very well be what you need!
  • Appointments for viewing, pick-up and returns are required. 
  • No walk-in customers please.  Email Diana Horn for your appointment at diana@cythouston.org
For more information on the beautifully designed CYT costumes 
Contact diana@cythouston.org
 for costume rental information and pricing.