About CYT Shows

CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts!

CYT Phoenix produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students the opportunity to audition for the current production. Students must be 8-years-old by the completion of the production and may not be 19-years-old before the completion of the production.  Students not cast in the show are encouraged to participate in other ways. Depending on age and ability, students (and siblings) can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or the costume and makeup committees.
 

Current Shows:

The Little Mermaid

May 2 - May 12

Phoenix
10 Performances
Mesa Arts Center - Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse
One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
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Auditions

Students enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for their Branch's current production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, with the possibility to learn and perform a short dance routine. The audition process may also include a “callback” in which a student may be asked to read for a speaking role in the play.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!

Production Details

Our shows are a unique and exciting endeavor. We work together to create a professional production in just eight weeks. The show and rehearsal process are vital tools in our mission to develop character through training in the arts. Not only will your student learn to perform, but they will also learn who they are and their value as a member of the cast.

CYT Productions are fast-paced. We do an enormous amount in just a few weeks. There are loads of
details to manage, places to be, and responsibilities that all of us carry so that your student’s experience can be the best it can be. This manual has been designed to give you a clear picture of what to expect, what you and your student need to do and when, and how we all can work together for the best show possible.

Sneak Peek at the Show Process

Curious about the show process at CYT Phoenix? Check out highlights from our most recent trip to Neverland in Peter Pan: A New Musical!

Parent Committees

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

CYT puts a high value on supporting the family unit through the direct involvement of each family member’s talents, interests and abilities.Parents are the backbone of CYT! Without them, CYT would not be the family-oriented organization that it is, in addition to producing high-quality shows! 

At least one parent of each student cast in the production is required to serve on a CYT Parent Committee. Options include, but are not limited to: costumes, front of house, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, technical, make-up, programs, cast party. 

School Shows

CYT brings the best in children’s theater to students throughout the country. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography and singing. All performers and crew members are students ages 8 –18. Docents are available for classroom presentations to help prepare your students for the performance, discussing the story and explaining theater etiquette. The docent may also display props and costumes, demonstrate stage techniques or bring along a cast member.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary and middle school classes. Last year over 40,000 students attended our productions.