Wake up and smell the flowers
It's always nice to be reminded of the blessings in our lives, especially during trying times. So, yes, smell the flowers, have family dinners, write actual letters, slow down and just breathe.

We miss our CYT community so much right now, but we are so thankful for technology that can keep us connected while we all #stayhome! Spring is a time of renewal and we are praying for all to experience a renewal of God's love and mercy in our lives!

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (NIV)
Online Classes Start THIS Week!

No, this was not what we planned, and not what you signed up for, so THANK YOU for taking this leap into the unknown with us and continuing to support us! It means so much that you believe in CYT and trust our mission even during a pandemic!

We are so thankful for our CYT teachers and office staff, who have been working hard to deliver a rich online experience to every spring CYT student. If you are enrolled in Spring classes, but have yet to receive an email on how to access your online class, please contact your Class Coordinator as soon as possible!
North Classes: Cindy Powell
South Classes: Stephanie Smeltzer
East Classes: Christina Miller
West Classes: Ashley Boehm
Dance Studio: Liz Watkins
We are in our 2nd week of virtual dance classes! Thank you to all the parents for working with us to ensure that the students continue to receive a valuable dance education.

Check out Hope's Facebook Virtual Dance page for some great stretching exercises!

If you're like most people these days, you've got some extra time on your hands. We know that there are a myriad of resources available to you to fill that time. But, if you're interested in honing your skills, learning more about Broadway, or simply want some fun and entertaining theatre-related content, we're here for you! We've compiled the following list from some staff favorites.

*Disclaimer: These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational and/or entertainment purposes only. CYT Kansas City cannot vouch for all content on these sites/accounts. Please use your discretion when sharing with children.

Websites Only - 
dramaresource.com  - lots of games and other resources
broadwayhd.com  - can get a 7-day free trial :) 
starsinthehouse.com   - live concerts every day streamed via YouTube
broadwaypodcastnetwork.com  - offers audiences behind-the-curtain access to the creative process, advice on everything from how to break into the business to how to audition, theatre history, candid interviews with your favorite stars, and so much more
https://www.mtishows.com/news/tag/free-read  - specific link to read specific scripts for free

Social Media Only - 
@nycitycenter - they are posting numbers from their past productions each day
@54below on Insta, @Feinsteins54Below on Facebook - also posting videos from past Broadway star cabaret shows every day
@bygonebroadway on Insta - old behind the scenes pictures from Broadway
@andrewllyodwebber - creating a lot of content with his music at this time
@rodgersandhammerstein - of course the watch parties plus links to R&H Goes Live streams
@BroadwayEvolved - offering free "homeschool" sessions via Instagram
@themuny - sharing videos of their shows and offering virtual dance class weekly
@therealdebbieallen - free, fun, instructional dance classes from one of the greats!
@broadwayteachersworkshop - on Facebook - Master classes, interviews, etc.
@alvinaileyamericandancetheater on Facebook - videos of dance performances, interviews, etc.

Websites/Social Both (These are mainly news/video sites; most are putting out a lot of videos and content right now) - 
broadway.com / On social - @broadwaycom on Insta; @Broadway on Facebook
playbill.com / On social - @playbill
broadwayworld.com / On social - @officialbroadwayworld on Insta; @BroadwayWorld on Facebook
theatermania.com / On social - @theatermania

We also encourage you to check out/follow other CYT branches! A great way to stay connected in the larger CYT community! Many of them offering fun live Instagram/Facebook classes, challenges, etc. Here are a few on social media:
@hypecytkc - our very own HYPE bringing you encouragement and other fun stuff
@cythq - CYT headquarters doing different live events from worship to instruction

Let's connect! Be sure to tag @cytkansascity on your theatre posts so we can share! And if you have any ideas for fun challenges, let us know! Message us on FB or IG!
Camp Registration is Open!
At this time, we are hoping and planning to continue with Camps as scheduled. If we need to reevaluate this at a later time, we will let you know. Please feel free to register for camps if you are planning to attend.

The cancellation/refund policy in place is: You may receive a full refund of your registration fee (less a $25 processing fee) up to two weeks before the first day of camp. If we are unable to hold the camps, we will refund any camp tuitions that have been paid including the $25 processing fee.
It's not too late! We especially need Teen Assistants for the week of July 27-31st at our North location! Access the application and sign up for an interview by clicking the button below!
Covid-19 Update
Due to the local stay-at-home orders, the CYT office will be closed through April 24th . At this time, we plan to reopen the office on Monday, April 27th at 9am . Please feel free to contact us through email regarding any questions you may have. Office staff are working from home and will do their best to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Classes - Becky Talken,  executivedirector@cytkc.org
Workshops - Gina Milbourn,  artistic_director@cytkc.org
Dance - Liz Watkins,  dancedirector@cytkc.org
Productions - Becky Talken,  executivedirector@cytkc.org
Camps - Rachel Phillips,  c ampcoordinator@cytkc.org
Box Office - Kristie Mitchell,  boxoffice@cytkc.org
Communications - Ellen Breth,  commdirector@cytkc.org
Gala - Miranda Steffen, productionsupport@cytkc.org
Other - Becky Talken,  executivedirector@cytkc.org

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7