JANUARY 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CYT KC!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17
THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR CYT KC
CYT KC has won $10,000 of media, brand, and marketing services from Lillian James Creative! We are so excited for this opportunity! Thank you to all who voted for CYT KC in this giveaway!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CYT KC IN 2020
Thank you to all who supported CYT KC in 2020 through individual donations, our virtual gala, Giving Tuesday or year-end giving, ticket sales, or in any other way. Every donation makes a difference! We could not provide quality theater arts training and a safe place for kids to flourish and grow without your assistance!
HELP US SPREAD THE GIFT OF LOVE
Join us as we spread love and celebrate our CYT community this February! With performances by Patrick Graham, Lindsay James, Mackenna Milbourn, Nick Monaldo, Hillary Talken, Kelly Urschel, Sarah Smeltzer Wright, and more talented CYT alumni and staff members, this benefit featuring Broadway's best love songs will be an unforgettable event. Tickets to view this event can be purchased through February 14 and begin at $20 with an option to bless CYT KC with additional support by contributing a higher amount to access the performance. The benefit will be available for viewing starting the evening of February 12, and audiences have 48 hours from beginning their viewing that weekend to watch the show. A screening of this benefit performance will not only be fun for your whole family, but also an opportunity to help CYT KC continue to give the gift of love to children across the Kansas City area as they grow in character and creativity! The coming months will continue to be difficult for our organization as we face the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and your support through this event will help CYT KC in keep the lights on and fulfill its mission during this time. We can't wait to celebrate love with you!
IT'S TIME TO AUDITION FOR SPRING SHOWS!
Our spring season is going to be a blast! Make sure that you mark your calendars and start working on your audition materials! (Click on Audition Info to learn more about what to prepare and submit.)

  • The Dining Room (Drama; Ages 14-18) - Streaming April 24
  • AUDITIONS DUE: January 14 @ 3 p.m.
  • Urinetown (Musical; Ages 14-18) - Streaming May 1
  • AUDITIONS DUE: January 14 @ 3 p.m.
  • Emma! A Pop Musical (Musical; Ages 8-14) - Streaming May 8
  • AUDITIONS DUE: January 20 @ 3 p.m.
  • High School Musical Jr. (Musical; Ages 8-14) - Streaming May 15
  • AUDITIONS DUE: January 20 @ 3 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be enrolled in a spring class to audition for one of these productions. For more information on our exciting class offerings, see the information below!
SPRING CLASSES START NEXT WEEK
It's not too late to register for our spring session! We have a lot of very exciting offerings this session, and with both in-person and Zoom classes, there is something for everyone!

This session features five class tracks for students to sign up for:
  • Workshop Member Track - Students ages 11-18 (Zoom & In-Person options)
  • Traditional Class Track - Students ages 8-14 (Zoom)
  • Master Improv Track - Students ages 14-18 (Live) - This class requires an audition
  • Master Voice Track - Students ages 11-18 (Zoom & In-Person components) - Spring 2021 Voice Track session is FULL!
  • Musical Theatre Dance Track (through the CYT KC Dance Studio) - Students ages 8-18 (In-Person)

To see all of these exciting opportunities, visit cytkc.org/classes or click the button below.

If you have questions about CYT classes, please email classsupport@cytkc.org.
WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHT
Students ages 11-18 who enroll in our workshop track can take advantage of the variety and flexibility of having multiple class options! Students may take a maximum of 12 hours (students auditioning for a production must take at least six hours) selected from the following options:
  • Let's Move It! Advanced Theatre Movement (Zoom Class)
  • Six-week session (six hours total)!
  • Mondays, February 1st to March 8th; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Tech Theatre (Zoom Class)
  • Six-week session (six hours total)!
  • Wednesdays, February 17th to March 24th; 8:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Stage Reading (In-Person Class)
  • Two-week session (six hours total)!
  • Saturdays, February 27th & March 6th; 1:00-4:00 p.m.

It's going to be a great session, so make sure you don't miss out!
IMPROV AUDITIONS ARE THIS WEEKEND!
Auditions for our Master Improv Track will be held this Saturday, January 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CYT Studios. Interested students should use the link below to sign up for auditions!

This class will meet on alternating Sundays and will help accepted students work on fully developing original characters in each scene, showing how their characters are connected to one another, establishing the world in which the scene is set, and following the rules and restrictions of a variety of improv games. It will be lots of fun for students who just want to improve their skills and those who may want to be part of the CYT KC improv team in the future!

Note: Additional rehearsals may be added along with possible opportunities for performances.

If you have any questions about this track, please email classsupport@cytkc.org.
CHECK OUT THESE EXCITING SPRING CLASS OPTIONS
The spring session starts January 11, and we have so many fun class options for you to choose from! Plus, our spring session will culminate in a recorded and streamed dance recital for our students to show off their incredible work!

Here are a preview of some of the exciting classes on the schedule:
  • Strength and Flexibility (Ages 10-18) - This class is a great supplement to all other dance classes for continued strength training and conditioning. Join April Mondays at 6:00!
  • Fundamentals of Dance (Ages 12-18) - If you are new to dancing, this class is a perfect jumpstart for training in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Join Hope Wednesdays at 7:00!

To sign up for these classes or see any of our other class options, visit cytkc.org/dance or click the button below!

If you have questions about dance classes, please email Liz Watkins at dancedirector@cytkc.org.
Happy New Year!

CYT is a blessing to our community! We are so grateful and excited for the new year and for all of the blessings that we receive as we learn and grow together.

Through the HEART (Helping to Encourage Awareness and Recognition in Theater) program, we welcome and recognize all abilities in every opportunity!

Please contact heartcoordinator@cytkc.org for questions about the HEART program and to register for virtual or studio classes.
CYT Kansas City - (913) 681-3318 - cytkc.org