Ready for a New Year!
We hope you enjoyed the holiday break and are looking forward to an outstanding 2019! We are ready to kick off 2019 with amazing Winter shows, a Winner's Choice Raffle, and the 12th Annual CYT Gala! So sit back, put your feet up by the fire, and join us as we look ahead to our best year yet!

The CYT Office will reopen Thursday, Jan. 3rd at 8:30am
Tickets on Sale THIS Week!
Winner's Choice Raffle ticket packets will be sent home with students at their next class and/or rehearsal. Ticket Selling Contest ends March 1st, so don't wait! Start selling those tickets!

Thank You!
A BIG thank you to our Early Bird Gala sponsors:
  • Adventist Health Systems
  • BF Ascher & Co.
  • Blue Moth
  • C&D Partners
  • The Chapman Family
  • Drexel Technologies
  • The Gauger Family
  • The Jennifer Harvey Team
  • Kansas City Christian
  • Kapke & Willerth
  • The Kleinschmidt Family
  • Kopecky Law
  • The Langston Family
  • Leadership Innovations
  • MJE Acting Studio
  • The Newkirk Family
  • Pediatric Care Specialists
  • Qualified Plan Advisors
  • Sallas Auto
  • Songbird Cafe
  • The Taylor Family
  • Vance Brothers

We still have sponsorships available! And sponsorship has its benefits!

Don't Re-gift...DONATE!

We are happy to take those unwanted gifts off your hands! Feel free to donate to the CYT Gala any unwanted gift and/or gift cards!

Just contact the office and we will send someone to relieve you of "another man's treasure!"

Any and ALL donations are appreciated, but if you want to get specific...Check out our Wish List:
Classes resume the week of Jan. 7th! We've missed you!
Make-Up Classes
NORTH & SOUTH classes WILL have class Monday, January 21st to make up one of their classes missed due to weather.
Master Class Reminder
Ready? Set? Sets! Setting the Scene

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 12th & 19th
9am - 2pm
WHERE: CYT Studios - 6800 W. 153rd St., Overland Park, KS 66223

REMEMBER: If you are registered for the Master Class, attendance at both classes for the entire duration of the class is mandatory.
Mark Your Calendars
for Winter Showcase

NORTH & SOUTH - Monday, Feb. 4th

EAST & WEST - Thursday, Feb. 7th
Teacher Feedback
ALL Teachers (past, present, future),

Please join us on Saturday, Jan. 26th 9am - Noon for a time of gratitude, celebration, and reflection as we want YOUR feedback on CYT classes! Stay for lunch at Noon!

Open Mic Night
Don't miss this fun evening of fellowship and talent! And help the Improv team raise funds to get to CYT's National Improvathon competition this summer.

WHO: CYT students, alums, etc.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 3rd 7-10pm

WHERE: CYT Studios - 6800 W. 153rd St., Overland Park, KS 66223

COST: $10/person

Don't miss your chance to order some mouth-watering RIBS delivered to you by the CYT Improv Team!

The Rub BBQ ribs are award-winning and absolutely delectable! Contact Stephanie Jacobson to place your order: (913) 219-0893

If you are involved in a Winter Production, you may order through your Family Account as well.
2nd Parent Meeting
Jan. 8th
Costume Parade
Jan. 12th
2nd Parent Meeting
Jan. 22nd
Costume Parade
Feb. 2nd
2nd Parent Meeting
Jan. 25th
Costume Parade
Feb. 2nd

ALL Artistic Teams (past, present, future)
Please join us for our annual Feedback session! Saturday, Jan. 26th 1-4pm. Come at Noon for lunch! This is a great time of celebration, reflection and feedback. So don't miss this opportunity to connect and dream for the coming seasons!

Dance Classes resume week of Jan. 7th! See you at the Studio!

Dance Studio Track Registration is Open - please register before classes start Jan. 7th!
Join Project Dance & South HYPE at the WINTER LOCK-IN!

Jan. 19th - 20th
Christ Lutheran Church
11720 Nieman Rd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
7-9pm (ages 8-18) $5
7pm - 6am (ages 12-18) $10

Fellowship, Games, Food, Fun!

You MUST have a signed permission form to be admitted: Download the form HERE .

Proceeds to help Project Dance with their trip and performance in NYC.
Since opening our doors in 2000, CYT Kansas City has welcomed children of all abilities into theatre classes, camps and shows. Our inclusive doors have opened the hearts and minds of kids, adults and professionals throughout the years.

We have witnessed changes that go beyond words in students both with developmental disabilities and without. The success of the HEART program at CYT completely relies on the acceptance of each individual as they enter our doors. Inclusion provides a platform for children to learn together, accept each other and have fun together.

Our families share testimonies about the changes they see in each of their children that experience our inclusive environment. Students with developmental disabilities are allowed to be confident in who they are while feeling a strong sense of belonging. They grow in their social skills, their communication skills and in confidence and self-esteem as they learn to express themselves.

Theater education provides lifelong benefits to our lives and we believe it helps each of students become the very best they can be. Being involved in the HEART program at CYT Kansas City we see growth and improvement in the following areas:
For more information about HEART, please contact Josie Strickler
Prayer focus: 2019

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

As we begin a new year, I am constantly thinking of the maybes and what ifs and possibilities of the future. God is so good and has great things in store for 2019. Pray with me this month for favor and blessings and clarity and restoration in 2019.

Lord, Thank you that Your plans are higher than ours. We ask for restored hope and more of Your presence this coming year. Thank You in advance for all you are going to do in 2019. Amen