The CYT office will be closed at Noon on Tuesday, November 26th through Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Fall Shows are underway! If you don't have your tickets yet, get them today! There's still time to see Matilda this weekend! Online ticket sales close at Noon on Fridays, but tickets are available at the door!
Winter Auditions Coming Soon!
If you are age 8-18 and enrolled in a Winter class, you are eligible to audition for one of our Winter productions. Once enrolled in class, complete your online audition form, gather your music, grab your dancing shoes and join us for an amazing 20th winter of shows at CYT Kansas City!
The Artistic Team:
Director: Meagan Prendergast Asst. Director: Jordan Wegele Music Director: Ben Wray Choreographer: Nick Perry Auditions : Friday, November 22
Location : Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Bldg C Rm C020, Leawood, KS
Callbacks : Sat., November 23 9am - 1pm
Location : CYT Studios, 6800 W. 153rd St., Overland Park, KS
The Artistic Team:
Director: Alan Manning
Asst. Director: Erin Barton
Music Director: Laurie Oleson Choreographer: April Okken
Auditions : Friday, November 22
Location : Lenexa United Methodist Church, 9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, KS
Callbacks : Sat., November 23 9am - 1pm
Location : Lenexa United Methodist Church, 9138 Caenen Lake Road, Lenexa, KS
The Artistic Team:
Director: Hillary Talken
Asst. Director: Tyler MacSweeney
Music Director: Matt Edwards
Choreographer: Liz Watkins
Auditions : Friday, November 22
Location : Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee's Summit, MO
Callbacks : Sat., November 23 9am - 1pm
Location : Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee's Summit, MO
Winter Enrollment is Now Open!
Save $10 with Early Bird Registration through Nov. 10th
Classes/Workshops begin the week of Nov. 18th
Winter 9-Week Classes
Join us North, South, East & West this session for our traditional 9-week classes for ages 5-18. Act, sing, and/or dance your way to the Showcase where you'll perform and "showcase" all you've learned for family and friends!
Winter Workshops
Ages 11-18 can take part in our Workshop Track ! The Workshop Track offers a variety of classes (or workshops) located mostly in our East & South areas. Enroll in the Workshop Track and attend as many (or as few) workshops as your schedule allows - giving you more flexibility and variety. Workshops will be taught by experienced teachers as well as visiting artists and theater professionals.
Dance - Musical Theater Track
Early Bird Registration for Winter Musical Theater Track is now open!

Classes start November 18th. 

Partner Dancing For Musicals 
You Can't Stop The Beat
Midday Movement 
Jazz Funk/Hip Hop 
Dance - Studio Track
Winter Production Info:

Studio Track students wishing to audition for a Winter production, must be planning to register for Spring Studio Track or be registered in a Winter class (Traditional, Dance-MT, or Workshop Track). If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact
Don't miss out on the biggest and best gala yet! We will be celebrating 20 years in Kansas City and looking forward to the next 20 years!

Get your tickets today and save $20! A great deal for a delicious meal catered by Brancato's Catering, live entertainment, drinks, and dancing! Not to mention, we'll be in the amazingly beautiful and iconic Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in the heart of downtown KC!

Early Bird tickets available through Dec. 31st, so get your tickets now and join us as we celebrate CYT past, present, and future!

And don't forget! You get to come dressed as your favorite character from any CYT show!
As you can imagine, a gala of this magnitude takes a lot of planning and hard work - and we can't do it without you!

Currently, we are looking for donations for both our Silent and Live auctions, and/or help with procurement! If you have ideas, time, donations, etc., please contact:

Silent Auction:

Live Auction:

Gala Chair:
We don't want you to be left out of this momentous occasion! And to help you stay up-to-date on all the things, we've created a special Facebook Group - just for you! Please take a moment and join - and encourage your CYT friends to join too! This is a great place to s hare your memories, pictures, upcoming roles, life-events, or whatever comes to mind with other CYT alumni as we seek to connect, celebrate, engage and foster lifelong CYT friendships!
Worship is often mentioned as one of our students favorite things about CYT. So come join us in this season of Thanksgiving to see what makes CYT so special. Bring your family & friends!
We need more students to help lead worship at classes and rehearsals! Join Worship Coordinator, Rana Schmidt, for this fun, informative workshop. RSVP to Rana at
Show your support of CYT and help us celebrate 20 years with your very own CYT 20th Anniversary Swag ! Order online, or visit the Souvenirs Table at our Fall productions!
In our efforts to streamline and reorganize the Costumes Warehouse, we are in need of many wardrobe boxes! If you have some in good condition that you can donate, we will gladly take them off your hands! Please contact Gina Milbourn to arrange pick-up!
Summer will be here before you know it! And you know what summer means around CYT - CAMPS!

We are now accepting resumes for Summer Artistic Staff. Contact Becky Talken for more information. Deadline for application is December 1, 2020.
Thanks CYT HYPE members for prepping the show awards for the year! That's a lot of gold paint!
All children are a gift from God.
If you have a child with a developmental disability, share them with us!

The HEART (Helping to Encourage Awareness and Recognition in Theater) Program is a full Inclusion program. 

Inclusion teaches respect, acceptance and encourages all students to become the best they can be. Inclusion models kindness, compassion and positive attitudes towards disability.

Helping:  We invite and welcome a new student with a developmental disability registered through HEART with a full scholarship to classes. 
Encourage:  Students are encouraged to enroll in classes, sign up to audition for shows and to get involved in all activities offered.
Awareness:  We teach awareness of accommodations that may be needed to support disability throughout classes and productions.
Recognition : Students have the opportunity to learn and grow in their social skills and talents alongside their peers.
Theater : Inclusion brings us together and together is where we belong.

For more Information about the HEART Program and to register please contact