Shows

CYT produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for any of our current productions. Depending on age and ability, students and siblings not participating as cast members can be involved on the backstage crew, technical team, or the costume and makeup committees. CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts!

For information on our current season, use the dropdown menu at the top of this page. 

Everyone helped me so much, teaching me what I was supposed to do. I came out of that audition with a little more confidence, and happiness.


Alexis V, CYT Student

Auditions

Students ages 8-18, enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for our 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, sing or dance for various roles in the production. Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!

Casting

Curious how directors decide who gets cast in what role? It's not as simple as you may think! Check out this video from CYT HQ, wherein Dr. Heather LaForge (former CYT National Artistic Director) discusses the CYT casting process. 

Students cast in a CYT Seattle production are required to pay a production fee and a parent or guardian serve as volunteers on our Parent Committees. Check out our Production Manual below for a more info on everything that goes into a show. 

Parent Committees

Parents are the backbone of CYT! Without them, CYT would not be the family-oriented organization that it is and could not produce the high-quality community shows that it does.

At least one parent or guardian of each student cast in the production must serve on a pre-show and show week committee during the show. As part of the audition paperwork parents fill out a committee prefernce form which might include: costumes, props, backstage, public relations, sets, technical, make-up, and programs.