CYT produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for their chapter’s current production. Students not cast in the show are encouraged to participate in other ways. Depending on age and ability, students (and siblings) can participate 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!

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.

Thornton Wilder


Students 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 for a speaking role in the play.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!


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 (CYT HQ Vice President of Education) 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. 

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 Parent Committee during the show. Options include, but are not limited to: costumes, refreshments, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, docents, technical, make-up, programs, and house management. 

Hey, CYT, if you're Christian, why do you choose certain shows?

Sometimes we get asked, "Why Does CYT Produce Fairy Tales and Classic Children’s Stories? Why doesn’t CYT do more Biblical stories? What is Christian about doing Fairy Tales? Why are we training children to work in the entertainment field? What is spiritual about children’s literature?"

Click here to read our answer straight from the folks at CYT HQ 

Click here to read an interview with our CYT founder, Paul Russell, about our philosophy of using dark to teach light and trying to use theatre to help our kids successfully navigate an increasingly secular world.