The student commitment is not only to his or her weekly class, and preparation for the Showcase but also, if cast in a show, to the weekend rehearsals plus personal time needed during the week to learn their lines, songs, and/or dance steps.

Behavorial Guidelines:
  • CYT is a privilege and only good behavior is allowed. Respect for teachers, CYT staff, parents, facility representatives and other students is expected.
  • CYT expects honoring language and actions to be used at all times. Name-calling, profanity, gossip and/or inappropriate words and actions will not be tolerated.
  • CYT expects each student’s conduct to be respectful to property; therefore, any damage to property will be repaired or replaced at the student’s expense.
  • CYT expects purity of self in relationships with others and one’s own body; therefore, drugs, alcohol, and smoking are strictly prohibited. Inappropriate or aggressive physical contact between students is not permitted at any CYT activity. Students are to refrain from all public displays of affection during CYT events and activities.
  • DRESS CODE - CYT expects students to dress modestly and appropriately, in a way that promotes a healthy environment and eliminates distractions. Overly tight or revealing clothing is not acceptable. Midriffs must be covered, even when arms are raised or when a student is seated. Undergarments are not to be visible or exposed at any time. For safety reasons closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times. NO SANDALS, CROCS OR FLIP FLOPS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY CYT ACTIVITY.
  • CYT expects all students to do their best. We believe the Lord will do a good work in you.
  • Attendance is required at a minimum of 80% of the classes for the entire session and Showcase. Excessive absences from class may result in dismissal from the show. Classroom Guidelines  Be on time and prepared for class.
  • Show respect to teachers, staff members and your fellow students by your choice of words and actions.
  • Concentrate in class and help others to stay focused by not creating distractions.  Seek to encourage your fellow students.
  • Turn off all cell phones before the start of class.
  • Stay in designated areas during breaks and avoid any rough or hazardous horse play.
  • Seize this opportunity to learn, grow and make some great friends!
Rehearsal and Performance Guidelines:
  • Avoid unnecessary noise and distractions during rehearsals and performances.
  • Stay in designated areas. CYT students may not leave the facilities during CYT activities. This includes breaks during rehearsal, lunch time on School Days performances and mealtimes between shows. When appropriate, a sack lunch must be brought by the cast or crew member or be delivered to them by an adult. No fast food runs are allowed.
  • Behave in a professional manner by:
    • Attending all rehearsals and performances unless you have called to report an illness or have received the Artistic Director’s permission to be absent.
    • Being on time.
    • Being prepared with costumes, makeup, props, script, and whatever else is required.
    • Following the Theater Etiquette guidelines listed in the CYT User’s Manual.
  • Have a great time learning and growing!
Sequence of Consequences for Violations of Guidelines:
  • 1st incident – The Teacher or Director in charge will talk with the individual student about his/her misbehavior.
  • 2nd incident – The Artistic Director will talk with the individual student about his/her misbehavior.
  • 3rd incident – The Artistic Director will call the parent and explain the student’s misbehavior. Dismissal from the class or show may result.


Parents are expected to attend the Orientation Meeting on the firstt night of classes. This is especially important for all new parents. This is where you will learn what we have planned for classes, production, and special events for the session.

Unlike many children’s theater programs, parents are essential to CYT. Not only does CYT welcome parents to all aspects of our program, CYT requires parent involvement at a number of levels. First and foremost, CYT depends on parents to get their children to class, to rehearsals, and to shows on time and prepared.

If your child is cast in a show, there are two mandatory Parent Meetings; one the first weekend of rehearsals, and one midway through the 10-week session.  You will receive the information you need for the weeks to come at these meetings. Each cast member must have at least one parent (or representative 18 years or older) attend these meetings.

Likewise, at least one parent (or adult family representative) is required to be involved in preparing for the session production. CYT has found that “Parent Production Teams” are the best way to get the essential jobs done! You will actively serve on one of the many Parent Production Teams throughout preparation for the show and/or during the show. Working side by side enables families to share a common goal.


We try and limit how the amount of paperwork we send home with you, but over the course of the session there will be a number of forms for various that you will need to complete and return. The most important ones are the Student Medical/Photo Release, required for your child to attend class, and the Adult Medical/Photo Release required from parents with children performing in a show. We ask that you be diligent to complete and/or sign each form we hand out during the session and to be sensitive to their deadlines. THANK YOU!


Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and experience in performing in front of people. CYT encourages all eligible students to audition. Enrolled students ages 8-18, or who will be age 8 by the end of the last show of the session, are welcome to audition. NOTE: Children age 7 who are eligible to audition must be enrolled in an age 8-12 class. There is a wealth of information about auditions at Audition FAQ  and we encourage both new and returning students to read over.
Regular, consistent class attendance is required in order to participate in performance opportunities. Though the classes are completely separate from the shows, we believe the classes provide important training that will build confidence and help develop good auditioning and performance skills. It is in class where students learn and develop the theatrical skills they will need for performing on stage.

This year, in order to maintain our licensing agreements, cast size (whether it be one cast or two) will be dependent on talent, the amount of roles listed in the script, as well as the number of characters deemed by the publishing company as the total amount necessary for ensemble. 

We are making our best effort to provide our families with as much information as possible so there are no surprises regarding casting prior to auditions.



Rehearsals are not to be viewed as an optional activity. Below are some of our policies about rehearsal and performance commitments.
  • Maximum of 3 absences.  Need to be specified on the conflict sheet (obviously unplanned sickness, death in the family, or unfortunate circumstances like car trouble do not count against the 3 absences)
  • Cast members are required to be at all performances their cast is called for. This includes missing one day of school during the session for School Day performances. 
  • Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals for which they are scheduled.  If an absence is necessary, permission must be received from the Artistic Director.
  • Any cast member missing more than 3 rehearsals may not be able to participate in the show.  Conflicts (other than illness, family emergency, or unforeseen event like car trouble) after casting are not allowed, unless approved by the Artistic Director.
  • You MUST attend Super Saturday and all dress/tech rehearsals.  This is a vital time during the production process and for cast members to have a final idea of what is happening on the actual stage as opposed to the rehearsal space.
  • All conflicts with the rehearsal and/or performance schedule MUST be listed on the audition form and will be taken under consideration during casting. 
  • Cast members may leave rehearsal early only if they have given prior notification to the Director.
  • Each cast member will be required to pay a non-refundable production fee. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Students, both cast members and crew, may NOT leave the theater during or between performances for any reason.


Full scholarship details and forms are available on our Scholarships Page.
  • Scholarships and discounts not available for our master class session.
  • Applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Late submissions and walk-in applications will not be accepted.
  • Application does not guarantee scholarship.
  • Families must complete a full-length scholarship for summer camp.
  • Scholarships are given consideration for up to 50%