About CYT Productions

CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts! CYT produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students ages 8-18 the opportunity to audition for a current production. Participation in production requires additional fees. 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.

Seize the Day with Disney's Newsies

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies is set in turn-of-the-century New York and features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! 

School Days Field Trips - Reserve Now!

CYT Tucson brings the best in children’s theater to students throughout Southern Arizona. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography and singing. All performers are students ages 8 –18 yrs old. Educational guides are available to help prepare your students for the performance, discussing the story and explaining theater etiquette.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary and middle school classes. CYT Tucson has seen nearly 2,000 students per season attend our productions. Tickets are $7 per seat with a free chaperone/teacher ticket per 15 minimum. Reserve today or reach out to our School Days Coordinator with any questions: schooldays@cyttucson.org. 

Broadway Review Gala

Join us on January 15th, 2022 for a Broadway review and dessert gala! This semi-formal night will celebrate the talented youth performers at CYT Tucson and hold a silent auction to raise funds for CYT programs.

Production Teams

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 of each student cast in the production must serve on a CYT Production Team. Options include, but are not limited to: costumes, refreshments, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, docents, technical, make-up, programs, and house management.

Backstage Crew and Tech

The backstage crew and tech teams are the "magic" that make a show happen!  All members of our crew have the ability to learn sound, lights, running projections, and backstage crew where you are moving sets on and off the stage for scene changes. Our stage managers for each production are seasoned crew kids that found their passion in running these technical aspects of the show.