About CYT Shows

CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts! CYT Portland produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for a current production as a cast member or crew.
 

                                             Our 2022-2023 Season!

Current Shows:

Disney's Frozen Jr.

Mar 4 - Mar 12

Portland
7 Performances
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140
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Disney's Newsies Jr.

May 27 - Jun 4

Portland
6 Performances
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140
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Our shows are a unique and exciting endeavor. We work together to create a professional production in just eight weeks. The show and rehearsal process are vital tools in our mission to develop character through training in the arts. Not only will your student learn to perform, but they will also learn who they are and their value as a member of the cast.

CYT Productions are fast-paced. We do an enormous amount in just a few weeks. There are loads of
details to manage, places to be, and responsibilities that all of us carry so that your student’s experience can be the best it can be. This manual has been designed to give you a clear picture of what to expect, what you and your student need to do and when, and how we all can work together for the best show possible.

Auditions Important Info

Any student, ages 8-18, who is currently enrolled in a CYT class is invited to audition for our current production. Come see our Parent Hub for more information.

Be part of CYT Portland's Spring 2023 Production of Disney's Newsies Jr!
  • Register for a CYT Spring 2023 Class
  • Sign up for an Audition Time
  • Go to the Production Manual page by clicking the link below and learn everything it takes to be part of the current CYT Portland production.
  • Complete the Pre-Audition Checklist, due 2 WEEKS BEFORE Auditions.
  • Auditions (Open for family Viewing): Friday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm, March 31st, 2023.
  • Dance/Singing Auditions (Cast Auditioners Only)(Closed to family Viewing): Saturday, 9:00am - 11:45am, April 1st, 2023.
  • Callbacks (Invited Cast Only)(Closed to family Viewing): Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, April 1st, 2023.
  • Location: Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus
  • Address: 13405 SW Hall Blvd. Tigard, OR 97223

Production Parent 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, souvenirs, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, technical, make-up, programs, and house management.

School Field Trips

CYT brings the best in children’s theater to students throughout the county. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography and singing. All performers and crew members are students ages 8 –18.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary, middle school classes and home school groups. The school day shows are typically only 90 minutes in duration. Last year, over two thousand students attended our productions. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today. If you'd like to reserve seats for your group, go to our School Field Trips page by clicking the button below for more information.

"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

Crew Resources

You can't have musical theater without crew! Stage crew and tech crew make the magic happen.  Click through to find resources for crew and tech.