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2016-2017 WEST

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West Black Box Production of
West Audition Information

CYT offers three sessions each year!
Fall, Winter & Spring
Each session includes a Showcase performance highlighting what students have learned in their classes.
Spring registration opens: February 6th at 10:00am
Early Bird Registration:  February 6th-12th (midnight CST)

Registration is open!

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Payment can be made online, by mail, or in person.


WEST EARLY | Ages 5-12 | Thursdays, 5 to 6:45p
Our Spring Classes begin Thursday, March 2nd

Musical Theatre I - Sing! Sing! Sing!
(ages 8 - 12)   Kaylee Gallagher

Have you seen the movie SING? In order to save his theater, a Koala hosts a singing competition that changes the lives of all the animals involved. This movie is full of interesting and eccentric characters that follow their dreams and never give up. Come join the fun as we discover how to transform into animals on stage while singing and dancing to SING's contemporary music! As Mr. Moon would say “Don’t let fear stop you from doing the things you love.”

Musical Theatre I - Just Can't Wait to Be King!
(ages 8 - 12)   Meagan Prendergast

Discover the basics of musical theater through the wonderful and timeless music of The Lion King! In addition to studying vocal performance techniques and warmups, we will also focus on what makes a good villain. Join us as we transform ourselves into the wild animals from our story with special effects makeup. Sign up now and Hakuna Matata!

WEST LATE | Ages 12-18 | Thursdays, 7 to 8:45p
Our Spring Classes begin Thursday, March 2nd.

Class information will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

TWO CLASSES ONLY: Saturday, April 1st and 8th, 8am to 12pm

What's So Funny? - Comedy in Film
(ages 14 - 18)   Rick Mundy

As a great actor is rumored to have said on his deathbed, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard." What's so difficult about making people laugh? For the class clown, maybe nothing. But for young actors, the art of allowing an audience to find humor in what, for the character, is a painful or difficult moment is very demanding. It requires commitment to character, emotional transparency, and superb timing. It's a delicate balance that is difficult to achieve. Fortunately for aspiring actors, the masterful performances of many comedy greats have been captured for us to learn from. In this class, students will view and discuss great moments in film and television comedy to learn to identify styles of comedy, (satire, parody, farce, etc.) and the elements of comedy (surprise, incongruity, etc.) as a foundation for learning how to perform comedy. And apart from all that, it'll be a great opportunity to share a laugh. The Master Class will be taught by Dr. Rick Mundy, a Kansas City-based acting teacher/director with advanced degrees in theatre and film from Regent University and KU.     (This class has been filled)

* designates a core CYT class which is also a great beginning class for the new CYT student

Please Note:  All classes and teachers are subject to change.

Important Class Information Below

West Class Coordinator
Theresa St. John

West classes meet: Thursday nights once a week.

Ages & Times
Ages  5-12 - 5:00-6:45pm
Ages 12-18 - 7:00-8:45pm

Location ( Map )

Journey Church
8865 Bourgade Avenue
Lenexa, KS  66219

First Night of Classes: Thursday, March 2

Class Dates

March 2, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4

No Classes: March 9
Showcases*: May 4

Class Showcase Performance:  
Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. (Students arrive at 5:30 p.m.)
Location ( Map )

Journey Church
8865 Bourgade Avenue
Lenexa, KS  66219

Black Box:  "The Importance of being Earnest"
(students ages 12-18 must be enrolled in the class to audition)

Black Box Students:
2nd Black Box performance
Saturday, May 6
MNU Sunderland Black Box Theatre
(Call Time 4:00, Performance 7:00)

Tuition Costs and Discounts
Early-bird tuition: $170.00* available from February 6th-12th.
Regular Tuition: $180
Note: *Early bird tuition discounts are only available for a short time so register early! *Registrations must be paid in full and before the deadline to receive the early bird discount. 

Class Confirmations
Once you are enrolled in a class, you will receive an email class confirmation before your class begins with reminders and general information. 

The HEART program
Helping to Encourage Awareness and Recognition in Theater is a full inclusion program that provides individuals with special needs the opportunity to participate in classes, shows and camps.

If your child has a learning disability or special needs, please contact our HEART Coordinator, Josie Strickler at for detailed class information and to enroll in CYT classes. First time HEART families will receive a full scholarship for classes!

Are you interested in auditioning for one of our shows?
Students ages 8-18 and enrolled in a class may audition for any musical production during that session!

Find out more about our audition process here:   Audition Information

Refund and Cancellation Policy
If a student is withdrawn from a course prior to the second day of class, tuition fees will be refunded less a $25 processing fee. Refunds or pro-rates are not given after the second class or if a student has auditioned for a show. Classes and teachers are subject to change. CYT reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. If this occurs, families will receive an option to choose another class or receive a full refund.

Returned Check Policy
If a check is returned by your financial institution, a $25 charge will be assessed.

 Buzz Word - Trust!
Proverbs 3:5, 6 
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."



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