Register for SPRING CLASSES
Plan to join us for auditions for our
North Performance of
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)
***SCROLL DOWN FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS***
NORTH EARLY | Ages 5-12 | Mondays, 5 to 6:45p
Our Spring Classes begin Monday, February 27th
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 learning 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!
Drama I - Character Counts! (ages 8 - 12) Jana Latchaw
What makes a character come alive? In this class you will learn how to give your character depth and to create believable relationships with others on stage. Discover why character is more than skin deep...
NORTH LATE | Ages 12-18 | Mondays, 7 to 8:45p
Our Spring Classes begin Monday, February 27
Musical Theater II: Tale as Old as Time (ages 12 - 18) Meagan Prendergast
We invite you to "Be Our Guest" and dive into the world of Beauty and the Beast! We will learn more about the finer points of vocal performance and voice placement as we study some of the most iconic music to ever come out of the Disney vault. We will focus on creating character and using our natural voices to project our words. Who knows, "there may be something there that wasn't there before."
Voice II - Sing in the Rain: A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds (ages 12 - 18) Ashton Dixon
What is known as one of the greatest movie musicals ever made, Singing In the Rain highlights a high-spirited depiction of Hollywood in the 1920s. With comedy and beautiful music the movie was destined for great success! Not to mention, the outstanding Debbie Reynolds who gave a breathtaking performance in the lead role as Kathy Selden. Join us in strengthening your musical theatre skills while paying tribute to the late great Debbie Reynolds.
TWO CLASSES ONLY: Saturday, April 1 and 8, 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
North classes meet: Monday nights once a week.
North Class Coordinator
Ages & Times
Ages 5-12 - 5:00-6:45pm
Ages 12-18 - 7:00-8:45pm
Announcing Our New Northland Location (
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO
First Night of Classes: Monday, February 27th
March 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
Showcases*: May 1
Class Showcase Performance: Monday, May 1, at 5:30 pm (students arrive at 5 pm)
Hillside Christian Church
900 NE Vivion Road
Kansas City, MO
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.
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:
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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