Rehearsals & Performances
Cast members are required to be present and on time for all rehearsals. Arrive or log in 10 minutes early. You will be asked to sign in at all live rehearsals. In audition paperwork, you will have the opportunity on your forms to tell the Artistic Team about any planned absences, such as scheduled family vacations. If you have any unexcused absences, you will be taken out of the scene being taught, and may possibly be removed from the production. Note: Taking a cast member out of rehearsal early is the same as an absence and needs to be planned just like any other absence.
Cast attendance is mandatory for Tech Week and ALL performances. Arrive 10 minutes early for all call times. If you have an emergency, and will be late or will miss a rehearsal or performance, you must email Gina Milbourn at email@example.com or call the CYT Office at 913-681-3318.
Regardless of reason, excused or unexcused, if a cast member misses rehearsal (or is late for rehearsal or leaves rehearsal early), unless it was previously stated AT AUDITIONS - there is a strong possibility that they will be cut from any scenes that were rehearsed that day. This is NOT a punishment; it is simply a natural consequence of the pace of our rehearsal schedule. New material is learned each week and then we move on. We don’t have the time to back up and re-teach material for cast members who were not present.
In order to have productive rehearsals, each student needs to be well enough to fully participate. If your student will be missing rehearsal please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CYT office at 913-681-3318. If your child is not feeling well, it is imperative that you keep them home; this will help to keep the rest of the cast and crew healthy and the production on track. If your student misses rehearsal more than two times due to illness, it will be evaluated by the artistic team whether they will need to be pulled from a scene. This is not a punishment; it is the nature of the pace of our rehearsal schedule.
In the event of inclement weather and/or poor road conditions, classes/rehearsals may be canceled for the safety of our students. Cancellations due to weather will be posted on our website: www.cytkc.org
. Many times the weather may be dangerous in the mornings, but by class/rehearsal time, road conditions are fine. A decision will be made by 3pm regarding any cancellation of evening activities. If class/rehearsal is canceled for any reason, an email will be sent to all participants. Updates can also be found on CYT’s website: www.cytkc.org
, as well as on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We always encourage checking our website first for the most up-to-date cancellation information.
Please note: CYT Kansas City does not credit, refund, or pro-rate tuition for classes canceled due to inclement weather.
CHOOSING TO DROP A SHOW POLICY
It is the policy of Christian Youth Theater Kansas City that if an actor auditions for a show and is cast, they must accept the role they are given. If the actor chooses not to participate in the production following the cast list being posted, they may NOT audition for another show in the same session. That actor will also NOT be considered for a principle role in the next production they audition. In addition, this action may be considered in future casting decisions and any written references. Not only is dropping a show unprofessional, it is disrespectful to the directors, cast members, and above all to the craft of theatre itself.
In normal times, production fees are one of multiple sources of income that support each production. During these unprecedented times, the restrictions brought upon due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that not only will we have decreased cast sizes, we will see losses in ticket sales, concessions, special activities, advertisements, and more. This means that the production fees will be crucial in funding the numerous production costs including rights, artistic team costs, production costs, streaming fees, and more. Production fees are paid online, using your CYT account.
The production fee is a one-time fee per student of $190 for musical productions and $170 for non-musical productions.
PLEASE NOTE: Fall 2020 production fees will not include t-shirts, DVDs, or tickets.