CYT 2020 Gala Update

In light of the health and safety concerns, and the recent issue of a state of emergency in Kansas City, CYT KC has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Gala scheduled for March 21, 2020. 

Our top priority is keeping our community safe and healthy and feel postponing our event is the best course of action. But, the show must go on! The new date for our CYT 2020 Gala is Saturday, June 20, 2020.

While we know this is not ideal, and there are still many details to address, we want you to know we are working to address them and will keep you informed of any developments.

Please join us in praying for God’s protection of our students, families, community, and for quick resolution to this serious situation.

Tickets On Sale Now!

This evening will be a grand celebration of our past 20 seasons while we raise money for our next 20. CYT has a long-standing tradition of developing character in youth and families in Kansas City through the theater arts, and we want to include all families who have been involved and supported CYT over the past 20 years. So please! Save the date and plan to join us for our biggest and best gala yet!

A Rich History

CYT has a rich history of impacting youth and families in Kansas City, both on and off stage. The dedication, faith, diligence, hope and perseverance of many families has paved a road which honors God and provides a safe place for young people to explore and grow in their creativity and character.

2000 - CYT branch established in Kansas City
2001 - First CYT KC South production - Little House on the Prairie
2002 - Expand to North Kansas City - CYT KC North’s first production - Tom Sawyer
2004 - First Summer Overnight Master Camp - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2005 - CYT KC opens the Dance Studio
2006 - East Expansion - Lee’s Summit, MO - first production - Robin Hood
2011 - West Expansion - Shawnee/Lenexa, KS - first production - Robin Hood
2013 - Our 100th production - CYT KC South’s Tarzan
2016 - First Full Show Middle School Master Camp - Godspell Jr.
2017 - First Drama Camp - Macbeth
2018 - First Regular Season Full Play - The Compleat Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged)
2018 - Collaboration with Overland Park Orchestra to present Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite
2019 - First CYT “Full Show” Summer Day Camp - Seussical Kids
2019 - New “Workshop Track” introduced for classes

My son's life is richer, wider and is full of meaning because of what CYT did for him.  He learned to take responsibility, to cherish friendships, to be inclusive, to overcome criticism and disappointment, and to use and develop whatever gifts he had been given by God.

- CYT KC Parent

Why a Fundraising Gala?

Since revenue from classes, productions, and camps only covers 70 percent of our operating costs, we rely on the generous donations of people like you to close that deficit and ensure that CYT KC can continue to offer quality and affordable programming.

With your partnership, we can continue changing the lives of children and families in the Kansas City area while constantly improving the experience for both participants and patrons.

Impact the Next CYT Generation

Christian Youth Theater - Kansas City has believed in and supported the youth of Kansas City and the arts in Kansas City for over 20 years! And this is your chance to make an impact on the next generation of students and families through CYT.

Become a Gala Sponsor and be part of changing kids lives!
  • The Impact: 24,714 students nationwide in 2018 and over 1,000 across five Kansas City areas
  • The Opportunities: after-school theater-arts classes, 11 Broadway-style musicals each year, summer camps, dance studio, improv team, and HYPE (High School Youth Pursuing Excellence)
  • The Chance to Shine: a general scholarship fund for students with financial need and the HEART program for students with cognitive and developmental disabilities, more than $10,000 in scholarships given last year
  • The Lifelong Gains: self-esteem, leadership and problem-solving skills, friendships, etc.
  Download a 2020 Gala Sponsor Brochure.

Help us make this year's gala a truly grand celebration! View our Silent Auction Wish List!

Want to help by donating an item? Or do you know someone who does? Contact our Auction chairs:
Silent Auction - Pam Chapman and Rhonda Brown
Live Auction - LeeAnn Cure and Lisa Lynch

And get your tickets early! Discounted tickets will be available Oct.15th through Dec. 31st! A single ticket is regularly priced at $85, but if you purchase early, tickets are only $65! Invite your friends, your family, the neighbors, etc.! It's going to be a fabulous reunion and celebration of CYT's 20 years in Kansas City. We can't wait to see you there! Purchase tickets HERE.