CYT 2020 Gala Update

CYT KC's gala is going virtual! We would love for you to Be Our Guest at our virtual gala on October 17, 2020. We will still be celebrating our past 20 years with all of your favorite gala features, but from the comfort and safety of your own home. Join us the week of October 11th-17th for performances, testimonies, interviews, and to start bidding on silent auction items. Then, the night of October 17th at 7 p.m., tune in live for our live auction, games, and some special surprises! You won’t want to miss it! Look for more information and how to register coming soon!

Registration is Now Open!

This evening (and really the entire week) will be a grand celebration of our past 20 seasons while we raise money to help us to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic and to look forward to 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, register now for free, and plan to join us for our biggest and best gala yet!

PLEASE NOTE: If you previously purchased tickets to attend in person, you are already registered for the event and do not need to register again.

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. And now as COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our daily lives, CYT Kansas City needs your help even more just to keep our lights on. Although we are working with a skeleton crew and saving where we can, the cancellation of much of our spring and summer programming, scaling back our upcoming programming to adhere to health and safety guidelines, and more means that CYT KC is not receiving the revenue it relies on to operate. Any donation you can make will help us continue to operate during this time and ensure that we are able to enrich the lives of children and families in our community for years to come.

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.

SPONSORSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES! 
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.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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, don't forget to invite all your friends and family to join us online for this celebration!