Mission

Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator.

Values

  • Placing the maximum worth on people and treating each individual with respect and significance.
  • Developing character values in individuals including commitment, discipline, self esteem, confidence, and integrity.
  • Supporting the family unit through the direct involvement of each family member’s talents, interests, and abilities.
  • Providing a quality product without compromising a wholesome environment.
  • Being a godly role model promoting the awareness of a higher accountability.

What Does CYT Offer?

Classes
CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Class sizes are small and offer supervision both inside and outside the classroom.

Parents send their children to CYT classes to learn, and that’s exactly what they will do! At the end of a CYT session, your student will come away with a new or improved skill in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy Showcase is presented by each class to show other students, family, and friends all they’ve learned.

Shows
CYT shows are always appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts at a young age! 

CYT produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for their affiliate’s current production.

Students not cast in the show are encouraged to participate in other ways. Depending on age and ability, students can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or the costume and makeup committees.

Camps
Week-long musical theater day camps are offered during the summer months for students ages 5-18. Typical camps include team competitions, drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, theme-related devotionals, and an impressive concluding showcase for family and friends.

Programs
There are many ways to be part of CYT beyond the stage! CYT programs consist of everything that is not a class, camp, or show. Some of the available programs include HYPE, Improvathon, and the yearly CYT EXPO.

History

Once Upon a Time…
In 1980, Paul & Sheryl Russell had the dream of bringing wholesome family entertainment to their community. Along with a small band of theater-loving friends, they mounted a fully-staged production of The Sound of Music in San Diego, CA to a surprising audience of 5,000.

One year later, they started an after-school theater arts program specifically for youth ages 4-18. Their first show, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, had a cast of 24 students and the rest is history.

Nationally, CYT has grown to be the largest children’s theater organization in the country with more than 38 locations in 25 different cities and enrolling 18,000 students annually.

CYT North Idaho

Mailing Address:
147 E Aqua Circle
#3
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815

Phone: Office (208) 762-9373
Office Address:
147 E Aqua Circle
#3
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815

Office hours:
Tues and Thurs 10:00am - 3:00pm
Box Office Phone (208)929-0066

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