CYT CLASSES GUIDE CYT strives to offer the best in a variety of theater classes. Here are a few pointers to help you select the best class. PRE-REQS Other experience and outside classes CAN fulfill a needed pre-req. For example choir from school for a voice class. If you need help determining if you meet or can be exempt from pre-reqs- just give us a call!
NEW & IMPROVED * Check out new age groupings for 10-14 year olds and 14-18 year olds! * Dance 10: Project Dance will be 2 sessions this year, and auditions will be Winter 2012. You must audition and commit to both Winter and Spring in the same county. There will also be Summer Project Dance Camp 2012. Wanna get ready? Check out Dance 9: Project Dance Prep class (ages 12-18) in the fall!
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Check out the classes offered in your county then refer to designated pages for class descriptions
* Voice 10: Project Chorale will be 2 sessions this year, and auditions will be Winter 2012. You must audition and commit to both Winter and Spring in the same county. Wanna get ready? Check out Voice 9: Project Chorale Prep class (ages 12-18) in the fall!
THEMES If a class has a theme- you’ll find it under the county. For example, a “Musical Theater 2” class might have a theme of Hairspray, Lion King, Seussical, or others. AGES Generally classes are divided into three age categories “Future CYT Stars” ages 4-7 “For Kids” ages 8-12 “For Teens” ages 12-18
BENCHMARKS Check out what the class will be learning under “Classes” then scroll to “Class Catalog” on our website.
We're here to help! If you have questions about what class to take, pre-reqs or just wanna talk to our amazing staff ... we are here to help! Call us at 847-516-2298, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and we'll be happy to assist you. Thanks for helping us "develop character, one stage at a time". 2
What is CYT? CYT is an after-school theater arts education program for kids ages 4-18, offering classes, summer camps and family- friendly productions throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. The program has nine locations in Aurora, DuPage, Kane, Kenosha, Lake, McHenry, Oak Park, Northwest Cook and Rockford. Each location hosts a variety of exciting classes in three 10-week sessions featuring dance, drama, voice, musical theater and other theatrical disciplines, as well as produces full- scale musicals. During the summer, week- long camps are offered. CYT welcomes all students of any background and accommodates special needs students through the Inclusion Program. CYT encourages students to develop their talents, mentor younger students, build friendships and be positive members of their community. CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who must understand our mission statement, values, objectives and goals. All CYT staff strive to be excellent role models.
Mission Statement CYT is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.
Who We Are CYT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization which is funded primarily through its tuition, ticket sales and outside contributions.
Values and Objectives • • • • •
Developing character traits and abilities in individuals including commitment, discipline, self-esteem, confidence and integrity. Sustaining the family unit through the direct involvement of each family members' talents, interests and abilities. Providing a quality product without compromising a wholesome environment. Placing the maximum worth on people and treating each individual with respect and significance. Being a Godly role model promoting the awareness of a higher accountability. CYT is a non-profit educational corporation. We rely on donations as our programs are not fully funded by tuition and production fees. CYT is sponsored in part by Home State Bank, Christian Liberty Academy, Illinois Arts Council, and Sage Products. 3
AURORA AREA A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! Join Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, as he tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved “Schoolhouse Rock” songs as “Just A Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” and “Conjunction Junction.” THE SONGS Verb: That's What's Happening A Noun is a Person Place or Thing Three is a Magic Number Mother Necessity Suffing Till Suffrage Lolly, Lolly, Lolly Unpack Your Adjectives Just a Bill The Preamble Ready or Not, Here I Come Do the Circulation Rufus Xavier Sasparilla Figure Eight Victim of Gravity Conjunction Junction Great American Melting Pot Elbow Room Zero, My Hero Interplanet Janet Interjections The Tale of Mr. Morton
THE ROLES Tom/Tina George Dori Shulie Joe Dina Cori Camper Cowboys
Feature Soloists Interplanet Janet Magician Mother Necessity Mr. Morton Pearl Rafella Gabriella Rufus Xavier Train Conductor Zero Superhero
Ensembles: Circulation Trio Gravity Guys Historical Characters Jivin' Geniuses Lolly Boys Lolly Girls Nouns Peanut Prodigies Smarty Pants Wiz Kids Young Inventors
Audition/Rehearsal Locations: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 N. Edgelawn, Aurora (Auditions, Callbacks & 2 weekends) Church of the Brethren, 155 Boulder Hill Pass, Montgomery (most Fridays & Saturdays) Auditions/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept 2nd: 5:30-8:30pm (Auditions) Sat, Sept 3rd: 9:30-2pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 9th to Nov 12th , Fridays: 5:30-9pm, Saturdays: 9am-2pm (No Rehearsals Sept 16-24) Show Info*: Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Rd., Oswego Dress Week: Mon, Nov 14th to Wed, Nov 16th : 5-9pm Performances: Thurs, Nov 17th : 9:30am & 11:45 am Fri, Nov 18th : 9:30 am & 11:45 am & 7pm Sat, Nov 19th : 2pm & 6pm Sun, Nov 20th : 2pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Kristi Wright See full bio on page 23
AURORA AREA Mondays 4:30 - 6:30 pm 1st class: Aug. 29 Showcase: Nov. 21 No Classes: Sept. 5 & Oct. 31
Westminster Presbyterian Church 10 N. Edgelawn Dr. Aurora, IL
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) The Lion King Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Parables & Tales Dance 3 for Kids (ages 8-12) Hip Hop & Modern Specialty 903 for Kids (ages 8-12) Puppetry Drama 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Monologues and Scenes Voice 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Chorale Prep
Mondays 7 - 9 pm 1st class: Aug. 29 Showcase: Nov. 21 No Classes: Sept. 5 & Oct. 31
Westminster Presbyterian Church 10 N. Edgelawn Dr. Aurora, IL
Dance 6 for Kids (ages 8-12) Dance Styles Musical Theater 2 for Kids (ages 9-12) ewsies Drama 4 for Kids/Teens- Readerâ€™s Theater (ages 10-14) Fables & Fairytales Voice 5 for Teens (ages 12-18) Sight Singing Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Improv 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Improvathon Prep
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40 5
AURORA AREA Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm 1st class: Sept. 1 Showcase: Nov. 3
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 63 Fernwood Rd. Montgomery, IL
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) The Lion King Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Parables & Tales Voice 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Broadway Hits Comedy 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Make ‘em Laugh Specialty 701 for Teens (ages 15-18) Combat 1
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
DUPAGE AREA Aladdin is the story of a common street rat who dreams of adventure. He is joined by a hysterical arabian street gangBabkak, Omar, and Kissim. Together, the three friends "look, love and listen to their hearts" to make it through the day. That is, until Jafar realizes Aladdin is the "chosen one" and the only boy able to free the Genie from the cave of wonders. Complete with the hysterical Genie, lovely Princess Jasmine, and soulful story telling by the fortune teller Scherezade, this inspiring tale will take you far away to the enchanted land of Arabia where you'll be swept away on a magic carpet ride you'll never forget.
The Roles Aladdin Princess Jasmine Genie Sultan Sultan's Wife Jafar Bubba Sheba Dakar Shammar Scheherazade Prince Zorak Usane Babkak Omar Kasim Aladdin's mother Townspeople Palace Guards Market Vendors
The Songs At the Bazaar Gotta Get Go Look, Love, Listen Legend of the Lamp What Can You Give Me? Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kasim Prince Ali Magic Carpet Princess Jasmine Old Lamps for New What Do You Think of That? Ode to Jafar Genie in the Lamp
Audition/Rehearsal Location: Harvest Bible Chapel, 1805 High Point Dr, Naperville Auditions/Callback Dates: Fri, Aug 26th: 4:30 - 9pm (Auditions) & Sat, Aug 27th: 10 - 2pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 2nd to Oct 8th, Fridays: 5 - 9pm, Saturdays: 9am - 2:15pm Show Info*: Timothy Christian Auditorium, 188 E. Butterfield, Elmhurst Dress Week: Mon, Oct 10th to Wed, Oct 12th : 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Oct 13th : 9:30am & 11:45am Fri, Oct 14th : 9:30am, 11:45am & 7pm Fri, Oct 21st : 7pm th Sat, Oct 15 : 2pm & 6pm Sat, Oct 22nd : 2pm & 6pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Jewel Magoon See full bio on page 23
DUPAGE AREA Mondays 4:45 - 6:45pm 1st Class: Aug. 22 Showcase: Nov. 7 No class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 10
(aperville Presbyterian Church 943 Sanctuary Lane Naperville, IL
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Down on the Farm Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Toy Story Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Tall Tales Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Andres Lloyd Webber Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 9-12) Hercules Comedy/Improv for Kids (ages 8-12) Fairly Stupid Tales Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Fiddler on the Roof Drama 7 for Teens (ages 12-18) Scene Study
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church 155 Brush Hill Rd. Elmhurst, IL
Thursdays 4:45 - 6:45pm 1st Class: Aug. 25 Showcase: Nov. 3 No class: Oct. 13
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Aladdin Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Once Upon a Time Voice 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Rodgers & Hammerstein Dance 4 for Kids (ages 8-12) Ballet & Lyrical Musical Theater 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Ragtime Improv 1 for Teens (ages 12-18)
DUPAGE AREA Tuesdays 4:45 - 6:45pm 1st Class: Aug. 23 Showcase: Nov. 1 No class: Oct. 11
Crossroads Community Church 1N100 Gary Ave. Carol Stream , IL
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Jungle Book Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Shrek Voice 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Joyful oise Specialty 502 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Stunts and Combat Voice 4 for Teens (ages 12-18) Glee CYT Style
Tuesdays 7 - 9pm 1st Class: Aug. 23 Showcase: Nov. 1 No class: Oct. 11
Crossroads Community Church 1N100 Gary Ave. Carol Stream , IL
Musical Theater 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) High School Musical Drama 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) My Fair Lady Dance 9 for Teens-Project Dance Prep (ages 12-18) Beginners Welcome Specialty 907 for Teens (ages 12-18) Behind the Scenes Video Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) Singing in the Rain
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40 9
KA(E AREA The Jungle Book is a daring tale of adventure based on Rudyard Kipling's exotic tale. The story follows a young boy named Mowgli who was raised in the jungles of India by a pack of wolves. There he learns the laws of the jungle from his good friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. Throughout his adventures, he meets characters of all shapes and sizes: Kaa the snake, King Louie the leader of the monkeys, here Khan the dangerous Bengal Tiger and, of course, the beautiful young girl from the village. Exciting songs, jungle rhythms and intriguing characters make the jungle come alive in a way like never before. The Roles
Mowgli (Young & Older) Anjali (Young & Older) Bageera Baloo Mother Wolf Father Wolf King Louie Akela Phao Kaa Kaa Operators Shere Kahn Shere Kahn Operators Mowgli's Father Messua Shanti Dilip
Hamba Lulu The Wolf Hunt Village Life The Attack The Child The Jungle Dance Jungle is Your Playground My Ghara, My Home Wolf Hunt Reprise You've Got the Secret Something Missing Nothing Can You Hide My Someone Wedding Celebration Rajesh Monkeys Deer Wolf Pack
Wolf Cubs Peacocks Cranes Red Dogs
Baloo's Gang Village Dancers Jungle Animals Villagers
Audition/Rehearsal Location: Larkin Ave Baptist Church, 1158 Larkin Ave, Elgin Auditions/Callback Dates: Wed, Aug 17th 5 - 9pm (Auditions) & Thurs, Aug 18th 5 - 9pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Aug 19 - Oct 1st: Fridays: 5 - 9pm, Saturdays: 9:30 - 3:pm 1st Saturday, Aug 20th 8:30am-12:30pm Show Info*: Huntley HS PAC, 13719 Harmony Rd., Huntley Dress Week: Sun, Oct 2nd - Tues, Oct 4th : 5 - 9pm Performances: Wed, Oct 5th : 9:30am & 11:45am Thurs, Oct 6th : 9:30am & 11:45am Fri, Oct 7th : 7pm Sat, Oct 8th : 2pm & 6pm Sun, Oct 9th : 3pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Bre Mastrodonato See full bio on page 23
KA(E AREA Larkin Avenue Baptist Church 1158 Larkin Avenue Elgin, IL
Mondays 4:45 - 6:45 1st Class: Aug. 15 Showcase: Nov. 7 @ Judson University No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 3 & Oct. 31
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Pirates and Princesses Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) The Jungle Book Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) arnia Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Mary Poppins Dance 6 for Kids (ages 8-12) Dance Styles Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 9-12) Seussical Drama 4 for Kids/Teens - Readers Theater (ages 10-14) Fables & Fairytales
Mondays 7 - 9 1st Class: Aug. 15 Showcase: Nov. 7 @ Judson University No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 3 & Oct. 31
Larkin Avenue Baptist Church 1158 Larkin Avenue Elgin, IL
Specialty 101 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Makeup 1 Drama 5 for Teens (ages12-18) Accents & Dialects/Voice & Diction Voice 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) My Fair Lady Dance 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) In the Heights Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) Hairspray
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40 11
KE(OSHA AREA Charles Dickens' classic gets the full Broadway treatment by the Broadway team of Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "Little Mermaid,"), Lynn Ahrens ("Seussical") and Mike Okrent. Called by The New York Times "a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey," this spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. A Christmas Carol retains its emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously-told story by Ockrent and Ahrens, and the Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. The Songs
Main Title Jolly Good Time Nothing to Do with Me Part 1 Nothing to Do with Me- Part 2 You Mean More to Me Marley's Visitation Link by Link Lights of Long Ago God Bless Us Everyone A Place Called Home (Scrooge at 10) Mister Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball A Place Called Home Money Montage/The Engagement is Off Abundance & Charity Christmas Together Dancing on Your Grave You Mean More to Me Reprise Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today/God Bless Us Everyone What a Day, What a Sky Christmas Together Reprise
The Roles Ensembles: Scrooge Bankers Carolers Ghost of Christmas Present Ghost of Christmas Past Orphans Ghost of Christmas Future Party-Goers Marley Poor Class Bob Cratchit Sailors Cratchit Children Scrooge's Mother Emily Spirits Fred Anderson Townspeople Grace Smythe Undertakers Little Fan Upper Class Citizens Little Scrooge Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig Mr. Smythe Mrs. Cratchit Mrs. Mops Old Joe Scrooge's Mother Tiny Tim Young Marley Young Scrooge
Audition/Rehearsal Location: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5601 Washington Rd., Kenosha, WI Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept. 9th: 4:30 - 8:30pm (Auditions) & Sat, Sept. 10th: 9 - 2pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 17th to Dec 3rd, Saturdays 9am - 3pm, Fridays 5-9pm (Starting in Nov) Show Info*: Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th St, Kenosha, WI Dress Week: Mon, Dec 5th - Wed, Dec 7th 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Dec 8th : 9:30am & 11:45am NOTE Fri, Dec 9th : 9:30am, 11:45am & 7pm Students enrolled in Sat, Dec 10th : 2pm & 6pm Milwaukee Area Classes are eligible to audition Sun, Dec 11th : 2pm for this production. *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting See page 23 Directed by : TBA
KE(OSHA AREA Lord of Life Lutheran Church 5601 Washington Rd. Kenosha, WI
Tuesdays 4:45 – 6:45pm 1st Class: Sept. 6 Showcase: Nov. 8
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Mary Poppins Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) A Muppet's Christmas Carol Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Charlie Brown Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Seussical Specialty 700-Physical Performance for kids (ages 8-12) Stunts Drama 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Scenes from Classic Fantasy Voice 9 for Teens -Project Chorale Prep (ages 12-18) “And All That Jazz” Audition required on Tues, Aug 30th, 5-6pm at Lord of Life Lord of Life Lutheran Church 5601 Washington Rd. Kenosha, WI
Tuesdays 7 – 9pm 1st Class: Sept. 6 Showcase: Nov. 8
Dance 4 for Kids (ages 8-12) Ballet and Lyrical Voice 5 for Kids/Teens-Sight Signing (ages 10-14) Singing in the Rain Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Audition required on Tues, Aug 30th, 5-6pm at Lord of Life
Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Godspell
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
LAKE AREA In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, "Fiddler On The Roof Jr." has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. The Roles Wedding Guests Tevye Wedding Dancers Golde Tavern Dancers Chava Bottle Dancers Hodel Ballerinas Shprintze Russians Tzeitel Rich Men Bielke Matchmaker Girls The Fiddler Constable The Songs Fyedka Tradition Lazar Wolf Matchmaker Mordcha If I Were a Rich Man Avram Sabbath Prayer Bielke To Life Motel Sunrise, Sunset Perchik Do You Love Me? Rabbi Far from the Home I Love Yente Anatevka Yussel Villagers (Mamas, Papas, Sons, Daughters) Sabbath Families Audition/Rehearsal Locations Village Church of Gurnee, 1319 N. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee, IL (Auditions & Saturday Rehearsals) Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee (Friday Rehearsals) Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept 9th: 4:30 - 9pm (Auditions), Sat, Sept 10th: 9:30 - 3pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 16th to Oct 29th, Fridays 5:30 - 9pm, Saturdays 9:30 - 2:30pm Show Info*: Christian Arts Auditorium, 2500 Dowie Memorial Dr, Zion Dress Week: Mon, Oct 31st to Wed, Nov 2nd : 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Nov 3rd 9:30am & 11:45pm Tues, Nov 8th 9:30am & 11:45am Fri, Nov 4th : 7pm Fri, Nov 11th : 7pm th Sat, Nov 5 : 2pm & 6pm Sat, Nov 12th : 2 & 6pm Sun, Nov 6th : 2pm Sun, Nov 13th : 2pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Co-Directed by : Suzann Denlinger and Chris Colburn See full bio on page 23
LAKE AREA Crossroads Church 1350 Rt 137, Grayslake, IL 60030
Mondays 4:30 â€“ 6:30pm 1st Class: Aug 29 Showcase: Nov. 14 No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 31
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Robin Hood Drama 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 8-14) Tall Tales Voice 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 8-14) Stand Up and Sing Dance 2 for Kids/Teens (ages 8-14) Jazz and Tap
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
LAKE AREA Tuesdays
Gurnee Community Church 4555 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL
4:30 – 6:30pm
1st Class: Sept. 6 No Class: Nov. 1
Showcase: Nov. 15
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Mother Goose Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Robin Hood Drama 1for Kids (ages 8-12) Tall Tales Voice 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Disney Fun Dance 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Dancin’ Feet Specialty 501 for Kids (ages 8-12) Audition/Callback Workshop Voice 2 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) On Your Own! Dance 9 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Country Line Dancing Specialty 201 for Teens- Basic Costuming (ages 12-18) Design and Sewing Tuesdays
Gurnee Community Church 4555 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL
6:45 – 8:45pm
1st Class: Sept. 6 No Class: Nov. 1
Showcase: Nov. 15
Drama 5 for Teens (ages 12-18) Accents and Dialects Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Voice 9 for Teens -Project Chorale Prep (ages 14-18) Jekyll & Hyde Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) Singing in the Rain
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40 18
MCHE(RY AREA Seussical Jr explores the witty, wild and whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as you've never seen it before. Travel back to your childhood to the Land of Whos and the Jungle of Nool and rediscover the delightfully zany characters created by one of the most beloved storytellers of all time. Both audiences and critics have been eating Seussical up like Green Eggs and Ham! Seussical has been called the "best family musical to hit Broadway in a long, long time!", and CYT is bringing it to you!. The Songs Seussical Overture Oh, The Thinks You Can Think Horton Hears a Who Biggest Blame Fool Here on Who How to Raise a Child It’s Possible (Part 1) Alone in the Universe One Feather Tail /Amazing Mayzie Amazing Gertrude Monkey Around/Chasing the Whos Notice Me, Horton How Lucky You Are Mayzie’s Exit/Horton Sits on Egg Egg, Nest and Tree Sold/Mayzie in Palm Beach Amazing Horton Alone in the Universe Reprise Solla Solew All for You Whos Return/People VS Horton On the Thinks you Can Think Finale Green Eggs and Ham (Final Bow)
The Roles Jojo Horton the Elephant Cat in the Hat Mayzie LaBird Gertrude McFuzz Bird Girls Sour Kangaroo Lil Roo Thing 1 and Thing 2 Wickersham Brothers Mayor of Whoville Mayor's Wife The Whos Jungle Animals Hunters Fish
Audition/Rehearsal Locations: Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, 409 N. First St, Cary (Auditions & Rehearsals) CYT Studios, 755 Industrial, Cary, IL (Callbacks) Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept 9th 5 - 9pm (Auditions) & Sat, Sept 10th Noon - 4pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 16th to Oct 29th: Fridays 5 - 9pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm Show Info*: Huntley HS PAC, 13719 Harmony Rd., Huntley Dress Week: Sun, Oct 30th to Tues, Nov 1st : 5 - 9pm Performances: Wed, Nov 2nd : 9:30am & 11:45am Thurs, Nov 3rd : 7pm Fri, Nov 4th : 9:30am & 11:45am & 7pm Sat, Nov 5th : 2pm & 6pm Sun Nov 6th : 3pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Debbie Hochstatter See full bio on page 23
MCHE(RY AREA Tuesday 4:45 - 6:45 pm 1st Class: Aug. 30 Showcase: Nov. 15 No Classes: Nov. 1 & one more TBD
Living Waters Luth. Church 1808 Miller Road Crystal Lake, IL
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Seussical Jr. Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Sing Like a Star Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Horton & Snoopy; Acting Animals Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Disney Mania Trinity Oaks Christian Academy 409 N. 1st Ave. Cary, IL
Tuesday 4:45 - 6:45 pm 1st Class: Aug. 30 Showcase: Nov. 15 No Classes: Sept. 13 & Nov. 1
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Pirates and Princesses Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Seussical Jr. Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Just Clowninâ€™ Around Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Broadway Showstoppers Dance 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) All that Jazz Musical Theater 2 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) ewsies Improv 1for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14)
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
MCHE(RY AREA Trinity Oaks Christian Academy 409 N. 1st Ave. Cary, IL
Tuesday 7 - 9 pm 1st Class: Aug. 30 Showcase: Nov. 15 No Classes: Sept. 13 & Nov. 1
Drama 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Shrek Voice 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Selections from Stephen Sondheim Dance 3 for Teens (ages 12-18) Hip Hop & Modern Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Specialty 908 for Teens (ages 12-18) Acting for TV/Film Improv 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) Musical Theater 2 for Teens (ages 14-18) Jekyll and Hyde
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
Meet Your Directors AURORA- Kristi Wright is thrilled to begin her 6th show with CYT! Kristi has been heavily involved with all aspects of musical theater. She received a Master’s in Vocal Performance from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Kristi was the Vocal Director for Aurora’s Willy Wonka Jr., Annie Jr., and Dupage’s Peter Pan. She also headed up to Kenosha to Co-Direct/Vocal Direct Mulan Jr., and Schoolhouse Rock Live! Kristi now teaches private voice lessons, directs shows, and performs! DUPAGE- Jewel Magoon – Come experience a magical land where wishes come true, genies exist, and the dancing will blow your socks off! CYTers get Pumped!!! This show is going to be a blast! Jewel is thrilled to be working on her 5th CYT show. Past credits include directing “Sound of Music” and assistant directing “Charlotte’s Web”, “Godspell”, and “Honk”. Before relocating to Chicago, Jewel worked in Los Angeles as an actor- appearing in TV shows, commercials, and indie films. KANE- Bre Mastrodonato's motto: "be successful in your way, in God's way" and she loves to instill that characteristic in the students that touch her life. From her first role on stage at seven, Bre's developed a passion for the arts. She's most recently choreographed such shows as Aladdin, Pocahontas and Cinderella with CYT along with teaching in the Rockford area and performing locally. Jungle Book has become one of her favorite shows and she can't wait to bring a bit of the "Jungle" to Kane! KENOSHA/MILWAUKEE-TBA LAKE- Suzann Denlinger is excited to be co-directing Fiddler on the Roof! Often found in the musical director role, Suzann has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, and also enjoys running and being outdoors. Having just finished Music Man, she thanks God for the opportunity to work with the Lake County families again! Chris Colburn is so excited to be back in Lake for this fall’s production of Fiddler. She has served on Beauty and the Beast, as well as serving as director in Kenosha’s production of Robin Hood. Chris is committed to developing Godly character on and off the stage. You don’t want to miss this production! MCHENRY- Debbie Hochstatter has been involved in the CYT programs for 14 years. She and her A-mazing team has previously directed three versions of Beauty and the Beast, Joseph, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz and many others. Deb has recently become the Artistic Director for CYT Chicago. One of her favorite shows has always been Seussical because of the upbeat music and amazing characters. One fish, two fish-"How 'bout you, fish?" N.W. COOK- Lindsey Branson is excited to return to NW Cook for her 16th CYT production with her DYNAMITE team. With colorful characters, classic Disney charm and epic music by Stephen Schwartz (heard of Wicked?), you are not gonna wanna miss this show! (A NW Cook premiere!) Lindsey is Marketing Dir. for CYT, holds a BA from Moody Bible and is working on her MFA in Directing at Roosevelt University. She loves coffee, Muppets, Glee, fluff fiction and has 2 beautiful nieces Glory & Kimber. OAK PARK- TBA ROCKFORD- Melissa Hoegh has been involved in theater for 12 years and has been on 6 CYT production teams. She is excited to return to Rockford along with her husband Joshua for her Directing debut! Melissa will graduate from Judson University in December with a degree in early education. She enjoys movies, reading and being silly with her handsome husband. 23
MILWAUKEE AREA Enrolled Milwaukee Students are eligible to audition for Kenosha's production of "A Christmas Carol"! See more info on page 14 Auditions: Fri, Sept 9th. Shows: Dec 9-11 check out the Milwaukee Blog West Layton Assembly of God 11530 W. Layton Ave. Greenfield, WI
http://cytmilwaukee.blogspot.com Thursdays 6 â€“ 8pm 1st Class: Sept. 8 Showcase: Nov. 17 No Class: October 27
Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) A Muppet's Christmas Carol Dance 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Kaleidoscope of Dance Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Tall Tales Specialty 501 for Kids/Teens (ages 8-18) Audition Workshop Improv 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Music Man
Class Descriptions are listed on pages 33 - 40
(.W. COOK AREA Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the Toy Shop to discover what makes the "perfect child." This family-friendly musical is appropriate for all audiences and is a magical mix of heartwarming fairytale and action-packed adventure. Audiences will love following Pinocchio's journey from an awkward wooden puppet to a real, live boy and will be charmed by Geppetto's transformation from demanding creator to a real, live father. The Songs Once Upon a Time/ When you Wish Upon a Star Toys Empty Heart And Son Just Because Itâ€™s Magic I Got No Strings Wish Upon a Star (Reprise) Bravo, Stromboli Toys (Reprise) Satisfaction Guarantee Just Because Itâ€™s Magic (Reprise) Pleasure Island And Son (Reprise) Since I Gave My Heart Away Finale
The Roles Blue Fairy Geppetto Pinocchio Stromboli Buonragazzo Ringleaders Mrs. Giovanni Bernardo Junior Maria Talia Children Parents Automatons Marionettes Delinquents Animals Roustabouts Fairy Interns
Audition/Rehearsal Location: Christian Liberty Academy, 515 W Euclid, Arlington Heights Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept 2nd 5:30 - 9pm (Auditions), Sat, Sept 3rd10am - 2:30pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 9th to Oct 22nd, Fridays 5:30 - 9pm, Saturdays 10-2:30pm Show Info*: Prairie Lakes Theater, 515 E. Thacker, Des Plaines Dress Week: Mon, Oct 24th- to Wed, Oct 26th : 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Oct 27th: 9:30am & 11:45am Tues, Nov 1st : 9:30am & 11:45am Fri, Oct 28th : 7pm Fri, Nov 4th : 7pm th Sat, Oct 29 : 2pm & 6pm Sat, Nov 5th : 2pm & 6pm Sun, Oct 30th : 2pm Sun, Nov 6th : 2pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Lindsey Branson See full bio on page 23
(.W. COOK AREA Christian Liberty Academy 502 W. Euclid Arlington Heights, IL
Mondays 5:45 - 8:00 pm 1st Class: Aug 22 Showcase: Thur., Nov. 3 No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 24
Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) arnia Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 9-12) The best of High School Musical 1, 2 & 3! Dance 3 for Teens (ages 12-18) Hip Hop and Modern Voice 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Chorale Prep
Thursdays 5:45 - 7:45 pm 1st Class: Aug. 25 Showcase: Nov. 3 No Class: Oct. 27
Christian Liberty Academy 502 W. Euclid Arlington Heights, IL
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Pinocchio Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Schoolhouse Rock Drama 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Monologues & Scenes Dance 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Broadway Showstoppers Musical Theater 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Seussical Drama 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Monologues and Scenes Improv 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Improvanthon Prep Voice 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Chorale Prep Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) AIDA Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Drama 10 for Teens (ages 12-18) Drama Production: You can't take it with you Audition Required - Location and Date TBA
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OAK PARK AREA The classic fairy tale comes to life in a magical way! Snow White escapes her evil step mother and finds herself befriending seven little men. Her step mother, still in the palace in front of her magic mirror, plans to rid herself of the only person who is more beautiful than her, Snow White. With all your favorite characters, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is sheer magic and beauty. The Roles Snow White Sarge Giggles Spiritely Snore Sloomy Gus Gabby Slowpoke Cat Prince Birds Forest Animals Esmeralda Hag Mirror Queen Vixen Snicky Narrators Young Snow White King Evil Minions/Trees Huntsmen Flowers (Queen's Ladies)
The Songs Prologue (Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs) I Like Your Style Oh, My Prince Work, Work, Work Howdy, Doo Work, Work Work Reprise Magic Spell Magic Spell Reprise Itâ€™s a Wonderful Day Iâ€™ve Got this Apple Chase Music Oh, My Prince Reprise Epilogue- Happily Ever After
Audition/Rehearsal Location: TBA Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Sept 19th 5:30 - 9pm (Auditions) & Sat, Sept 20th 10 - 2pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Sept 16th to Oct 17nd: Fridays 5:30 - 9pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm Show Info*: East Leyden High School PAC, 3400 Rose St, Franklin Park Dress Week: Mon, Nov 14th to Wed, Nov 16th : 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Nov 17th : 9:30am & 11:45am Fri, Nov 18th : 9:30am & 11:45am & 7pm Sat, Nov 19th : 2pm & 6pm Sun, Nov 20th : 2pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : TBA
OAK PARK AREA Tuesdays
Judson Baptist Church 1252 N Austin Blvd Oak Park, IL
5:45 â€“ 7:45pm
1st Class: Aug. 30 No Class: Nov. 1
Showcase: Nov. 8
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Pinocchio Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Jr. Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Classic TV Sitcoms Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Beauty and the Beast Specialty 501 for Kids (ages 8-12) Audition Workshop Voice 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Godspell Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep Specialty 701 for Teens (ages 12-18) Combat 1
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ROCKFORD METRO AREA Great American Tall Tales is a toe-tappin journey through the truth and fables surrounding the early days of the American Frontier. When Derek and his classmates decide to break into a museum after hours, they get thrown into the middle of a dangerous adventure and meet legendary characters like Annie Oakley, Davy Crockett, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Slue Foot Sue and more. A whirlwind show full of stories and songs, Tall Tales will have you leaving the theater smiling and singing.
The Songs The Roles The Best Time of Our Lives Davy Crockett Little Bit’a Tall Paul Bunyan King of the Wild Frontier Pecos Bill Sally Ann Thunder Ann WhirlJohn Henry wind Crockett Johnny Appleseed Plant a Seed Sally Ann Thunder Little Bill Ann Whirwind Crockett Ain’t Nuthin’ Annie Christmas Curator’s Lament Annie Oakley All I Know Slue Foot Sue Backwoods Man Molly Whuppie Just a Man Pecos Bill’s Family Runnin’ Seed Dancers The American Tall Tales Coyote Chorus Classroom People: Mrs. Celia McCilTucker licutty Alice Mr. Frances Stinson Security Guards Miss Peele Classmates Derek Wideman Kids Chorus Travis Tall Tales Ensemble Sloane Audition/Rehearsal Location: Temple Baptist Church, 3215 E. State St., Rockford Audition/Callback Dates: Fri, Aug 19th 5 - 9pm (Auditions) & Sat, Aug 20th 10am - 3pm (Callbacks) Rehearsals: Aug 26th to Oct 8th : Fridays 5 - 9pm, Saturdays 9:30am - 2pm Show Info*: Rockford College, 5050 E. State St., Rockford Dress Week: Mon, Oct 10th to Wed, Oct 12th : 5 - 9pm Performances: Thurs, Oct 13th : 9:30am & 11:45am & 7pm Fri, Oct 14th : 9:30am & 11:45am & 7pm Sat, Oct 15th : 2pm & 6pm Sun, Oct 16th : 2pm *All performances and dress rehearsals required for casting Directed by : Melissa Hoegh See full bio on page 23
ROCKFORD METRO AREA Mondays 4:45 - 6:45pm 1st Class: Aug. 15 Showcase: Nov. 7 No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 10 & Oct. 31
Westminster Presbyterian Church 2821 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Folklore Fun Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Tall Tales Jr. Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Campfire Tales Dance 3 for Kids (ages 8-12) Hip Hop & Modern Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 9-12) Schoolhouse Rock Specialty 501 for Kids (ages 8-12) Audition Workshop Voice 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Rodgers & Hammerstein Hits Drama 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Monologues and Scenes Specialty 502 for Teens (ages 12-18) Auditions/Conquering Callbacks
Mondays 7 - 9pm 1st Class: Aug. 15 Showcase: Nov. 7 No Class: Sept. 5 & Oct. 10 & Oct. 31
Westminster Presbyterian Church 2821 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL
Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Youâ€™re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Improv 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 14-18) Honk Voice 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Chorale Prep Dance 9 for Teens (ages 12-18) Project Dance Prep
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A letter from the Executive Director Dear CYT family, Thank you to all who prayed for the Parks family as we ventured into the Pacific Northwest to help CYT Vanport. The mission was a success on many levels including strengthening their leadership core, financial stability, a renewed sense of vision and ministry for CYT and also the start of a new program in Beaverton, Oregon and a CCT show this summer! Our family also learned a lot and grew closer as a result. God was faithful every step of the way. On the CYT Chicago front, our Board of Directors has made a wise and very strategic decision to retain Debbie Hochstatter as our Artistic Director! Deb and I have been friends for 14 years and there are few people I trust and admire as much as her. Thanks to her, Darlene Panko and our whole leadership core, CYT had one of the best seasons ever. This upcoming season I will serving as Executive Director and Iâ€™m more excited about the ministry than ever. By the way, itâ€™s the start of our 15th season this fall. Can you believe it? We even have alumni that now have their kids in CYT. Please join me and our whole team in praying that God would continue to use CYT Chicago as a tool to build His kingdom. There are also a few tangible steps you can take in preparing for our 15th season. 1) Invite a friend or family to join a CYT session, it could be a life changing step for them. Scholarships are always available and generously given; 2) Consider your own leadership and mentorship role this season, ask God to use you where He would lead; 3) Write a note to encourage someone that helped you and your family this year, we can never uplift and encourage each other enough. As always, feel free to email me if you have any ideas or stories to share. firstname.lastname@example.org Blessings, Justin Parks Executive Director/Co-founder 32
Prerequisites may be met with training outside of CYT as well. For full class catalog of descriptions go to the www.cytchicago.org website / classes / class catalog
Wiggles & Giggles (ages 4-5) Peanut performers will have a blast singing, dancing and moving as they explore theater appropriate to their age level. Our youngest CYTers discover movement, performance confidence, music, and dancing while building creativity and imagination through games and activities. Our Gang 1 (ages 6-7) Let your imagination take flight into the world of theater through song, music and dance. The fun never stops in Our Gang and includes theater basics while learning the foundations of performing in a safe, encouraging environment. We also take time for fun with games and crafts. Let your child take the spotlight!
Future CYT Stars
FUTURE CYT STARS (ages 4-7) This age group is not eligible to audition for the session production
Musical Theater 2 for Kids (ages 9-12) Pre-requisite: 1 musical theater class, or 3 classes of dance, drama or voice Take your singing, dancing and acting skills to the next level and be challenged while having a blast! Musical Theater II will explore a variety of popular styles in musical theater. Learn how to capture your audience when you sing a breathtaking ballad and how to keep your energy high while dancing in a big toe-tapping number. Everyone will get a chance to shine in high-energy small group numbers as well as show-stoppin’ ensemble numbers in our dynamic end-of-session showcase! Musical Theater 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) This class will help strengthen you as an actor, singer, and dancer while developing the confidence you need to succeed. We’ll dive into some of your favorite musicals and tackle the numbers that you’ve just been dying to perform. You’ll learn new techniques that will sharpen your skills, help you stand out at your next audition, and give you the confidence you need to take the spotlight. 33
Musical Theater 1 for Kids (ages 9-12) Pre-requisite: 1 dance class, 1 drama class, 1 voice class Let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of musical theater by exploring dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warm-ups, group activities, theater games and performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the show-stoppers in the showcase!
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Musical Theater 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 2 Classes in Dance, Drama, Voice or Musical Theater Donâ€™t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity to sharpen your skills as a versatile actor, singer, and dancer. Get insight on musical theatre through the years and the differences between specific styles of shows and then showcase those differences in a variety of musical numbers and scenes. Gain new confidence, energy and emotional honesty while perfecting your performance technique. Explore solos, duets, small group scenes, and large ensemble numbers from a variety of genres. Get ready to broaden your horizons as a triple threat.
VOICE Voice 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Whether you sing in your church choir, along with Rock Band, or just in the shower, singing can be fun! Learn how to put those pipes to use with good technique and style. In this interactive class students will learn the fundamental concepts and training of the voice. Learn proper posture and breathing techniques, phrasing and how to stay on pitch. Voice 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Pre-requisite: 1 voice class Take your vocal expertise to the next level and explore analyzing your character and how they would deliver a song. Whether you want to perform Bubble-gum pop, sweeping ballads or country blue grass, these techniques will strengthen your voice and performances. Incorporate acting/character skills in your songs and perform pitch-perfectly at showcase. Voice 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Tackle one of the three pillars of musical theater in this introductory voice class. Explore how to find your vocal instrument and raise your voice with skill and precision. Phrasing, breathing, diction & articulation will all help you make your voice performance ready.
Voice 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 1 voice class & 1 musical theater class Challenge yourself with this higher level of vocal instruction. You will explore developing your character through song with staying true to your vocal technique. Voice 4 for Teens: Choral (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 1 voice class Choral music has existed for centuries and is one of the best ways to enhance your ear training and knowledge of music. In this class learn to sing more advanced choral pieces ranging from Baroque choral pieces to Broadway showstoppers to American Spirituals. 34
Voice 5 for Teens: Sight-Singing (ages 12-18) Learn to sing a new song, read a new rhythm with sheet music! Embark on a journey into the land of reading music and sight-singing! This class will outline the fundamentals of music by identifying and teaching note values, pitches, the difference between melody and harmony and how to read music symbols. Learn how to identify Italian music terms and to accurately read and write rhythm patterns. Through this class become a better sight-reader and more comfortable in all types of musical genres. Voice 9 for Teens: Project Chorale Prep (ages12-18) Pre-requisite: 2 voice classes Love singing different styles of music? Then this is the class for you! Offered multiple times throughout the year, the focus of this class will change from session to session. We will offer specific forms of vocal music, such as: Jazz, Blues, Worship, Country, Folk, International, Project Chorale Prep and more! Class will focus on one specific style.
Dance 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) 5, 6, 7, 8 It’s time to get up and dance! Step up to all the basic techniques that will prepare you to take on any form of dance. Beyond the standard ballet positions you’ll learn how to chasse, channe, pirouette, kick, leap, and more. Whether you want to learn Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, or Ballroom, this class will give you the foundation you’ll need to succeed. Dance 2 for Kids: Jazz and Tap (ages 8-12) Alright, dancers it’s time to leap through Broadway’s most popular forms of dance: Jazz and Tap. Kick up your knowledge of dance as you master more intermediate steps all the while strengthening your foundation in basic technique. Learn how to do drags, pencil turns, fan kicks, toe touches, paradiddles, riffs, pull backs, maxi-fords, and much, much more. This class will have a major focus on style as we will explore the differences between classic and contemporary and everything in between. Jazz and Tap shoes are required.
Dance 3 for Kids: Hip Hop and Modern (ages 8-12) Explore two of the most popular forms of dance: Hip Hop and Modern. You will be stretched and challenged in this class as we continue to expand our knowledge and ability. Your creativity through dance will help us focus on technique, strength, control, flexibility, musicality, and style of Modern dance followed by funky fresh steps from the latest Hip Hop fads. We will spend a lot of time both on the ground and in the air…so get ready to let go! Gym shoes are required.
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Dance 4 for Kids: Ballet and Lyrical (ages 8-12) Ready for a challenge? This class will be sure to keep your mind and body active from start to finish! Put your knowledge, skills and eye for precision to the test. You’ll learn classical steps like glissades, assembles, pas de chevals, and tour jetes, Ballet shoes and Lyrical Sandals or Paws are optional for Lyrical. Dance 6 for Kids: Dance Styles (ages 8-12) Up for a challenge? Take a whirlwind tour through the world of dance. This class focuses on discovering many different styles of dance, learning a new discipline each week. Styles may include Hip Hop, Bollywood, Modern, Interpretive, Ballet, African, Musical Theater, Fosse, Jazz, Latin and others. Be ready to get your grove on in this fast paced tour through creative styles of dance and movement. Dance 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) 5, 6, 7, 8 It’s time to get up and dance! Step up to all the basic techniques that will prepare you to take on any form of dance. Beyond the standard ballet positions you’ll learn how to chasse, channe, pirouette, kick, leap, and more. Whether you want to learn Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, or Ballroom, this class will give you the foundation you’ll need to succeed. Dance 3 for Teens: Hip Hop and Modern (ages 12-18) Explore two of the most popular forms of dance: Hip Hop and Modern. You will be stretched and challenged in this class as we continue to expand our knowledge and ability. Your creativity through dance will help us focus on technique, strength, control, flexibility, musicality, and style of Modern dance, followed by funky fresh steps from the latest Hip Hop fads. Another emphasis of the class will be exploring the interpretation of a piece on an emotional level. We will spend a lot of time both on the ground and in the air…so get ready to let go! Gym Shoes are required. Dance 9 for Teens: Project Dance Prep (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 2 dance classes Alright, so you know basic dance technique but you want to spice it up a bit? Then this is the class for you! Offered multiple times throughout the year, the focus of this class will change from session to session. We will offer specific forms of dance that you don’t see every day. Irish Step Dancing, Square Dancing, Break Dancing, African Dancing, Project Dance Prep and more. Class will focus on one specific style.
Drama 1 for Kids (ages 8-12) Become a character from head to toe. Explore the building blocks of acting through creative movement, story enactment, theater games, imagination journeys and more! You’ll be able to use your whole body, voice & facial expressions to portray everything from a swashbuckling pirate to a oompa loompa. Create your character from scratch and perform in scenes like Chronicles of Narnia, Treasure Island, Little Princess, Alice in Wonderland and more. Drama 2 for Kids (ages 8-12) Pre-requisite: 1 drama class Take your acting skills to the next level in this challenging drama class. Build on previous experience and create authentic emotion, genuine relationships, engage in environment and build dramatic tension in scenes. Learn how to get into a character’s head and make it your own or build a character from scratch. Engage in a variety of dramatic styles from skits, plays & more. This class is a great opportunity to stop pretending and start acting!
Drama 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) Jump into the world of acting & drama. Build the foundation of all theatrical performances by learning how to build a character and approach a scene. You’ll also delve into the history of theater and trace it’s roots to modern day plays. Whether you’re portraying Miley Cyrus or Abraham Lincoln, every student will be prepared to act like a character! Drama 2 for Teens: Monologues and Scenes (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 1 drama class It’s time to take the spotlight in your acting. Focus on portraying a believable, interesting character through a monologue. Learn to select and prepare pieces that are just right for your skills and talents. You’ll get the chance to perfect and polish both a dramatic & comedic monologue and/or scene, as well as focusing on dramatic audition fundamentals.
Drama 5 for Teens: Accents & Dialects/Voice & Diction (ages12-18) Unlock the voice of your character and broaden your acting abilities. You’ll be able to portray every accent from a British gentleman to a Southern belle. Advanced skills will include proper vocal placement, diction, breathing, articulation, inflection and more.
Drama 4 for Kids/Teens: Readers Theater (ages 10-14) Grab your storytelling skills, imagination, and energy while discovering Readers Theater. Stretch your creative acting skills and use your voice to paint vivid pictures and characters. Work with your classmates to create an ensemble dramatic piece.
Drama 7 for Teens: Scene Study (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite 3 drama classes Challenge yourself and your acting repertoire with this scene study class. Designed to prepare students to audition & perform in a Drama 10 Production, you’ll be stretched and strengthened from all angles. Immerse yourself in a acting from character analysis to physicality. Practice and perfect cold reading techniques and discover how to engage your creativity. Discover how to analyze a scene and engage your senses in performing. Rehearse and perform scenes from a variety of classic theater and modern scripts. Drama 10 for Teens: Drama Production (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 2 drama classes & audition Embark on an exciting acting challenge in advanced drama. Through producing an extended dramatic or comedic play, you’ll discover how to create a in-depth character, engage in environment and create exciting scenes. Every cast member will have an important role in the production as an actor, as well as opportunities to assist with props, costumes, sets, publicity and directing. Past productions include Importance of Being Earnest, The Crucible, Play On, Midsummer Nights Dream, Wait Until Dark and The Matchmaker. This is an audition only class with an additional fee requirements. Check confirmation for details.
Comedy / Improv
COMEDY / IMPROV Improv 1 for Kids/Teens (ages 10-14) Create drama, humor and stories on the spot. This class will give you the basic principles of improvisation and give you the confidence to embrace everything that is thrown at you when you don’t have a script in your hands. Learn team building skills that will strengthen your ability to play with your partners on stage. In this class that solely focuses on short-form improv, you will learn how to live in the moment’ and confidently say Yes! to anything. Improv 2 for Teens (ages 12-18) Pre-requisite: 1 improv class Ready to take your improv skills to the next level? This short-form improv class will build on what you already know in terms of the basics. We will experiment with more layered, complex scenarios. Explore how to create unique individual characters. And most importantly, we will add more improv games to our repertoire. So get ready to broaden your horizons and strengthen your spontaneity!
Specialty 201 for Teens: Basic Costuming (ages 12-18) Bring characters to life on stage through costumes. When costuming a show every detail is important such as: time period, choreography, resources, color balance, social status, and the artistic vision for the show. Take a journey through the whole costume process from concept, to design, to building to seeing your work live on stage.
Specialty 502: Auditions/Conquering Callback for Teens (ages 12-18) Discover how to create a character on the spot and showcase your best talents during callbacks. Understand what makes you as an actor stand out and how to take creative risks in your callback performance. You’ll gain invaluable tips, tricks, ideas and strategies in all areas to improve your chances of getting a character role.
Specialty 501: Audition Workshop for Kids/Teens (ages 8-18) Let's face it. Auditions can be scary. We all get that feeling in the pit of our stomach right before we walk into the audition room. But if you're prepared and well-rehearsed, auditioning can be fun! Come join our team as we learn how to pick audition pieces that are perfect for us and how to shape those pieces into unforgettable performances. You will learn the techniques and tips that it takes to stand out, as well as the do’s and don’ts in an audition situation. After this class, you’ll be much more confident and prepared, so get ready to knock em dead!
Specialty 101 for Kids/Teens: Makeup 1 (ages 10-14) Create a masterpiece using an actor’s face as a canvas! Grab your makeup kit and brush to produce basic stage makeup as well as specialty features like old age, facial hair and dirty face. Stretch your creative even further when you learn how to make a person look like an animal.
Comedy / Improv
Comedy 1 for Teens (ages 12-18) It’s all in the timing: come fine tune your comedy skills in this energetic, invigorating class. We will strongly emphasize the give and take between scene partners on stage in this class. We will learn new partner and group exercises that will keep you sharp and quick on your feet, as well as strengthen your onstage relationships. We will experiment with bits and gags within the context of two and three-person scenes and learn how to make them…well, funny. And we will focus on pace, tempo, and timing in order to nail those moments just right. It’s time to get serious about comedy!
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Specialty 700 for Kids: Physical Performance - Stunts (ages 8-12) Indulge your adventurous side and create realistic stage fights including falls, hand to hand combat, and bar room brawls. Incorporating Tai Chi, akido, judo, martial arts and self defense. Stunts for Kids is essential for every serious actor's toolbox. Discover how to channel energy and aggression into performing stunts while keeping yourself safe. Specialty 701 for Teens: Combat 1 (ages 15-18) Indulge your adventurous side and create realistic stage fights including falls, hand to hand combat, bar room brawls and medieval sword fights. Incorporating Tai Chi, akido, judo, martial arts and self defense Combat 1 is essential for every serious actorsâ€™ toolbox. Discover how to channel energy and aggression into performing stunts while keeping yourself safe. Specialty 903 for Kids: Puppetry (ages 8-12) Through the use of puppets, you can become someone or something else! Let your imagination carry you away. While learning music and choreography for a puppet program, you will discover the ultimate role-playing experience that cultivates your imagination in a new way. This class will illuminate the great medium puppets can be for entertainment and ministry. Specialty 907 for Kids/Teens: Film Making (Ages 8-18) Let's make a movie! That's just what you'll learn to do in this class aimed at future directors and filmmakers. Discover how to tell a story through film from beginning to end in this fun, challenging, and creative class. From filming actors to editing with music, this class will take you through the entire process of making a simple movie so that by the end, you will have shot and edited your very own project! Specialty 908 Acting for TV/Film for Teens Lights, Camera, Action! Step in front of the camera and learn how to develop your skills as an onscreen actor. Explore the relationship of space, character development, movement, and script analysis.
CYT Scholarship Fund CYTâ€™s goal is to include all children with a desire to pursue their love for theater regardless of race, religion, gender, or financial status. In order to help, CYT families contribute to a fund that will allow those in financial need to enjoy classes at a significantly reduced rate. If you wish to contribute, you can include a donation with your enrollment fee. For an application, either stop in the office, print an application form off the CYT website or call to request a copy to be mailed to you.
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The undersigned, the parent or legal guardian of __________________________________ a minor, grants permission for the minor to participate in Fall 2011 classes and other activities provided or sponsored by CYT Chicago, Inc. I understand and acknowledge that I am responsible for all costs for medical treatment that may result from injury or sickness, or other damages that otherwise result, relate to or arise from participation in CYT activities. I request that CYT allow the named child to participate in CYT activities, and in consideration thereof, agrees to release and forever discharge CYT Chicago, Inc., its officers and directors, and their employees, agents and parties volunteering on behalf of CYT from all actions, causes of action or claims for damage of any kind relating to any of the CYT activities in which the undersigned or the above mentioned child participates. I acknowledge that this is a full and complete release of all injuries, sicknesses and damages that may be sustained or incurred as a result of participation in CYT activities. I give permission to CYT to use any photographs or pictures, television spots, movie films, videotapes, web site and/or sound recordings taken during CYT activities which may include my child, in promotional materials.
Permission Slip, Medical Information, Authorization & Photo Form
Early Registration Rate $160
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How did you hear about CYT? ___________________________________________________
(2nd Choice) : _____________________________________________________
Class Desired (1st Choice) : _____________________________________________________
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Cell Phone: (______)____________________
Home Phone: (______)__________________ Work Phone: (______)_____________________
City: ______________________________________ State: ______ Zip: _________________
Child’s Name (Last, First) _________________________________________________________
One registration per child please. (Additional forms on website.)
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CYT Chicago is celebrating 15 years !!! Fall 2011 Catalog of Class and Production Information.