Session: Winter 2021
Chapter:  McHenry
Location:  Calvary Church, Crystal Lake
Time:  4:45pm - 6:30pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  11/17
Ages:  8-12
Tuition:  $210.00

** Registration ended December 9, 2020 at 11:00pm

Class Description

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!


Karen Gerold

Six years ago, my family was introduced to CYT and we fell in love with the program, the people and most importantly, the Mission. I started teaching with CYT in 2019 and have taught various classes including Musical Theater, Actor’s Workshops, and vocal classes in the Lake and McHenry Chapters. I was the Assistant Director for the McHenry Chapter’s Winter 2020 production of James and the Giant Peach. I also served as the Production Coordinator Assistant for McHenry’s Mulan production. I am now serving as Kenosha's new Chapter Coordinator! I have a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, both from Purdue University. Music and theater have been passions of mine since high school and continued throughout college. While at Purdue, I participated in the Purdue Repertory Dance Company, the PMO Bell Choir, Purdue Symphonic Band, and the Lafayette Civic Theater. I also choreographed a high school show choir for six years, directed my home church’s children’s choir and bell choir. After college, I married the love of my life. We have two teenage children, one who is actively involved with CYT and has been in 12 productions. Over the last 20 plus years, I have been a vocalist with one of our church’s contemporary worship bands, directed a flute choir and the bell choir, directed several VBS programs, and served as a pre-school Sunday school teacher, a high school Sunday School teacher, and s Sunday School superintendent. I’m so excited for this season of CYT!!!

Class Location:

5906 South Rt 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014