Learning at CYT

CYT offers weekly classes over the course of three separate sessions during the school year. Each 2-hour class runs for 9-10 weeks, and the variety of topics offered include drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes. Most of the classes are small to ensure personal attention and growth. 
At the end of each CYT session, students come away with improved skills in their area of emphasis and present a high-energy showcase to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned. 

Class Information - Fall 2023

Class registration for the fall will open in July 2023.

Class Dates 
August 28
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 20

NO CLASS: September 4
Showcase: November 6

Class Location 
First Baptist Church of Machesney Park
718 Harlem Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Production Information - Fall 2023

Disney's The Lion King, Jr.

Audition Sign-Ups Open:
September 8
Audition Date/Time: September 22, beginning at 5:30 PM
Callback Date/Time: September 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rehearsal Dates
September 29/30
October 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28
November 3/4, 10/11

Mandatory parent meetings: September 20 & October 28

Location (Auditions, Callbacks, Rehearsal)
1st Baptist of Machesney Park
718 Harlem Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Show Parent Hub

Want to see details about what families contribute to a show? Check out the Show Parent Hub!

Summary of costs

This is your starting point for information related to the show, and general costs related to participating in a production. 

Auditioning for a Show

Are you a new or established family looking for audition information? Check out our tips and rules!

Program Ads and Show Sponsorships

Shows are attended by thousands of patrons per production. Click below to sponsor a student or advertise in a program.

Lora Negrete — Chapter Coordinator

Current Classes:

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