About Our Shows

CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts!

In a typical session, each CYT Chicago Chapter produces one Broadway-style musical each session. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for their Branch’s current production. Participation fee for cast members is due after casting. Students not cast in the show are encouraged to participate in other ways. Depending on age and ability, students (and siblings) can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or the costume and makeup committees.

Current Shows:

Willy Wonka Jr.

Oct 13 - Oct 16

Aurora
6 Performances
Batavia Fine Arts Centre
1250 W Wilson St
Batavia, IL 60510
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Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
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Seussical the Musical Jr.

Nov 11 - Nov 13

Milwaukee
6 Performances
Germantown PAC
W180N11501 N River Ln
Germantown, WI 53022
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Wilmot High School Performing Arts Center
11112 308th Avenue
Wilmot, WI 53192
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The SpongeBob Musical

Nov 17 - Nov 20

Rockford
5 Performances
Hononegah High School PAC
307 Salem Street
Rockton, IL 61072
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Batavia Fine Arts Centre
1250 W Wilson St
Batavia, IL 60510
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Auditions

Students enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for their Branch's current production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, with the possibility to learn and perform a short dance routine. The audition process may also include a “callback” in which a student may be asked to read for a speaking role in the play.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!

School Day Performances

CYT Chicago is one of the most respected children’s theater companies in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin, producing 30 family-friendly productions starring students ages 8-18 every year. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography, and singing, paired with optional curriculum guides to help tie into the state educational standards.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary and middle school classes. The school day shows are typically only 90 minutes in duration. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today.

Girl Scout/Boy Scout Tours

CYT Chicago’s ever popular Girl Scout and Boy Scout Tours are the perfect outing for you and your troop. Learn how everything runs behind the curtain with a backstage tour, meet the cast, receive an exclusive CYT fun patch and more. Come experience the magic of theater!

Birthday Group Tours

CYT Chicago’s ever popular Birthday Group Tours are the perfect outing for you and your friends. Learn how everything runs behind the curtain with a backstage tour, meet the cast, receive an exclusive CYT fun patch and more. Come experience the magic of theater!