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

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.

Current Shows:

Elf The Musical JR

Nov 3 - Nov 6

Lake Charles
6 Performances
Tritico Theatre
4205 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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Students enrolled in CYT's current class session are invited to audition for our current production.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!
  • To find out specific information about auditions, click on the graphic above of the show that you are interested in. Then scroll down to view show notes. Email the Show Coordinator for any additional questions - 
  • Click this link here to learn how to sign up for an audition --> Audition Sign Up  
  • Check out the info under the "PDFs" tab which can be found on the top of this page. You can find audition form, production policy form, audition tips, show manual, etc

Production Teams

Parents are the backbone of CYT! Without them, CYT would not be the family-oriented organization that it is and could not produce the high-quality community shows that it does.

At least one parent of each student cast in the production must serve on a CYT Production Team. Options include, but are not limited to: costumes, props, greenroom, backstage, sets, make-up, programs, ushers, concessions and so much more!

School Days

CYT brings the best in children’s theater to students throughout the county. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography and singing. All performers and crew members are students ages 8 –18. Docents are often available for classroom presentations to help prepare your students for the performance, discussing the story and explaining theater etiquette. The docent may also display props and costumes, demonstrate stage techniques or bring along a cast member.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary and middle school classes.