To our valued families, friends and patrons of CYT Portland Vancouver

We wanted to let you know as soon as possible that we are working closely as a staff and board of directors to answer all of your inquiries regarding ticket refunds, upcoming classes, shows and camps due to the mandated cancelling of all Tarzan performances this week and recommendations from various officials. We will have additional information posted as soon as our board of directors meets over the next few days. Please stay tuned.
This situation is evolving rapidly. Be assured that we are all working hard to put a plan in place with an abundance of caution and our primary concern being the safety of our students, families and community. We appreciate your continued patience and support as we navigate this unprecedented turn of events.


Theresa VanWetten
Artistic Director

Jeff Lippert
Managing Director

About CYT Shows

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 (and siblings) can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or the costume and makeup committees.

Current Shows:

The Sound of Music

Aug 21 - Aug 30

7 Performances
Sherwood Center for the Arts
22689 SW Pine Street
Sherwood, OR 97140
 More Info 

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

Thornton Wilder


Any student, ages 8-18, who is currently enrolled in a CYT class is invited to audition for our current production. Come see our Parent Hub for more information.

TARZAN Audition Information
Location: Horizon Community Church
23370 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062
(Not the same location as Tuesday classes)
Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Closed Dance Auditions and Callbacks (Cast auditioners only)
Saturday, January 11, 2020
8:50 – 11:00 a.m.: Dance Auditions
11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.: Callbacks

Parent 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, refreshments, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, docents, technical, make-up, programs, and house management.

School Field Trips

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.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary, middle school classes and home school groups. The school day shows are typically only 90 minutes in duration. Last year, over two thousand students attended our productions. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today. If you'd like to reserve seats for your group, e-mail our Managing Director

Crew Resources

You can't have musical theater without crew! Stage crew and tech crew make the magic happen.  Click through to find resources for crew and tech.