How are Parents Involved in the Show?
Unlike many children’s theater programs, parents are essential to CYT. Not only does CYT welcome parents to all aspects of our program, CYT requires parent involvement at a number of levels.
First and foremost, CYT depends on parents to get their children to class, to rehearsals, and to shows on time and prepared.
If your child is cast in a show, there are two mandatory Parent Meetings
(one at the Production Fair - the day after callbacks - and one midway through the 10-week session) that will give you all the information you need for the weeks to come. Each cast member must have at least one parent (or representative 18 years or older) attend these meetings.
Likewise, at least one parent (or adult family representative) is required to be involved in preparing for the session production. CYT has found that “Parent Production Teams” are the best way to get the essential jobs done! You will actively serve on one of the Parent Production Teams throughout preparation for the show and during the show.
Working side by side enables families to share a common goal.
Parent volunteer hours
In a nutshell, parents will volunteer 20 hours before show week & 3 nights during show week. Here are the details.
There are two phases of parent volunteering during a show session:
1) Pre-production phase:
Parents work a minimum of 20 hours on a Parent Production Team before
2) Production phase: during
show week, one adult family member will work 1 tech or dress rehearsal and 2 shows. During this phase, some parents will switch to a new Production team, and some parents will stay on the same Production team during show week.
Parents will sign up for their Pre-Production & Production Teams at the Production Fair which happens the day after auditions.
(Click here for the Pre & Production Team Descriptions and Sign up Form