CYT Family –
I hope this note finds you and your family safe and well. I know you have many questions regarding Carolina Youth Theatre’s upcoming programming, so I wanted to share an update about our plans for this summer.
SUMMER ISN’T CANCELED, but it is going to be different! Due to uncertainty around the phased reopening of North Carolina, and its impact on our production timeline, CYT will not be able to stage Beauty and the Beast as planned. Instead, we’ll present a benefit concert at the end of July that will showcase our incredibly talented students and give our alumni the chance to perform together again on the CYT stage (yes … you heard that right alums!). The concert will consist of solos and choregraphed group numbers and will include selections from The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen, Rent, Hairspray, and many other favorites. In addition, we are looking at ways to stream the concert, so even if there are restrictions limiting the number of people in performance venues, we’ll still be able to reach our audience.
Auditions for the benefit concert are open to rising 7th-12th graders and 2020 high school graduates and will be by video submission. Additional details about the audition process can be found here. Information about alumni involvement is also available on our website.
Summer camps will move forward as scheduled. Should restrictions dictate that we are not able to meet in person, the camps will be moved to a virtual platform and the prices adjusted accordingly. A decision about the format of each camp will be made 10 days before the start of camp.
While much has changed, many things are still the same, and that includes Carolina Youth Theatre’s commitment to serving our students and community. We miss you and can’t wait for the opportunity to be together again. See you at the theater!
Virtual Hugs, (for now!)
Carolina Youth Theatre
Carolina Youth Theatre (CYT)
Carolina Youth Theatre is a community theater focused on providing theater arts education and performance opportunities to students across the Triangle.