Finessing the details.

– Highlights –

The angry mob prepares to attack the Beast in his castle!

“The highlight of the day was being able to see the musical numbers that we have been practicing in their final state. The new steps that we learned for the ‘Mob Song’ added more power to the performance and it made it seem complete.”

The final pose of a fun-filled and fast musical number!

“The highlight, for me, was practicing ‘Gaston’ (the musical number). It’s fun, fast-paced, and there is a lot of action!”

– Challenges –

The full cast singing through the ‘Finale’ all together for the first time!
Photo Credit: ©karenlaudesigns

“The most challenging part of the day was figuring out how the ‘Finale’ goes. I am one of the four people who goes in the first group for this song and they sing higher than the middle group (which is what I am normally in). It can be a bit challenging to try to sing high like them but I think that the song sounds better this way.”

Our cast members navigating voice changes, have done so beautifully!

“I think that the hardest part was the singing, but only because I generally switch between two octaves, because my voice is changing.”

– Looking Ahead –

The full cast singing their hearts out! What a powerful sound!

“I am looking forward to singing all the songs that the NYC cast are part of and to practice more before we have the next full cast rehearsal!”

Practice doesn’t stop at rehearsal, but continues individually. This week our Belle got to work with Hilary Maiberger who toured as Belle nationally and internationally!

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work on my solos. There is one song I find fun because it sounds like an evil cabaret. I find myself singing it quietly everyday.”

– Service Spotlight –

This cast is continuously serving one another, regardless of age & background!

“I was taking a chair on for the Gaston scene and another cast member saw that I was struggling. She helped me put the chair in its spot that was across the room. It was great to have that assistance finishing the scene change!!”

– Cast Testimonial –

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One pair of siblings in the cast. Everyone’s become family, though!
Photo Credit: ©karenlaudesigns

“This cast is like family (well, some castmates actually are family). We all laugh with each other during practice, and everyone is willing to hold hands (trust me, in school, that’s a really big step) when we pray.”


Christian Youth Theater (CYT) started in 1981 in San Diego and has grown to become one of the largest youth theaters in the nation. CYT is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.



One thought on “Finessing the details.

  1. Thank you CYT NYC. It has been such a blessing to be part of your journey over the years. Not only do you teach the skills of theater but you are building a strong foundation and character for future generations.
    Our family will be holding the children in prayer for good health, stamina and God;s grace to bring out their talents and skills learnt for a great performance. Can’t wait to see show “The Music Man”


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