CYT Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact:
    Nancy Tynes
    (804) 387-6363
    nbtynes@verizon.net

    CHILDREN’S THEATER CELEBRATES ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    Richmond, VA, May 19, 2011

    Christian Youth Theater (“CYT”) celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary by doing what it does best – live performances for families in and around the Richmond area. With nearly 200 KIDS ON STAGE, Seussical the Musical and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer will delight audiences!

    According to CYT’s artistic director, Brooke Abrahamsen, “We have a lot to celebrate this year! With added classes and shows, more kids (ages 4-18 years old) now have access to CYT’s programs! We also have moved to a new 30,000 square ft. warehouse facility that provides much needed office space and storage for the organization’s costumes and props’!

    Historically, the non-profit organization has relied primarily on tuition, ticket sales and outside donations. According to Donna Amadee, CYT’s Business Manager, “We will introduce CYT to Richmond’s philanthropic community before the end of the year. For the first time, we will be actively seeking general operating support as well as specific program funding.”

    CYT has grown to be the largest children’s theater program in the nation. CYT’s mission is dedicated to developing character in children through training in the arts and by producing wholesome, family entertainment.

    Step inside your favorite Dr. Seuss book when you see the whimsical production ofSeussical the Musical. The final five performances can be seen tonight through this weekend at KingsWay Community Church, Midlothian, VA. In June, there will be 10 performances of Broadway’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.This production can be seen from Friday, June 10 through Father’s Day Weekend. This show focuses on themes of friendship, telling the truth, and doing the right thing – complete with a bluegrass band. What a great way to kick-off the summer! Tom Sawyer performances will be at Collegiate School, Richmond, VA.

    If you’re interested in additional information about CYT, or would like to purchase tickets for either performance, go to www.cytrichmond.org.