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CYT Vocabulary

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accompanist

The person who plays the piano or keyboard at auditions, rehearsals, and all performances. See job description.


actor

A CYT student ages 8-18, male or female, who performs a role in a CYT show.


affiliate

A CYT Affiliate is an organization which is incorporated to operate as a CYT according to the CYT License Agreement.

affiliate services

Affiliate Services is the entity tasked with supporting CYT Affiliate operational and expansion-related initiatives. The Affiliate Service staff functions to support artistic, educational, and administrative operations in addition to capitalizing on research & development or business expansion/partnership opportunities. The Affiliate Services Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from CYT community.

anticipate

To respond earlier than your cue, revealing that the actor knows what is coming, even though the character would not.

apron

Part of the stage that projects out close to the audience, downstage of the proscenium.

area

A group of communities represented by a single CYT show & unlimited CYT class location(s) per CYT session.

area coordinator

Provides the management and on-site supervision for the local CYT area. The hands on go to person who runs a CYT area. See Job Description.

artistic director

The Artistic Director is essentially the CEO of the organization and is responsible for the culture and artistic quality within a CYT affiliated organization. See Job Description.

artistic team

The Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and Accompanist for a CYT Session. See Job Description.

audition

CYT students ages 8-18, who are currently enrolled in a CYT class may audition for the session production. A CYT audition consists of a one minute or less memorized song performed with music for the artistic team. CYT auditions are open for public viewing. The Audition Form and Costume Information Sheet are both required to audition.

Need some audition tips? Want some song suggestions? Download CYT Audition Tips.



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ballad

A slow narrative to music, often a love song or heartfelt poetry with intense emotions that can become a power ballad.

ballet

Is a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. This genre of dance is very hard to master and requires much practice. It is performed with mime, acting, muscle strength, control, and foundational techniques is set to music. Ballet is the most influential form of dance globally.

beat

A specific moment in an actor’s speech.

blackout

Complete absence of stage lighting. Usually a blackout cue will have a count of 0 - meaning it goes black right away. If a blackout takes more than 1 second it is referred to as ‘fade to black’.

blocking

The planning and working out of the movements of actors on stage.


block ticketing

Allows the families in CYT to sell discounted tickets through the CYT website. Once a Family User Account has paid for a block activation they have the ability to sell tickets to friends & family for any performance without office assistance.


blog

CYT has a central blog by which headline stories are presented from around the broad CYT community. If you have a great story that you want to share with the world, contact us. Visit the CYT Blog.

board of directors

Each CYT affiliate has its own BOD. They are responsible for planning and policy decisions, for financial stability and development and for on going evaluation and monitoring the organization. This volunteer group is not responsible for the day-to-day decisions but they participates in strategic planning along with the Artistic Director and Managing Director as well as performance evaluations of key leadership positions. See Job Description.

breaking

Dropping character suddenly, often by laughing or in some way "breaking up".

business

Pantomime action with or without props, the smaller movements not involving full crosses.


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callback

The decision of the artistic team to have a performer come back to sing, dance, and/or speak as further consideration for a role in the production. This takes place after all auditions are completed and can be the same night or the next day(s). CYT callbacks are closed.


callboard

CYT websites have a callboard where notes for the show are posted, historically the callboard is a bulletin board backstage.

CCT (Christian Community Theater)

CCT is a community theater that has open auditions to the general public for age appropriate roles. It is a program of CYT and has a higher level of production value than a CYT show. CCT shows are wholesome, family entertainment for the entire community. See CCT Resources.

cast

A group of theatrical artists working together to create a production.

character

The personality or part an actor creates. To "break" character is to stop acting.


cheat out

To 'cheat' is to turn your face/body out to the audience in order to be seen better.


choreographer

The person chosen to lead, teach and model the dance movements associated with the session production. See job description.


chorus

The backbone of the cast, usually a group of 15 or more who become the core singers, dancers, and actors. They can also be referred to as the ensemble.

comedy

Amusing the audience with humorous situations, dialogue, characters, and physical humor.

core classes

Classes that give CYT students the basic information and skills needed for success in musical theater. These classes cover the core competencies which include; drama, dance, voice, musical theater overview, audition techniques, etc. See Curriculum.


concessions

Snacks. Yummies. Treats. Drinks. Everything from hot-dogs to popcorn to candies and pop. Concessions are an outstanding way to boost your revenue. Take advantage of every gathering (camps, classes, shows, etc) to sell concessions.

costume

Any clothing worn by an actor on stage. An actor never eats anything and only drinks water, without a cover-up, while wearing a costume.


costumer

The person chosen by the Area Coordinator to oversee the costume building for the Session production, working closely with the show director and costume committee.


counter

A small move in the opposite direction from a move made by another actor in order to balance stage composition.

cross

To move from one area of the stage to another.

cue

A signal, either verbal or physical, for an action to be carried out at a specific time. They can be necessary for a lighting change or effect, a sound effect, or some sort of stage or set movement/change.


curtain

Also known as drapes are large pieces of cloth that are designed to mask backstage areas from spectators. They come in various types, each designed for a different purpose, though most are made from black or other dark colored, light-absorbing material such as heavyweight velour.

Stage Directions

  • Front: This is the curtain that keeps the audience from seeing the stage and actors before the performance starts. It hangs upstage of the proscenium.

  • Teaser: Horizontal and vertical (respectively) pieces that are located just upstage of the Front Curtain.

  • Legs: Tall, narrow stage drapes that are used to mask the wings on either side of the stage.

  • Boarder: Wide, short draperies that span the width of the stage; these are used to mask lights and scenery that have been raised into the fly loft.

  • CYC (Cyclorama): a large white curtain at the back of the stage that can be lit to represent the sky or other backgrounds.

  • Traveler: A transverse curtain opened by being drawn from both sides of the proscenium.

curtain call

This happens at the end of a performance when ensemble groups and individuals return to the stage to take a bow and be recognized by the audience for their hard work, talent, and performance on stage.

curtain warmer

1st definition: Where an actor(s) comes out before the show starts & welcomes the audience while giving relevant information and promoting CYT. See Curtian Waremer Script.

2nd definition: Lighting the main curtain before the show with dim warm light to allow the audiences eyes to adjust to the proper darkness of the theater.

CYT INC.

CYT Inc. is the parent organization for CYT. Its primary job is to oversee the CYT brand integrity. It also is the official license holder of all Affiliate agreements.

CYT logo

There is ONLY one official CYT logo. It is registered and cannot be modified without express written consent from CYT Inc. The CYT logo cannot be used without an offical affiliate licensing agreement or express written permission.

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CYT@school

This program allows CYT to take its teachers and class curriculum into local schools in order to supplement academic offerings. This is something that all CYTs should work to include in their annual plan. See program overview.

CYT Theme Song

This is the Official Theme Song for CYT:
Multiple MP3 versions are in the CYT Box/General/CYT Theme Song

Film you and your friends doing the CYT Theme Song choreography and email it to us at tv@cyt.org

Sing. Act. Dance CYT Theme Song
Hey did you know there’s a place you can go
Where you can be who you are,
every one can be a star Today.
Ev-er-y day. Ev-er-y day-ay-ay

VERSE 2
Hey did you hear there’s a place for you to cheer,
with your friends, you will see,
there’s no better place to be
Right now, singing with me in perfect harmony

CHORUS
I’m gonna SING until I’m laughing
I gonna ACT like no ones watchin
I’m gonna DANCE until my feet tear up the floor
And then I’m gonna dance some more!
Come “C” what all the HYPE’s about
And “Y” you’ll want to scream and shout
Teach me how to be the best of me
At CYT!

BRIDGE
One stage at a time
We’ll change the world
One stage at a time

VERSE 3
So come on down, we’re so glad you came around
All the world is a stage and we finally found our place today.
Ev-er-y day. Ev-er-y day-ay-ay
We found our place
We found our place

CHORUS
I’m gonna SING until I’m laughing
I gonna ACT like no ones watchin
I’m gonna DANCE until my feet tear up the floor
Then I’m gonna dance some more!
Come “C” what all the HYPE’s about
And “Y” you’ll want to scream and shout
Teach me how to be the best of me
At CYT
Teach me how to be the best of me
At CYT
At CYT

C....Y....T....



CYT-TV

CYT develops content which is delivered in a streaming online network. Visit CYT-TV.


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dialogue

The written conversation from the script between actors on stage.


director

A CYT director shares the vision and inspiration for a CYT production. They give direction to the artistic team and students to produce a high quality show. See Job Description.


docent

A volunteer, along with members of the cast, who presents a short overview and demonstration of the upcoming production, to classes/groups attending the school-days performances. A docent shares theater etiquette and CYT information with students. See Job Description.


double casting

Casting two actors as the same character/role. They rotate in rehearsals and split the number of performances. This gives more students the chance to have a leading role.

dress rehearsals

Reharsals, on stage leading up to opening night. These rehearsals include full make-up, costume, lighting, sound, props & sets.


drop

A large curtian hung above the stage and dropped, lowered or pulled accross to creat a stage picture.


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emphasis

Pointing out, by stress or any other technique, particular words or sounds.

ensemble

A group of performers within a show that is distinguished from the total cast (example: vocal ensemble, dance ensemble, animal ensemble).


EXPO

Every year CYT leaders, kids and families gather in one place to participate in a variety of fun and skill building events. There’s something for everyone at the CYT Expo. Visit the Expo site.


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fairness

Over our 30 year history, we build into the structure of CYT’s some suggestions into our handbooks and policy manuals to safeguard against favoritism. This issue is prevalent in many children’s theater organization and CYT strategically tries to avoid this pitfall and be set apart. Here are some of the steps / best-practices we endorse. More info here.

farce

A type of humorous plot that is exaggerated, unlikely, with improbable situations that have elments of slapstick, physical humor and nonsense.

focus

Controlling the audience’s attention. A director may have to ask an actor not to steal focus with excessive moment on another actor’s line.

followspot

A light which is physically moved by the operator during the production to follow a performer's movement around the stage. A follow spot may also have mechanisms to change color, as well as an iris to change the diameter of the projected circle of light.

fourth wall

The imaginary wall at the front of the stage through which the audience sees the action. An actor may or not be instructed not to break the 4th wall.  This is similar to the idea of not breaking character.  In other words, to maintain the fourth wall the actor should pretend he/she has no idea an audience is watching their action.


freeze

To suddenly stand completely still to form a tableau.


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gesture

An expressive movement of the body or limbs.


gobo

A piece of material with patterned holes through which light passes is placed in the beam of light to allow only the desired "shape" or pattern through, while blocking the rest of the light, casting a specific shadow/light into the space. Apollo, Rosco, GAM are all gobo manufacturers.

Stage Directions

greenroom

The designated area where performers, not on stage will remain, supervised by parents, until it is time for them to perform. This may be a area in or near the stage or someplace outside.  In any case, cast members in the greenroom should not be too loud as to distract from the quality of the performance.


ground plan

A drawing to scale of a floor plan showing a bird's eye view of the stage; includes stage entrances, doors, furniture and props. See Set Placement Chart.


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harmony

Is the use of simultaneous pitches, tones, notes, or chords. The interweaving of melodic lines with more than one voice or instrument.

house

All areas of the theater not on-stage or backstage. This includes auditorium, lobby, box office, lounges.

HYPE

High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a CYT service program for students who are in high-school. If students are accepted into HYPE, they become role models and servants of their CYT area as well as ambassadors of CYT to the local community. See HYPE Resources.


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improvathon

Every year, teams from CYTs gather in one place to compete against each other in an awesomely fun theater sports and improv challenge. Teams test their skills in a variety of think-on-your-feet events. See Improvathon Resources.

improvisation

A spontaneous style in which scenes are created without advance rehearsing or scripting. Sometimes a cast member may forget a line or something may happen (power going out, someone commenting in the audience) during a performance.  In this case, improvisation is a valuable skill to get the action back on track.


inflection

A change in pitch.


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jazz

Is shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950’s jazz referred to tap dance because it was set to jazz music. Jazz has evolved over time and has a diverse range of social and concert dance styles.
  • Traditional Jazz: Originated from the African American vernacular dance. During the later jazz age, popular forms of jazz dance included the Cakewalk, Black Bottom, Charleston, Jitterbug, Boogie Woogie, swing and the Lindy Hop.

  • Modern Jazz: This performance style of jazz dance was popularized to a large extent by Bob Fosse's work, which is exemplified by Broadway shows such as Chicago, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, and The Pajama Game. Modern jazz dance continues to be an essential element of musical theatre.
jazz-hands

All five fingers of the hand are extend out form each other as far as they will go. Making the hand open and jazzy!


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leadership council

The Leadership Council is comprised of the Artistic Director, Managing Director and Board Chair (the three primary communication liaisons) from each CYT Affiliate. At least every year (potentially every business quarter), the leadership council will meet to review trends and debate priorities / resolutions for the CYT community. The artifact of these meetings will often take the form of recommendations to the Affiliate Services Board of Directors.

licensing agreement

The official Agreement signed between CYT Inc. and a CYT Affiliate, which allows the Affiliate to operate as an official CYT in its geographical territory with rights and support as outlined in the Agreement.


location

The physical address where CYT classes, camps, rehearsals & shows take place.


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make-up

Cosmetics applied to the face and/or skin to create a desired look of a character. See Make-Up Check List.


managing director

The MD is, in effect, the chief financial officer or chief operating officer. This person works with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors to ensure the organization's sustainability. The MD is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and financials within the organization. See Job Description.

master teacher

The experienced teacher who has taught for CYT numerous times and really knows how the program works. They are able to help other teachers and answer questions for parents and students. They are an expert in their craft and in CYT!

medley

The combination of multiple pieces of music strung together. A musical arrangement of sections of songs that fit into one musical piece.

melody

The tune, voice or line that is the forefront of a musical piece. It is the musical line that should be the easiest for an audience to identify.

move-in

When the parents and Director move all sets, props, lights and sound into the theater. They set up the stage for the actors to rehearse.


mugging

Exaggerating facial expressions and reactions to the point of caricature.

musical director

The person chosen to lead, teach, and model the songs of the sessions production. See job description.


musical theater

A type of entertainment, usually live, which contains dialog, music, and dance to advance a story or plot.



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noises off

Stage direction to indicate a clatter / bang offstage to which the cast should react. Sound effects such as thunder, wind, doors slamming, footsteps and the like, are produced by "off-stage" by live means.


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our gang

The CYT class for 6 and 7-year-olds, which introduces students to a variety of musical theater aspects. Our Gang students are not eligible to audition for the sessions production due to age. See Curriculum.


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pacing

Rate of performance. Speed is not the only factor of pacing; equally important are intensity, precision, clarity, and frequency of new impressions.

paraphrase

To say words that convey the meaning of the line but are not those of the playwright.

parent committee

A specified group of parents who work together to perform one or more of the necessary jobs involved in producing the CYT session show.

CYT Parent Committees include, but are not limited to:
parent packet

All of the necessary papers for permission, ordering, scheduling, and other information necessary for a child to be involved in the CYT session production.

parent pass

A “Parent Pass,” which entitles family members admission to sit in an unoccupied seat (after public has been seated) for any performance.

presentational

Acknowledging the audience, the theatricality, and playing generally towards the house.

production team

A team, committed for a one-year period, comprised of advisors for each of the parent committees. Production Team members are ultimately responsible for overseeing the duties of their specific committee and its members. See Job Descriptions.

projection

Volume, clarity, and distinctness of voice for communicating to an audience.

props "properties"

Items carried on stage by an actor.

proscenium

The frame that defines the stage, the opening through which audience views the stage.


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quick change

Is when the actor has a short amount of time to change their costume from one to another, either from one scene to the next or, within the same scene. (ie. Cinderella changes from her rages to her riches in a quick change.)


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rehearsal

Practice in which the actors prepare for performance through repetition.

representational

Creating the impression that the audience is not present, that a real-life situation is being represented on-stage so that the audience seems to be eavesdropping.

run-through

A rehearsal moving from start to finish without stopping for corrections or notes.


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set dressing

The finale details to the set that does not fall under a set piece or prop. Anything from curtains on a window, to books and pencils on a teachers desk, to the flowers in the vase on the fireplace mantel.

scholarships

Is an award of financial aid offered to families who demonstrate financial need. A scholarship application should be completed in order to verify eligibility. Scholarships may help students pay in part or in full. They may be applied to shows, classes, camps or any other CYT activity.

schtick

Silly or cheap piece of business, usually designed for laughter.

scrim

Net curtain, stretched taut, that can become transparent or opaque depending on how it is lit, so that the audience may or may not be able to see through it.

show box/basket

During the run of the show each cast member has a personal box or basket in which to keep all their belongings, costumes, make-up & wigs. It should be labeled with cast members name and kept clean. It’s an easy way to keep the Green Room clean and to keep track of all your parts and pieces.

showcase

The Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Parents, friends, and relatives attend this performance on the last day/ evening of classes, free of charge. See Showcase Themes

showcase director

The master teacher who oversees the showcase and the quality of it. They work out the transitions from one class to another, and make sure that all the sound will be run properly. They come up with a showcase script for all transitions, announcements and introductions. It's important that they’ve seen all the class performances beforehand so they know what to expect before the audience sees it in case any changes need to be made. The final closing showcase number/curtain call should be taught and rehearsed by the showcase director.

show chair

The volunteer parent who oversees those tasks specific to the session production, such as: collection and recording of forms and monies, planning rehearsals/school days/shows; planning, preparing for, and serving strike party meal; planning, purchasing, and presenting gifts to the artistic team members, area coordinators, committee chairs, and other key people, as appropriate, at the strike party. See Job Description.

sight lines

Areas of the stage visible to the audience.

special

A stage light intended for a specific purpose.

specialty classes

All classes offered to CYT students other than the core classes. Examples include: Stunts & Combat, Make-Up, Critiic's Corner, etc. See Curriculum.

speed-through

Running lines as rapidly as possible while still maintaining sense, mood, and relationships.

spiking

The crew uses glow tape or colored tape to mark on the stage floor where each set piece are placed. Spike one corner of the set piece then the opposite side. Label the tap with what set piece is being placed there.

souvenir table

A table, in addition to the concessions, represents a revenue opportunity too important to overlook.

special effect

Types of effects that are commonly used include: flying effects, laser lighting, Theatrical smoke and fog, CO2 effects, pyrotechnics, confetti and other atmospheric effects such as bubbles and snow.

sponsor

Show/Event Sponsor: Shows (even some other activities) may be “sponsored” by an individual or local corporation. CYT may assign a value to the sponsorship, and create different levels of sponsorship in order to raise extra money associated with the production/event. Typically a show sponsor will be credited on the cover of the program and thanked personally during the curtain warmer.

Corporate Sponsor: is an individual or local company that has contributed (or committed to recurring donations) to your local CYT organization. Typically there are different levels of sponsorship, each with associated perks. For example, a silver sponsor may receive a mention on a drill-down page of the website while a gold sponsor may receive a full banner ad on the home page with enabled hyperlink(s). For more information about the standard approach(es) to sponsorship, contact us.

stage

The area where actors perform. Stage directions are from the perspective of the actor on stage, facing the audience.

Stage Directions

  • Center Stage: Center of the stage.
  • Stage Left: Actor’s left when looking into the audience.
  • Stage Right: Actor’s right when looking into the audience.
  • Up Stage: Toward the back of the stage.
  • Down Stage: Toward the audience.

strike

After the last show performance all parents, crew, & cast members help take down all the sets, props, lights, and sound. All costumes are turned in and dressing rooms cleaned. The theater should be left in better condition than before CYT used it. Anyone can help with strike for with many hands make for less work!

strike awards

Sheryl Russell
Rose Award: The most Christ-like cast or crew member that is voted on by the cast & crew. This person is kind, sincere, friendly, positive, humble, and encourages others. He/She a positive role model and have a Christ-like spirit.

Sheryl Russell
Spark Plug Award: The cast member who brings the most life to his/her character or made his/her character extra special. He/she is the one who brought “spark” to their part and to the show. This award is selected by the artistic team.

Sheryl Russell
Watch Dog Award: The cast or crew member who was always looking out for others. He/She were helpful, on the ball, and hard-working without being asked. He/She have a servants heart and “watched out “ for others. This award is selected by the artistic team.

Sheryl Russell
Screwball Award: The funniest mishap that happened during the show. A funny mistake, error or “screw up” during a performance. This award can be given to anyone involved with the production of the show.

Sheryl Russell
Leap Frog Award: A cast member who showed the most growth as an actor or as a person during the run of the show. He/She made a large "Leap" from where they started to where the show ends.

Sheryl Russell
Crew Award: A crew member who did an outstanding job. The most helpful, hard-working crew member usually selected by the stage manager and backstage production team chair.

Sheryl Russell
Techie Award: A crew member who worked on one of the technical aspects of the show, such as lighting, sound or special effects who did an outstanding job. Usually selected by the stage manager and technical production team chair.

strike party

A celebration, after the strike with all cast, crew, artistic team, and parents. It usually consists of a meal, thank-you gifts, and short comedic presentations by cast/crew/artistic team of incidents that occurred during the run of the production, and awards including the Rose Award. Strike Party Agenda.

studio classes

Regular CYT classes are age-restricted (4-18). The CYT studio program allows affiliates to offer classes to adults and kids in any arts & humanities subject. The same rules apply with regard to curriculum selection. Family friendly is the goal. Often, CYT offers advanced skills development opportunities through the CYT studio umbrella. Studio classes do not qualify to audition for a CYT production.

super saturday

All crew arrives to the theater to get familiar with the stage, sets, lights, and sound. Director runs through scene changes with the crew and they can start spiking the sets. Later the cast arrives to start rehearsing the show with the crew. (usually no costumes are needed on Super Saturday. The rehearsal is for the crew and the cast to get familiar with the staging area.)


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tap

Is a form of dance using tap shoes, as well as the floor, as a percussive instrument and musical form.
  • Rhythm Tap: Focuses on the musical side of tap and, more jazz felt and funky.

  • Broadway Tap: Focuses more on the dance side of tap and is widely performed as a part of musical theater.
take

A reaction of surprise, usually involving looking again at the source or the audience; takes may be single, double, or triple depending on how many times the look is repeated.

tech/dress rehearsal week

The week of which the cast and crew rehearse in the theater in full costume, hair & makeup. Using all lights, sound, props and set pieces. It is the week to get the show ready for an audience and each day more and more can be added or taken away for the show. All parties involved must have an adaptable and positive attitude. This week is often called “Hell Week” because at times it feels like “Hell”!

ticket contest

All students have the option, and are encouraged, to participate in selling tickets for the session production. Prizes are awarded for various levels of ticket sales.

tour group

CYT sponsors “Tour Groups” of 15-25 children that present a 30- 45 minutes show based on a specific theme to organizations, groups, and private parties. They “tour” around their community promoting CYT through performance in schools, churches, fairs, theme parks, or as an opening act of another show.

turn out

Actor is to face downstage toward the audience.

type casting

The process by which a particular actor becomes strongly identified with a specific character. An actor having the same characters traits, physical look, or mannerisms as the role they are being cast as.


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upstaging

When an actor forces another actor to turn away form the audience.

usher

A volunteer position who takes tickets at a CYT performance, passes out programs, and helps audience members find their seats. See Usher Coordinator.


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wings

Left and right offstage areas.