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CYT Lafayette Hosts Fundraising Performances at AcA

May 07, 2018 02:56PM ● By News Desk

On April 16th, Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Lafayette presented its annual fundraising event, Evening with an Encore, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in downtown Lafayette. One-hundred and sixty attendees enjoyed performances by more than 50 Acadiana-area students. The students performed scenes, songs and dances from popular Broadway productions including Shrek, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Lion King, Jr.,” and “Peter Pan.” The evening also included a four-course meal catered by Executive Chef Ryan Trahan of Blue Dog Café.

Evening with an Encore helps provide financial support to this local non-profit organization that is dedicated to developing character in children through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment.

CYT is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. CYT nationally has grown to be the largest children’s theater organization in the country with more than 40 locations in 26 different cities and enrolling 18,000 students annually.

CYT Lafayette offers three 10-week class sessions teaching drama, voice, dance, and specialty theatrical workshops at weekly two-hour classes. Enrolled students have the opportunity to audition and perform in several Broadway-style musicals. CYT also offers summer camps where the kids spend a week learning musical theater skills.

For more information about CYT Lafayette, visit