This video will teach you how to use the website and your CYT family account when your family is part of a show.
Each actor must have a Show Bin coming with them Super Saturday, Tech Week, and all shows.
A show bin is a plastic storage box that holds all the actor's personal items during a show. ALL items in the bin should be labeled.
The actor's name should be on all sides of the bin and the lid.
Make sure the actor can carry it on their own. A 40-50 quart plastic storage box is a good size.
Here is a list of items to go in the show bin:
Costume Cover Up - (large robe or oversized men’s button up shirt worn backwards)
Clean, Quiet Activity - NO ELECTRONICS, NO SLIME(book, cards, drawing, etc.)
Skin Clothes - Top & Bottom - (Costumes will notify colors & styles after 2nd parent meeting)
Costume Shoes - (Costumes will notify colors & styles after 2nd parent meeting)
Costume Socks and/or Tights - (Costumes will notify colors & styles after 2nd parent meeting)
All make up supplies are kept in a shoebox size bin called a Make Up Bin.
Here is a list of necessary make up supplies:
Mehron “Mini-Pro” Make Up Kit
This kit contains foundation, blush, lipstick, lipstick brush, loose powder, and eyeliner pencil.
Make Up Application Sponges
Loose Powder Brush
Female Characters: Black or Dark Brown
Male Characters (including ladies in a male role): Brown
Make Up Remover Wipes / Baby Wipes
Extra Strong Hairspray
Cotton Swabs - not required but helpful
Mascara - LADIES ONLY
Bobby Pins - LADIES ONLY
Hair Ties - LADIES - should match hair color
Other Items - character specific (e.g. false eyelashes, bow, etc.)
Make Up Kit
Each student provides their own basic make up supplies.
Please purchase a Mehron Mini-Pro Make Up Kit that most closely matches your skin color.
Color options are Fair, Medium/Olive, or Dark. Ordering directly through the Mehron site requires 7-10 business days for standard shipping.
Sometimes the kits are available on Amazon for cheaper and/or with Prime shipping.
Stage lights drain color. Apply makeup generously to keep from “washing out” on stage.
Apply foundation GENEROUSLY to the face and neck. Make sure foundation comes to the hairline and is blended well along the jaw line.
Apply blush GENEROUSLY along the cheek bones, not in circles on the cheeks.
Apply loose powder with a brush to the face and neck (over foundation and blush) to reduce shine.
Darken eyebrows with eyeliner pencil or like color on make up palette.
Female Characters - Line TOP lash line ONLY with DARK eyeliner.
Male Characters (including ladies in a male role) - Line TOP & BOTTOM lash lines with BROWN eyeliner.
Apply lipstick with the kit lip brush- Male Characters (including ladies in a male role) use a neutral color.
FEMALE CHARACTERS ONLY - Apply mascara to TOP & BOTTOM lashes.
See how to apply your "Base Face" for Tech Week and Shows on the Callboard.
CYT Show Lingo
Words generally used during the rehearsal period.
Artistic Team - The Director, Choreographer and Vocal Director of a production.
Blocking - The choreographed and memorized movements the actors make during the show.
Call Board - The message center in the CYT Family Account where notes are posted to the cast families. The Call Board is used in lieu of emails.
Call Time - The time an actor is asked to arrive to a rehearsal or before a show.
Choreography - The memorized movements to a dance.
Cue Line - In a script, the line that happens just before your line.
Production Items - Items available for the actor to purchase such as Cast Party tickets, Tech Week dinners, extra show shirts, and extra show DVDs.
Off Book - Lines and lyrics memorized.
Reseller Ticketing - Discounted tickets available through cast families through the CYT website.
Run Through - Rehearsing the show from start to finish.
Text Remind - The system CYT uses to send short text messages to the cast families. Cast families must sign up for the service.
Words generally used during performances or the days right before the first performance.
Backstage -The area of the stage the audience cannot see. This term can also refer to the team that helps change sets between scenes during a performance.
Base Face & Base Hair - The makeup and hair an actor is to arrive to a show with.
Curtain Time - The time a performance begins.
Greenroom - Where the actors stay when not on stage during a performance.
House - The area where the audience sits.
Make Up Bin - Shoebox size box to keep all of the actor's make up supplies. CLICK HERE for a check list of items to go in the make up bin (also under the PDFs link at the top of the page).
Props - The items an actor holds on stage while performing.
Script - A binder or paper book that has all the lines and music of the show. Each actor will have a script and need to bring it to EVERY rehearsal.
Show Bin - A plastic storage box that holds all the actor's personal items during Tech Week and shows. ALL items in the bin should be labeled. The actor's name should be on all sides of the bin and the lid. Make sure the actor can carry it on their own. A 40-50 quart plastic storage box is a good size. CLICK HERE for a check list of items to go in the show bin (also under the PDFs link at the top of the page).
Skin Clothes - Clothes that go under a costume and stay on when changing costumes. For modesty purposes.
Strike - The final clean up and tear down after the last show.
Strike Party - Also known as a cast party. Takes place after the run of the show. The entire family is invited.
Super Saturday - The Saturday before the first show performance. The Artistic Team starts putting all the parts of the production together on this day.
Tech Week - The Sunday-Thursday rehearsals before the first show performance. Wednesday is a rest day and there is no rehearsal. Tech week is used to put all the parts together and fine tune the show.
Tech Dinners - Prepaid meals provided during Tech Week.
Sets - The large constructed pieces on the stage that serve as the background of the show.
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