According to CYT/CCT's mission statement, "CCT/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."
CYT/CCT performs many popular musicals, such as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. The group also performs original musicals, some of them musical versions of drama. For example, the group performs a musical version of A Little Princess.
Numerous classes are offered each session at each branch, as well as summer camps throughout the summer. Classes are typically 10 weeks long. In addition to covering areas such as dance, drama, and voice, more unusual topics are often covered such as makeup, set building, accents and dialects, stunts, special effects and theatre criticism.
In CYT, at least one parent is typically expected to serve on a committee. These committees perform tasks such as building sets and props, supervising the backstage crew (which is composed of both adult committee members and non-adults, typically with a minimum age of 10 and ranging in age up to 18).
CYT/CCT has grown significantly since being started. Today there are many branches of CYT in the San Diego region, as well as Spokane, WA, Chicago, IL, Anderson, SC, Denver, CO, Kansas City, KS, Atlanta, GA, Vancouver, WA, Richmond, VA, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Tucson, AZ and Phoenix, AZ. The latest branch is in North Idaho. Many branches have multiple locations; for example, the Chicago branch has locations in McHenry County, Lake County, Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County and Rockford Metro County. CCT's shows in San Diego, CA were seen by over 46,000 people in their 2003-2004 season and has also branched out into other areas. Each area has its own artistic director, and each county has a production coordinator and a class coordinator (although these jobs are sometimes combined). For example, the entire Chicago area has a single artistic director, while each county has a production and a class coordinator. In McHenry County, the first county in the CYT Chicago area, these jobs are performed by the same person.It is important for kids to open them selves up and be confident in them selves.