Cast families help support our production in two vital ways, promotion and securing sponsorship ads for the program.
One of the most important things we do to support our students and the production is to get the word out. In order to fill the house and provide the best audience for our students, we encourage each family to help promote the production in the following ways:
CAST TICKET CONTEST
Each production session we hold a cast ticket contest to see which cast member can get the most people to come to the show. When tickets are bought via the CYT website, there is an option to attribute those tickets to a specific cast member. This is true for block tickets bought through a cast member’s family account as well as tickets bought through the normal box office process on the website. At the Cast Party we will reveal which cast member sold the most tickets to the show. They will be honored with a gift. Block ticketing instructions will be reviewed at the parent meeting.
POSTERS & MINI-FLYERS
For each production we offer professionally designed posters and mini-flyers that you can use to help promote the production in your community. Posters can often be hung in local coffee shops, grocery stores, libraries, and other businesses with community boards. Mini-flyers are great for handing out to your neighbors, co-workers, and people in your other communities like church, scouts, or home school groups.
The bulk of our ad budget is made through ads sponsored by families & local businesses. These ads are secured by our cast families and program committee. Some families purchase ads for their own businesses, or arrange for their employer to sponsor an ad. Other families reach out into their personal network and invite other businesses they have a personal connection with to buy an add. Ad sizes, costs, and artwork specifications are listed online: cytdallas.org/advertise