Everything a CYT Family Needs - All in One Place!

This Parent Hub page is for parents with kids in a CYT production. This is your "one stop shop" for all information and forms related to the show: everything from the audition process ... to parent production teams... to the cast party. (If you are looking for information and forms related to CYT Classes, please go to the Classes web page.)

To get to the Callboard, log in to your Family Dashboard and click on Messages. You can also see the latest callboard messages on the School of Rock show page, IF you are already logged in to your family account. 


Parent Orders are purchases that can be made for you or your cast member in a CYT show. They are optional and fun!

School of Rock Cast Resources

Actor Provided Shoes & Modesty Wear

We want to ensure that CYT Dallas is a safe and secure place for all involved. All CYT Dallas volunteers are required to complete a background check and child abuse protection training. Click the link below to register for your training today! 

CYT Dallas Calendar

School of Rock Production Calendar

Who are we?

We are one creative, loving, and awkwardly close CYT Family!

Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator.
  1. Loving God and Loving your Neighbor - Matthew 22:37-40
  2. Being a Light in the World - John 8:12
  3. Exhibiting the Fruits of the Spirit - Galatians 5:22
  4. Encouraging one another - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  5. Building a strong work ethic - Colossians 3:23-24

Current Staff Members:

Tyler Hutchinson

Artistic Director
Tyler is so excited and passionate about God, CYT and all things theater! He has been blessed to be able to travel the US, Canada and South Africa, performing and teaching. After performing and working in community theater, regional theater and local professional theater, he was introduced to CYT. He has been a member of the CYT family since November of 2012; first as a teacher and then Artistic Director for CYT Indianapolis. After serving CYT Indy, Tyler was led to Dallas where he founded CYT Dallas-Fort Worth, Inc. He is passionate and dedicated to teaching CYT students to give our talents back to God for His glory!

Shannon Mahoney

Managing Director
Shannon is excited to be a part of CYT Dallas growth and mission showing people Jesus through theater. She has over 25 years experience in strategic management and event planning. She also has worked with middle school and high schoolers for over 10 years in the coaching capacity. She enjoys working with youth sharing the gospel with them in a real way. She has been married to Dr. J Mahoney for over 30 years and each year is counted as a joy - he is her biggest encourager and supporter. Together they have three (now four) children -Noah and daughter-in-law, Tamara and grandson Colt, daughter Erin and their youngest son Josh who is a CYT Dallas alum.

Kate Gesch

Resident Stage Manager
Kate Gesch holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts Management and Musical Theatre from Eastern Michigan University, where she stage managed for the theatre and dance departments. Her resume includes Studio Manager for Dance Gallery Studio/Peter Sparling Dance Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stage Manager for the Undermain Theatre in Dallas, Texas, and Box Office and Promotions Manager for the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. Since joining CYT Dallas in 2016, Kate has served as Managing Director, Production Stage Manager, CYT@Schools Instructor, and Camp Director. She also recently directed the MainStage musical, Alice: A Wonder-full New Musical.

Cassie Chisum

Artistic Coordinator
Cassie holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she directed, stage managed, acted in, and served as a technician for over 10 productions, and served as the president of the campus drama club. She has been involved in theatre and in ministry both for as long as she can remember, and her greatest passion is using the powerful tool of the arts to advance the Kingdom of God.

Molly McKinley

Resident Costume Designer

Rebekah Williford

Program Coordinator

Shannon Bicheno

Chapter Coordinator

Anthony McClure

Technical Director

Susan Dolan

Susan is a graduate of Coe College, a small college in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a major in Business Admin/Accounting. She enjoys putting these skills to work overseeing small businesses and ministries with their books. She is a veteran home-school mom, retiring after 27 years of home educating. Originally from Wisconsin, Susan and her husband Pat have 6 kids, 10 grandkids, and enjoy camping, family activities.