Music Theatre for Young People dba Music Theatre Kansas City
19407 W 64th Terr
Shawnee KS 66218
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 3418156
Mission Statement
MTKC is a professional program committed to bringing quality musical theatre and preparatory training to the Kansas City community.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cary Danielson Pandzik
Board Chair Ms. Anisha Jackson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Erricson Communications
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Music Theatre for Young People
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement MTKC is a professional program committed to bringing quality musical theatre and preparatory training to the Kansas City community.
Background Statement In 1984 Music Theatre for Young People was incorporated in Wichita, Kansas and provided practical performing opportunities for young people in that area. In 1992 a branch of the organization was formed in Kansas City and since then, through main-stage productions, workshops and summer camps, over 1500 young people from the KC area have performed with our group. In 2014, the name of the organization was officially changed to Music Theatre Kansas City in an effort to expand our programming in the Kansas City area.  In 2016, the organization embarked upon a journey to build a theatre to call home. This journey became a reality with the opening of our new theatre in December of 2017.
Impact Statement
Our accomplishments for 2016-2017 include:
  1. Opening B&B Live - our new theatre at B&B Shawnee Theatres.
  2. Successful performances of 7 full scale musicals with full orchestras.
  3. Additional income from new programming, including new grants for our corporate campaign.
  4. Added dynamic new board members, including an expert on diversity.

Our goals for 2017-2018:

  1. Continue to widen diversity on our board and in our audiences.
  2. Work on more public awareness of our program.
  3. Work with other theatre and arts organizations in KC to share space in our new theatre.
  4. Expand our corporate sponsorship program.
Needs Statement
  1. Increasing corporate sponsorship for the 2018 season
  2. Widening audience numbers for each event
  3. Add a publicity and marketing person
  4. Increasing public awareness of our program
Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Music Theatre Kansas City  (MTKC) is embarking on a new era with its official rebranding in October 2014 - exactly 33 years since its founding as Music Theatre for Young People in 1984.  In those years, area youth have embraced the program  because of the professional atmosphere of our programs. The Broadway-like experience includes a wide range of quality musical theatre productions with experienced professionals within a tight one-week rehearsal schedule.   As MTYP, students have rehearsed and performed in over a dozen theatre venues in the metropolitan area. Changing out name to MTKC will allow us to expand our programming, thus requiring additional fund raising. For the first time we are actively seeking grants and corporate support to help expand our programs and continue the high standards our students value.
Description Main stage Productions: MTKC Winter Show, Spring Show, Graduating Seniors Show, Annual Alumni Show, and a middle school summer camp. The MTKC Winter and Spring Shows feature approximately 60 performers ranging in age from 7-18 and are rehearsed and performed during the winter and spring semester breaks. The Graduating Seniors Show features approximately 20 graduating seniors from high schools in the Greater Kansas City area and is rehearsed and performed annually in June. The Annual Alumni Show is an opportunity for MTKC alums to return to Kansas City work together to create an original production. The middle school summer camp features approximately 35 students ranging in age from 12-15, and is rehearsed and performed in June. Each of these shows is a main-stage, full scale musical production which is rehearsed and performed over the course of one week. In 2016, MTKC  premiered a new program called MTKC - PRO.  This new arm of the organization featured professional actors in 3 productions:  Avenue Q,  The Last 5 Years and A Wonderful Life. 
Program Budget $75,000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theatrical Performances
Population Served Families, Children Only (5 - 14 years),
Short-Term Success Watching the week-long process of an MTKC show being produced is truly an amazing spectacle. On Day 1 of the process the troupe is a hodgepodge of different personality types with a variety of different reasons for participation. Some children are there for their tenth MTKC show and some are brand new to a theatre experience. When Day 2 hits and the intense process of pulling a Broadway musical together in one week begins, transformation occurs. The 50 individuals who had arrived separately the day before begin to morph into a cohesive unit. Kids who had not known a soul the day before suddenly have 49 new best friends and nervousness turns into a determined grin. Pushing and pulling to make it happen, teamwork is essential. By performance day, they are ready to perform a show and perform it well. As a group these children learn to set goals and achieve them and, as a result, their confidence soars.
Long-Term Success The goal of Music Theatre for Young People is to create good consumers of musical theatre who will continue to sustain theatre in their community whether through performance, attendance, backstage work or any other means of support. Through training in the skills of musical theatre, students will be prepared for a career in this field, but will also gain skills that will help in any career they choose.  We also offer new performing opportunities for professional actors through our new MTKC Pro division.  With the opening of our theatre space (after 26 years in Kansas City), we now can expand our offerings to meet all of these goals.
Program Success Monitored By Each main stage show is mounted over the course of one week and monitoring the progress of all youths and staff members is of the utmost importance. One show director oversees several counselors and coaches. The children are split up into individual groups throughout the day, each group working on a particular aspect of the show. Since musicals are all written in very similar formats, we have a tried-and-true schedule we follow every time. This schedule allows those involved to keep with the task at hand, ultimately resulting in a full scale musical theatre production of which every person involved can be proud.  
Examples of Program Success The success of Music Theatre Kansas City is measured by the number of students who continue to enroll in the program and by the number of graduating seniors who enroll in musical theatre programs in college. Our statistics are showing that 80% of MTKC graduating seniors are going on to study musical theatre or a related field. In addition, our audiences are increasing by 30%. Over 95% of our students graduate from college.
CEO Comments With the rebranding to MTKC , the addition of MTKC Pro and the opening of B&B Live, we can start to build a new look to the community - one that shows the professionalism of our productions and the impact we can have in the arts in Kansas City.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Cary Danielson Pandzik
Term Start Oct 1984
Compensation $0 - $50,000
Experience Ms. Pandzik has served as Executive Director for Music Theatre Kansas City /Music Theatre for Young People since she founded the organization in Wichita in 1984. In 1992, she started the Kansas City branch of MTYP and relocated here in 1993. She is a graduate of Kansas University with a degree in Music Education. Ms. Pandzik has directed over 100 musicals and has trained hundreds of young people in the field of musical theatre. She is also the founder of Broadway at Baker and was a founding faculty member of Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence, Kansas where she was head of the Fine Arts Department. Ms. Pandzik resides in Shawnee, Kansas with her husband, Michael. She has 2 children, Eric and Julie.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Artistic Director
Title Executive Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 75
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 4
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 3
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
B&B Theatres is our main partner for the new B&B Live Theatre in Shawnee KS.  Baker University co-sponsors the “Broadway at Baker” residential theatre camps. Avila University, Union Station and UMKC have provided space for auditions and workshops.  Asbury United Methodist Church has provided space for auditions.  We are partnering with Kansas City Youth Symphony for a bi-annual joint production. in Oct. 2015 became an arts partner with Paseo Academy.  Co-sponsoring workshops and internships with Theatre League.
Top-Rated Academic Show for "On Your Toes"KC Stage2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Music Theatre Kansas City is a non-profit organization with an Executive Director, Executive Board and Advisory Board.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Anisha Jackson
Company Affiliation Erricson Communications
Term Sept 2016 to Aug 2018
Board Members
Mr. Chris Armer Compass Architects
MS Sara Armer Keller Williams
Mr. Jeff Bartley Waters Edge Designs
MS Michelle Cohen volunteer
Mr. Jay Davidson Greenfield Davidson CPA
MS Anisha Jackson erickson
MS Cathy Jolly Community Volunteer
MS Nancy Schnegelberger Community Volunteer
MS Joy Torchia Torchlight Communications
MS DeAnn Totta Maxus Properties
Mrs. Megan Viviano Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 60%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Sarah Bartley Community Volunteer
ms jill brethowr
MS Kimberly Hendricks Volunteer
MS Cathy Jolly Volunteer
ms robyn mcguire
Ms. Robyn McGuire Community Volunteer
Ms. Vivian Nazzaro Community Volunteer
ms jenna pellow
ms danielle rawlings Health Care
CEO Comments Music Theatre Kansas City is a non-profit organization with an Executive Director, Executive Board, Advisory Board.  Additional staff:  Artistic Director, Assistant Director, Director of Development. All of these positions are part time and are filled by alums of the organization.
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $114,000
Projected Expenses $121,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using 990-EZ.
  • Foundation/Corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$98,614$76,728$104,180
Administration Expense$34,146$39,147$10,972
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.171.021.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%66%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$78,693$55,831$53,145
Current Assets$68,244$42,716$49,495
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$78,693$55,831$53,145
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose In 2018, MTKC will continue to raise funds to build a phase 2 of &B Live in the  B&B Shawnee movie complex
Dates Aug 2016 to Aug 2020
Amount Raised to Date $575,000.00 as of Nov 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Our IRS 990 forms are available above. Past and projected budgets are available upon request.  
Organization Name Music Theatre for Young People dba Music Theatre Kansas City
Address 19407 W 64th Terr
Shawnee, KS 66218
Primary Phone (913) 3418156
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cary Danielson Pandzik
Board Chair Ms. Anisha Jackson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Erricson Communications
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Music Theatre for Young People