Have you heard….. “There’s a Rumor in St. Petersburg”

Anastasia is showing this June at CYT Fredericksburg

By Erika Patten-Miller May 23, 2024

This June, experience the story of Princess Anastasia in CYT Fredericksburg’s newest production- Anastasia.  Get your tickets now for this beautiful musical that includes the song favorites from the hit animated film, “Journey to the Past”, “A Rumor in St. Petersburg”, “Paris Holds the Key to Your Heart” and “Once Upon a December.” 


Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. Since its founding in 1980, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with Branches across the country training thousands of students a year.


From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.


I spoke with director, Anna Hansen about what makes this musical so special to her and she said, “Anastasia's story has fascinated me since my early years. Despite Anya's struggle with her mysterious past, her fiery determination fuels her journey, clinging to her beliefs. This unwavering faith empowers her to chase the possibility of reuniting with her family despite the shadows of her obscured history. We can all relate to this, finding solace in our faith during times of trouble or loss, knowing that our security lies in our faith in the Lord. We can stand firm and remain steadfast with God’s presence within us.”


Tickets are available now.

Tickets are $18 ($20 at the door)

Performances are at King George High School

10100 Foxes Way, King George, VA 22485


  • Friday, Jun 7th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 8th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 8th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 9th @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, Jun 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jun 15th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Jun 16th @ 3:00pm


CYT offers classes throughout three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. They also offer summer camps.

CYT’s next production, Lost In Yonkers, will debut this July!