Auditions Announced for THE MUSIC MAN at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

CYPT_The Music ManCincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) announces audition dates and times for its 37th annual summer musical.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

Tim Perrino, Director; Steve Goers, Music Director;
Angela Kahle, Choreographer

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Avenue.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 241 6550

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018

As of Monday, March 5th you may set up your audition appointment at the following links:

Link to sign up for OPEN AUDITIONS:

Link to sign up for TECH/PRODUCTION CREW interviews:

You may also email Jennifer Perrino, Producer at OR call the box office at 513.241.6550 Monday – Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

(See scheduled audition time slots below – item #3. Read further for information about tech positions)

1. Must be 13 – 19 years of age at the time of the audition

Clicking one of the links above or
Email Jennifer Perrino at or
call the box office @ 513 241 6550 – Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please note: You must provide your age, a good phone number and an email address when setting up your audition.

You may request a specific time slot as listed in #3 below:

3. Audition times include:

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 11am, Noon, 1pm and 2pm.
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.

4. It is important you arrive 15-20 minutes BEFORE your scheduled audition time to fill out paperwork.

5. Please prepare a song from a musical theater show that best represents your singing voice (please bring sheet music for our accompanist).
Please note: Do not expect to sing a cappella or with pre-recorded music.

6. Dress appropriately as you will be required to complete a dance audition.

7. You will be asked to read from the script as well.

All auditionees must complete all three parts of the audition process (singing, reading script, dancing). If all areas are not completed, then he/she will not be considered for a role in the show.

Participation Fee: All participants (on stage and off) are required to pay a participation fee for this summer program. Fee will be due at the first rehearsal: $175.00 for performers (includes costume and show t-shirt); $50.00 for Techies (includes show t-shirt).

Attention Techies: Interviews will be set up for those interested in working tech for this production. Set up your audition by calling the box office at 513.241.6550 Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Or email Jennifer Perrino, Producer at to request a particular time slot.

Interviews slots include:

  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 1:00 and 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2018 @ 6:00 and 7:00
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 @ 5:00 and 6:00

Please Note: A limited amount of funds are in place to assist with the participation fee. Funds are distributed on a confidential basis. Everyone is encouraged to audition, regardless of ability to pay! Choosing the cast of the show is based upon talent, enthusiasm and availability only. Ability to pay the participation fee is never a factor in casting decisions.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

What is CYPT? Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) provides a summer of great experience for performers and techies alike. Many of our members are now professional actors, singers, dancers, technicians and musicians. Others are Drama, Opera, Music Theatre, Voice, Music and Broadcasting majors at colleges all over the country. To date, over 2,200 teens have been a part of CYPT!

CYPT has produced 36 years of exciting shows, including: Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, 42nd Street, Children of Eden, Hello Dolly, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Godspell,
Les Miserables, Crazy For You, The Wedding Singer, Grease, Footloose, Hairspray, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast and many more!

CYPT is the recipient of the Post-Corbett Award for Outstanding Arts Organization, plus, the National Recreation and Parks Arts and Humanities Award, and the Ohio State Award for Best Student Program.

CYPT brings together 100 teens each summer, on stage and off. In 2015, participants came from 38 different schools, from all over the Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana region.

CYPT is for you! The teenage performer/techie interested in three things: 1) Theatrical Experience; 2) A Summer project with a difference; 3) A lot of new friends with the same interests.

The MUSIC MAN Performance Dates:

  • Thursday July 26 (7:30 pm)
  • Friday, July 27 (8pm)
  • Saturday, July 28 (8pm)
  • Sunday, July 29 (2pm)
  • Wed, August 1 (7:30 pm)
  • Thurs. August 2 (7:30pm)
  • Fri. August 3 (8pm)
  • Saturday Aug. 4 (8pm)
  • Sunday, Aug. 5 (2pm and 7:30 pm)

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 22, 2018! Adult $18; Senior $16; College Students $16.00; High school/younger $14.00. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 513 241 6550 OR via the web


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