In Person and Video Auditions Announced for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

CYPT_logoALERT May 1, 2020:

Cincinnati Landmark Productions (CLP) announces today new audition dates for its annual summer teen theater program, Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre.

In addition, participants will be able to submit video auditions this year. Full information below.

However, auditions and the entire summer program will only go forward if it’s deemed safe and CLP is given authorization to do so by governmental authorities.

“Advance planning for a program of this size and scope is necessary,” said Tim Perrino, founder of CYPT and executive artistic director of Cincinnati Landmark Productions. “We very much want to continue the 38-year tradition that is CYPT this summer. In order to do that, we have to plan as if it’s happening right now. Then await further instruction from local authorities before we actually begin.”

Perrino said the board, staff and production team will decide on/around May 25 if the auditions and summer program are moving forward. Teens registered to auditions would be alerted directly at that time.


Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT)
Announces Change in Auditions
For its 39th Annual Summer Musical
Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tim Perrino, Director; Matt Nassida, Music Director; Genevieve Perrino, Choreographer and Katie Ruwe, Stage Manager

Video Link Auditions are now welcomed.

One of the most fantastic shows ever written, Joseph… has TONS of roles, for women and men…GREAT songs… a WILD plot. Plus, the show really is just a dream – allowing for maximum creativity, excitement, crazy characters, hilarious anachronism and one stellar song interpretation after another.

New! This year, we have 2 audition options: In Person or via Video Link.

For Either Option: you must get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at Please request: In-Person Audition or Video Link Audition.
Performers may audition by Video and/or In-Person. Both will be equally considered.

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

Rehearsals begin Monday, June 8, 2020. Performances: July 23 – August 2, 2020.


All activities, auditions, rehearsals and performances will follow the directives and guidelines from the State of Ohio at all times throughout the summer.

Reminder: You must get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at Please request: In-Person Audition or Video Link Audition.
Performers may audition by Video and/or In-Person. Both will be equally considered.

After you receive your audition packet: For Video Link Auditions:

Send back the following in one email:
1. The completed audition packet
2. A headshot and resume
3. Link(s) to your audition video (Should feature you singing and dancing; see note below).
4. Deadline to submit video link audition: May 23.
5. Send email to

Please note: Your video link may include previous shows/roles or your “audition reel” or something you create for this audition. The team will want to see you, hear you sing, and get a sense of how you move. The video links will not be judged on technical quality, but only on your appropriateness to the roles available in the show as demonstrated in the recording.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238


  • Saturday, May 30, 2020
  • Sunday, May 31, 2020
  • Monday, June 1, 2020

You may set up your audition appointment by emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at

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

In-Person Audition Requirements:
1. All in-person auditionees MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION by:
A) Email Jennifer Perrino at

2. Bring your completed audition packet to your audition appointment.

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

3. Please request a specific audition time slot:
Saturday, May 30th Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
Sunday, May 31st 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm
Monday, June 1st 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

4. Important: Arrive 15-20 minutes BEFORE the 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. JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT is a sung-thru musical. You will not read from a script at auditions.

All auditionees must complete all parts of the audition.

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 emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at to request a particular time slot.

Interviews slots include:
Saturday, May 30th 1:00pm and 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 31st 6:00 and 7:00 pm
Monday, June 1st 6:00 pm

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.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT – A reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, the show is told entirely through song. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph travels to Egypt, ends up in jail, interprets the dreams of the Pharaoh and eventually forgives and reunites with his family!
The show is full of great songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Women’s Roles: Narrator 1,Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Napthali, Isaachar, Asher, Gad, Judah, Zebulum, Butler, Mrs. Potiphar, Harem Girls (dance ensemble), Jacob’s Wives ensemble, Prisoners ensemble, Guards

Men’s Roles: Jacob, Joseph, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Dan, Benjamin, Pharaoh, Potiphar, Baker, Old Testament Ensemble, Ishmaelites Ensemble, Prisoners Ensemble, Guards

What is CYPT? Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre provides a summer of great experience for performers and techies alike. Many alumni are 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 2,300 teens have been a part of CYPT!

CYPT has produced 38 years of exciting shows, including: Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, Children of Eden, Hello Dolly, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Godspell, Les Misérables, Crazy For You, The Wedding Singer, Grease, Hairspray, West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man 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 2019, participants came from 40 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.

Joseph Performance Dates:

  • July 23 at 7:30pm
  • July 24 at 8pm
  • July 25 at 8pm
  • July 26 at 2pm
  • July 29 at 7:30pm
  • July 30 at 7:30pm
  • July 31 at 8pm
  • Aug. 1 at 8pm
  • Aug. 2 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets on sale now! Adult $19; Senior $17; College Students $17.00; High school/younger $15.00. Tickets may be purchased via the web:

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