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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Cancelled at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

CYPT_logoCincinnati Landmark Productions announces the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

We had hoped to have by now some realistic timeline that would allow us to rehearse and perform Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre’s 39th major summer project – even in limited ways.

We continue to have no such timeline: Theatrical performances are not allowed both indoors and outdoors. Without knowing when or how we can rehearse, costume, build sets and do the thousand other things necessary to make the CYPT summer project happen, we have to make this decision now.

Therefore, the auditions for Joseph…Dreamcoat on May 30, 31 and June 1 are cancelled as well.

We hope to keep our CYPT connections alive this summer in some other important ways. We are actively working with local officials to determine if/when smaller-scale outside concerts might be allowed, as well as exploring virtual performance options.

On behalf of the staff, board and volunteers of this organization, we sincerely and primarily hope you and yours are safe and healthy during this difficult time. Our profound gratitude goes out to medical professionals, first responders and other essential workers on the frontlines of this COVID-19 pandemic.

Cincinnati Landmark Productions has a long and storied history of theatrical success, starting in 1982 at Westwood Town Hall, to the Showboat Majestic, the Covedale and Incline theaters, and Madcap Education Center. CLP has done exciting things onstage and in the lives of its patrons. But it all started with Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre and the thousands of young performers, from scores of different schools, sharing the best summers of their lives together.

NEXT summer, the complete CYPT experience will be back – bigger, louder, faster, funnier and more true than ever before.

Tim Perrino
Director, Founder CLP
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

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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.

FULL INFORMATION:

Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT)
Announces Change in Auditions
For its 39th Annual Summer Musical
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
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 jenniferperrino@clpshows.org. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

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

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Reminder: You must get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@clpshows.org. 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 jenniferperrino@clpshows.org.

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.

IN PERSON AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
513-241-6550

When:

  • 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 jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org.

(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 jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org

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 jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org 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: www.CLPShows.org.

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LEGALLY BLONDE Runs July 25-Aug. 4

CYPT_logoLEGALLY BLONDE
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 25-Aug. 4
Covedale Center [West Price Hill]

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Steve Goers
Choreographed by Genevieve Perrino

Cast: Rodney Adkins, Olivia Barrell, Reagan Bass, Madison Becker, Gabby Benedict, Anna Berringer, Fiona Blanchet, Charley Boone, Elena Boyd, Katie Boyd, Savannah Boyd, Annelise Bronstrop, Sylas Craven, Connor Curtin, Jordan Darnell, Ruthie Darnell, Sarah DeZarn, Abigail Dirr, Clara Dobbins, Kimberly Dryden, Perri Dunn, Annie Elliot, Andrew Evans, Katelyn Evans, Kelly Even, Emily Glass, Peter Godsey, Henry Hanks, Tommy Hensler, Brandon Hickey, Natalie Hillgrove, Alyssa Johnson, Andrew Kelm, Alex Kirk, Sadie Koopman, Megan Rose Kowal, Paige Landers, Isabella Lynch, Ava Martin, Riley Meier, Maddie Moore, Jacob Munday, Reece Niederhausen, Emily Olson, Sam Olt, Michaela Pandorf, Allie Raia, Eathan Rao, Alena Rapien, Liza Rash, Tommy Ray, Gillian Ring-Murray, Nick Rohr, Mia Roth, Matthew Rottinghaus, Sophie Rusin, Ruby Sanchez, Abbie Schuler, Kevin Simons, Bailey Sipe, Aine Steele, Jamie Swisshelm, Autumn Tacon, Jenna Treinen, Caroline Trennepohl, Peter Waning, Isabelle Warren, Donald Washington, Mark Wilmes & Mitchell Wolking

A musical based on the movie that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she attends Harvard Law School in an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend.

  • Thu, July 25 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 26-27 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 28 at 2pm
  • Thu, Aug. 1 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 4 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

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Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT)
Announces Audition Dates and Times

For its 38th Annual Summer Musical
LEGALLY BLONDE The MUSICAL

Book by Heather Hach; Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Tim Perrino, Director; Steve Goers, Music Director;
Genevieve Perrino, Choreographer

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45238

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ Noon, 1pm and 2pm.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.
Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.

As of Monday, March 4th you may set up your audition appointment by emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org 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)

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be 13 – 19 years of age at the time of the audition
    Please note: You must provide your age, a good phone number and an email address when setting up your audition.
  2. All auditionees MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION by:
    • Email Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org
      OR
    • Call the box office @ 513 241 6550 – Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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

  3. Audition times include:
    Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ Noon, 1pm and 2pm.
    Sunday, May 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.
    Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 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 jennifeperrino@covedalecenter.com to request a particular time slot.

Interviews slots include:

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 and 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 @ 6:00 and 7:00
  • Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 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.

Legally Blonde, The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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 2,300 teens have been a part of CYPT!

CYPT has produced 37 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, 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 2018, 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.

Legally Blonde Performance Dates:

  • Thursday July 25 (7:30 pm)
  • Friday, July 26 (8pm)
  • Saturday, July 27 (8pm)
  • Sunday, July 28 (2pm)
  • Thurs. August 1 (7:30pm)
  • Fri. August 2 (8pm)
  • Saturday Aug. 3 (8pm)
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 (2pm & 7:30 pm)

Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 12, 2019! 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 @ www.CLPShows.org

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THE MUSIC MAN Runs July 26-Aug. 5

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Ellie O’Hara as Marian Paroo & Benjamin Mitchell as Harold Hill.

THE MUSIC MAN
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 26-Aug. 5
Covedale Center [West Price Hill]

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Steve Goers
Choreographed by Angela Kahle

Official cast and crew list |

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.

  • Thu, June 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 27 & 28 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 29 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Aug. 1-2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 2-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 5 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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