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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

Official page |

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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.

THE MUSIC MAN
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

AUDITION DATES:
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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48abaa28a4fa7-20181

Link to sign up for TECH/PRODUCTION CREW interviews:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B48ABAA28A4FA7-20182

You may also email 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

2. All auditionees MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION by:
Clicking one of the links above or
Email Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org 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 jennifeperrino@covedalecenter.com 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 @www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Runs July 27-Aug. 6

CYPT_Beauty and the Beast promoDisney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 27-Aug. 6
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts [West Price Hill]

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Steve Goers
Co-directed & choreographed by Maggie Perrino

Official cast and crew list |

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

  • Thu, July 27 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 30 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, Aug. 2-3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 6 at 2pm & 7:30pm

Official page |

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2016 CYPT Alumni Awards

CYPT_logoEvery year at the Benefit, several notable alumni are recognized for their contributions to the organization or as great ambassadors after their years in CYPT.

Two award recipients are being announced in advance of the Party and two – the Hall of Fame voting winners – will be announced at the event.

It is with great pleasure that we honor the following:

Jen Martin
CYPT Founder’s Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the success and long term development of Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre and Cincinnati Landmark Productions. Jen Martin was CYPT’s choreographer for 7 summers. Her tremendous work was featured in Children of Eden, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Godspell, Crazy for You, and more. Plus, she choreographed multiple CLP shows at the Showboat Majestic and Covedale seasons. As a CYPT performer, Jen danced in Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph… Dreamcoat, as well as performing in multiple shows in CLP season shows.

Previous honorees: Mark Mueller, Tony Hungler, Steve Papin, Doug Ridenour, Nicola Burgun, Greg Dastillung, Joe Bunke, Mayor John Cranley.

Kevin Frisch
The Matt Gunnels Memorial Award for Distinguished Alumni – Performing Arts

This award recognizes notable achievements in the performing arts after one’s participation in CYPT. Kevin Frisch played the bumbling leading man Axel Magee in CYPT’s 1986 production of Don’t Drink the Water. He is being honored for his theatrical achievements in his professional life – the creation of the Frisch Marionette Company. After 1986, Kevin moved to New York City and joined Nicolas Coppola and The Puppetworks, developing the craft and skills of a puppeteer and artist. He spent 9 years touring and performing in The Puppetworks theaters in Brooklyn and Macy’s Herald Square. In 1995, Kevin moved back to Cincinnati to found The Frisch Marionette Company. Today, the Company thrives as an exceptional entertainment and educational experience for children and adults alike.

Previous honorees: Richard Oberacker, Allen Kendall, Eric Bricking, Aaron LaVigne, Brandy Rice Bailey, Amy Miller, Matt Wilson and  Steven G. Kennedy.

2016 CYPT Hall of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the CYPT Hall of Fame award (Westwood Town Hall era) are: Daniel Bayer, Karen Husman Davis,  Jeff “Ffej” Hartman,  Jenny Stratton Johnson (aka Chinstrap) and  Rich Roedersheimer.  And the nominees for the CYPT Hall of Fame award (Covedale era) are: Tim Hein, Kalie Kaimann, Jonathan Papin, Alex Sunderhaus and Dorsey Ziller. Both Hall of Fame awards will be announced at the Party.

Congratulations to the recipients and to all nominated!

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Auditions Announced for Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

CYPT_logoCincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) announces audition for its 36th Annual Summer Musical. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BAST. Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice; Book by Linda Woolverton

AUDITION DATES:

  • Saturday, May 13th,
  • Sunday, May 14th
  • Monday, May 15th

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

Auditions are by appointment and may be set up as of Wednesday, March 1st. Must be 13 – 19 years of age at the time of the audition.

The Show: The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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 35 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 and many more!

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Complete Performance Dates:

Thursday July 27 7:30 pm
Friday July 28 8:00 pm
Saturday July 29 8:00 pm
Sunday July 30 2:00 pm

Wednesday August 2 7:30 pm
Thursday August 3 7:30 pm
Friday August 4 8:00 pm
Saturday August 5 8:00 pm.
Sunday August 6 2pm and 7:30 pm.

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! 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 AT www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com

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