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GREASE Runs July 21-31

CYPT_Grease promoGREASE
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 21-31
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts [West Price Hill]

Official cast and crew |

With a hip shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” GREASE celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory!

  • Thu, July 21 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 22-23 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 24 at 2pm
  • Wed-Thu, July 27-28 at 7:30pm
  • Frii-Sat, July 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 2pm & 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for GREASE at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre

CYPT_logoGREASE
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

With a hip shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” Grease celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory!

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.

Please note: in-person auditions are always a better way to access an audtionees talent. We want to interact with you!

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

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 31st.

Performances: July 21 – July 31, 2022.

NOTE: Auditions, rehearsals and performances will follow all guidelines and directives in force by the State of Ohio regarding Covid–19 precautions throughout the summer.


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: Friday, April 29, 2022.
  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

When:

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022 Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

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: emailing 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, April 30, 2022 Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
    • Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm
    • Monday, May 2, 2022 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.

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, April 30, 2022 12:30 and 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022 6:00 and 7:00 pm
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 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.

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 3,000 teens have been a part of CYPT!

CYPT has produced 39 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, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 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 scores of teens each summer, on stage and off. In 2021, 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.

GREASE Performance Dates:

  • Thurs. July 21
  • Fri. July 22
  • Sat. July 23
  • Sun. July 24
  • Wed. July 27
  • Thurs. July 28
  • Fri. July 29
  • Sat. July 30
  • Sun. July 31 (2 shows)

Strike & End of Summer cast/crew meeting – Monday, Aug. 1

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Runs July 22-Aug. 8

CYPT_Joseph logoJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre
July 22-Aug. 8
Covedale Center [West Price Hill]

Directed by Tim Perrino
Music directed by Greg Dastillung
Choreographed by Genevieve Perrino

Official cast & crew list |

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a re-imagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors. Featuring a beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber score, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT offers fast-paced, back-to-back musical numbers sure to delight the whole family. “Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven,” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” are just a few of the favorites you’ll enjoy in this inspiring, upbeat tale for the ages.

  • Thu, July 22 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 23-24 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 25 at 2pm
  • Thu, July 29 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 30-31 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 1 at 2pm
  • Thu, Aug. 5 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 8 at 2pm

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

CYPT_logoCincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT)
Audition Information
40th Anniversary Summer Musical

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The national award-winning Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) will hold In-Person auditions for its 40th Anniversary production – JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT – at the Madcap Education Center, 3064 Harrison Avenue on the following dates: April 30, May 1 & 2.

New this year, performers and technicians can also audition via Video Link. Auditions by either method will be equally considered.

For Either Option: All auditionees must get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at jenniferperrino@clpshows.org. Please request: In-Person Audition or Video Link Audition.

All participants must be 13 – 20 years of age at the time of the audition. Rehearsals Begin Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Performances: July 21 – August 8, 2021. Full information below.

NOTE: Auditions, rehearsals and performances will follow all guidelines and directives in force by the State of Ohio regarding Covid–19 precautions throughout the summer.


Tim Perrino, Director; Greg Dastillung, Music Director; Genevieve Perrino, Choreographer; Lizzy Stephenson, Production Stage Manager

IN-PERSON Audition Information for Performers

  1. Set up your audition appointment via email to Jennifer Perrino, Producer at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org . All in-person auditionees MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT by email in advance.
    TIMES: Please request a specific audition time slot:

    • Friday, April 30: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, May 1: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30am
    • Sunday, May 2nd 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm
      PLACE: Madcap Education Center, 3064 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211
  2. Bring your completed audition packet to your audition appointment. You must provide your age, a good phone number and an email address when setting up your audition.
  3. Arrive 15 minutes BEFORE the scheduled audition time to fill out paperwork.
  4. Please prepare a song from a musical theatre show that best represents your singing voice. Please bring sheet music for our accompanist. Do not expect to sing a cappella or with pre-recorded music.
  5.  Dress appropriately as you will be required to complete a dance audition.
  6. JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT is a sung-thru musical. You will not read from a script at auditions.
  7. All auditionees must complete all parts of the audition.

Video Link Audition Information – After receiving the Video Link audition packet:

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 2, 2021.
  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.

Technicians Audition Information – After receiving the audition packet:

Interviews will be set up for those interested in working tech for this production. Set up your interview by emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at jenniferperrino@CLPShows.org to request a time slot.

Interviews slots include:

  • Friday, April 30: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 1: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30am
  • Sunday, May 2nd 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Tech interviews may be done by Zoom, phone or video during these times as well. Please arrange this via the above email.

Other Important Information:

  • All Rehearsals and Performances will be held at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Avenue, 45238.
  • 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).
  • 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
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 after another.

A reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, the show is told entirely through song. After being betrayed 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 (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:

  • Wed. July 21- Sun, July 25
  • Wed, July 38-Sun, Aug. 1
  • Wed, Aug. 4-Sun, Aug. 8

Tickets on sale starting June 1, 2021.

Tickets may be purchased via: www.CLPShows.org or at 513-241-6550 with a credit card.

Adults $22, Seniors/Students $20; Reserved Seats only.

All seating will follow the Ohio State guidelines for indoor theater performances.

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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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