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IMPOSSIBLE DREAM Cancelled at Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

CCPAProgramming Updates:

Without an established timeline for the suspension of the mass gathering ban, and with deadlines to begin rehearsals and create sets, props and costumes, CLP senior staff and board must make the difficult decision to cancel the following productions.

Covedale Season Finale IMPOSSIBLE DREAM Cancelled

CLP officials announced this weekend that the scheduled run of IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: CELEBRATING 100 SHOWS AT THE COVEDALE, which was designed to replace the April run of ALL SHOOK UP, has been officially cancelled.

CLP Executive Artistic Director Tim Perrino explained in a letter to ticket-holders that the company has no way of getting this new production on its feet this month, even if the mass gathering ban were to be lifted in time to re-open our doors.

CLP is asking ticket holders to please consider donating the value of their ALL SHOOK UP/IMPOSSIBLE DREAM tickets to Cincinnati Landmark Productions to help the organization through this difficult period.

Until and unless we hear from ALL SHOOK UP/IMPOSSIBLE DREAM ticket holders, in the meantime, your account in the Cincinnati Landmark Productions ticketing system would be credited the amount of your ticket purchase. This could be used for (1) additional tickets to future productions or (2) as a credit for future subscriptions at either the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater or at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

Contact the Box Office at (513) 241-6550 – 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday – if you wish to make other plans. Or email Box Office Manager Denny Reed at dennyreed@clpshows.org.

Stay tuned, though, because we really want to celebrate with you the milestone of our 100th show at the Covedale Center. We’re hopeful we can try the idea again in the future, and we’ll alert you when we do!

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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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ALL SHOOK UP Performances Cancelled at Covedale Center

Hopeful ‘replacement’ show announced at Covedale

CCPACincinnati Landmark Productions announced today the cancellation of all currently scheduled performances of ALL SHOOK UP at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.

With the current state-wide ban on mass gatherings and the federal recommendation to limit group activity for the next several weeks, the organization simply could not rehearse and prepare this show – nor keep the cast and production team in place for any postponed dates – in this timeline.

Executive Artistic Director Tim Perrino announced today his hope to replace ALL SHOOK UP as the season finale in the Covedale’s 2019-20 Marquee Series with a brand-new production with later run dates (if the mass gathering ban is lifted in time).

CCPA Impossible Dream logo“This is an all new show I’m calling IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: CELEBRATING 100 SHOWS AT THE COVEDALE,” Perrino said. “That’s right. This will be the 100th Marquee Series show since we opened the doors to the Covedale in 2002. Amazing!”

Perrino called the show a kind of ‘greatest hits’ from Covedale productions audiences have loved for these past 18 seasons.

“IMPOSSIBLE DREAM will feature some of the absolute best performers in town, bringing you thrilling songs, dynamic dances and a few laughs from Broadway’s greatest shows,” he said.

At this time, IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is currently slated to run May 14 through June 7 but would remain subject to change based on information at that time.

All tickets previously purchased for ALL SHOOK UP would be honored during the run of IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. Ticket holders should receive information in the mail alerting them to their new show date.

Perrino said the new production would not just be a celebration of the past. It would be a necessary step to keep Cincinnati Landmark Productions afloat during this difficult time.

“As audiences have heard me say many times, our organization heavily relies on ticket sales and other show-based earned revenue,” he said. “As such, with this community health crisis, we are facing a potentially catastrophic loss of income during this time. That’s the grim but true reality of the situation. We’re going to buckle down. We’re going to be responsible. But this will hurt.”

All support – especially donations – are invaluable at what Perrino called the most tenuous moment in the west side arts group’s history. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

But future ticket and gift certificate sales can greatly stabilize the organization as well, he said. Just coming out to the next show, whenever that is, is a key first step.

“We sincerely hope that audiences will support this new show, as it’s a production we can conceive, rehearse and present in the current timeline, based on what we know right now,” Perrino said. “This is an unprecedented situation, like nothing I’ve seen in my 45 years in this business. We’re hopeful with your support, we will get through this and we’ll see you again at the theater soon!”

Reminder: information and directives from governmental authorities are changing almost daily. CLP encourages patrons to visit its web site or follow its social media channels to receive the latest information directly.

Patrons can sign up to receive email alerts at: www.tinyurl.com/joinCLP

Cincinnati Landmark Productions’ Box Office is open 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Call (513) 241-6550 or email info@clpshows.org for more information.

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ALL SHOOK UP Runs April 2-26

CCPA_All Shook Up logoALL SHOOK UP
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
April 2-26
[West Price Hill]

Directed & choreographed by Maggie Perrino
Music directed by Greg Dastillung

Cast: Maddie Vaughn as Natalie, Matt Krieg as Chad, Kyle Taylor as Dennis, Justin Glaser as Jim, El More as Sylvia, Kertu Bell as Lorraine, Keri Baggs as Miss Sandra, Greg Schaffer as Sheriff Earl, Michelle Grove Shaffer as Mayor Matilda Hyde & Mark Wilmes as Dean Hyde
Ensemble: Donald Washington, Elizabeth Leigh Taylor, Brandon Schumacker, Nick Godfrey, Jerrod Gruber, Cassidy Steele, Mackenzie Kasbaum & Emma Moss

  • Thu, April 2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 3-4 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 5 at 2pm
  • Thu, April 9 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 12 at 2pm
  • Thu, April 16 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 19 at 2pm
  • Thu, April 23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, April 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 26 at 2pm

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2020-2021 Season Announced by Covedale Center for the Performing Arts

CCPACovedale Center for the Performing Arts
2020-2021 Marquee Season
at the
Arnold and Mary Jo Barnett Performance Hall

ON SALE NOW!!!!
All 5 Shows $130
    Call 513-241-6550 to renew or become a New Subscriber!

Click Here to fill out an Online Form

Come enjoy great theatrical entertainment – at a great price!  The subscriber rate is only $26.00 per ticket ($130.00 for 5 show package).  The Covedale has plenty of great subscriber seats available with a great view of the stage!  New subscribers are encouraged to get their seats now, for best seating choices.  Be sure to check out the seating chart at www.CLPShows.org

 

THE ODD COUPLE
September 10 – October 4, 2020
By Neil Simon

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born.  Winner! 1965 Tony Award, Best Author of a Play.

OLIVER!
October 22 – November 15, 2020
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of having the true love of a family. With great songs like, “Food Glorious Food”, Consider Yourself”, “As Long As He Needs Me” and “Who Will Buy”!

ELF The Musical
December 3 – 27, 2020
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin;  Music by Matthew Sklar;  Lyrics by Chad Beguelin  Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Based on the cherished 2003 hit movie, this modern-day holiday classic features great holiday songs like, “Nobody Cares About Santa”, “Never Fall in Love With an Elf”, “There Is a Santa Claus” – sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
February 4 – 28, 2021
Music by Jule Styne;  Lyrics by Leo Robin;  Book by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields;  Adapted from the novel by Anita Loos

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend as Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei’s fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.  There’s the delightfully rich Gus Esmond, son of America’s Button King, The American Olympic Team, the richest widow from Philadelphia, plus Sir Francis and Lady Beekman (she has a diamond tiara that Lorelei just knows would look its best on her own blonde head!) Maybe there’s a future merger between the button business and the zipper business that will bring lots of success (and lots more diamonds) to Lorelei!. Tunes include:  “Bye Bye Baby” and “A Little Girl from Little Rock”, “You Say You Care” and the showstopper –  “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend”!

SEASON EXTRA at the Incline
THE FULL MONTY
March 4 – March 21, 2021
Book:Terrance McNalley; Music/Lyrics: David Yazbek Based the Fox movie, written by Simon Beaufoy.

While spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out,” a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much the women enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. Though extremely exposed; not merely physically but emotionally, they seek to conquer their self-consciousness and prejudices. The men discover that they’re stronger as a group, yet each finds the individual courage to “let it go.” The Full Monty is a story full of heart, reazor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizzaz. With hilarious songs like “Let It Go”, “It’s a Woman’s World”, “The Goods” and “You Rule My World”.

GREASE
April 1 – April 25, 2021
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “T-Birds” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee,” “Hand Jive”, “Beauty School Dropout” and more –  recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Subscriptions on sale Saturday, January 18, 2020

Subscription renewal deadline is Monday, July 6, 2020

Subscription package tickets will be mailed Friday, July 17, 2020

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