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FROSTBITE FOLLIES 2020 Benefits Cincinnati Landmark Productions


Even when we can’t be together in person, we can still celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Cincinnati Landmark Productions announces today its first-ever virtual production: FROSTBITE FOLLIES 2020!

It’s fun, light and a celebration of the holiday season, featuring 60 minutes of well-known songs and comedy sketches performed by a small troupe of veteran actors filmed live at our venues earlier this month.

Patrons can purchase a virtual ticket for only $25, and all proceeds support Cincinnati Landmark Productions during this very difficult time.

Call (513) 241-6550 or Click Here to Purchase On-Line

FROSTBITE FOLLIES will be available on-line from December 11-27. Extended through Jan. 3rd! Patrons who purchase the virtual ticket can enjoy the performance whenever they would like and as often as they’d like during that time. Links will be emailed on December 11 or on the date of purchase during the run of the virtual show.

Note: the password-protected performance will be hosted on Vimeo, the popular streaming web site. Check to see if your smart TV has the Vimeo app – or if you have to ability to send a video from your phone, tablet or computer to your television – to enjoy this show on your big screen!

Cincinnati Landmark Productions like many arts organizations has been severely impacted by the pandemic and related shutdown/restrictions. Revenue losses are estimated at over $1 million. In addition to contributing to its Annual Fund Drive, patrons can help the organization survive by purchasing virtual tickets to this show.

FROSTBITE FOLLIES was staged and rehearsed with masks and social distancing for the safety of all involved. Performers were asked to be tested directly before filming, and all tests were negative.

For more information or to purchase your link, call (513) 241-6550 during normal box office hours: Monday through Friday, 11am to 5pm.

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Auditions Announced for THE ODD COUPLE at Covedale Center


Directed by Greg Procaccino
Stage Mananged by Steven Ducker

  • Saturday, June 27th Noon to 4:00pm
  • Sunday, June 28th 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Advance planning for a production is necessary. 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.

The Madcap Education Center
3064 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45211

If you’d like the audition forms sent to you in advance, email
Jennifer Perrino @ Jenniferperrino@clpshows.org

Important Audition Information!

  • You will read from the script.
  • Please note: There are also 2 roles for women “The Pigeon Sisters”
  • Must be a minimum of 22 years of age to audition.
  • MUST HAVE A RESUME listing theatrical experience in order to audition.
  • A headshot/picture is appreciated.
  • No more than 2 conflicts will be accepted during the rehearsal process
  • All roles are paid positions. No Roles have been precast.
  • Cast members do not have to be the actual ages of the characters in any of the productions – But must be able to look age appropriate and act accordingly.

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

For more information on auditions, contact us at 513.241.6550.

Check us out on the web @ www.CLPShows.org

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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.


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 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.


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 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.

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 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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