Cincinnati Young People's Theatre (CYPT)

Announces Audition Dates and Times

For its 38th Annual Summer 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



Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Saturday, May 11, 2019                               

Sunday, May 12, 2019                                      

Monday, May 13, 2019                                      (


As of Monday, March 5th you may set up your audition appointment my emailing email Jennifer Perrino, Producer at 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)              


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



A)  Email Jennifer Perrino at  


          B)  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 11, 2019 @ Noon, 1pm and 2pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm.

Monday, May 14, 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    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 and 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)                            Thurs. August 1 (7:30pm) 

Friday, July 26 (8pm)                                     Fri. August 2 (8pm)

Saturday, July 27 (8pm)                                 Saturday Aug. 3 (8pm)

Sunday, July 28 (2pm)                                   Sunday, Aug. 4 (2pm and 7:30 pm)


Tickets go on sale Monday, January 21, 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 @