Cincinnati Young People's Theatre (CYPT)

Announces Audition Dates and Times

For its 39th Annual Summer Musical

With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Tim Perrino, Director; Steve Goers, Music Director;
Genevieve Perrino, Choreographer

This is one of the most fantastic shows you will ever do. It has TONS of roles for women and men…GREAT songs… a WILD plot. Plus, we produce it in a unique way where the show really is all just a dream – allowing for maximum creativity, excitement, crazy characters, hilarious anachronism and one stellar song interpretation after another.

Covedale Center for the Performing Arts
4990 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
513 241 6550

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020

As of Monday, March 2nd you may set up your audition appointment by emailing 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 9th Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.
Sunday, May 10th 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm
Monday, May 11th 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

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. 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. 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 9th Noon and 1:00pm
Sunday, May 10th 6:30 and 7:30pm
Monday, May 11th 6:30 and 7:30pm

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 Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven “brothers” and the coat of many colors.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The magical musical is full of catchy 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.”
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 38 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, Legally Blonde 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:

Thursday July 23 (7:30 pm) Thurs. July 30 (7:30pm)
Friday, July 24 (8pm) Fri. July 31 (8pm)
Saturday, July 25 (8pm) Saturday Aug. 1 (8pm)
Sunday, July 26 (2pm) Sunday, Aug. 2 (2pm and 7:30 pm)

Tickets on as of mid January, 2020! Adult $19; Senior $17; College Students $17.00; High school/younger $15.00. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 513 241 6550 OR via the web @