Cincinnati Young People's Theatre (CYPT)

Announces Audition Dates and Times

42nd Summer Musical

anything goesMusic and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and

Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman

This version of Anything Goes was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival, originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater



Anything Goes is set aboard an ocean liner in the 1930s and follows the romantic escapades of an eccentric cast of characters. As they sail across the Atlantic, love triangles, mistaken identities, and hilarious antics ensue. The musical delivers a whirlwind of romance, mischief, and unexpected twists. Music, dance, laughs and the age-old tale of boy meets girl... 

Anything Goes is delightful, delicious and de-lovely! 


To Audition in Person, sign up here:  CYPT Summer 2024: Anything Goes on Lome (

If you cannot audition in person, see details below for video audition requirements.


Please note:  In-person auditions are always a better way to assess talent. 😊


You may get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at


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


Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 28th     Performances: July 25 – August 4, 2024


CYPT will follow all directives in force by the State of Ohio regarding Covid–19 throughout the summer.



2 audition options:  In Person or via Video Link.


IN PERSON AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts,

4990 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45238:   



Saturday, April 27, 2024        Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Sunday, April 28, 2024          6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Monday, April 29, 2024         6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm


In-Person Audition Requirements:

1.     All in-person auditionees MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO AUDITION here: 


2. Bring your completed audition packet to your audition appointment.


3.  Important: Arrive 15-20 minutes BEFORE the scheduled audition time to fill out paperwork.


4.  Please prepare a song from a musical theater show tune 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.


5.  Dress appropriately as you will be required to complete a dance audition/assessment.


All auditionees must complete all parts of the audition. 


Video Link Audition REQUIREMENTS:

1.    Get your Audition packet as described above.

2.    Send back the following in one email:

a)    The completed audition packet.

b)    A headshot and resume.

c)    Link(s) to your audition video (Should feature you singing and dancing). 

d)    Deadline to submit video link audition: Friday, April 26, 2024.

e)    Send email to


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/dance.  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.


TECHNICAL POSITIONS INTERVIEWS:  Interviews will be set up for those interested in working tech for this production.  To set up your tech interview, email with your name, age, phone and what tech position(s) your interested in.


Interviews slots include:      Saturday, April 27, 2024    12:30 and 1:30 pm

         Monday, April 29, 2024     6:00 pm


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: $195.00 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.

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, 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, Jesus Christ Superstar 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 2023, 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.


Show Dates:                                            

Thurs. July 25                  Thurs. Aug. 1                  

Fri. July 26                       Fri. Aug. 2                       

Sat. July 27                      Sat. Aug. 3                      

Sun. July 28                     Sun. Aug. 4 (2 shows)                        


Strike & End of Summer cast/crew meeting – Monday, August 5, 2024                           


Tickets on sale now!  

Adult $22; Senior, College Students, High School and Younger $20.00;

Tickets may be purchased via the web - Purchase Here  or at 513-241-6550 with a credit card