Cincinnati Young People's Theatre (CYPT)

Announces Audition Dates and Times

41st Anniversary Summer Musical

By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Performance Dates- July 20-30, 2023

What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for 50 years. The rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life through the eyes of Judas. Loosely based on the four Gospels, the story is told entirely via some of the most famous songs in theatre history, such as “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, “Superstar” and “Heaven On Their Minds”.

To Audition:   Get an application packet in advance by emailing Jennifer Perrino at Please request: In-Person Audition or Video Link Audition.  

Both will be considered. Please note: In-person auditions are always a better way to assess talent.

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

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 30th   Performances: July 20 – July 30, 2023.

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


We have 2 audition options:  In Person or via Video Link.  


Covedale Center for The Performing Arts           Saturday  April 29, 2023 - Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

4990 Glenway Ave.                                         Sunday    April 30, 2023 - 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Cincinnati, OH  45238                                     Monday    May 1, 2023 -   6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Set up your audition appointment by emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at

(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:

A)  Please Email Jennifer Perrino at  

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        April 29, 2023           Noon, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Sunday          April 30, 2023           6:30, 7:30 and 8:30pm

Monday         May 1, 2023             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 or a pop/rock song 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/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 28, 2023.

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.  Set up your audition by emailing Jennifer Perrino, Producer at   to request a particular time slot.   

Interviews slots include:      Saturday, April 29, 2023    12:30 and 1:30 pm

         Sunday, April 30, 2023      6:00 and 7:00 pm

         Monday, May 1, 2023        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 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 2021, 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.


Thurs. July 20                    Wed. July 26                                        

Fri. July 21               Thurs. July 27          

Sat. July 22              Fri. July 28              

Sun. July 23             Sat. July 29             

                             Sun. July 30 (2 shows)

Strike & End of Summer cast/crew meeting – Monday, July 31                            

Tickets on sale now!  

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

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