In touring from city to city, dozens of Mothers and Fathers would come with their children to the stage door and ask for auditions. They hadn’t the time, the money, nor the know-how of taking their children to a talent market such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles and even if they did the auditions would take a great deal of time and waiting. Therefore, Heidt conceived the Original Youth Opportunity Program, a program which toured from city to city with advance scouts and presented opportunity to hundreds and thousands of young people, who could not otherwise be heard. This program toured America for five years and discovered all the people you see in this program and also created incentive for many thousands of others.