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Kings Island to hold auditions for 2014 live entertainment

MASON, OH (FOX19) -

Do you love the stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? Kings Island may have a job for you.

To amusement park's entertainment department will hold auditions in search of trained, talented and versatile singers, dancers, musicians, variety artists, characters, character cohorts, technicians and costumers for the 2014 season. Auditions will be held February 21-23 at Kings Island.

Singers: Prepare at least one up-tempo and one ballad in a pop style. You may not sing a cappella. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the proper key or pre-recorded instrumental sound tracks (without lead vocals) on CD. You may be asked to read a brief monologue and to dance, so bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Singers need to bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Dancers: Kings Island is looking for energetic, technically trained dancers experienced in jazz, ballet, hip-hop and acrobatics for an exciting new production. Dancers will be taught a combination during the audition. If dancers sing, please bring music as specified above. Please come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Dancers need to bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Musicians: Kings Island is casting for drums, trumpet, keyboard, bass guitar, alto and tenor saxophone and trombone. Please prepare two pieces of music in an up-tempo style. Musicians may be asked to sight read at the audition. Must be available six days per week June through mid-August and have open availability.

Variety Artists: Kings Island is looking for unique and creative acts. If you are an experienced performance artist with an awesome approach to music and entertainment, please prepare a montage of your best work no longer than four minutes in length. Please bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Character Cohort: The Park is looking for enthusiastic individuals to provide assistance to characters during their walks. Please bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Show Characters: Energetic and animated dancers are needed for productions featuring costumed characters. Please come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes for a movement audition. Please bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Meet and Greet Characters: Kings Island is looking for enthusiastic individuals to portray characters. Please bring a current photo and one-page resume. An interview and movement audition will be conducted. 

Technicians/Costumers: Interviews will be conducted for experienced sound operators, lighting operators, follow spot operators, stage crew and costumer positions. Interviews will be held on Audition Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a one-page resume with references.

Singers may be asked to stay for the Dancer Audition. Auditions will take place in order of arrival within your talent category. You must be at least 15 years of age to audition and/or interview. Auditions are limited to two minutes. Times listed are for registration only.

The park warns that the audition procedure may take a long time – please be prepared to wait. The Park encourages participation from all cultural backgrounds.

Audition Dates:

Friday, February 21

  • Kings Island
  • Kings Island Theater
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Registration opens at 4:30 p.m.
  • Audition-interview 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Dancers: Registration opens at 7:00 p.m., Dancer auditions at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 22

  • Kings Island
  • Kings Island Theater
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Audition-interview 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Dancers: Registration opens at 1:30 p.m., Dancer auditions at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23

  • Kings Island
  • Kings Island Theater
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Audition-interview 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Dancers: Registration opens at 1:30 p.m., Dancer auditions at 2:00 p.m.

For more information on Kings Island's 2014 live entertainment auditions call (513) 754-5740 or visit the Park's official website at www.visitkingsisland.com.

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