California’s Great America Casting Dancers, Performers & Entertainers

01/26/2011

Casting notice posted by the Entertainment Operations Supervisor
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: California’s Great America

CALIFORNIA’S GREAT AMERICA has many exciting performance and technical opportunities for our upcoming 2011 Entertainment Season. We have a wide range of theater positions including children’s show hosts, country and pop singers, dancers (modern, jazz & pop styles), costume characters, theater and event technicians, costumers and dressers, theater attendants, and stage management. Check the dates and details below, and plan to attend!

California’s Great America
Please use the Park’s Main Entrance off Great America Parkway.

Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30
Showtime Theater
9am – Children’s Show Hosts and Country & Pop Singers
11am – Dancers (Modern, Jazz & Pop Styles) & Costume Characters
12pm – Theater & Event Technicians, Costumers & Dressers, and Theater Attendants – Interview Only

Saturday, February 5
Showtime Theater
9am – Children’s Show Hosts and Country & Pop Singers
11am – Dancers (Modern, Jazz & Pop Styles) & Costume Characters
12pm – Theater & Event Technicians, Costumers & Dressers, and Theater Attendants – Interview Only

Please note:

Arrive 30 minutes prior to audition time to allow for paperwork.
You will be auditioned in order of arrival within your talent category.
You only need to attend one date.
The audition procedure will take time – please be prepared to wait.
Must be 16 years of age to apply.
Equal opportunity employer.
Pre-Apply Online

All applicants must pre-apply online for our 2011 Auditions prior to arriving at your audition time or you will be turned away. Please apply at https://jobs.cedarfair.com/californiasgreatamerica.

Auditions

Children’s Show Hosts – We are casting show hosts for a variety of family show products, including our Peanuts themed children’s show. Please prepare a humorous, family-oriented monologue of no longer than 2 minutes in length that displays your personality, comedic ability, and confidence on stage. If you sing, please come prepared to also audition as a singer. You may be asked to dance, so bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Please bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

Country & Pop Singers – We are casting singers for a guest interactive karaoke show featuring pop music and an all new country themed song and dance show with various country hits! Prepare two up-tempo songs in a pop and/or country style. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the proper key or prerecorded instrumental tracks (without lead vocals) on CD. A cappella is not recommended. Cassettes will not be accommodated. You may be asked to read a brief monologue and to dance, so bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Please bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

Dancers (Modern, Jazz & Pop Styles) – We are looking for energetic, technically trained dancers for an all new high energy dance show displaying different styles of dance from Jazz to Modern to Pop. You will be taught a combination during the audition. Please come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. If you are interested in any of the other shows please arrive at the 9am time. Please bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

Costume Characters – We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to portray Snoopy and the Peanuts Characters! You must be 4’10” – 5’4”. Dance and acting experience is an asset, but is not required. You will be interviewed and will be asked to dance, so bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement.

Show Run Dates
Children’s Shows, Karaoke Show & Costume Characters – March 26 thru October 30
Country Show – June 18 thru August 21
Dance Show – June 25 thru September 5

** Please allow 2-3 weeks prior to opening dates for rehearsals (weekend days & weekday evenings)

Interviews

Theatre Attendants – Applicants wishing to be considered for a Theatre Attendant/Usher position in one of our theatre venues including concerts in the Redwood Amphitheatre. Be prepared for an interview. Both part time seasonal and full time seasonal opportunities exist.

Theater & Event Technicians – We are looking for technicians for a variety of shows and theatres including indoor, outdoor, and concert venues, along with special event crews and Halloween Haunt technical build and support. Interviews will be conducted for experienced sound operators, lighting operators, follow spot operators, theatrical carpenters and stage positions. Both part time seasonal and full time seasonal opportunities exist. Please bring a one-page resume.

Costumers & Dressers – We are looking for costumers and dressers for a variety of shows and products. Interviews will be conducted for experienced costumers to build and dress our shows, and maintain our costume characters. Costume construction experience is an asset, but not required. Positions also build costumes and props for our Halloween Haunt event. Both part time seasonal and full time seasonal opportunities exist. Please bring a one-page resume.

Stage Managers & Supervisors – We are looking for experienced Stage Managers and Supervisors to manage a variety of programs and show products. Interested applicants must submit a resume with references for consideration to California’s Great America, 2401 Agnew Road Santa Clara, CA 95054 Attn: Entertainment Department, no later than February 1, 2011. Or fax it to (408) 986-5914. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you have further questions, you can address them to clayton.lawrence@cagreatamerica.com or call us at 408-986-5941

Casting Location: California’s Great America
Contact email: clayton.lawrence@cagreatamerica.com

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