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Live Entertainment Auditions

Cedar Point’s award winning live entertainment department is auditioning talented entertainers and technicians like you to fill more than 130 positions for our 2020 season. Audition to work at A Place Like No Other™!

Download our 2019 Auditions Brochure to learn more about the available opportunities.

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Audition Tour Locations

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
Friday, November 1. 2019

  • NSULA Fine Arts Center
  • 2pm – 5pm Singer/Actor/Musician auditions

Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • 12pm- 2pm  Dance Call
  • 2:30pm- 4pm Mover Call

*Pre-registration is required for all auditions at this location. NSULA students, please email Brett Garfinkel for more information or to register to audition. If you are not a student at NSULA, please call Cedar Point's Live Entertainment at 419-627-2388 or email us at with "NSULA AUDITIONS" in the subject line of the email. Some preference will be given to NSU students.


University of South Dakota
Saturday, November 2, 2019

  • Costume Department Interviews 


Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

  • Bliss Hall room TBD
  • 10am - 12pm Singer/Actor auditions
  • 12 - 2pm Musician auditions
  • 2 - 4pm Mover/Dancer Call

*Pre-registration is required for all auditions at this location. YSU students, please email Randall Goldberg or Maria Denison for more information or to register to audition. If you are not a student at YSU, please call Cedar Point's Live Entertainment at 419-627-2388 or email us at with "YSU AUDITIONS" in the subject line of the email. Some preference will be given to YSU students.


Theater Arts Preparatory School (Las Vegas, NV)
Thursday, November 14, 2019

  • The Rock
  • Dancer Call 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Thursday, November 14th, 2019

  • Technician Interviews
  • 2pm – 6pm at Boutwell Dramatic Arts

*Technician interviews only open to students of MTSU

Friday, November 15th, 2019

  • Master Class    11am – 12pm
  • Technician Interviews   1pm – 4pm
  • Boutwell Dramatic Arts

*Technician interviews only open to students of MTSU


Wright State University (Dayton, OH)
Monday, November 18, 2019

  • Drummer auditions 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Pre-registration is required for the Drummer auditions. Please email Gerald Noble for location or to register.
  • Singer/dancer auditions 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • T251 Creative Arts Center

*Registration for Singer/Dancers is on site from 3:30 - 6:15 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 6:15 p.m. Drummers must pre-register.


Berklee College of Music & Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cedar Point will not be traveling to Boston for auditions on November 20-21st, 2019. Please send your resume, headshot (if applicable), and your audition video to For more information on sending a video submission, please visit Submissions will be accepted until January 15, 2020.


Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • Hargreaves Music Building, Rooms MU 123 & MU 117
  • Registration in Hargreaves Lobby 4 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
  • Auditions from 4 - 10 p.m.

*Registration on site from 4 - 9:15 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 9:15 p.m.


Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
Monday, November 25, 2019

  • Wolfe Center for the Performing Arts
  • Singing/acting auditions Eva Marie Saint Theater from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tech interviews/dance callbacks Heskett Studio 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

*Registration on site from 4:30 – 7:45 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 7:45 p.m.


Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

  • Freed Center, main stage
  • Registration in Freed Center lobby
  • Auditions from 5 - 9 p.m.

*Registration on site from 5 - 8:15 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 8:15 p.m.


New England School of Communication @ Husson University (Bangor, ME)
Thursday, December 5, 2019

  • Theme Park Industry Workshop
  • 6pm – 7pm in the Wildey Communications Center Live Room

Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Technician Interviews
  • 9am – 12pm in Conference Room 201E

*Technician interviews open to students of Husson University. Please email to schedule an interview time.


Kent State University (Kent, OH)
Dates and Times TBD

  • Costumes Department Interviews


East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

  • Messick Theatre Arts Center
  • 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

  • Messick Theatre Arts Center
  • 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. dance call

*Pre-registration is required for this audition location. ECU students, please email Michael Tahaney for more information or to register. All other applicants, please contact Cedar Point Live Entertainment at 419-627-2388 or email us with “ECU AUDITIONS” in the subject line of the email. Some preference will be given to ECU students.


Cedar Point Amusement Park (Sandusky, Ohio)
Check out one of our auditions at the Live Entertainment Office at Cedar Point!

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Friday, March 6, 2020

All of our Sandusky auditions will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Live Entertainment Office at Cedar Point. Registration on site from 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Registration closes promptly at 2:15 p.m. Actor callbacks will take place from 3 - 4 p.m., if necessary.


We are also planning to attend the following combined auditions:​

A-1 Conference
January 16-18, 2020

New York, NY

Ohio Theatre Alliance (OTA)
January 2020

United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)

February 7-10, 2020

Memphis, Tennessee

MidWest Theatre Auditions (MWTA)
February 21-23, 2020

Webster University - St. Louis, Missouri

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
February 27-29, 2020

Louisville, KY

March 14-16, 2020

New York, NY

Video Audition Submissions

Video auditions may be sent via DVD to the mailing address below, or you may email us a link to your video reel at:

Those who are interested in auditioning in more than one area can send one video containing all audition/interview pieces.

Video Requirements for All Auditions

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 2020. Our season opens in early May and continues through Labor Day. Reporting dates range from April to mid-June, with shows running through late August or early September. Some positions may include additional weekends through October.
  • Please include: Video, head shot, performance resume (with references) and cover letter stating your availability dates, up to date contact information, specific employment interest, and a detailed synopsis of video content. (These materials cannot be returned.)
  • At the beginning of your video, please give us a mini interview by stating your name, the city and state where you are from, a little bit about yourself, and your training and/or experience to give us an insight into your personality and character.
  • If applicable, please include any portion of past or current productions that show your performing experiences and training.

Video requirements for a SINGING Audition

Prepare 2 vocal selections of varying styles, choosing music that is upbeat and positive.  One of your selections may be Broadway piece, but please keep in mind that most of our shows consist of pop, country, and classic rock & roll.  Please, NO classical or original compositions.  Females: Please demonstrate a warm belt.  Males: Please show vocal range.

*Please note that the majority of our vocalist positions do involve some level of movement. For best consideration, please include a dance/movement clip with your vocal audition material. 

Video Requirements for a DANCING Audition

Prepare approximately a 2-minute Jazz style combination.  You may also include a second dance piece displaying your strongest style of dance.  i.e. ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, or any combination of styles.

In addition to the combinations, please execute any other floor movements that you do well.  (i.e. turns, jumps, leaps, specialty moves).  These do not have to be done to music.

Video Requirements for an ACTING Audition

Prepare a 30-60 second, comic monologue appropriate for a family-park atmosphere. Please also include any video you may have of improvisational skills.

Video Requirements for an INSTRUMENTAL Audition

  • We are looking for approximately 30 musicians for a variety of shows, including our contemporary country show, Lusty Lil's Revue, pop & rock shows, as well as brass and bluegrass musicians.
  • Please, no original compositions, highly progressive jazz or hard rock.
  • Drummers: show a variety of styles (i.e. pop, rock, rudiments, etc.)  Please demonstrate proficiency in drum kit.
  • Multi-Instrumentalists: Please demonstrate proficiency on any instruments you play, including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, etc.
  • Limit videos to approximately two to three minutes.
  • Vocals are a plus!  Please include a vocal selection if you sing.  You may accompany yourself.
  • All of our instrumentalists play an active role in our shows, so stage presence and personality are musts!  Be sure to perform while playing on video.

Video Requirements for a DJ or KARAOKE DJ

Please send a video showing your personality as well as any mixing skills you may have.  Remember, it should be appropriate for a family-style atmosphere.

Video Requirements for a PEANUTS™ COSTUME CHARACTER

  • Expand upon the mini-interview.  Please include any experience you may have in costumed character work, dance, children's theatre, and/or recreation.  Also, include any experiences working with children.
  • Please keep in mind the following height requirements: You must be 4'6" - 5'2" (BFOQ). Those that do not meet these requirements can be considered for an escort or usher position.

Please mail audition materials to:

Cedar Point
Live Entertainment Auditions
One Cedar Point Drive
Sandusky, OH  44870

Or email to:

Pay Rates

  • Singers, Singer/Dancers, Dancers, Musicians, Singer/Musicians, Actors: Start at $612.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $102.00/day)
  • Technical Staff: Start at $504.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $84.00/day)
  • Costume Technicians & Costume Shop Staff: Start at $504.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $84.00/day)
  • Theatre Ushers, Office Clerks & Costume Character Escorts: Start at $8.55 per hour
  • PEANUTS™ Characters: Start at $9.30 per hour
  • Production Staff: Start at $13.35 per hour

*2019 pay rates. 2020 Pay Rates have not been finalized.

General Audition Information

  • The minimum age for all Live Entertainment associates is 18.
  • Pay rates are based on a 6-day show week. Camp Snoopy associates generally work 6 days, 45-50 hours per week.
  • Associates will be paid only for shows completed, unless cancellation is due to adverse weather conditions or technical difficulties. During rehearsal periods, long hours and a 7-day work week for all personnel are generally required. Performers requested to do extra shows for special park events will be reimbursed per job.
  • WORKING HOURS: A musician/performer work day includes approximately 4-6 shows per day varying in length from 20 to 35 minutes each, plus any necessary rehearsals scheduled by the production staff. Working hours and days off vary according to show assignments. After the shows are in, technicians work approximately 48 hours per week, with shifts dependent upon theatre assignments. Costume Shop personnel work 7 days during production weeks until all of the shows are in, and then work approximately 48 hours per week. Peanuts Characters may be asked to perform at special functions as needed in addition to their regular work week.
  • It is the responsibility of associates who use personal property as a part of their performance (musical instruments, strings, drum sticks, etc.) to maintain such property in good, usable, condition throughout the season. Entertainers should arrange for insurance coverage on such items as Cedar Point is not responsible for loss or damage to personal instruments or equipment.
  • Cedar Point will furnish costumes, shoes, and a limited supply of socks/tights. Females will need to supply their own make-up; males will not require make-up during the regular season.
  • Associates are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Cedar Point as well as their own housing while here. Multiple occupancy housing is provided at a reasonable cost for those who live more than 35 miles away. Meals are available for purchase in the Best Day Bistro.
  • To help maintain Cedar Point’s public image, certain grooming standards have been established which apply to all associates. In particular for men: hair must be neatly trimmed and styled at all times, not to extend below the top of the collar, be over 2” in height, or cover more than one-third of the ear. Sideburns may not extend below the bottom of the earlobes and may not widen out. Beards and mustaches may be worn if maintained in a neat, trimmed manner, and if determined to be appropriate for the show. Males are not permitted to wear earrings of any kind. (Please refer to the website for more details.) Tattoos are also prohibited in certain locations on the body for both men and women.
  • Schedules are published at the beginning of each season and cannot be altered for individual convenience (i.e. days off for weddings, graduation, etc.)

Audition Downloads

Not sure what to sing? We’ve got songs you can download and use for auditions! Click here for the MP3s and song sheets.

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Available Positions

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Singers, Dancers and Singer/Dancers

Our shows feature entirely LIVE vocals!

  • Singers: Please prepare 2 vocal selections showing versatile styles - your best 16-32 bars of each. However, time may allow us to only hear a portion of your material, so start with the piece that shows you off the best.
  • We are looking for singers with strong stage presence that can stylize appropriately. Females: please demonstrate a warm belt. Males: please show us your vocal range.
  • One of your selections may be a Broadway piece, but please remember that most of the shows at Cedar Point feature pop, country, and classic rock & roll. Choose your selections accordingly.
  • You may bring your own accompanist or use ours, who will not transpose. All sheet music must be in your correct key. A standard CD player and aux cord will also be provided.
  • You MAY NOT sing a cappella.
  • Singers MAY be asked to stay for a brief dance call, so dress to sing & bring movement-appropriate clothing. If we ask you to stay and dance, you will be given time to change.
  • Dancers: Be prepared to learn a high-energy dance combination.
  • Please provide a head shot & one page, typed resume with references detailing any performance experience, training, and up to date contact information.

Musicians & Singer/Musicians

We are looking for the following:

  • Fiddle
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Bass (upright & electric)
  • Guitar (electric & acoustic)
  • Drum set & auxiliary set
  • Trumpet
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Keyboard players

Here are some tips:

  • All instrumentalists must audition individually.
  • Our musicians are active performers in our shows. Be sure to show your personality!
  • Choose 2 selections of contrasting styles that demonstrate your versatility. (i.e. country, rock, pop.).
  • Avoid original compositions, highly progressive jazz & hard rock. Sight-reading may be requested.
  • We are looking for more than 30 musicians for a variety of shows, including our contemporary country show, Lusty Lil's Revue, pop & rock shows, as well as brass and bluegrass musicians.
  • Pianists: in addition to any songs you're preparing, please also include a ragtime piece for your audition.
  • Drummers: We are looking for drummers that blend well. Be prepared to play a variety of styles (i.e. pop, rock, rudiments). Percussionists should be proficient in drum kit. Please bring a bass drum, snare drum, hi-hat, one ride cymbal, and no more than 2 tom-toms. (Drum sets will be provided at the Sandusky, Boston and Wright State audition sites ONLY.)
  • Guitar & Electric Bass players will need to provide amplifiers. Amps are provided at the Sandusky audition site ONLY.
  • Multi-Instrumentalists: Please demonstrate proficiency on any instruments you play, including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, etc.
  • Vocals are a plus! If you can sing, please prepare a vocal selection; you may accompany yourself, if you would like.

Improvisational & Character Actors

Actors should prepare a 30-60 second comedic monologue appropriate for a family-park atmosphere. You may also be asked to improvise at the audition site. Please be sure to include any improvisation experience on your resume.

Costume Characters

Must be 4’ 6” – 5’ 2” (BFOQ). With the addition of Woodstock, we need several character performers who are 4’ 6” to 4’ 8.” All other Peanuts™ characters must be between 4’ 8” and 5’ 2.” Previous experience in children’s theatre, recreation, education, costume character performance or related work is helpful, but not necessary. Must be physically able to handle the demands of working in a full body costume (ie heat tolerance, peripheral vision and movement impairment).

Karaoke Hosts & DJ

Karaoke hosts are needed for Planet Snoopy & a DJ may be needed for our nighttime celebration. Please submit a resume with any DJ, mixing, Karaoke, acting, or stage experience, as well as any experience you may have had working with children. You may be asked to improvise at the audition site.

Stage Manager & Technicians

We are looking for the following:

  • Technical supervisors with advanced audio and lighting backgrounds
  • Professional Stage Managers with great organizational skills. Ability to read scenic design, floor plan, and facilitate communication. Comfortable working outdoors or untraditional spaces (not normal theatre)
  • Team leader with integrity. Ability to motivate, inspire, and delegate tasks to team members and themselves to achieve a goal
  • Audio technicians with live mixing and track experience 
  • General technicians with rigging experience and prop management
  • Deck hands with rigging experience
  • Follow spot technicians willing to learn advanced lighting
  • Head lighting technicians with automated lighting experience and supervisory skills
  • ETC NET3 and show control experience a plus
  • Dedicated audio technicians with automated lighting experience
  • Dedicated lighting technician with LED and automated lighting experience

What you'll receive:

  • Gain experience on some of the industry’s most advanced equipment
  • Be a part of a long running show with over 300 performances
  • Gain valuable resume experience
  • Earn $504.00 - $640.00 per week
  • Be eligible for inexpensive housing
  • Make lifelong friends and network with industry professionals from around the world!

Stitchers and Costume Shop Personnel

Tentative Employment Dates 

Stitcher positions begin in early February and run through late November.*
Dresser positions begin in May and run through early September.*
*Applicants who are unable to make these dates are encouraged to interview for replacement spots.


  • Constructing the costumes for our Live Shows
  • Fitting and altering costumes
  • Keeping costumes laundered and repaired on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Assisting in quick changes and/or character dressing and other “backstage” duties
  • Keeping all shop equipment in good working order

Positions Available

  • Costume Shop Supervisor—Qualifications include: skill & speed. Knowledge of standard sewing techniques required. Knowledge of pattern drafting, cutting, draping is helpful, but not required. Experience working in a theatrical costume shop is not required but is extremely helpful.
  • Prop Supervisor – Qualifications include: experience creating props, managing and organizing props, and repair and maintenance of props.
  • Head Dresser – Qualifications include: experience overseeing a team of dressers, troubleshooting skills, basic/intermediate sewing skills, and organizational skills.
  • Stitchers—Qualifications include: skill & speed. Knowledge of standard sewing techniques required. Experience working in a theatrical costume shop is not required but is extremely helpful.
  • Dressers—Experience with Musical Theatre & experience with quick changes or full body costume characters is helpful but not necessary.

Cedar Point offers a great opportunity to fulfill your college internship requirements by being part of a professional work environment and working with many different fabrics and construction styles.

All employees must be organized, neat, and cooperative with a professional outlook. The pace can get hectic and the hours long!

Character Escorts

Must enjoy working with children. Must also be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and work well without constant supervision. Should be able to relate to children both as a teacher/authority figure and as a friend.

Theatre Ushers

Positions are available for ushers who greet and assist guests at the Jack Aldrich Theatre. Must be friendly, enthusiastic, and work well with others.

Office Clerks

Must be organized, friendly, and self-motivated. Must also have good communication skills and work well without constant supervision. Computer skills are a plus.

Production Staff Personnel

We are looking for qualified supervisors for the following production staff positions: Music Supervisor, Technical Supervisor, Special Events Supervisor, Character Supervisor, Assistant Choreographer, Costume Shop Supervisor, and Operations Supervisors.