Cedar Point Live Entertainment and Performer Auditions

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Live Entertainment Auditions

Cedar Point’s award-winning Live Entertainment department is auditioning & interviewing talented entertainers and technicians like YOU to fill approximately 200 positions for our 2021 Anniversary season. Audition to work at A Place Like No Other™!

Download our 2021 Auditions Brochure to learn more about the available opportunities!

Auditions

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)

Thursday October 15th – Friday October 16th, 2020

  • Technician Interviews (Virtual) 9:00am – 3:00pm CST

Friday October 23rd, 2020

  • Performer Auditions 12:00pm – 5:00pm CST

*These interviews and auditions are only open to students of MTSU. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Darren Levin (Darren.Levin@mtsu.edu) to register for technician interviews or Jeff Gibson (jeff.gibson@mtsu.edu) for performer auditions.

 

Ohio Northern University (Ada, OH)

Monday November 2nd, 2020

  • Performer Auditions 4:00pm – 9:00pm

  • Costumer & Technical Interviews 4:00pm – 9:00pm

*These auditions and interviews are only open to students of ONU. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Courtney Kattengell (c-kattengell@onu.edu) or Kristen Osbun (k-osbun@onu.edu) to register.

 

Theater Arts Preparatory School (Las Vegas, NV)

Thursday November 5th, 2020

  • Dancer Auditions Time TBD

*This audition is only open to students of TAPS.

 

Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

Saturday November 7th, 2020

  • Dancer Call 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Performer Auditions 2:00pm – 7:00pm

*This audition is only open to students of BSU. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Jodi Cotton (jlcotton@bsu.edu) or Kristi Pence (klpence@bsu.edu) to register.

 

Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)

Tuesday November 10th, 2020

  • Performer Auditions 10:00am – 3:00pm

*This audition is only open to students of YSU. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Maria Denison (mfdenison@ysu.edu) to register.

 

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)

Friday November 13th, 2020

  • Performer Auditions 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Costumer Interviews 1:00pm – 6:00pm

*These auditions and interviews are only open to students of NSULA. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Brett Garfinkel (garfinkelb@nsula.edu) to register.

 

 NESCom at Husson University (Bangor, ME)

Thursday November 19th – Friday November 20th, 2020

  • Technical Interviews 10:00am – 4:00pm

*These interviews are only open to students of NESCom. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Joshua Small (smallj@husson.edu) to register.

 

California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA)

Tuesday December 1st – Wednesday December 2nd, 2020

  • Technical Interviews 10:00am – 4:00pm

*These interviews are only open to students of Cal U of PA. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact Michele Pagen (pagen@calu.edu) to register.

 

We also plan on recruiting talent from the following schools. Please check back soon for more audition details!

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

Coker University (Hartsville, SC)

East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)

Wright State University (Dayton, OH)

 

We plan on recruiting talent from the following schools through Technical Interviews. Please check back soon for more details!

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)

Kent State University (Kent, OH)

Terra Community College (Fremont, OH)

Youngstown State University (Youngstown, OH)

 

We plan on recruiting talent from the following schools through Costumer Interviews. Please check back soon for more details!

East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)

Kent State University (Kent, OH)

University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)

 

Check out one of our Live Entertainment Auditions at Cedar Point!

Breakers East Conference Center – Hotel Breakers at Cedar Point

  • Tuesday November 24th, 2020
  • Friday January 8th, 2021
  • Friday February 12th, 2021
  • Friday March 12th, 2021

*All Sandusky auditions will take place from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Cedar Point, with callbacks as needed from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact liveshows@cedarpoint.com to register.

 

Virtual Open Calls (Virtual)

If you cannot make it to Sandusky for auditions, please register to attend one of our Virtual Open Calls!

  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
  • Friday, January 15th, 2021
  • Friday, February 19th, 2021

*Virtual Open Call time slots will be assigned from 11:00am – 3:00pm, with callbacks as needed from 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required to attend, please contact liveshows@cedarpoint.com to register.

 

We are also planning to recruit talent from the following combined auditions: ​

A-1 Conference

Ohio Theatre Alliance (OTA)

United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)

MidWest Theatre Auditions (MWTA)

Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

In the interest of everyone’s safety, many auditions and interviews for our 2021 season will be conducted by our audition team via virtual sessions.

School auditions: Most school auditions will be held via Zoom in partnership with the sites listed under “Audition Locations” section. We will partner with schools to host the audition on school property, and our casting team will be able to watch from a remote location. If the school does not have on-site learning, we will schedule audition slots & interviews for you to participate from home.

Virtual Open Calls: Virtual Open Calls will be held for performance and non-performance positions via Zoom on the specific dates listed in the “Audition Locations” section above. We will schedule audition slots & interviews for you to participate from home.

You must pre-register in order to participate in any Virtual Audition or Interview. If your school is listed under our “Audition Locations”, please reach out to the point of contact or email liveshows@cedarpoint.com to pre-register. For open call auditions, please email liveshows@cedarpoint.com to pre-register.  Please attach your headshot and resume to your pre-registration form.

We are currently accepting video submissions for all Performer positions for our 2021 season. Please read the following requirements, then complete your submission using the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/5BPB2uP2ptHdaybD9 or you may email us a link to your video reel at: liveshows@cedarpoint.com. 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 2021. Our summer 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.

You will need to provide the following on the submission form: Video, head shot, performance resume, availability dates, up to date contact information, specific employment interest, and experience in each interested position.

At the beginning of your video, please slate your name, city, and state where you are from. Tell us a little bit about yourself, including your training and experience to give us an insight into your personality and character.

If applicable, please include a performance reel with a portion of past or current productions that show your performing experiences and training.

Video requirements for a SINGING Audition
Please select one audition piece of your choosing and one song from the link below. Please start with your strongest piece, and limit your song choice to 16 – 32 bars. Remember to present contrasting vocal selections from the pop, rock, or country genres. Selections should showcase vocal range and accurately match the vocal style of each genre.

Click here to select an audition piece from our list.  (MP3s and song sheets included)

Video Requirements for a DANCING Audition
We will send you a combination provided by our choreographer upon registration/submission of your audition.  Auditionees will be asked to learn our combination, record a video of yourself performing the combination, and send it in addition to your video submission.  You may also include a link to a dance reel on your submission form 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, comedic monologue appropriate for a family-park atmosphere. Please also include any improvisational experience in your resume. You may be asked to improvise during your audition.

Video Requirements for an INSTRUMENTAL Audition

  • We are looking for approximately 30 musicians for a variety of shows and in-park bands, including our contemporary country show, Lusty Lil's Revue, pop & rock shows, as well as brass musicians.
  • Please, no original compositions, highly progressive jazz or hard rock.
  • Drummers: show a variety of styles (i.e. pop, rock, funk, rudiments, etc.)  Please demonstrate proficiency in drum kit.
  • Multi-Instrumentalists: Please demonstrate proficiency on any instruments you play.
  • 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 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
In your slate, 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 for costume characters: You must be 4'6" - 5'2" (BFOQ). Those that do not meet these requirements may be considered for a Character Escort or Usher position.

Please email audition materials to liveshows@cedarpoint.com

Performance Positions

Singers:
Our shows feature entirely LIVE vocals!

  • Please select one audition piece of your choosing and one song from the link below. Please start with your strongest piece, and limit your song choice to 16 – 32 bars. Remember to present contrasting vocal selections from the pop, rock, or country genres. Selections should showcase vocal range and accurately match the vocal style of each genre.
  • Click here to select an audition piece from our list.  (MP3s and song sheets included)
  • An accompanist will be provided for our in-house auditions as well as some of our other audition locations. Please check the information for the audition site you plan to attend. Please bring sheet music in your preferred key. A 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 bring a change of movement-appropriate clothing. If we ask you to stay and dance, you will be given time to change.
  • We will NOT be collecting physical copies of headshots and resumes this year. Instead, please attach digital copies of each to your Google registration form.

Movers and Dancers

  • Our choreographer may send you a movement/dance combination to learn in advance.
  • If you are attending a live audition, you may be asked to execute the combination on site.
  • If you are attending a virtual audition, you will be asked to send a recording of yourself performing the combination to Cedar Point Live Entertainment by your scheduled audition date.
  • We will NOT be collecting physical copies of headshots and resumes this year. Instead, please attach digital copies of each to your Google registration form.

We are looking for the following:

  • Bass (upright & electric)
  • Guitar (electric & acoustic)
  • Drum set, drumline/ marching percussion, & auxiliary percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Tenor & Alto Saxophone (double on Clarinet preferred)
  • Trombone
  • Tuba &/or Sousaphone
  • Keyboard players
  • Fiddle

Musician Audition Information

  • 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, funk, etc.)
  • 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 and in-park bands, including our contemporary country show, Lusty Lil's Revue, pop & rock shows, as well as brass and bluegrass musicians.
  • Keyboard players/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 auditions ONLY.) Please also be prepared to demonstrate any drumline skills and experience you may have.
  • 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.
  • Vocals are a plus! If you can sing, please prepare a vocal selection; you may accompany yourself, if you would like.

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.

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 (i.e. heat tolerance, peripheral vision and movement impairment). 

Hosts are needed for Planet Snoopy, festivals, and events. DJs mix a wide variety of genres for festivals and events. Please submit a resume with any host, DJ, mixing, Karaoke, acting, or stage experience, as well as any experience you may have had working with children and family events.

  • Singers, Singer/Dancers, Dancers, Musicians, Singer/Musicians, Actors, Karaoke Hosts: Start at $612.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $102.00/day)
  • PEANUTS™ Characters: Start at $9.60 per hour
  • DJ/Specialty Acts: Start at $16.00 per hour

*2020 pay rates. 2021 Pay Rates have not been finalized.

Non-Performance Positions

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 designs, floor plans, and facilitate communication. Comfortable working outdoors or non-traditional performance spaces
  • 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 backing 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

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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Character Escorts
Positions are available for friendly, outgoing, and personable people to escort our Peanuts™ characters for shows and appearances.  Applicants should enjoy working with children and families, and demonstrate a fun demeanor while working with these timeless characters.

Theatre Ushers
Positions are available for approachable, welcoming, and enthusiastic people to greet and assist guests at the iconic Jack Aldrich Theatre. Applicants should work well with a team and with guests to ensure a pleasant and inviting experience for a high-energy production.

Office Clerks
Positions are available for organized, communicative, and friendly people to work in our Live Entertainment office. Our office clerks are the liaison for communication between shows, production staff, and other departments. They also handle confidential information and data entry. Applicants should be self-motivated, outgoing, and hard-working. Computer skills are a plus.

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

  • Technical Staff: Start at $540.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $90.00/day)
  • Costume Technicians & Costume Shop Staff: Start at $540.00 per week (based on a daily rate of $90.00/day)
  • Theatre Ushers, Office Clerks & Costume Character Escorts: Start at $9.00 per hour
  • Production Staff: Start at $13.50 per hour

*2020 pay rates. 2021 Pay Rates have not been finalized.