Video Auditions

Video Audition Requirements
Applicants must be at least 18 years old by May 2014. Our season opens in early May and continues through Labor Day. Reporting dates range from early May 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.)

Video auditions may be sent via DVD to the mailing address below, 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 on it.

VIDEOTAPE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AUDITIONS
  • 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 ACAPPEL’LA, classical, or original compositions. Females: Please demonstrate a warm belt. Males: Please show vocal range.

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-second monologue appropriate for a family-park atmosphere.

Video Requirements for an INSTRUMENTAL Audition
  • We are looking for instrumentalists for our contemporary country and pop/rock shows, as well as brass musicians to perform in our Beach Band throughout the park. Please prepare 2 selections of varying styles, choosing music that is upbeat and positive. Prepare one pop, rock, or country piece and one piece that shows your technique.
  • Please, no highly progressive jazz or hard rock.
  • Drummers: show a variety of styles (i.e. pop, rock, rudiments, etc.) Please demonstrate proficiency in drum kit.
  • Utility players: please demonstrate proficiency on any instruments you play, including fiddle, harmonica, banjo, steel guitar, 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 – stage presence and personality are a must! Be sure to perform while playing on video.

Video Requirements for a LINE DJ or KARAOKE DJ
  • Please send a video showing your personality. 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:
liveshows@cedarpoint.com