2014 Dollywood Audition Requirements
We are looking for singers, actors, specialty acts
to be a part of Dollywood’s award-winning shows. Dollywood provides steady work, competitive pay and the valuable experience that comes from working with some of the entertainment industry’s top professionals. Other benefits include an on-site medical center, profit-sharing, employee pass exchange with other attractions and businesses, food and merchandise discounts at the park and a relocation package. Salaries start at $420 per week for a full-time five-day week.
The best shows in the business…
The Golden Ticket is a fan-voted award presented annually by Amusement Today magazine to theme parks worldwide that exemplify the best attributes our industry has to offer. For the fifth year in a row Dollywood is the proud recipient of the Golden Ticket for Best Shows of any theme park in the world.
We are looking for country, musical theater and pop performers. In addition we are looking for singers who can play the following instruments: a female singer who is a strong bluegrass fiddle-player, a male or female singer who can play either electric guitar or electronic keyboard. Prepare 3 songs in the style(s) you do best. Include ballads and up-tempo songs. Bring sheet music in your key or CD accompaniment. An accompanist and CD player will be provided. Please do not bring accompaniment tracks on iPods, iPads or any other digital media players. Some singers may be called back later in the day for an additional movement and vocal audition. Must be at least 17 years old.
Specialty Performers/Small Bands
We are looking for bluegrass bands and bluegrass solo performers to perform during our BBQ and Bluegrass Festival (May 24 – June 8, 2014) as well as Southern Gospel groups to perform during our Fall Southern Gospel Music Festival (September 20 – October 12, 2014). Prepare a one to two-minute version of your act.
We are looking for stage managers with college, theme park or professional theater experience. We are also looking for audio engineers experienced in mixing live sound, video specialists, light board and follow spot operators, stagehands and backstage dressers. Interviews will be conducted at Dollywood on audition dates from 11am to 2pm. While in-person interviewees will receive first consideration for available positions, if you are unable to interview in person you may mail your resume to Dollywood Entertainment, attn: Tech Applications, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.
While live auditions provide the best opportunity for work, we will accept video-recorded submissions. For singers, please video record yourself performing at least 3 songs (up-tempo, ballad and something that shows your personality, a verse and a chorus is sufficient), do a 30-second monologue (no heavy drama or Shakespeare) and a brief demonstration of your ability to perform simple choreography (an excerpt from a show you performed in is perfectly acceptable as a movement/dance demonstration). For specialty performers/small bands, prepare a 3-minute presentation that shows a variety of what you can do. All submissions are to be on a DVD that includes your name and phone number and formatted to play on a typical US DVD player. Send your DVD and resume to: Dollywood Entertainment, attn: Auditions, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. All video submissions must be received by Monday, February 17, 2014.
For further information, call (865) 428-9553 or go to www.dollywoodauditions.com
Dollywood is an equal opportunity employer and all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition.