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Published October 30, 2007 12:42 am - Kings Island has scheduled auditions for the 2008 entertainment season at the park. The auditions begin Nov. 2 at Ball State University in Muncie and end Nov. 12 at Indiana University in Bloomington.

 

Kings Island to have auditions at Ball State, Indiana University

 

 

 

For the Herald Bulletin

 

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio — Kings Island will hold auditions in search of trained, talented and versatile actors, singers, dancers, variety artists, characters, character cohorts, musicians, theater attendants, technicians, costumers, stage managers and supervisors for the 2008 entertainment season at the park. The auditions begin Nov. 2 at Ball State University in Muncie and end Nov. 12 at Indiana University in Bloomington. Auditions at Kings Island will be held on the following dates: Nov. 8-11.

 

Interested performers should prepare the following:

 

Singers: Prepare at least one up-tempo and one ballad in a pop style. Singers may not sing a cappella; an accompanist will be provided. Singers should bring sheet music in the proper key or prerecorded instrumental tracks (without lead vocal) on CD. Singers may be asked to read a brief monologue and to dance, so they should bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Singers need to bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Dancers: Kings Island is looking for energetic, technically trained dancers experienced in jazz, ballet, hip-hop and acrobatics for an exciting new production. Dancers will be taught a combination during the audition. If dancers sing, they should bring music as specified above. Dances should come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Dances need to bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Actors: Kings Island is casting hosts for a variety of show products. Actors should prepare a humorous, family-oriented monologue of no longer than two minutes in length that displays their personality, comedic ability and announcing style. Actors need to bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Variety Artists: Kings Island is looking for unique and creative acts. For individuals who are an experienced performance artist with an awesome approach to entertainment, prepare a montage of your best work no longer than four minutes in length. Variety artists also need to bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Show Characters: Kings Island is looking for energetic and animated dancers for productions featuring costumed characters. Auditionees must be 4-feet-10 to 5-feet-6 for Nickelodeon characters. Come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes for a movement audition. Auditionees need to bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Musicians: Kings Island is looking for all instruments. You must be able to play a variety of styles. Please prepare two contrasting pieces, with one piece being in a pop style. Drummers must bring their own set at audition locations outside of the park. The park will audition individuals as well as existing bands.

 

Meet and Greet Characters: Kings Island is looking for enthusiastic individuals to portray Nickelodeon characters. Auditionees must be 4-feet-10 to 5-feet-6 for Nickelodeon characters. Bring a current photo and a one-page resume. An interview and movement audition will be conducted.

 

Technicians and Costumers: Interviews will be conducted for experienced sound operators, lighting operators, follow spot operators, stage crew and costumer positions. Interviews will be held on audition dates on a first come, first served basis. Bring a one-page resume with references.

 

Stage Managers and Supervisors: Kings Island is looking for experienced stage managers, skilled costume supervisors with administrative and construction experience, and character supervisors to manage a variety of show products. Interested applicants must submit a resume with references for consideration to Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH 45034, and Attention: Entertainment Department, no later than Nov. 15. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

Character Cohort: Kings Island is looking for enthusiastic individuals to provide assistance to characters during their walks. Please bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

 

Audition Schedule

 

Note: The times listed below are registration times. Auditionees must be at least 15 years of age to audition and/or interview. The audition procedure may take a long time. Please be prepared to wait. Kings Island strongly encourages participation from all cultural backgrounds.

 

Friday, Nov. 2

 

Ball State University (Korsguard Dance Studio/Ball Gym Room 213), 2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306.

 

5:30 p.m. — Vocalists, Actors, Musicians, Characters and Technicians (Percussionists must bring their own drum set)

 

7:30 p.m. — Dancers

 

Thursday, Nov. 8-Sunday, Nov. 11

 

Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Island, OH 45034.

 

5 p.m. — Vocalists, actors, musicians, characters and technicians (Drum set provided)

 

7:30 p.m. — Dancers

 

5 p.m. – Vocalists, actors, musicians, characters and technicians (Drum set provided)

 

7:30 p.m. – Dancers

 

Monday, Nov. 12

 

Indiana University (Indiana Memorial Union Georgian Room), 900 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405.

 

5:30 p.m. – Vocalists, actors, musicians, characters and technicians (Percussionists must bring their own drum set)

 

7:30 p.m. — Dancers

 

For more information call Kings Island’s Entertainment Department at (513) 754-5740 or visit www.pki.com.

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