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Do you love the stage? Do you enjoy being in the spotlight? If so, then it’s time to loosen up those vocal cords and polish your dancing shoes. Kings Island is looking to start hiring for next summer’s live shows.

Kings Island will hold open auditions October 28-29, November 2 and November 9 at the park in search of trained, talented and versatile singers, dancers, musicians, variety artists, characters, character cohorts, technicians and costumers for the 2018 summer and WinterFest seasons.

Interested performers should prepare the following:

Singers: Prepare at least one up-tempo and one ballad in a pop style. You may not sing a cappella. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the proper key or pre-recorded instrumental sound tracks (without lead vocals) on CD. You may be asked to read a brief monologue and to dance, so bring appropriate clothes and shoes for movement. Singers need to bring a current photo and 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, please bring music as specified above. Please come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes. Dancers need to bring a current photo and one-page resume.

Musicians: Kings Island is casting for drums, trumpet, keyboard, bass guitar, alto and tenor saxophone and trombone. Please prepare two pieces of music in an up-tempo style. Musicians may be asked to sight read at the audition. Must be available six days per week June through mid-August and have open availability.

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

WinterFest Characters and Actors: Kings Island is looking for experienced actors with strong improv skills and excellent comedic timing to perform various roles throughout the park during the 2018 winter holiday season. Please prepare a short family-friendly monologue and a one-page resume.

Show Characters: Energetic and animated dancers are needed for productions featuring costumed characters. Please come prepared in comfortable and appropriate clothing and shoes for a movement audition. Please bring a current photo and a one-page resume.

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

Technicians/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.  Please bring a one-page resume with references.

Singers may be asked to stay for the Dancer Audition. Auditions will take place in order of arrival within your talent category. You must be at least 15 years of age to audition and/or interview. Auditions are limited to two minutes. Times listed are for registration only. The audition procedure may take a long time – please be prepared to wait. Equal opportunity employer.

Audition Dates:

October 28-29

  • Kings Island
  • 6300 Kings Island Drive
  • Kings Island, OH 45034
  • Diamondback Room in the Human Resources Building
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Audition-interview 12-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis

November 2

  • Kings Island
  • 6300 Kings Island Drive
  • Kings Island, OH 45034
  • Diamondback Room in the Human Resources Building
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Audition-interview 5-8 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis

November 9

  • Kings Island
  • 6300 Kings Island Drive
  • Kings Island, OH 45034
  • Diamondback Room in the Human Resources Building
  • Singers / Musicians / Technicians / Characters
  • Audition-interview 5-8 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis

For more information on Kings Island’s 2018 live entertainment auditions call (513) 754-5740.

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Don Helbig

Don Helbig joined the Kings Island marketing team in 2007 as the park's public relations area manager. He began serving in his current role as area manager, digital marketing last summer. 

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