BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG SPRING AND SUMMER SEASONS - RWS Entertainment Group Non Equity Auditions

Posted: January 13, 2020
Audition Location: New York, NY

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Busch Gardens Entertainment with the casting support of RWS Entertainment Group is seeking vibrant, energetic performers for its collection of world-class productions during its spring and summer seasons.

 

Seeking non-union singer/dancers, singers, and dancers, over the age of 16, with dynamic personalities, who are comfortable with various music/vocal/dance styles and are able to entertain by connecting with an audience. Theme Park, Cruise Ship, and Children’s Theatre credits are a plus.

 

Open Call will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10am (Singers & Singer/Dancers), 2pm (Female Dancers), and 4pm (Male Dancers) at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue (btwn 35th and 36th Sts), 3rd fl, NYC. 

 

 

Specifically seeking the following roles:   

 

CELTIC FYRE - Let your heart dance right along as fabulous music and the pure energy of Irish dance explode onstage in one of our most popular shows ever. Enjoy the Celtic tradition of storytelling as you connect with the heart and soul of the Irish people through the universal language of dance.

 

[INNKEEPER – PRINCIPAL SINGER]  Male. The proprietor of the Celtic Fyre Inn.  Strong, mature personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm.  Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice.  Also performs as singer in village band.  Vocal Range: Tenor with a strong belt and sustained G5.

 

[TOMMY]  Strong, comedic personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm.  Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice. Also performs as singer in village band.  Vocal Range: Baritone with a strong belt

 

[TONY]  Strong, comedic personality and charisma with a bit of Irish charm.  Must move well. Strong Broadway style voice.  Also performs as singer in village band.  Vocal Range: Tenor with a strong belt

 

[MAUREEN]  Maternal with a strong presence. Comedic timing a plus.  Must move well. Lyrical style voice.  Also performs as singer in village band.  Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano with a sustained E5.

 

[FRANKIE]  Warm, friendly, charming with a strong presence. Comedic timing a plus.  Must move well. Broadway style voice.  Also performs as singer in village band.  Vocal Range: Alto

 

[MALE RHYTHM TAP DANCER – PRINCIPAL DANCER] -  Seeking strong rhythm tap dancers with a very dynamic sense of style, technique, hoofing, and flair to interact as "The American friends of the bride" who bring a whole different beat to the party through Tap dance. 

 

[FEMALE RHYTHM TAP DANCER – PRINCIPAL DANCER] -  Seeking strong rhythm tap dancers with a very dynamic sense of style, technique, hoofing, and flair to interact as "The American friends of the bride" who bring a whole different beat to the party through Tap dance.

 

OKTOBERZEST - This show, performed in Das Festhaus ® in the Oktoberfest village, features German music and dances with a modern and new approach. Guests can enjoy a German meal in the large dining hall while being entertained by cultural singers and dancers.

 

[FEMALE SINGERS]  Dynamic, charming personality and excellent voice.  Must be able to dance and engage with audience.  Partnering experience a plus Vocal Ranges:  Mezzo Soprano and Soprano.

 

[MALE SINGERS]  Dynamic, charming personality and excellent voice.  Must be able to dance and engage with audience.  Partnering experience a plus.  Vocal Ranges:  Baritone and Tenor.

 

[FEMALE DANCERS]  Seeking very dynamic, unique, excellent athletic dancers.  Should have strong technique and sense of style.  Partnering and lift experience, tumbling and special skills a plus.  Females should bring heels and flats.

 

[MALE DANCERS]  Seeking very dynamic, unique, excellent athletic dancers.  Should have strong technique and sense of style.  Partnering and lift experience, tumbling and special skills a plus. 

 

[FEMALE SINGER/DANCERS]  Seeking dynamic triple theatre performers who possess strong vocal and dance technique.  Partnering and lift experience a plus. Females should bring heels and flats.

 

[MALE SINGER/DANCERS]  Seeking dynamic triple theatre performers who possess strong vocal and dance technique.  Partnering and lift experience a plus.

 

 

 

SUMMER NIGHTS LIVE!- Join us at the Globe Theatre for “Summer Nights Live” this show will feature different acts each week as seen on America’s Got Talent.

 

[MASTER OF CEREMONIES – PRINCIPAL]  Seeking an exceptionally talented actor/model to be the Emcee of our Summer Nights Live series featuring performances from groups seen on America’s Got Talent. This position will be the Master of Ceremonies acting as the host for all shows, daily kicking off the performance by introducing the acts, getting the crowd excited, ready for the performance and sending the crowd off at the end. A successful Master of Ceremonies should have the ability to make an audience feel at ease and create a good atmosphere, be skilled at public speaking. This position would be well-suited for actors/models that enjoy entertaining and have a great presence and sense of humor. Actors/Models of all genders are encouraged to apply.

 

 

BEL CONCERTINO- Join us in the open-air San Marco Theatre as we serenade you for a relaxing musical experience while you wine & dine at Marco Polo’s. Listen to the sound of musical greats such as Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra & Billie holiday along with some of your Italian favorites.

 

[THREE PRINCIPAL PERFORMERS] Seeking exceptionally talented singers, with professional theatre backgrounds, who have the ability to command the stage with star-like qualities. Mature, versatile vocalists who are able to harmonize and perform a wide variety of music genres. Must move extremely well. Strong acting ability and experience singing in other languages a plus. Ability to perform on additional instruments is desired but not required.

 

 

SWINGS

 

[MALE SWING VOCALIST – PRINCIPAL SINGER]  Must be able to learn and play all male singer roles (up to 8 parts) to cover all mainstage shows.  Exceptional singer with great presence.  Must move very well.  Vocal Range: Tenor with strong belt and sustained G5.

 

[FEMALE SWING VOCALIST – PRINCIPAL SINGER]  Must be able to learn and play all female singer roles (up to 8 parts) to cover all mainstage shows.  Exceptional singer with great presence and comedic timing.  Must move very well. Vocal Range: Versatile Mezzo with top note: E5

 

[MALE SWING DANCER – PRINCIPAL DANCER]    Seeking very dynamic, unique, excellent athletic dancers.  Must have strong technique and sense of style.  Partnering and lift experience, tumbling, circus and special skills a plus.  Must be able to learn and play all male dancer roles to cover all mainstage shows.  Males should bring jazz shoes.

 

[FEMALE SWING DANCER – PRINCIPAL DANCER] Seeking very dynamic, unique, excellent athletic dancers.  Should have strong technique and sense of style.  Partnering and lift experience, tumbling, circus and special skills a plus.  Must be able to learn and play all female dancer roles to cover all mainstage shows.  Females should bring heels and flats.
 

 

Rehearsals for CELTIC FYRE start March 3, opening on March 21.  Rehearsals for OKTOBERZEST start April 27, opening on May 15. Both Close on August 23. Rehearsals for BEL CONCERTINO start May 12, opening on May 29, closing on September 7. Rehearsals for SUMMER NIGHTS LIVE! start on June 23, opening on June 29, closing on August 13. All rehearsals are in Williamsburg, VA.  

WHAT TO PREPARE

SINGERS and SINGER/DANCERS: Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality.  Have a contrasting second piece ready if asked. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move or dance later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.   

DANCERS: A brief combination will be taught. Please wear form fitting attire. Females should bring character heels and flats. Males should bring jazz shoes. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. 

Callbacks will be held Wednesday, January 29.

Pay Rate: $20.26/hour for principal roles. $14.57/hour for ensemble roles.

 

 

 

 

 

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