Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hersheypark Schedules Auditions for their 2016 Season

(Hershey, PA, February 2, 2016) – The temperatures outside may be cold but things are heating up in Hershey as Hersheypark prepares for the 2016 summer season which includes an array of shows, bands, and strolling entertainment. Interested performers and technicians are encouraged to audition for the upcoming season on Saturday, February 13 at Hershey Theatre.

More than 70 performers and musicians and more than 20 technicians are needed to entertain guests during the 2016 Park season. From country to rock to Broadway, Hersheypark shows delight guests and win industry awards.

Individuals should apply online at www.Hersheypark.com and complete the online registration form in order to participate. Applicants must be either 18 years of age or a high school graduate by May 2016.

Musician auditions for bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion (drum set, mallet/melodic, marching), saxophone (doubling preferred), trombone, trumpet and tuba will begin at 10 a.m. Musicians should be prepared with major/minor scales, two solo selections of contrasting styles, and improvisation.

Singers should have a dynamic voice with personality to match and be prepared with two vocal selections of contrasting styles (16 bars each) and bring sheet music in the proper key or an edited musical track. An accompanist will be provided. All singers may be called back to learn a dance combination after their vocal audition.

Dancers should be well-rounded in ballet, jazz and tap and should wear appropriate attire and footwear. Auditions for dancers will take place at the conclusion of the singer auditions. Dancers may be called back to sing following the dance auditions.

Technical positions, including audio technicians, lighting technicians, stagehands, stage managers and wardrobe personnel, will be interviewed throughout the day.

In addition, interviews will be conducted for show hosts; hosts must be 16 years of age or older. People applying for the show host position should be motivated and outgoing with a strong desire to work hard and provide a memorable experience for guests while spending the summer working in and around the Park’s award-winning entertainment.

Hershey Theatre is located on the corner of Chocolate Avenue and Cocoa Avenue. Applicants can park in the parking lots associated with the Theatre and enter through the main entrance on Caracas Avenue.

For more information, visit www.Hersheypark.com/entertainment/auditions.php or e-mail audition@HersheyPA.com.