It’s that time of the year again! Holiday World will hold auditions for our 2015 musical shows on March 1. Interested? Please read the following:

Who? Singers/Dancers/Musicians/Actors/Technicians

When? Sunday, March 1, 2015

What time? 12 noon until 3pm CST

Where? Holiday World (park in the “Raven Lot”)

Important Audition Information


We are looking for well-rounded singer/dancers trained in a variety of vocal and dance styles who can demonstrate technical proficiency. Our shows consist mainly of pop, country, gospel, musical theater, and acapella vocal stylings plus jazz and lyrical dance. Skills in sight reading and acting experience are not required but are definitely beneficial. Also a plus are partnering skills, break dancing, tumbling, tap or other specialties. Dancers must be at least 16 years old when rehearsals begin in the spring.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your best 16 bars of both a ballad and up-tempo vocal selection. Please start with your strongest song, as we may not be able to see both.
  • A CD accompaniment (no recorded vocals).
  • Bring character heels and jazz shoes.
  • Bring a current head shot and resume.
  • Wear appropriate dance attire, as you will be taught a dance combination.

Arrive dressed, warmed up, and ready to dance. If you have long hair, be sure it is pulled away from your face so that we can see your facials. You may be asked to return for callbacks after your audition

Please Note: In order to be eligible for these positions, you must be available for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday rehearsals in March and April plus six days a week from May through August.


We are looking for six singer/musicians for our new live country band. Instrumentalists must have the ability to sight-read music, be passionate about live performance, excellent at improvisation and able to play at least one instrument exceptionally. We are looking for guitarists, a bass player, a keyboardist, drummer, and fiddle player (mandolin, steel guitar or any other instrument used in country music a plus). Some instrumentalists will sing as well. Singers, please arrange to sing in one of the pieces you are playing. Must be 18 or older.

Costume Character actor/dancers

Remember when you first met Holidog, Kitty Claws, Safari Sam and George the Eagle? Come share the joy of entertaining children and other park Guests! We’re looking for personable, animated people with fun, outgoing personalities. Performing experience is not necessary, but you should be able to follow simple dance steps and wear a full-body character costume.

Here’s what you need to prepare:

  • Be ready to have some fun with improvisation and big physical movement.
  • You may be asked to learn a simple dance routine.
  • Wear attire that is easy to move in—no jeans, please.

To be a Costume Character, you must:

  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to perform in the humid Indiana temperatures.
  • Be able to lift and wear costumes weighing 45 pounds.
  • Be between 4′ 11″ and 5′ 8″ tall.
  • Be at least 14 years old.

Santa’s Helpers

We’re looking for a mature, experienced, female performer with a jolly attitude and sweet storytelling/sing-a-long voice. You may be asked to stay for callbacks

Please Note: In order to be eligible for this position, you must be available weekends in early May plus September, plus six days a week from May through August.


Sound Technicians are needed for a variety of attractions and shows throughout the season. All applicants must have great attitudes and be flexible. We interview most candidates for technical positions in the winter and spring. Positions for technicians will have starting dates beginning in the spring and continuing through October. Technicians must be at least 16 years old when rehearsals begin in the spring.

Please bring a current resume showing your technical experience and three letters of recommendation.

Please Note: You must be able to work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays.