Live Entertainment Auditions - February 16th - Ottawa, ON

Date Posted: Feb 05, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2020
Start Date: Apr 25, 2020

Hourly From: $15/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: York Region
City: Vaughan
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Casting Call
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland is our nation's premiere theme park and hires over 4,000 talented, enthusiastic and outgoing candidates each year. We offer excellent training and skills development in a variety of positions including Performers, Theatre Technicians, Event Technicians, Halloween Haunt Monsters and Artisans, Characters, Costumers and so many more! Our ever-growing Entertainment Program includes many special events, festivals, Halloween Haunt and Winterfest!

Job Description

Canada’s Wonderland, Canada’s premier amusement park, is home to more than 200 attractions and amazing live shows, special events and street festival entertainment that excites families, food lovers, thrill seekers and guests of all ages all season long. On select days in the fall, Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with scare-free attractions, live shows, costume parties, mazes, and more. Then on select fall evenings, the park is transformed from a theme park to a scream park at Halloween Haunt with hundreds of monsters, terrifying attractions, scare zones and live shows.

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors and musicians for our upcoming Summer season, as well as for our Halloween Haunt  and WinterFest events!

Are you ready to take center stage?
Whether a performer, technician, or stage manager, every role at Canada’s Wonderland Live Entertainment is a starring role.


2020 Performer Auditions

Sunday, February 16 - Ottawa
Jock Turcot University Centre (UCU) Auditorium - 85 University Private, Ottawa, ON

  • Registration begins at 10:00am for Singers, Dancers, Actors, and Musicians

Looking for Singers, Dancers, Actors, Musicians. Please bring an up to date headshot and performance resume including references and your availability dates.

Singers & Dancers
  • Singers: Please come prepared with two up-tempo songs in pop or rock style. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the proper key or pre-recorded track emailed in advance to julianne.skene@canadaswonderland.com or on a device with aux connection. Please be dressed for movement with appropriate footwear – singers may be asked to stay for a dance call.
  • Dancers: Please come dressed for movement with appropriate footwear
Musicians
  • Musicians should prepare two short pieces: one upbeat pop or rock piece and one piece that shows your technique. Vocals are a plus! Please prepare a vocal selection if you sing. You may accompany yourself. All of our instrumentalists play an active role in our shows – stage presence and personality are a must! A keyboard and drum kit will be available – all other instruments should be brought to your audition.
Improvisational and Character Actors
  • Actors should prepare a short comedic monologue appropriate for a family theme park atmosphere.  You may be asked to improvise with other performers during your audition.

Can't Make It to the Auditions? Submit a Video.
  • Video auditions may be sent via DVD or USB to the mailing address below, or you may email us the link to your video reel at: julianne.skene@canadaswonderland.com. Email submissions are preferred.
  • ​Those who are interested in auditioning in more than one area can send one video containing all audition/interview pieces on it.


Requirements:

Video Requirements for All Auditions 
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old before starting to work.
  • Please include: Video, head shot, performance resume (with references) and cover letter stating your availability dates, up to date contact information, specific employment interest, and a detailed synopsis of video content. (These materials cannot be returned.)
  • At the beginning of your video, please give us a mini interview by stating your name, a little bit about yourself, and your training and/or experience to give us an insight into your personality and character.
  • If applicable, please include any portion of past or current productions that show your performing experiences and training.

Video Requirements for a SINGING Audition 
  • Prepare 2 up-tempo vocal selections in varying styles. One of your selections may be Broadway piece, but please keep in mind that most of our shows consist of pop and classic rock & roll. Please, NO A CAPPELLA, classical, or original compositions. Females: Please demonstrate a warm belt. Males: Please show vocal range.
 
Video Requirements for DANCING Auditions 
  • Prepare approximately a 2-minute Jazz style combination. You may also include a second dance piece displaying your strongest style of dance. i.e. ballet, hip-hop, or any combination of styles.
  • In addition to the combinations, please execute any other floor movements that you do well. (i.e. turns, jumps, leaps, specialty moves). These do not have to be done to music.

Video Requirements for ACTING Auditions 
  • Prepare a short comedic monologue appropriate for a family-park atmosphere. Please also include any video you may have improvisational skills.

Video Requirements for INSTRUMENTAL Auditions 
  • Please prepare 2 selections of varying styles, choosing music that is upbeat and positive. Prepare one pop, rock, or jazz piece and one piece that shows your technique.
  • Please, no highly progressive jazz or hard rock.
  • Limit videos to approximately five minutes.
  • Vocals are a plus! Please include a vocal selection if you sing. You may accompany yourself.
  • All of our instrumentalists play an active role in our shows – stage presence and personality are a must! Be sure to perform while playing on video.

Video Requirements for a KARAOKE DJ 
  • Please send a video showing your personality. Remember, it should be appropriate for a family-style atmosphere.
 
Please mail audition materials to: 
Canada’s Wonderland
Entertainment Department
Attention: Julie Skene
9580 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario 
L6A 1S6


Or email to: 
julianne.skene@canadaswonderland.com


Additional Info:

General Audition Information
  • The minimum age for all Entertainment performers 16. The minimum age for all technicians is 17 years old.
  • WORKING HOURS: A performer work day includes approximately 4-6 shows per day varying in length from 15 to 35 minutes each, plus any necessary rehearsals scheduled by the production staff. Working hours and days off vary according to show assignments. Technicians work approximately 40 hours per week, with shifts dependent upon theatre assignments.
  • Canada’s Wonderland will furnish costumes, shoes, and a limited supply of socks/tights. Females may be asked to supply their own make-up.
 Pay Rates
  • Children’s Show Hosts and Musicians: $124-$144 daily
  • Singers, Singers/Dancers, Dancers: $144-$200 daily


How to Apply:

Apply online at www.canadaswonderland.com/jobs in advance of arriving to the Auditions on February 16th.

We are also hiring for Costumers, Stage Managers, Technicians, Costumed Characters and Entertainment Ushers. Please apply online to be considered for these positions.


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