Now Casting Male Singers - $144-$200 per day

Date Posted: Sep 11, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: See below for details.
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: Contract
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

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

Upcoming Audition Dates:
WinterFest Auditions

Saturday September 21 & Saturday October 5th


Registration at 11:00 AM for SINGERS, ACTORS & MUSICIANS

Canada’s Wonderland Employment Office

Please bring an up to date headshot and performance resume including references and your availability dates.

 
Singers
  • 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.  
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 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. 
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:

  • The minimum age for all Entertainment performers 16.
  • 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. Costume Shop personnel work approximately 20-40 hours per week.
  • 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: $118-$144 daily
• Singers, Singers/Dancers: $144-$200 daily
• Technical Staff and Costume Shop Staff: Starting at $14.75 per hour

How to Apply:

Please apply online at www.canadaswonderland.com/jobs in advance of the audition.

We are also hiring for the following related opportunities (visit our website for details and to apply):
  • Costumer
  • Theatre Technician
  • Halloween Haunt Atmosphere Performers and Monsters


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