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Cedar Point to hold tryouts in Sandusky

Fox Toledo

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January 27, 2011

Representatives from Cedar Point will be in Sandusky next week to find talented entertainers and technicians for this summer’s shows.

The amusement park/resort has more than 100 openings for the 2011 season. Open auditions and interviews will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 in the Live Entertainment Office at Cedar Point. Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cedar Point’s Live Entertainment Division has earned more than two dozen Big E Awards, presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA) for excellence in live entertainment. The park has six live show venues and has been named the Best Amusement Park in the World for 13 consecutive years. Attendees will also be considered for positions at other Cedar Fair Entertainment Parks including Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Richmond, Va., and Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Mo.

Positions that are available include:

  • Performers: singers, dancers, singers/dancers and singers/musicians;
  • Musicians: electric guitars, bass guitars, keyboards and drummer/percussionists;
  • Technicians: stage managers, sound and light technicians, stage crews, ushers, costume shop personnel and dressers;
  • PEANUTS characters: costumed characters and escorts; and
  • Karaoke hosts and DJs.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by May to audition. Each audition piece should be limited to 16-32 bars. Applicants should select music that is upbeat and illustrates their personality and ability to interact with audience members. A CD player and piano will be available, but other instruments and amplifiers will not be provided. Interested applicants should bring a one-page resume with references to the audition. Reporting dates run from late April to early September.

Those who cannot audition in person can send audio and/or videotape with a resume to: Cedar Point Live Entertainment, One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259.

Cedar Point employees receive free admission to Cedar Point, the Soak City outdoor waterpark and the park’s sandy beach. Other benefits include low cost housing for employees who are 18 years old and live more than 30 miles from the park, on-site employee cafeteria, recreation program and extensive employee activity program.


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