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Dollywood is looking for performers to join their team

Hannah Swayze • Dec 31, 2018 at 12:08 PM

PIGEON FORGE — Dollywood, the industry leader in theme park entertainment, is searching for new talent ready to make a mark on the park’s award-winning shows and productions.

Dollywood has served as the springboard for a number of well-known performers, and the next star could launch his or her career in 2019.

Auditions are scheduled to take place in Pigeon Forge at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, and the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Pigeon Forge auditions are set for Saturday, Jan. 12, with callbacks occurring on Sunday, Jan. 13. Auditions in Spartanburg are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26.

Members of Dollywood’s entertainment team are looking for talented singers and expressive actors who desire the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s top professionals. Registration at both locations takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., while open call auditions begin at 10 a.m.

“Our open call audition process is crucial to our ability to maintain the high level of quality entertainment our guests have come to expect at Dollywood,” said Paige Bales, Dollywood entertainment director.

“We are always amazed at the vast amount of talent we find during the auditions. It can be difficult determining how we’re going to narrow it down to the number of positions we have available.

“So many people have started or grown their careers here, and we are so proud that we have been able to be part of helping them find their dreams.”

Dollywood Entertainment is looking for singers who are proficient in musical theater, ’50s and ’60s rock and pop vocals and contemporary, as well as classic country music. They also seek expressive actors who are skilled at improvisation, have a strong presence, can project and are able to sing and move well. Performers must be at least 17 years old.

Country music stars Carly Pearce and Suzy Bogguss, “American Idol” alumnus Janelle Arthur, and Eric Martsolf — Brady Black on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” — are just a few of the stars who started their careers at Dollywood.

Additional details and audition requirements can be found at DollywoodAuditions.com. A block of rooms is available at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa exclusively for those auditioning. Information about the room rate and details on how to book also may be found at DollywoodAuditions.com.

Winner of 10 consecutive Golden Ticket Awards for Best Shows, Dollywood Entertainment provides the perfect venue for performers and technicians to share their skills.

The team also will interview qualified lighting and audio technicians at the Southeastern Theater Conference in Knoxville, Feb. 28-March 2. For more information, visit setc.org.

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