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02/15/14, 02/24/14, 02/27/14, 03/01/14, 03/22/14

Casting: singers, instrumentalists, percussionists, comedic actors, jugglers, novelty acts, magicians, fire eaters, stage technicians, and costumed characters.

Worlds of Fun is searching for the Midwest’s most talented entertainers and technicians to fill openings for our spectacular 2014 season of shows.
   
  • You must be at least 16 years of age by May 1, 2014 to audition.
  • If you cannot audition in person, you may send a DVD and resume to the address listed below, specifying the dates you will be available. To be considered for casting, all materials much be received by February 27, 2014. The materials will not be returned.
  • Pay scales for entertainers range from $500 to $525 per week.
  • Housing stipends are available for entertainers who move from outside a 50 miles radius of Worlds of Fun.
  • Pay scales for technicians, dressers and costumed characters vary by position

2014 Audition Tour


Singers/Instrumentalists/Percussionists ONLY


  • Kansas City, MO - Saturday, February 15: Holiday Inn CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel (I-70 – Blue Ridge Cutoff) - Registration: 9 – 12
  • Lawrence, KS - Monday, February 24: Kansas University (Kansas Union – Kansas Room) - Registration: 3 – 5
  • Warrensburg, MO – Thursday, February 27: University of Central Missouri (Union – Room 237-B) - Registration: 3 – 5

Instrumentalists/Percussionists/Actors/Comedians/Street Entertainers/Jugglers/Novelty Acts/Magicians/Fire Eaters
 

  • Kansas City, Mo - Saturday, March 1: Tivoli Music Hall at Worlds of Fun - Registration 2 - 3 pm
  • Kansas City, Mo - Saturday, March 22: Tivoli Music Hall at Worlds of Fun - Registration 2 - 3 pm
  • Kansas City, MO - Sunday, July 13: Tivoli Music Hall at Worlds of Fun - Registration 2 - 3 pm
You do not need an appointment. We will audition on a first come/first served basis. When you audition, have fun! Entertain us! If you sing or dance perfectly but lack excitement, you will not get cast. If you have the talent and demonstrate that you love performing, you have a good shot. Remember that we want you to have a good audition as much as you do.


Singers

  • We will be auditioning for singers with rock, pop, broadway and country styles. We have positions for strong performers with great voices who can pick up on stage movement.

Instrumentalists

  • We will be auditioning country musicians for the following instrumental positions: keyboard, guitar, electric bass, and drum kit. A piano will be available at all general auditions, but musicians auditioning on other instruments will need to provide their own. Instrumentalists should audition individually, having prepared two short selections of contrasting styles that demonstrate versatility. Please limit your audition to no more than three minutes total. Complete bands that wish to audition for the country show should contact the Live Entertainment department in advance at the number below.

Percussionists

  • We will be auditioning percussionists for a drum line that will interact with guests throughout the park. Percussionists auditioning for the drum line should bring a snare drum and cymbal. 

Actors/Comedians/Street Entertainers

  • Prepare a family-oriented, comedic monologue. Theater movement, singing and storytelling skills are a plus. We are looking for energetic and fun personalities with strong improvisational skills. Please limit your audition to 3 minutes. 

Jugglers/Novelty Acts/Magicians/Fire Eaters

  • We are searching for a variety of street performers for both the summer season and Halloween Haunt weekends. Please limit your audition to 3 minutes. 

PEANUTS™ Costumed Characters

  • These lovable costumed characters appear daily in Planet Snoopy, a play area designed for our youngest guests and their families. Those planning to apply for these positions should keep the following height restrictions in mind: You must be 4’8”-5’2”. Resumes/Applications will be accepted at each audition location or can be mailed in care of the "Live Entertainment Department" at the address listed below. You may also apply at worldsoffun.com.

Stage Mangers/Sound/Lighting/Technicians/Costumes

  • Positions available include: lighting/show control, sound, followspot operators and dressers with sewing experience. Resumes/Applications will be accepted at each audition location or can be mailed in care of the "Live Entertainment Department" at the address listed below. You may also apply online at worldsoffun.com.

For more information on auditions, please contact:

  • Mail: Worlds of Fun Live Entertainment, 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161
  • Phone: (816) 303-5115
  • Email: liveent@worldsoffun.com