PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee With entertainment icon Dolly Parton at the helm, it’s no wonder why Dollywood has earned so many awards for the park’s world-class shows and productions. Fresh off collecting its seventh consecutive honor for Best Shows, Dollywood plans upcoming auditions in the Southeast for performers ready to share their passion with park guests.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and auditions are from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Performers must be at least 17 years old.
“There are so many talented performers who started their careers here at Dollywood,” said Paige Bales, Dollywood entertainment director. “We have a high standard for our entertainment product and we’re never disappointed at the impressive amount of talent we discover at each of our auditions. As always, our upcoming season has a great variety of shows and acts to entertain our guests; there are amazing opportunities for performers of many different genres.”
During the open call auditions, Dollywood Entertainment is looking for singers with experience in country, musical theater or pop. They also seek specialty acts in bluegrass and gospel. Positions are not limited to the stage, as technical staff such as stage managers, audio technicians, lighting technicians, costume dressers and more also are needed. Additional details and audition requirements can be found at www.DollywoodAuditions.com.
Many performers have launched their careers in Dollywood’s world-famous shows and productions. Janelle Arthur, an American Idol alum, started her career by playing a young Dolly Parton in Paradise Road at Dollywood. She has returned to the park multiple times following her time on American Idol to entertain guests.
Winner of seven Golden Ticket Awards for Best Shows, Dollywood Entertainment provides the perfect venue for performers and technicians to share their skills.
2016 Dollywood Entertainment Audition Schedule
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Saturday, Feb. 20
Chapman Cultural Center
200 East St. John St.