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Open Auditions at Busch Gardens Tampa Entertainment Dept. - Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Open Auditions at Busch Gardens Tampa Entertainment Dept. - Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Seeking Dancers, Singers, Actors, Musicians, Stilt Walkers

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Busch Gardens Tampa will be holding open auditions on Sunday April 12th for current day shows, Spring event, and Spring Day shows plus preliminary casting for Kinetix. Please see below for more detailed casting information.  Callbacks will be held later that day, so please make arrangements to be available.

All performers must bring a current headshot and resume to the audition.

Arrival Times

Actors & Stilt Walkers 11:00 am
(If you would like to audition with a monologue, come at 11:00 am) 12:00 pm
Costumed Characters 12:30 pm
Musicians 2:00 pm
Dancers 3:00 pm

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to fill out paperwork. It is very important to be on time, as late arrivals will not be permitted to audition. If you are auditioning for multiple talents, please arrive at the time for your earliest talent.

Be Sure to apply online in advance of your audition. Visit follow the links to apply for your talent.


  • Trained and proficient in jazz and/or ballet
  • Hip Hop and break dancing a plus for males.
  • Tumbling a plus for both males and females.
  • Able to perform multiple high energy shows each day
  • Day & Evening shifts available, depending on the show.
  • Females- between 5'2" and 5'10"
  • Males - 5'6" or taller
  • Audition begins at 3:00pm


  • Seeking energetic and powerful male and female singers with a contemporary pop/rock style for various shows throughout the park.
  • High Belt (Females- High F, Males- High G)
  • Able to perform multiple high energy shows each day
  • Must be able to sing a modern pop/rock style (ex: Pink, Beyonce, Usher, Gavin Degraw)
  • Daytime & Evening shifts available
  • Must be able to move well
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary pop/rock piece.  Bring a CD, mp3 player or sheet music in your key.  A cappella singing will not be permitted.
  • Audition begins at 12:00pm


  • Looking for male actors for our Spring Event
  • Must be available evenings beginning in February for rehearsal.
  • Must be available Saturday & Sunday  nights from Through May  (Additional Summer positions also available)
  • Arrive at 11:00 am on the day of your audition
  • Please prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and be prepared to perform some improv.


  • Looking for guitar, bass, drum kit and keyboard players
  • Also looking for violin players for pre-show and atmospheric opportunities
  • Must be technically proficient and able to read music
  • Please prepare 1 minute of a contemporary pop/rock piece and a gospel-style piece to play at your audition
  • Arrive at 2:00 pm on the day of your audition

Costume Characters

  • Must be between 4'10" and 6'™2".
  • Must be able to stand for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to carry the weight of a full costume character for up to 1 hour at a time.
  • Will need to withstand the Florida summer weather while in costume.
  • Should be able to follow simple dance movements.
  • Performance experience a plus but not required.
  • You will be asked to learn a dance combo and participate in improv and athletic stamina exercises.
  • Please arrive at 12:30 pm on the day of your audition.

Stilt Walkers

  • Strong male & female stilt walkers
  • Must be available for daytime and weekend shifts
  • Stilt experience not required
  • Experience on jumping stilts a plus!
  • Puppeteering experience a plus!
  • Arrive at 11:00 am on the day of your audition with a 1 minute comedic monologue

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