Dollywood open auditions start soon

Dollywood audition dates set for 2007Dollywood, the entertainment theme park co-owned by country star Dolly Parton and located near her childhood home in Sevierville, TN, has announced open auditions in four US cities starting later this month. They will be looking for singers, actors, specialty acts, small
bands, stage managers, technicians and dressers for its ’08 season, which runs from March 21, 2008 to January 3, 2009.

Among the categories they are seeking is bluegrass bands willing to perform daily at the park.

Auditions will be held as follows:

  • 1/19/08 – Cincinnati, OH Xavier University’s Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 1/26/08 – Pigeon Forge, TN Dollywood’s DP’s Celebrity Theatre, 1020 Dollywood Lane, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 2/2/08 – Atlanta, GA Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree St., 265Peachtree St. NE, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • 2/16/08 – Nashville, TN Sheraton Downtown Nashville, 623 Union St., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The park puts on seven live stage shows daily during their main season, and six during their Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration. They promote these opportunities as a chance for artists and technicians to earn a competitive salary (with benefits) while gaining stage experience at a recognized facility. Relocation packages are also offered.

Complete employment and audition requirements can be found on the Dollywood site.

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