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Our Live Entertainment Shows feature the music of various genres and styles. We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, equestrians, and magicians, to become a part of North Carolina’s first theme park. Tweetsie Railroad provides steady work, competitive pay, unique benefits, and valuable experience.

General Performers

Wild West Train Adventure

Spend your day entertaining guests of all ages as you hop aboard one of our historic steam-powered locomotives for an action-packed Wild West Train Adventure.

Performance Season: April - October

To audition, prepare a one-minute monologue from a play, move, or original creation and be prepared for simple movement/dance exercises. (Note: monologue scripts will be available.)

Diamond Lil's Can-Can Revue

Experience high kicks—and hijinks—when you are dancing on stage in the Tweetsie Palace for Diamond Lil's infamous Can-Can Revue.

Performance Season: April - October

To audition, prepare a one-minute monologue from a play, move, or original creation; one song (or 16 bars) of your choice that best showcases your talent; and be prepared to learn a complex dance combination. (Note: monologue scripts will be available.)

Hopper and Porter's Musical Celebration

Perform a live musical as one of Tweetsie Railroad's most beloved costume characters, Hopper the Rabbit, a hare-brained train engineer, or Porter the Turtle. Also casting for "Jenny," an out of costume actor / handler who is the true brains and voice of the show.

Performance Season: April - October

To audition, prepare a one-minute monologue from a play, move, or original creation; one song (or 16 bars) of your choice that best showcases your talent; and be prepared for simple movement/dance exercises. (Note: monologue scripts will be available.)

Specialty Performers

Tweetsie Railroad Country Clogging Jamboree

Be part of a high-energy musical variety show featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary styles of clogging.

Performance Season: mid-June - Labor Day

To audition, prepare a brief (one minute or less) dance demonstrating your most proficient styles. Cloggers will also be taught a routine.

The Magic Show

Astound and entertain audiences of all ages with your gift of magic.

Performance Season: April - October

To audition, present two to three illusions exhibiting your skill in close-up magic. Magicians must provide their own props.

Equestrians

Save the day when you ride into the "Frontier Town" and give high fives to passengers on the train as part of the Wild West Train Adventure.

Performance Season: April - October

Auditions are by appointment only. Contact the Entertainment Department by calling 828-264-9061 ext.297 (or Toll-Free 800-526-5740 ext. 297).

Special Event Performers

Ghost Train

Ghost Train shows are a little more chilling nature than our daytime operations. We are looking for singer/dancers, puppeteers, and actors to perform in an assortment of shows including:

  • Ghost Train Ride – ghost riders (conductors) and scene performers around the track.
  • Haunted House – gruesome characters dispersed in various rooms.
  • Freaky Forest – ghastly creatures in hidden alcoves through a wooded maze.
  • Palace Spooktacular – family-friendly black light puppet show.
  • Costumed Characters – throughout the park, providing up-close and personal frights.

Performance Schedule: Friday and Saturday evenings, mid-September - October

Tweetsie Christmas Performers

Sing in the holidays with the Tweetsie Christmas Variety Show.

Performance Season: mid-November - December

Auditions are by appointment only. Contact the Entertainment Department by calling 828-264-9061 ext.297 (or Toll-Free 800-526-5740 ext. 297).

Production Crew

Technicians & Costumers

We are looking for technicians and costumers with university, theme park, or professional theatre experience.

Apply at auditions (note specific times for production personnel at Regional Auditions) or at the Tweetsie Job Fair.

Auditions are by appointment only on Saturday, January 23 and 30, 2021

Those interested in applying need to email [email protected] to set up an audition appointment. Walk-ins will not be admitted.

Auditions include a monologue (one minute or less), accompanied song (12–24 bars; no a cappella singing), and dance and/or movement skills.

** Tweetsie Railroad Entertainment is accepting video audition submissions. **

Email a YouTube link, or videos in .wma or .mp4 format to: [email protected]

or mail auditions on a DVD to: Tweetsie Railroad Entertainment, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Even if you have worked in Entertainment at Tweetsie in the past, you will still need to audition to be eligible for rehire. Previous employment does not guarantee a spot in the cast. Everyone auditions equally and those who best fit the roles will be hired.

Apply online

Tweetsie Railroad is an equal opportunity employer. Background check and drug screen required.