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Tweetsie Railroad's 2019 performance season is April 5th through December 28th.
Full season availability is preferred; however, a variety of employment commitments are available.

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.

 

Auditions for the 2019 Season at Tweetsie Railroad:


February 8-11, 2019 - Unified Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA), Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN (advanced registration required).

February 23, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Tweetsie Palace, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC

February 28 - March 3, 2019 - Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Knoxville, TN (advanced registration required).

TBD, 6:00 p.m. - Ghost Train Auditions, Tweetsie Palace, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC 

TBD - Tweetsie Christmas Auditions, Tweetsie Palace, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NC (by appointment only).


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.

2019 Performance Season: April 5 - October 28

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 and sheet music 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.

2019 Performance Season: April 5 - October 2

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 on site. (Note: monologue scripts and sheet music 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. 

2019 Performance Season: April 5 - October 28

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 and sheet music 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. 

2019 Performance Season: June 17-September 2

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

The Magic Show

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

2019 Performance Season: April 5 - October 28

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. 

2019 Performance Season: April 5 - October 28

Auditions are by appointment only. Contact the Entertainment Department by calling 828-264-9061 ext.169 (or Toll-Free 800-526-5740 ext. 169).

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, September 20 - October 26

Tweetsie Christmas Performers

Sing in the holidays with the Tweetsie Christmas Variety Show. 

Performance Season: November 23 - December 29

Auditions are by appointment only. Contact the Entertainment Department by calling 828-264-9061 ext.169 (or Toll-Free 800-526-5740 ext. 169).

Performance Schedule: Friday and Saturday evenings, November 22 - December 28

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.

** Tweetsie Railroad Entertainment will also accept video audition submissions. ** 

Please include a monologue (one minute or less), an accompanied song (12–24 bars; no a cappella singing), and video clips from a show that demonstrates your dance and/or movement skills.

Mail auditions on a DVD to: Tweetsie Railroad Entertainment

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Or email a YouTube link, or videos in .wma or .mp4 format to: shows@tweetsie.com
 

Even if you have worked in Entertainment at Tweetsie in the past, you will still need to attend auditions 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. 

Address inquiries to:

Tweetsie Railroad Entertainment
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Apply online or pick an application up at our Ticket Office from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Bring your completed application to the Ticket Office or mail it to:

Tweetsie Railroad Human Resources
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

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

300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
800.526.5740