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Tweetsie Railroad Performance Season

 

Our shows feature music of various genres and styles. We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, equestrians, magicians, and specialty acts to become a part of North Carolina’s longest-operating theme park. Tweetsie Railroad provides steady work, competitive pay, and valuable experience. Our shows feature music of various genres and styles click here for more information. 

Although acting, singing, and dance/movement may not be required for a specific show, candidates having those skills will be given special consideration.  After all, everyone sings and dances in the Sunset Show.

 

Tweetsie's 2017 performance season is April 7th through October 29th. Full season availibility is preferred; however, a variety of employment commitments are available.



Audition Requirements

General Performers

Everyone wishing to be considered for the Wild West or Can-Can show should:

  • Prepare a one-minute monologue from a play, movie, or original creation.
  • ​Prepare one song (or 16 bars) of your choice that best showcases your vocal talent.
  • Be prepared for simple movement/dance exercises. Can-Can candidates will be taught a more complex combination on-site.

            NOTE: monologue scripts and sheet music will be available on-site for use.

Specialty Performers

Although acting, singing, and dance/movement may not be required for a specific show, candidates having those skills will be given special consideration. After all, everyone sings and dances in the Sunset Show.

  • Cloggers – prepare a brief (one minute or less) dance demonstrating your most proficient styles. Cloggers will also be taught a routine on-site.  
  • Magicians – present two to three illusions exhibiting your skill in close-up magic. Magicians must provide their own props. 
  • Equestrians – horse riders who can act will be interviewed on a separate date and locale to determine their knowledge of horses and equine care. Afterward, a few may be selected to return at a later date to demonstrate their riding skills. 
  • Other Specialty Acts – Tweetsie Railroad is always on the lookout for new and different talent to perform for special events or to fill in during our regular season. If you have a musical, comedic, variety, or other specialty act that we do not currently showcase, we may yet create a venue for such an act. You may bring your act to auditions or contact the Entertainment Department and we will send a representative to view your act in rehearsal or performance. 

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

Production Crew

We are looking for technicians and costumers with university, theme park, or professional theatre experience. You may apply at auditions (note specific times for production personnel at Regional Auditions) or at the Tweetsie Job Fair on February 27, 2016.

Ghost Train® Halloween Festival

August 22, 2016; 6:00 p.m.
Tweetsie Palace
Blowing Rock, NC

Evenings in late September and through October, Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train Halloween Festival presents shows of a more chilling nature in various venues. 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.

Tweetsie's 2016 performance season is April 8 through October 30. Full season availability is preferred; however, a variety of employment commitments are available. 

** 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