By Terri Lee Sylvester

SANDUSKY, Ohio –- Representatives from Cedar Point will hold auditions in Sandusky on the first Friday of the New Year (Jan. 6) to find talented entertainers and technicians for this summer’s shows. The park is looking to fill openings in its Live Entertainment Division for the 2012 season.

Open auditions and interviews will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday Jan. 6 in the Live Entertainment Office at Cedar Point. (Registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Cedar Point will open for the season on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

The Live Entertainment Division at Cedar Point has earned more than two dozen Big E Awards, presented by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for excellence in live entertainment. The park has six live show venues and was named the Best Amusement Park in the World for the 14th consecutive year. Attendees will also be considered for positions at other Cedar Fair Entertainment Parks including Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Richmond, Va., and Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, Mo.

Available positions include:

• Performers: singers, dancers, singers/dancers and singers/musicians;
• Musicians: electric/acoustic guitars, keyboards, fiddle/mandolin/utility players and
• Technicians: stage managers, audio and light technicians, stage crews, ushers, costume shop
personnel and dressers;
• PEANUTS characters: costumed characters and escorts; and
• Karaoke hosts and DJs

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by May 2012 to audition. Each audition piece should be limited to 16-32 bars. Applicants should select music that is upbeat and illustrates their personality and ability to interact with audience members. A CD player and piano will be available, but other instruments and amplifiers will not be provided. Interested applicants should bring a one-page resume with references to the audition. Reporting dates run from late April to early September.

Those who cannot audition in person can send audio and/or videotape with a resume to: Cedar Point Live Entertainment, One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870-5259.

Cedar Point employees receive free admission to Cedar Point, the Soak City outdoor waterpark and the park’s sandy beach. Other benefits include low-cost housing for employees who are 18 years old and live more than 30 miles from the park, on-site employee cafeteria, recreation program and extensive employee activity program.

For more information, please contact the Live Entertainment Division at 419.627.2388, by e-mail at or online at

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