Dollywood announces audition opportunities

by Jon Self

Dollywood theme park’s 2023 season begins March 11. It season should be an exciting one with the opening of the Big Bear Mountain attraction. In preparation for the excitement, Dollywood announced the schedule for entertainment auditions.

Dollywood Sign

One set of entertainment staff auditions will take place at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22. Another set of additional auditions will happen at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Dollywood singers
Photo by Dollywood

Dollywood’s entertainment team members are looking to add singers, dancers who sing, improvisational actors, costumed characters, and musicians who sing. All performers must be at least 18 years old. In addition, the available positions range from full-time positions to seasonal — summer and Christmas — opportunities.

Dollywood band
Photo by Dollywood

Singers, improvisational actors and costumed characters should prepare a verse and chorus of two songs in their preferred style. They should also bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key. For improvisational actors and costumed characters, one selection should be comedic in nature. A piano accompanist will be provided, or auditionees may accompany themselves on guitar or any other hand-held instrument. Also, all auditionees should bring a resume and headshot.

Dolllywood The Tones 2022
Photo by Dollywood

Some auditionees may be called back for an additional movement or vocal audition.  However, callbacks will occur on the same day as the audition. All interested parties should visit dollywood.com/jobs/auditions/schedule. The available audition timeslots look to be going fast, with a waiting list for some opportunities already. If interested, you should apply soon. Once you have registered for an audition, the entertainment team will respond with a confirmation email that includes an audition time slot for the selected audition date.  

In addition, the audition website indicates a way to submit an audition online. In that specific description, Dollywood Entertainment states it is looking for highly skilled professional performers who can create dynamic performances on our stages and throughout the park. According to Dollywood’s website, these performances should connect with the guests by creating emotional connections, moments of truth, and memories worth repeating daily.

Are you interested in working in the theme park entertainment industry? Which of these possible roles sounds best to you?


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Jim Braddock January 11, 2023 - 5:39 pm

Former Trucker seeking Driver job, Tram Operator, Tour Guide.


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