March 22, 2019 at 12:18 pm #28759cheady20Member
For: Walt Disney World
Audition City: Kissimmee, FL
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility
Looking For: Puppeteers and Disney Character Performers
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking energetic male and female performers with puppetry experience, for puppeteer roles within the Character Department at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL.
Please note that all performers, including our puppeteers, also perform as fully-costumed Disney Characters in meet-and-greets in our Parks and Resorts.
Seeking the following roles:
Male and Female performers between 5’5″ and 6’3″. Puppeteer performers within the Character Department help bring to life The Voyage of the Little Mermaid,Festival of the Lion King, and The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History.
Using a variety of puppeteering techniques and styles, from hand-and-rod, to mechanical, to full-body parade puppets, our puppeteers use their unique skills to interact with our guests, and tell classic Disney tales.
**NOTE: Puppeteers will also be required to bring to life our walk-around Disney costumed Characters in our Parks and Resorts. Because of this, a basic movement routine will be taught at the audition, as well as improv animation exercises.
What to expect:
The audition will begin with a very basic movement combination, and an improv animation exercise, with performers using their whole body to act out a storyline. Following this, performers will learn a basic puppeteer exercise. Using ping-pong ball eyes attached to their hands, performers will create a basic puppet and lip-synch along to popular music. Performers will be graded on syncopation, ability to match syllables to lyrics, and overall creativity.
Selected performers will then be asked to puppeteer hand-and-rod style puppets.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rehearsal Facility
3271 Sherberth Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Sign-in: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Late applicants will not be accepted
Performers must be at least 18 and authorized to work in the United States.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing that allows for a full range of movement.
WDW College Program students, with an end date in December or January, are eligible to attend.
Current WDW International Program Cast Members are not eligible to audition.
Current WDW Character Performers are not eligible to audition.
Please create your audition profile prior to attending the audition, by clicking on the “My Profile” button at the top of the page.
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