Upcoming Auditions

Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking energetic male and female actors and dancers to portray
various roles during the 2016 Holiday Season.

Monday, October 3rd

Universal Hilton Ballrooms

555 Universal Hollywood Drive Universal City, CA 91608

Grinchmas ACTORS (Male and Female):

  • Please prepare a 20 second introduction as a Grinchmas character (either the Grinch or a Who-ville Townsperson).
  • Stilt Walking skills a plus.
  • Tumbling skills a plus.
  • Must be available to attend callbacks on Tuesday, October 4th.


Due to the high attendance levels at Grinchmas auditions, we ask that you only

audition for an actor or dancer role, not both.


Notes for all roles:

  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
  • Performances are outdoors, on concrete, approximately 6 times per day.
  • Women, please wear Character Heels.
  • All auditions are by appointment only. Please visit ushauditions.com to book an appointment.
  • All performers hired for these positions will be covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA)
  • A general parking pass will be provided upon sign-up (for Universal Hilton dates). Please bring your general parking pass to receive complimentary parking. Street parking is available at Screenland Studios.
  • Must be 18+ years old, and be able to provide proof of eligibility to work within the United States.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood is an equal opportunity employer.

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Breakdown and Details for Grinchmas Actor Performers

Must be willing and able to wear makeup, which may include a prosthetic nose, wig, and/or contact lenses. Women, please wear Character heels for the audition.

Principal Roles:


Male/ Strong Character Actor/ 5’10”-6’1”/ 140-180 lbs.

Surly and Snarky with a heart of gold. Wears full body costume.

Mayor Who

Male/ Strong Actor/ Regal and Commanding/ 5’10” and Taller

Grand Marshall of Wholiday festivities. Distinguished with a childlike air.

Martha May Who

Female/ Strong Actress/ 5’6” and Taller

Beautiful in an elegant, high society way. Makes sure every bulb is in place, and every stocking is hung with care.

Cindy Lou Who

Female/ Strong Actress/ Small in Stature and Height/ 4’10”-5’3”

Cheery and optimistic with a love for all.

Supporting Performers:

Residents of Who-ville

Male and Female/ Strong Guest Interaction Skills/ All Types and Sizes/ Comedic and Improv Skills a Plus/ Stilt Walking Experience a Plus for Some Roles

Completely focused on the celebration of the Whobilation!

Additional Notes for Grinchmas Actor Roles

Performances are outdoors, in the elements, with movement and/or dancing multiple times a day.

You must be available for all rehearsals and performance dates listed on the availability calendar distributed at auditions. Training and fittings will start approximately mid-November, with performances starting approximately early-December running through the beginning of January.

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