Universal Studios Hollywood is currently seeking:

Energetic performers to portray various types of monsters throughout Halloween Horror Nights 2018!

AND

Energetic performers to participate in our 2018 Grinchmas Holiday Season!


HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2018 AUDITIONS

Monday, September 17th

SCAREACTORS (5’11” AND ABOVE)

  • Performers will be asked to do some improvisation and demonstrate “scare-abilities”.
  • Please come dressed to move.
  • Current headshot and resume preferred.
  • Performance spaces may include one or more of the following: tight spaces, darkness, strobe lighting and fog effects.
  • Heights in range of 5’11” and above.
  • Performers must be available for event days in October through November for casting consideration.
  • All auditions are by appointment only. Please click below to schedule your 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).
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.

 


GRINCHMAS 2018 AUDITIONS

Monday, September 17th

GRINCHMAS WHO DOLL DANCERS:

  • Please come prepared to learn choreography.
  • Intermediate to advanced levels of dance experience preferred.
  • Must be available to attend callbacks in an afternoon session.
  • All auditions are by appointment only. Please click below to schedule your 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).

Tuesday, September 18th

GRINCHMAS ACTORS:

  • Please prepare a 20 second introduction as a Grinchmas character (either the Grinch or a Who-ville Townsperson).
  • Stilt Walking skills a plus.
  • Must be comfortable in special effect make-up, e.g. partial facial prosthetics,
  • Must be available to attend callbacks on Wednesday, September 19th.

Notes for all roles:

  • A current headshot and resume is preferred.
  • Performances are outdoors, on concrete, approximately 6 times per day.
  • Actors portraying female roles, please wear Character Heels.
  • All auditions are by appointment only. Please click below to schedule your appointment. Email ushauditions@nbcuni.com with any questions.
  • 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).
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.

 

GRINCHMAS 2018 audition breakdown
 Breakdown and Details for Who Doll Dancers:

All must be strong musical theater actors and performers and be willing and able to wear makeup which may include a prosthetics nose, wig, and/or contact lenses. Please wear Character heels for the audition.

Who Doll

Intermediate to Advanced Dance Ability/ 5’5” and Taller

Classic chorus girl type.

Additional Notes for Who Doll Dancers 

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.

Performances are outdoors, in the elements with movement multiple times a day.

Breakdown and Details for Grinchmas Actor Performers

Must be willing and able to wear makeup which may include a prosthetics nose, wig, and/or contact lenses. Actors portraying female roles, please wear Character heels for the audition. 

Grinch

Male character/ Strong Character Acting skills / 5’10”-6’1”/ 140-180 lbs.

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

Mayor Who

Male character/ Strong Acting skills/ Regal and Commanding/ 5’10” and Taller

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

Martha May Who

Female character/ Strong Acting skills/ 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 character / Strong Acting skills/ Small in Stature and Height/ 4’10”-5’3”

Cheery and optimistic with a love for all.

Residents of Who-ville

Male and Female characters/ 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 Roles

Performances are outdoors, in the elements with movement 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.

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About Universal

Entertainment is Universal
Universal was founded in 1912 by motion picture visionary Carl Laemmle, a German immigrant who had a dream of building a world of entertainment in Southern California. On March 15th, 1915 Mr. Laemmle’s dream was realized with the opening of Universal Studios Hollywood. On that day, Laemmle issued a press release that predicted not only the future of Universal Pictures but of the global entertainment company that would grow out of the movie studio.

“…just think what this would mean…to see the inner workings of the biggest moving picture plant in the wide, wide world. A whole city where everyone is engaged in the making of motion pictures, a fairyland where the craziest things in the world happen. A place to think about and talk about for the rest of your days!

From the very beginning, Laemmle invited the public on to the property to watch silent films being made. In 1964 the Universal Studio Tour formally opened, allowing visitors from around the world the rare opportunity to experience movie-making magic first hand. In the decades since the Studio Tour tram first drove visitors through the back lot, Universal Studios Hollywood has grown to become a world class destination.

Performers and behind the scenes personnel at Universal Studios Hollywood play a major role in bringing that magic to life for our guests; whether it’s doing a 50’ high fall on fire in Waterworld, teaching audiences the behind the scenes secrets of movie-making at Special Effects Stage or making a child’s dream of meeting their favorite animated character come true. Universal truly is the Entertainment Capital of LA!