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  • HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

    This is from John Murdy, HHN creative director:

    Audition dates for current employees, past HHN employees and current AGVA members:

    Open Call Audition Dates:
    • July 18th and 19th - Scareactors
    • July 19th - Bill & Teds
    Hope a bunch of you can audition, it's an amazing job. Sadly, I can't be part of it this year. My acting career has picked up too much to take the time out to do this (yay for my acting career, but I'm sad I'll miss my HHN family).

    I am a 3 year veteran of HHN so if you are planning on auditioning and have a question, feel free to ask me.
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    Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

    thanks for the update, so when you go for the open call what are they looking for
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      Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

      First of all, they need to make sure you will fit in one of the positions open. Pretty much every body type, size, gender, and look could fit in, there just might be a limited number of spots for each type.

      Don't go in costume. It can be distracting and might make the audition difficult for you.

      In the audition, they will ask some simple questions (why you want to work at HHN). Then you will be asked to scream and do some movement to music (not dancing, more like walking like zombies or something). That's pretty much it!

      Most important: be yourself! Also be aware that HHN is a marathon event and you need to prepare physically for it! Running around for a 10-12 hour shift can be exhausting!

      Good luck!
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        I am actually a bit nervous for the audition. I have been involved in the haunt industry for about 10+ years now and Im pretty scared for what they are going to ask. lol I would like to work streets because I have experience in doing that but it seems like the odds of doing that are all based on what they want.
        As long as I don't get a "prop" roll as I like to call it, the victim people. Have had too much experience to just be stagnant in a maze or scene.
        Terror tram, streets, or maze rolls that have me walking around in a room. Im crossing my fingers.

        ---------- Post added 06-29-2011 at 08:14 PM ----------

        Do they like experience or do they just look over that?
        Can you suggest different rolls you would be interested in?
        Whats the next step if you do get hired and on nights how early do you have to get to the park for costume and makeup? (Knotts is about 2/3 hours and an event in San Diego was about an hour/hour and a half)

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          Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

          They do like experience, but they also like newbies who are very enthusiastic. You can say that you would like to work in a certain area (I always liked working Terror Tram), but there's no guarantee.

          Call times vary for work nights. If you have a lot of prosthetic work (I did), call time can be as early as 3pm. But you do get paid for all the time you sit and wait, so it's a good thing. And they try to stagger schedules so everyone works the same amount of time.

          If you get cast, you will have to go to the costume department to get fitted, go to orientation to find out about the rules and joining the union (everyone is in AGVA), then there is scare academy where you learn how to scare. Finally, you'll have one night of rehearsal for your particular area and then the event starts.

          It might seem like a lot, but trust me, the time from July until November goes by so quickly!
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            Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

            Originally posted by DL Lover in LA View Post
            They do like experience, but they also like newbies who are very enthusiastic. You can say that you would like to work in a certain area (I always liked working Terror Tram), but there's no guarantee.

            Call times vary for work nights. If you have a lot of prosthetic work (I did), call time can be as early as 3pm. But you do get paid for all the time you sit and wait, so it's a good thing. And they try to stagger schedules so everyone works the same amount of time.

            If you get cast, you will have to go to the costume department to get fitted, go to orientation to find out about the rules and joining the union (everyone is in AGVA), then there is scare academy where you learn how to scare. Finally, you'll have one night of rehearsal for your particular area and then the event starts.

            It might seem like a lot, but trust me, the time from July until November goes by so quickly!
            Thanks for the info. Cleared up a lot.
            Yeah time defiantly goes by really quickly. Looking forward to auditioning. Would love to add Universal to my list of haunts I have worked.

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              Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

              I will be auditioning for HHN in FL. Can't wait!
              Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

              Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
              May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
              May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
              May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
              Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
              Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
              May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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                Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

                Originally posted by joanna71985 View Post
                I will be auditioning for HHN in FL. Can't wait!
                Just a heads up the dates listed in the OP are for Hollywood not Orlando.

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                  Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

                  Oops. Sorry. I should have included that info. I was just so excited that auditions are coming up for people who have asked me in the past when they were.
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                    Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

                    Ah, I thought this was a HHN thread in general (but I already had my audition date before posting here).
                    Many as a kid (1986-1998)Aug 98- Port OrleansMarch 03- Jr Band Trip (offsite)Aug 03- Port OrleansJan 12-Aug 5, 05- CP (CS)Jan 1-5, 06- AS Sports (Solo Trip)May 24, 06 to Jan 5, 07- CP (CS)Jan 31-Feb 3, 07- offsite (solo trip)March 1-3, 2007- Dad + Me (offsite)May 16-Aug 10, 07- CP (CS)Aug 10-12, 07- GF/P&PMay 21-Aug 15, 08- CP (PC)Aug 15-18, 08- AKLMarch 25-29, 09 (off-site)Aug 10, 09-Jan 2, 10- CP (CS)Jan 3-May 14, 2010- CP (CS)Feb 12-16, 2012: DCL DreamOct 20-27, 2012: DCL Fantasy (East)Sept 8-12, 2013: DCL DreamJan 20-24, 2014: DCL MagicFeb 17/18, 2015 AS Music

                    Jan 12- Aug 5, 2005- Fantasyland Merchandise
                    May 24, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007- Character Attendant
                    May 16- Aug 10, 2007- Epcot WS Custodial/Seasonal CA
                    May 21- July 5, 2008: Casey's (QSFB); July 6-Aug 15, 2008: character attendant
                    Aug 10, 2009-Jan 2, 2010: Toy Story Mania
                    Jan 3-May 14, 2010: Great Movie Ride
                    May 16, 2010~ Fulltime

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                      Re: HHN 2011 Auditions Have Been Announced!

                      Pick up scareactor auditions are tomorrow, Friday August 12 AGVA 4pm open call 5-7pm. The audition sheet says they're looking for performers 5' and under, performers 6' and over and females 5'7" and taller.

                      On Saturday August 13 there will be auditions for go-go dancers 5' 5" and taller open call 2pm.

                      All auditions are at the Wizards Theater on CityWalk.

                      Universal Studios Hollywood - Entertainment Jobs - Audition Schedule

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