Auditions are held approximately 5-6 weeks after applications open. Audition cities are listed on the Disney Programs Blog, the Disney Auditions website, and in an e-mail sent to ALL applicants, regardless of whether they indicated an interest in auditioning during their phone interview.
No pre-registration is required. No resumes or head shots will be accepted. Auditions may be limited to CP applicants only, or may include contenders for full-time positions as well. Please read the ENTIRE CALL carefully to be sure which audition is appropriate.
It is important to understand that very, very few applicants will be chosen for Entertainment roles. We estimate that less than 5% of CPs accepted each semester are assigned to Entertainment. It is EXTREMELY competitive. CPs are typically cast as costumed character performers. It is rare to be cast as a “face” character such as a princess. Keep in mind that face characters must not only match the character in physical traits, but also in voice, speech patterns, and mannerisms.
It is even more rare to be cast as a parade “mover”, as training for those roles may not coordinate with CP arrivals.
Now a word about Equity: http://www.actorsequity.org This is the union that the Disney stage shows are part of. The castle forecourt show, Festival of the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, etc. are all Equity shows. WDW’s Equity contract specifically prohibits CPs from being cast in those shows, so that absolutely will NOT happen.
The audition process typically consists of sign-in, height measurement (Disney is very, very rigid about height restrictions for each role), and two to three rounds of performance. Cuts are made at the end of each round. Applicants who successfully complete all rounds will be considered for a role. This does NOT mean an offer will be extended. It means an offer is possible.
If your CP has already accepted a role in another area, their offer will be modified to Entertainment if they are chosen or remain the same if they are not selected to be a performer. If they are still “In Progress” they may receive an Entertainment offer after the audition, they may be offered a role in another area, or they may be NLIC.
They will not learn any specifics of their assigned role until after they have completed their training.