As theme parks plan for their holiday entertainment, Dollywood has announced they are now casting children’s roles for their Smoky Mountain Christmas event. The park is looking for young male and female performers to participate in one of three shows.

What’s Happening: 

  • Dollywood has announced plans to cast multiple children’s roles for their guest favorite seasonal event, Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana.
  • Dollywood’s entertainment team is now accepting submissions for roles in one of three productions:
    • Christmas in the Smokies
    • Twas the Night Before Christmas
    • O’ Holy Night
  • Roles are available for young male and female performers who can play children 8-12 years old.
  • The entertainment team notes the child does not need to be this age but must be able to convincingly portray a child of this age.
  • Both speaking and singing parts are available. Dialogue memorization is required.
  • Rehearsals will begin in late October with performances taking place during the entire run of the festival, November 6, 2021- January 2, 2022.
  • Each role will be double-cast allowing for additional flexibility.

Audition Guidelines:

  • Parents of interested applicants should submit a video of their child singing a favorite song along with video of them reading Bear in There by Shel Silverstein.
  • Additionally, parents should include:
    • A headshot
    • Resume (including the child’s height)
    • Links to live performances.
  • All materials should be sent to [email protected]
  • The submission deadline is Sunday, September 5th.
  • For more information about children’s auditions, please visit the Dollywood website.

What They’re Saying:

  • Dollywood Entertainment Director Paige Bales: “We are looking for those special children who are able to connect with our audiences. The talent of our entertainers is the secret to our success, and we are looking for that same ability from the children in these roles.”
  • Paige Bales on double-casting: “We understand that the kids in these roles need time for school work and time to just enjoy being a kid during the holidays, so that is why we double-cast these roles.”