Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Auditions

Huzzah!  The Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be celebrating our 49th season this year.  Our entertainment cast includes over 400 harpists, peasants, jugglers, singers, royalty, magicians, fairies, mermaids, guitarists, sword swallowers, princesses, fire handlers, dancers, and much, much more.  Perhaps you can join us in our revelry as a street character, musician, or street act. Seasoned performers, Festival participants who want to try something new, former Festival patrons, and those new to the Festival are all welcome to audition.  


We’d love to see what you’d like to bring to the Festival, although we’re looking for a few specifics…

  • Peasant and Merchant class Street Characters who live and work in the Village

  • Fairies and Fae Characters to Entertain in the Fairywing Forest

  • Small Crew of Entertainers who can work with Theme Weekend, Marketing, and Special Events

  • Lord and Lady Bedford and their daughter Katherine, on whose land the Village lies

  • Street Acts, Musicians, and Entertainment that are interested in developing a Show


What to prepare…

  • Musicians - prepare 2 or 3 songs that demonstrate some variety, you may not need to perform all pieces fully.

  • Acts - prepare a 5 to 10 minute performance.

  • Characters - prepare a short reading (poem, sonnet, Shakespeare passage, lyrics to a song) of no more than two minutes; some ideas about potential character; be prepared to interact with other auditionees.


First year entertainers are required to attend the MRF Performing Cast Academy which is held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays, starting June 8, and running through July 27 (no Academy on July 6) on the site of the Festival in Shakopee.  There is also an All Cast event on site on Saturday, August 3.

First year entertainers may not be offered a salaried contract, but will be required to work one 2-hour shift each of the 16 Festival days at the King’s or Queen’s gate, for which they will receive per shift pay.  Gate shifts will be scheduled through either Jennifer Jo Peck, the King’s Gate Manager, or Fud Williams, the Entertainment Director.

Entertainers who are under 18 years old (minors) must be accompanied on site during Festival days by a guardian.

Entertainers who work the Festival are responsible for providing their own costume that meets with approval from the Entertainment Costumer.

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Available Slot
05/05/2019 (Sun.) 10:00am - 10:20pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Mark Baird
Broken Brogues - Current Band
10:20am - 10:40am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Kate Peters
Henchies for Hire
Leanne Fahie
Cody Williams
Joren Skov
Henchies for Hire
10:40am - 11:00am  

Music or Stage Act

 
11:00am - 11:20am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Lauren Criswell
Will Schroeder
Giant puppets and/or some type of goblin
Don Espe
Robyn Dunagan
11:20am - 11:40am  

Music or Stage Act

 
Kelvin Saline
Magic & Ventriloquism
11:40am - 12:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Lauren Criswell
Elizabeth Lockwood
Princess Court
Ashley Falenschek
12:00pm - 12:20pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Auden Milligan
The Mourning Wood
12:20pm - 12:40pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Chelsea Fuller
Fairy Wing Forest
Amber Fuller
Fairy Wing Forest
Sean Costas
returning street character from 2018
Shannah Roloff
12:40pm - 1:00pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
1:00pm - 1:20pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Paul Pieper
Penny whistle and mandolin. For fairy wing forest
1:20pm - 1:40pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
1:40pm - 2:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Jessica Foss
Amanda Specktor
Foot Crew Mermaid cove
Sarah Amidon
Veteran auditioning for new character
05/12/2019 (Sun.) 10:00am - 10:20am  

Music or Stage Act

 
10:20am - 10:40am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Jeremy Butler
Veteran auditioning new character for the Viking Encampment.
Dan Raeker
Viking Encampment
Sara Tessem
Viking Encampment
Taylor Lassi
Celtic Cottage
10:40am - 11:00am  

Music or Stage Act

 
11:00am - 11:20am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Ashley Jenkins
Viking Encampment
Dusty Warner
Viking Encampment
Jake Hardacker
Angela Berrens
Tails and folklore
11:20am - 11:40am  

Music or Stage Act

 
Matthew Reynolds
Single intstrumental performer
11:40am - 12:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Isabelle Leppala
Fairy Wing Forest (minor, parent will accompany and can audition as well if need be)
Christopher Pitner
Already been through academy, have theatre arts backround, 10+ years performing, 5+ years improvising
Jen Stone
Sorceress, member of the Scarborough Faire Royal Guard, high school theater geek, makeup and costume monster.
Paul Pieper
12:00pm - 12:20pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
12:20pm - 12:40pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Janelle Kloth
Joshua Thelen
Lydia Levorson
Charles Severson
Fairy wing forest
12:40pm - 1:00pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Jesse Miller
Piper / Ancient Woodwind Musician
1:00pm - 1:20pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Akeyna Carlson
Aleksander Payne
Maya Wesman
Auditioning a new peasant character, previously in FairyWing Forest.
1:20pm - 1:40pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Jen Main
The King's Laundry (music act)
1:40pm - 2:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Megan Schmidt
Wandering Witch
Derek Fredericksen
Music king of the forest creatures guy
Meghan Mcmanus
Vikings
Kent Hawks
Veteran auditioning street character
05/19/2019 (Sun.) 10:00am - 10:20am  

Music or Stage Act

 
Kelvin Saline
Magician
10:20am - 10:40am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Haley Weyer
Forest Fairy
Charles Severson (2)
Fairy wing forest
Sarah Chapman
High Court Stilter
10:40am - 11:00am  

Music or Stage Act

 
Zephyr Bulera
classical&traditional fiddler. Under 18
11:00am - 11:20am  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Wilhelm Potgieter (4)
musketeers
11:20am - 11:40am  

Music or Stage Act

 
11:40am - 12:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Colleen Oster
Playful Friend
Aidan Thompson
I want to be a prince in the princess court
Ashley Falensche
I've been on cast - looking for something new
Natalie Nolting
fairy wing forest, (musician- piano or flute)
12:00pm - 12:20pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Mark Baird
Broken Brogues
12:20pm - 12:40pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Anna Macleod
Seralina Powers
12:40pm - 1:00pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Ren Riga
Musicians - 1 adult, 2 minors
1:00pm - 1:20pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Willow Derickson
Kailey Gibson
Sara Drumm Bode
Auditioning to be a mermaid
Justin Fowler
excited to return
1:20pm - 1:40pm  

Music or Stage Act

 
Jessica Gilbert
Stage act (hoops, fire, aerial)
1:40pm - 2:00pm  

Street Theater Characters (4)

audition with other actors

 
All slots filled
Lindsay Schilling
Fairy Wing
Bryana King
Robin Hood
Lucy King
Fairy Wing Child
Ginger Lhotka
Enchantress


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