Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for an audition?
You will need to register for a category, in either the singing, acting or dancing categories. Please read through all the role requirements carefully before registering your interest. To register, simply visit our WEBSITE and apply for an audition in your closest capital city.
How old do I need to be to apply for an audition?
It is a legal requirement that all performers must be a minimum of 18 years of age on the day of their audition.
What do I need to apply for an audition?
You will need to fill in your personal details online and ensure you have a current head shot and an up-to-date resume. All roles will also require a full-length photo. All files must be no larger than 2 MB each.
I am an Agent. How do I register my clients?
Once you have identified appropriate performers, we recommend you direct your performers to register themselves ensuring they note you as their agent so you are copied on all communications they receive. We recommend this to help save you time and to ensure all personal details are correct and completed at the time of registration.
Please send your client this link https://www.usjauditions.com/register/ and advise them to have their most current head-shot, full-length shot and resume ready (files must be under 2 MB), as these will need to be uploaded at that time.
Alternatively you can register for them. Please ensure you have all of the up to date information on each performer, including height, weight, address, cell phone, email, head-shot and resume (each file must not be larger than 2MB each). Each registration will take you approximately 2-3 minutes to complete. It is important to note both your email address and the performers email address on each application to ensure all audition correspondence including links to audition material is copied to both of you.
I am an Agent. Do I need to fill in a registration form for every artist?
Yes. A registration form is required for each performer wishing to audition. Once you have filled in the registration for one performer, submit and then register your next performer and hit submit. Each one should take approximately 2-3 minutes.
How do I select just one category to audition for when I’m good at more than one?
Many of our performers at USJ are skilled in many categories. To register, after reading the role requirements in detail, choose the category that best describes you.
Initially, you will be seen for the category you have chosen, however, based on what the panel sees on the day, they may decide you are better suited for a different category.
Can I register for more than one category?
Each performer may register for one category, as such:
It is our recommendation that you read the role requirements thoroughly, and then register for the one category in which you are strongest and most suited.
Please note the panel will consider you for other categories on the day of your audition if they feel that you would be strongly suited to another role.
When will I hear back regarding my audition?
The panel will review your application and respond to your registration within 1 day for Singers & Dancers, and 3 days for Actors.
Please ensure you keep an eye on your Junk and Spam folders just in case correspondence is automatically sent to this folder.
What time will auditions take place on the day?
Auditions times will vary depending on your role. Most will commence no earlier than 9am and we ask you to keep the whole day free in case you are called back for further auditions and interviews on the day.
Please mark your audition date in your diary.
When do registrations close online?
We recommend registering no later than a week prior to the audition date allowing enough time for your application to be processed and giving you time to prepare the audition materials. Best endeavors will be given to process registrations submitted after that point but no guarantees that we will still have space or be able to process your application in time.
Note, Singing & Dancing applications can take up to 1 day to process, and Acting applications can take up to 3 days.
I don’t have an up to date headshot. What should I do?
It is important the photos we receive from you are current. So if and only if you don’t have a current (taken within the last 12 months) professional head-shot and full-length shot available, you may send photos taken with your mobile phone.
Please make sure that all photos are the best possible representation of you by having someone else take them.
The Casting Panel need clear and realistic images to ensure suitable roles and categories are allocated to each performer.
Where are the 2019 stunt auditions taking place?
For further information on the stunt auditions, please click HERE.
Can I audition for Acting and Stunt roles?
Can you share any Audition Tips?
You can hear some great audition tips and advice from current performing family in the videos posted in our GALLERY under ‘Testimonial Videos’.
I haven’t heard back regarding my registration.
If your registration form was completed correctly, you should have received a confirmation message on your screen to acknowledge receipt of your registration.
Please check your Junk and Spam folders for a ‘Thank you for registering’ email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This is sent within an hour of receiving your online registration to the email address you specified.
If you still haven’t received any email correspondence from us, please contact email@example.com.
Help! I am experiencing issues when I register.
Error messages will occur when there is an issue with your registration.
Please ensure your head-shot, full-length shot and resume files are no larger than 2 MB each. Larger files cannot be loaded and may produce error messages when registering.
Also ensure you have completed all mandatory fields which feature an *.
If you have registered correctly, you will have received a confirmation message onscreen when you hit submit (note it can take a minute or two to appear).
Note you can only register once. If you have tried to register a second time for an additional category, an error message will appear.
If you are still experiencing problems, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was not accepted for an audition in my chosen category. Can I register for a different category?
Yes, you can register for an audition in another category if you have been unsuccessful in obtaining an audition in your preferred category.
You must ensure you meet all of the requirements and fulfill the criteria specified in your second category.
Simply email us at email@example.com and advise your full name and category you wish to change to. We shall respond to you within 24 hours.
I wasn’t successful in getting an audition last year. Should I apply this year?
Note that the shows and roles vary each year, as does the competition and your own growth as a performer and this all can lead to renewed opportunity in the future.
If you meet all the listed requirements and feel you are strongly suited to one of the 2019 roles on offer, simply visit our WEBSITE and register for an audition in your closest city.
We look forward to seeing you again!
Can I sing my own version of your song at the audition?
Upon being accepted for an audition, you will receive specific audition material. As part of your audition, we ask that you study and perform the material provided.
Can I sing my own song at the audition? The song provided is too high for me.
We understand that the song provided may not be in your key, but it is that key for a reason that serves the shows in The Park – there are particular notes and vocal ranges we need to hear. Be wise when singing. Don’t hurt yourself. Make sure the notes of the song that ARE in your range are performed perfectly. We do often call singers back to sing their own piece. Make sure to read the role description and bring appropriate material should you be lucky enough to score a call back.
How hard is the movement call?
It’s not difficult at all. We need to observe you following direction, learning basic steps in a certain sequence, and most of all, we need to see a great, positive attitude.
Will I be taught a dance routine on the day or will I need to make one up?
At certain points in the movement/dance call, there may be time offered for freestyle interpretation, but we have a choreographer on staff that will guide you through the combination start to finish.
What is the compensation and benefits package one can expect from a Universal Studios Japan contract?
Performance fees vary based on the role offered and are paid in US dollars. In addition, there is a daily per diem to assist with food shopping. There are also quarterly and completion bonus incentives attached to performer contracts.
Other benefits include travel insurance, round trip airfare, accommodation, train passes, a bicycle, mobile phone and a gym membership, all of which make for very attractive compensation packages.
All details will be discussed in depth when a contract offer is made.
What is the start date for all contracts at Universal Studios Japan?
Contracts start generally between January and March of each year depending on the show/role, and are 9-13 months in length including a paid rehearsal period.
Can I send my details via email for an audition?
The Universal Studios Casting Team does accept email submissions, but it is always best to be seen at a live audition. Please double check our audition schedule and make sure you are unavailable to be seen live before submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have missed the 2019 Auditions. What can I do?