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OCEAN PARK SCREAM TEAM WANTED

2007-07-16

 (Hong Kong – 13 July 2007) Ocean Park is casting for over 250 roles for the upcoming Ocean Park Halloween Bash 2007, which will be in its seventh year. These roles include Halloween performers, Halloween dancers, stunt performers, gymnasts, and extreme sports specialists (Parkour, BMX or skateboarding afficionados.) The first audition took place today, on Friday the 13th.

Ocean Park will organize six walk-in auditions. Aspiring ghouls are invited to show the selection panel what they’re made of this Saturday and Sunday (14 and 15 July) and 20, 21, and 22 July, at the designated locations and times. (See Back)

Commenting on the first day of the audition, Ocean Park’s Events & Entertainment Director, Todd Hougland, said, “This is the third year that we’ve had open auditions to cast for the characters and performers for the Ocean Park Halloween Bash. We are setting a new record for the number of ghouls and goblins to be invoked – over 250 in all. This is an increase of 25 percent compared with the 200 odd characters for last year.”

He continued, “We are pleased to report that many of the performers who have had worked on the previous Halloween Bash, expressed keen interest to come back this year for another year of fright.”

Mr Hougland noted that the people who came to the auditions were all creative and expressive. “Other than looking for roving characters, we are also casting for energetic performers for what must be Hong Kong’s biggest Halloween revue,” he added.

Twenty-four year old Jan Lam was one of the people who came to the first day of the audition. He has had training in the performing arts. He said, “I’ve always loved to perform. Ocean Park’s Halloween Bash is undoubtedly Hong Kong’s biggest and most well-known, and I wouldn’t miss this opportunity to try out for a part in this huge event.”

“I am a firm believer that body language speaks louder than words, and therefore I used gibberish and lots of gestures to express myself. I am quite satisfied with my performance today, and really hope I can win myself a part,” Mr Lam said.

Another person trained in performing arts is Veronica Lam, who also showed up at today’s audition. She said, “I have played the role of the “Ghost Bride” for the previous Halloween Bash, and had so much fun, I want to make a comeback this year in a new role. I am urging my friends to join as the Ocean Park Halloween Bash offers such an unbelievably unique acting experience.”

Anyone over the age of 16 with a bizarre performing streak can try out for Ocean Park’s Halloween Bash 2007. Details are available at www.oceanpark.com.hk/ophb_audition.

The times and locations for the auditions are:

PCCW Recreation Club – 108 Caroline Hill Road, Hong Kong (Opposite to Po Leung Kuk Museum)

Dance audition ONLY – The Spring -Time Group – 2A Wider Industrial Building, 58 Tsun Yip Street, Kwun Tong

Date          Time               Venue

14/7 (Sat) 09:30 - 13:00 PCCW Recreation Club

                  14:30 - 18:00  Dance audition only - The Spring Time Stage Studio

15/7 (Sun) 09:30 - 13:00 PCCW Recreation Club

                    14:00 - 17:30 PCCW Recreation Club

20/7 (Fri)    09:30 - 13:00 Dance audition only - The Spring Time Stage Studio

                    14:30 - 17:30 PCCW Recreation Club

21/7 (Sat)  09:30 - 13:00 PCCW Recreation Club

                   14:00 - 17:30 PCCW Recreation Club

22/7 (Sun) 09:30 - 14:30 PCCW Recreation Club

                    16:00 - 18:00 Dance audition only - The Spring Time Stage Studio

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About Ocean Park
Ocean Park is Hong Kong’s unique home-grown theme park with a heritage of delivering family fun and fond memories. Since its opening in January 1977 as a non-profit organization, Ocean Park has developed itself to be a world-class attraction connecting people with nature, and recognized for its animal husbandry, research and relationship with the community. Over 80 million people have visited Hong Kong's premier park since its inception and Ocean Park has remained committed to offer adults and children experiences that blend entertainment with education and conservation.

From Left to right: Jan Lam, Veronica Lam and Eric Leung at the Ocean Park Halloween Bash audition.
From Left to right: Jan Lam, Veronica Lam and Eric Leung at the Ocean Park Halloween Bash audition.
Twenty-four year old Jan Lam was one of the people who came to the first day of the audition. He has had training in the performing arts.
Twenty-four year old Jan Lam was one of the people who came to the first day of the audition. He has had training in the performing arts.