RWS seeks highest level of talent for live entertainment programming and produces new entertainment product for Europa-Park, Germany’s largest theme park

NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2018) – RWS Entertainment Group (RWS), a full-service production company that creates award-winning custom entertainment, live events, and brand experiences worldwide, announced today a new partnership with Germany’s largest amusement park, Europa-Park, for a seven-stop audition tour spanning from Eastern Europe to New York City. Over the course of three months, RWS will recruit singers, dancers and actors at the top of their craft for the park’s wide variety of live entertainment programming.

In addition to casting services, RWS will also produce innovative new programming for Europa-Park, upholding the park’s status as a year-round, one-of-a-kind getaway destination. Europa-Park is considered Europe’s best kept secret due to the high quality of entertainment it produces. RWS seeks to further translate this reputation throughout the international performing arts industry to establish Europa-Park as a global destination for top talent.

“This partnership aligns with our company’s mission of expanding the RWS international presence by connecting our New York City Broadway creatives with a European audience,” stated Ryan Stana, founder and CEO of RWS. “We look forward to magnifying Europa-Park’s global platform by recruiting top-notch talent from around the world.” 

Auditions will be held in Rust, Hamburg, St. Petersburg, Kiev, London and New York City beginning October 26th. In addition to being seen for Europa-Park, performers will also be considered for all other RWS projects ranging from cruise ships to Broadway. Hired performers will be provided with complimentary housing, meals and the opportunity to take dance classes and German-language classes, among many other perks.

“The entertainment programming at Europa-Park is a true demonstration of our company’s devotion to providing visitors with new and inventive attractions at the highest caliber,” said Thomas Mack, managing director of Europa-Park. “Access to the talent provided by RWS will allow our shows to reach new heights of excellence.”

Over 5.6 million people from all over the world visit each season to experience the excitement offered by more than one hundred attractions and shows at one of the world’s most beautiful theme parks. Located in the south-west German city, Rust, Europa-Park lies near the border of France and Switzerland. Therefore, many productions are performed in German, French and English, making the entertainment accessible to a wide audience. With the elegant European theme concept, the various decorations for each season and claim to one of the largest hotel resorts in Europe, Europa-Park has elevated the standard for theme park offerings.

For more information about upcoming audition tour, please visit europapark-entertainment.de.

About RWS Entertainment Group

Operating out of a 52,000 square foot office, rehearsal studio complex and performer housing in New York City, Emmy Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group is North America’s largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences.

Founded in 2003, the multi award-winning live entertainment production company has produced innovative productions and custom brand experiences for top resorts, cruise lines, theme parks, corporate events and NYC fashion events for an impressive roster of clients that include Holland America Line, Azamara Club Cruises, Hard Rock Resorts, Prada, NBCUniversal, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Westfield, Macy’s, Vera Wang, Mattel. RWS is now the foremost turn-key solution in the industry, providing full design and installation services for interactive experiences, theming, décor and more, to create unparalleled immersive experiences.

In 2018, RWS announced the launch of a Theatrical and Development Department, set to produce theatrical shows for Broadway, Off-Broadway and more. Additionally, RWS-owned Binder Casting recently opened two new divisions – commercial and film – operating alongside the already established theatrical team. Binder Casting has cast over 70 Broadway shows including the Tony Award-winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers  and Jerome Robbins’  Broadway. For more information about RWS Entertainment Group, please visitrwsnyc.com,bindercasting.com,Facebook,Instagram, and Twitter.

About Europa-Park

Nestled in the heart of Europe between the Black Forest and the Vosges is Europa-Park, which has been awarded with the Golden Ticket Award and named world’s best theme park five times in a row by Amusement Today. Within 40 years of the park’s opening in 1975, the owner family Mack succeeded in making the name famous worldwide – without any public subsidies. Today, the theme park is one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations. The park boasts more than 100 attractions and 15 different fantastic daily shows (incl. IAAPA Brass Ring Award awarded performances), totaling more than 23 hours of guaranteed fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Europa-Park has long since ceased to be just a traditional amusement park, having also established its reputation as a prime venue for conferences and major media productions. The Confertainment, a concept developed by Europa-Park in 1998, organizes more than 1,300 events each year. Moreover, approximately 200 television shows have filmed on-site. Employing a staff of 3,800, including over 150 apprentices, Germany’s largest theme park is one of the largest employers in the Upper Rhine area. For more information about Europa-Park, please visit europapark.de/en.


Kristen Kehlet

High10 Media


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