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Are you ready for Dark Nights? EPIC Entertainment Group and HersheyPark continue partnership, announce casting call

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EPIC Entertainment Group, an award-winning producer of themed entertainment, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its partnership with Hersheypark Dark Nights for the third consecutive year. Building upon their successful collaboration, EPIC will take over the Costume, Make Up, and Talent departments, spearheading in-person and virtual auditions and casting for hundreds of scare actors, specialty performers, make-up artists and wardrobe specialists for the 2024, 2025 and 2026 Halloween seasons.


Beginning in June, EPIC Entertainment Group will launch its nation-wide talent search with two days of open casting calls in the Los Angeles area. From there, the tour will journey across Pennsylvania, with additional stops scheduled in Philadelphia, Lancaster,  Harrisburg, and Hershey, before extending to New York. EPIC boasts a solid history of iconic scare performances coast to coast.


"Our team excels in this space. With over a decade of experience producing Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary in Long Beach and Dark Horizon in Orlando, we've mastered the craft of immersive storytelling and delivering exceptional guest experiences,” shared Charity Hill, Partner, EPIC Entertainment Group.


EPIC Entertainment Group is already celebrated for its design contributions to Dark Nights attractions such as "The Descent" and "Midway of Misery.” While leading production, stage management, and technical direction; EPIC has been engaged for an expanded role to include make-up direction, costume direction, and talent direction.

"Since the inception of Dark Nights, EPIC has been a valuable partner helping us to design and execute a world-class experience for Hersheypark guests,” shared Brewer Lister, Managing Director of Hersheypark Special Events, Entertainment, and Guest Experiences. “We appreciate gaining their added expertise and support for haunt attractions, and look forward to growing Dark Nights for many years to come!"


Steve Sheldon, Partner, Epic Entertainment Group adds, "We’re thrilled to be a part of the Hersheypark team and to continue building on what has been an incredibly successful partnership since Dark Nights was introduced in 2022.” 

Dark Nights will return to Hersheypark for its third and most terrifying season yet on Friday, September 13th.

For a full list of audition dates, virtual audition submissions and more information visit

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Founders Steve Sheldon and Charity Hill launched EPIC Entertainment Group in 2016. The Company has been instrumental in leading the way for live event production, themed entertainment, location-based attractions, and brand activations. Epic Entertainment Group is acollective of innovative producers, experiential marketers, and creative designers whose sole mission is to produce unrivaled immersive experiences while having a kick-ass time doing it. This team of fine-tuned experienced architects execute every facet of development, production, operation, and integration with flawless precision for events of every scope and scale. For more

About HE&R: 

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, GIANT Center arena, The Hotel HersheyHershey LodgeHersheypark Camping ResortThe Spa At The Hotel HersheyMeltSpa by Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection. For additional information about HE&R, visit © 2024 Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. All trademarks appearing in bold, italics, and/or with the symbol ®, SM, or TM are owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, or used under license or with permission. The Chevrolet Music Box Theatre name and logo are trademarks and services marks of General Motors LLC, used under license. All rights reserved. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School in its mission of helping students lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives - just as Mr. Hershey intended. Learn more at



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