Aspiring Monsters Welcome at Dark Harbor Tryouts

How are your growls and groans? Brush up soon, for the eerie auditions are on fast approach.

What to Know

  • July 27 and 28, 2019
  • Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown
  • The multi-night event traditionally runs from late September to very early November

It isn't uncommon, around in Southern California, to suddenly come across someone practicing lines for a role.

You might see a person reciting "I love you, I love you," over and over while seated at a café table, or loudly singing a showtune as they saunter down the street.

Where, though, should you go to polish your scowls and growls and your terrifyingly ghoulish techinique?

As in, the sorts of skills needed to become a monster at Dark Harbor, the Queen Mary's annual falltime fear-tacular?

Well, your home is a primo place, but perhaps you already knew that, and have been groaning and moaning months ahead of the July tryouts.

For, yes, the Long Beach ocean-liner, which has become synoymous with Halloween fun for many revelers, traditionally holds its eerie-est auditions in the middle of summer. 

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And that will happen again, aspiring eekers of Southern California, on July 27 and 28, 2019. This time? You'll want to head for the Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown.

If you this famous maze fest, you know that there are several characters tied to the legends swirling around the storied ocean-liner (yep, there's a captain in Dark Harbor, and a '30s-era starlet, too). 

And you know that the ghostly good time takes a lot of talented and dedicated people to stage.

Are you such a person? Do you delight in Halloween, in making your friends jump, in working hard with a team, and, ultimately, playing memorable monsters?

You'll want to sign up, and watch a behind-the-scenes video, too, to help you find your inner haunter.

The chance to work at a sizeable seasonal event has become a must-do on many Southern Californians' calendars, as it gives Halloween fans the unusual opportunity to explore their fall affections, their devotion to cool costuming and make-up, and their acting prowess, too.

For more on the upcoming auditions, which, really, are just over a month away — eep — sail your own ship to The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Facebook page now.

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