Auditions: Actors & Singers: The Polar Express™ Train Ride | Playbill

Auditions: Actors & Singers: The Polar Express™ Train Ride

CATEGORY: Performer

Rail Events Productions/Warner Bros.
Whippany, NJ

Job Details


PAY RATE: The base hourly rate is $20.50/hour for all roles. This role is paid on an hourly basis, including overtime for weeks exceeding 40 hours. for approximately 339 total work hours from the start of rehearsals to the closing performance, presuming a fully realized performance season (no unexpected cancellations or acts of god,) and if actors work the entirety of their assigned schedule.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a 60m live production that happens aboard a slow moving train that departs the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, NJ. Rail Events Productions will provide a shuttle bus from Midtown Manhattan to & from the job site in Whippany, NJ. (Actors may also self-report if they choose.)
Rehearsals will be at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, Mahattan. The show includes scripted scenes, live singing, dancing, and audience interaction. Manhattan. There are 3-5 departures per show day.

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Oct 23, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022





Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th floor, New York, NY 10018


August 22, 2022 at 12:37PM – OPEN CALL: 10am-1pm, Appts: 2-5pm



All Actors:

Please prepare a short memorized comedic/light monologue (60 seconds or less.)


Please ALSO prepare a short song to be sung a cappella.

The song should be a ballad from the musical theater or Christmas genre.


Please bring a current picture and resume.

Audition Notes :

Avoid monologues and songs from the musicals Elf and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

The following roles are non-singing roles: Santa, Conductor, Hobo




For Audition Appointment Submit headshot/resume at (Select Whippany location)

Seeking Actors for the Following Roles:

Conductor: Male identified, any ethnicity, to play 35-55; stoic to goofy, charming, simple singing and choreography.

Hobo: Male identified actor, any ethnicity to play 25-35; high-energy, assertive, gruff, strong-voiced; imposing while masking a joyful heart. Non-singer.

Steward: All genders and ethnicities to play 20-30, singer/actor, authoritative, outgoing, team player

KIA or “Know-It-All” : All genders and ethnicities to play 20-30, actor, comedic, energetic, outgoing, personable, foil to ‘Steward’, team player, singing is a plus!

Bailey: All gender and ethnicities to play 20-30, singer/actor, outgoing, joyful, comedic, personable, team player

Santa’s Elves: All genders & ethnicities, to play 20-25, energetic, kind, effusive, loves kids. Simple dancing required. Non-singer.


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