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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride!
ABOUT THE SHOW
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is a 60-min live production that happens aboard a slow-moving train that leaves out of Union Station in Downtown Chicago. There are 2-5 departures per show day. The show includes scripted scenes, live singing, dancing, and a great deal of audience interaction.
Rehearsals will be in Chicago (exact location TBD).
All Roles (except Santa & Hero Child): $19/hour
Hero Child: Click Here for Full Info
PAY RATE NOTE: This role is paid on an hourly basis, including overtime for weeks exceeding 40 hours. The base hourly rate is $19/hour ($25/hour for Santa). Presuming a fully realized performance season (no unexpected cancellations or Acts of God), and if actors work the entirety of their assigned schedule, Chicago actors will work approximately 238 total hours from the start of rehearsals to the closing day performance.
ALL ACTORS PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of the schedule, we cannot specify exactly how much regular time and how much
overtime will be worked. We are providing this information and the attached schedule in order to supply as much information as possible, however, please understand that this is not a guarantee of total wages. The role is paid hourly for actual hours worked.
Chicago Audition Dates/Times:
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – Appointments: 9:30am – 1:30pm; OPEN CALL & Appointments: 2:30 – 5:00pm
Thursday, August 17, 2023 – Appointments: 2:00 – 8:00pm
Friday, August 18, 2023 – Appointments: 5:00 – 8:00pm
Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
NOTE: On the 16th and 17th, auditions will be held in the Little Studio (Studio 732, 7th Fl).
On the 18th, auditions will be held in Studios A & B (3rd Floor).
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