WELCOME TO WHIPPANY, NJ
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 from the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, NJ. The show includes scripted scenes, live singing, dancing, and a great deal of audience interaction.
Rehearsals will be at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave in Manhattan
Rail Events Productions will provide a shuttle bus from Midtown Manhattan to and from the job site in Whippany, NJ. Actors may also self-report if they choose. There are 3-5 train departures per show day.
All Roles (except Santa & Hero Child): $20.50/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 $20.50/hour ($35/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, Whippany actors will work approximately 366 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.
NYC Audition Dates/Times:
Sunday, August 20, 2023 – Appointments: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2023: OPEN CALL & Appointments: 9:30am – 12:30pm; Appointments: 1:30 – 5:30pm
NYC Audition Location:
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10018
New Jersey Audition Date/Time:
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – Appointments & Open Call: 5:00 – 8:00pm
New Jersey Audition Location (August 22 ONLY):
Mayo Performing Arts Center (Starlight Room), 100 South St, Morristown, NJ 07960
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