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June 14, 2021

AUDITIONS FOR THE NORTH POLE EXPRESS 2021

SUNDAY JULY 18, SATURDAY JULY 24 and SATURDAY JULY 31.
Thirty minute audition slots from 11am-6pm at Riverway Studio, Moodus, CT.- – By appointment only.

Riverway Studio and the Valley Railroad are looking for charismatic actors/singers/performers with excellent stage presence, improvisation and people skills to audition for the popular North Pole Express Christmas show, performed on the Essex Steam Train in Essex, CT for the 2021 holiday season.


This is a family show that has played to sold-out audiences for the last 14 years. We are looking for energetic performers aged 16-60 who have the stamina to perform back-to-back 90 minute shows. You will need to command an audience on a moving train car, improvise, have good memorization and multi-tasking skills, and enjoy an interactive-based theatrical experience.
This is a professional, paid acting job. Non-union.

The Valley Railroad requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including cast & crew members, before you can attend rehearsal. Please bring your vaccination card to the auditions. If you have not been vaccinated yet but plan to, please let Ira know.

Rehearsals begin on October 11th, with the first performances starting November 19th and the last show scheduled for Dec. 30th. There are no performances on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Note: Your commute to performances should be within 1 hour and thirty minutes of Essex, CT.

Please prepare two contrasting Christmas songs. You can sing them either acapella or with a pre-recorded track. Also prepare an upbeat monologue no longer than 1 minute. Your monologue should be completely memorized. You may also be asked to improvise. Please bring a picture and resume to the audition. You can send photos and resumes in advance to the email address below.

Auditions are by appointment only. For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Ira Sakolsky at Riverway Studio: 860-614-2112, or by email: ira@riverwaystudio.com. If you cannot make this audition slot, please contact Ira and he will try to schedule a mutually convenient time.

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