The Polar Express Train Ride

Casting Call

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™ needs you to bring the magic to life! On October 24, audition to be a part of this 70-minute live production that happens aboard a moving train! There will be scripted scenes, live singing, and a lot of passenger interaction. Most actors will be performing in a hot chocolate number that includes serving hot chocolate to the passengers as well as passing out cookies. In addition, there are two other movement numbers and hand signals for our Christmas Carols. These roles will also include light maintenance of the car in the way of trash pick-up, etc. Actors become ambassadors for the train, for the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Warner Brothers Consumer Products, Rail Events Inc., and most importantly YOU, all while ensuring that our audience has a wonderful experience.

THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™ really is a fully immersive experience. One that families will remember for years to come, and that includes our THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™ family. Often passengers return year after year to reunite with our family, to see what’s new, and to tell us all about their lives. Our cast often becomes an extension of the families and people that visit us. That’s why it is of utmost importance for all of us to bring forth our best each night. We may have many shows, but to our patrons, they may only experience THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™ once a year. Keeping each show, and each train car as similar as possible while still allowing for the personality of each cast member to shine is a key ingredient to this event.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 7 days of any performance date is required for all performers and staff ages 12 and up. Face masks are required for performers, staff, and passengers (ages 2+) while on the train and in buildings, except when actively eating or drinking. Masks are recommended outdoors when social distancing is not possible. ADA exemptions apply. Train cars will be sanitized between runs. High-touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Hand sanitizer will be available on trains and throughout the venue. COVID protocols will be updated and implemented as needed.

October 24 – Casting Call Audition Information

Sign up using the button below, or email/call
Danielle Hough, Director of Special Events
at danielle.hough@nctransportationmuseum.org
or call 704-636-2889 ext. 237 to arrange an audition.
If you are unable to make the October 24 casting call but
would still like to audition, please contact Danielle.

Auditions are being held on October 24 from 12 – 5 p.m.
Sign up for a time slot, auditions will take around 45 minutes each
Auditions are located at the Salisbury Dance Academy
on 204 S. Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Rehearsal Schedule:

November 4 – 11 @ North Carolina Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Dr.
Spencer, NC 28159

Performance Schedule:

The journey begins November 12 and runs through
December 23 on select dates, Mostly Friday – Sunday.
Scheduling of actors is flexible.

**Disclaimer: These images were taken prior to COVID-19**


Given the continued threat of COVID-19 and variants of the virus, face masks are required for indoor areas of the N.C. Transportation Museum, including on trains. Masks must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking. Failure to comply may result in denial of boarding or removal. Children under the age of two and individuals with disabilities who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are exempt.