Polar Express Train Ride 2018 – St. Louis Union Station

TalentPlus Entertainment

Saint Louis Union Station will be hosting the Polar Express Experience this holiday season! We need actors to portray the iconic roles, live at Union Station and on the trains, which we all know and love from the book and movie.

Three or four performances will occur each evening and the total time commitment each night will be from approximately 2:30 PM-10:00 PM. Most costumes will be provided.

It is important that each person truly embody their role and stay in character at all times.

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Dates: We are looking for a minimum of 10 dates of availability.
November 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30
December 1-24, 26-30

These specific dates have openings for one or more characters:

November 14, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 24

Call time is 2:00 PM if you would like to eat before the “show.” A boxed meal is provided. Talent need to be checked in no later than 2:30 PM.


Conductors – Males
Age range: 30ish +
Any ethnicity
• Will perform 5-minute speech and serve as a real ticket taker
• Key role / must have a big personality
• Will board train and interact with guests

Chefs – Male or Female
Age range: Flexible. Performer must be very lively and energetic
Any ethnicity
• On train only
• Show Polar Express book while the pre-recorded version is played
• Short dance to Hot Chocolate Song
• Serve hot chocolate and cookies
• Lead passengers in the singing of holiday songs on way back from the North Pole
• Clean up after passengers depart

Elves – Male or Female
Age range: 16 up to 25
Any ethnicity
• Cheerful and high energy
• Some will be located in the depot tent to mingle with and guide guests
• Some will pass out the Golden Tickets
• Some will pose for photos
• Some will assist Santa on trains

If interested, please submit a 1-minute improv video acting (and singing) as a character mentioned above along with availability, headshot, and resume for consideration to polarexpress@talent-plus.com

Thank you!

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