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Train Tour Auditions

January 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Friends of City Park will hold auditions for its Historical Musical Train Tour on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.

Directed by Sean Patterson.
Music Directed by Ronald James Joseph.



Roles are open to all gender identities and ethnicities.  AEA contract pending approval. Must be 18 years or older.



FRANKY  – Arborist. Leader of the tour guide team. Enthusiastic and experienced in the park. Mid-range vocalist. (Any gender, any race, age 26+).

JOE – Historian. Also experienced. A little tongue-in-cheek sarcastic at times, but still very enthusiastic about the park. Mid-range vocalist. (Any gender, any race, age 30+).

ALEX – Zoologist. Fresh out of zoology school, and new to giving tours in City Park. Mid-range vocalist. (Any gender, any race, age 18-30).



Auditions will be held in 10-minute blocks on:

Friday, January 26 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, January 27 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Sunday, January 28 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park.

3 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124

Parking is available on the street and in the parking lot on Victory Avenue.



Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo character song and a one-minute monologue or an improvisational tour-guide monologue about a location in City Park or New Orleans.

Please bring a headshot and resume with you.



First rehearsal: February 2018

Tour Soft Opens: April 20, 2018

The Historical Musical Train Tour will run Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 11: 00AM, 1:00PM, and 4:00PM from April 20, 2018 – November 11, 2018.   A total of five – six tour guides will be hired to rotate characters and schedule.



Tour guides will be hired as hourly seasonal employees. Benefits will not be offered.



Please email and provide your preferred date (Friday or Saturday) and window of time.


Click here for a pdf of the Audition Notice. 

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Casie Duplechain
Executive Producer – Friends of City Park

Andrew Larimer
Book Writer

Paul Soniat
Music Writer & Lyricist

Sean Patterson

Ronald James Joseph
Musical Director

Cecile Covert
Costume & Props Designer

Earl Lennie
Sound Designer – Catalyst Event Solutions

Jenny L. Billot
Production Stage Manager

Carson Thielen
Audio Engineer & Producer – Bear America Records

David Hart
Audio Engineer & Producer – Bear America Records

Morgan Thielen
Producer – Bear America Records