Here is your chance to truly spread Christmas Cheer!!!

Yankee Trails will host Auditions for Santa’s Magical Express, Wednesday, October 13 at the Yankee Trails main office 569 3rd Avenue Extension, Rensselaer, NY 12144. This successful holiday production is now celebrating its 10th year of entertaining thousands of children and their families in a multimedia and live holiday production that offers a unique holiday entertainment experience for the Capital Region.  

We are looking for actors to fill various roles. Males and actors of ethnicity are strongly encouraged to audition. All auditioners must be 18 years old or older. There are a variety of roles in this production. Note:  All must show proof of vaccination to audition. All cast members are required to be fully vaccinated.

There will be an option to work anywhere from 1 to 4 nights per week.  We operate — every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – beginning November 26 and ending December 23. All actors must have their own transportation to the performance venues in East Greenbush. Actors will be under contract and will be compensated upon successful completion of their contracted term.

Auditions will be held at the Yankee Trails main office 569 3rd Avenue Extension, Rensselaer, NY 12144, Wednesday October 13, with a sign-in at 6:00pm and auditions running from 6:30 to 8pm. Please just come to the main office for sign-in. Covid protocols will be in place for both auditions and the shows. For questions, please email the producer at


Santa; Adult Male; Beard and costume provided. Strong knowledge of Christmas Folklore, current childrens’ fads/toys, improv. Must have a fun personality to carry the persona of the big man himself.

Mrs. Santa Claus; Adult Female; the lead role for the production. Must be energetic, able to command attention, good at improv and ability to be warm and entertaining for children and adults. Must be physically fit to be able to stand for long periods of time on a moving bus.

Elves; Male and Female (must love singing) Actors auditioning for these roles should prepare 16 bars of a song to sing a cappella which showcases an ability to act as well as sing. Should be energetic and able to work well with children.

Scrooge; Adult Male (able to be aged); After his visit from the Christmas Ghosts, changes his way and leaves the Banking business to pursue his career as a stand-up comedian. Great Comedic Timing, ability to improv, rapping required.

Winky; Head Elf of the North Pole, Energetic actor with good comedic skills. Will sing along with a track, singing ability is not required. Physically able to entertain the crowd on a moving bus.

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