Actor Application

Thank you for your interest in our “Wax Museum Escapee” gig on Sunday October 30th.

Overview

A crew of characters have escaped from the Wax Museum in the Falls and are headed for the Niagara Falls International Marathon!

At least that’s how we’re painting the story…

Need to Know

  • We are looking for 4 teams that consist of 5 actors each
  • Each team is assigned a spot along the Niagara Parkway (our race course) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours then joins in our Finish Line party (by Table Rock Restaurant at Horseshoe Falls) for the remainder of time to make up the 4 hour shift
  • On course, the team cheers, high-fives, dances, talks in character, claps & participates in the ever-so-popular “selfie” taking with runners
  • At the Finish Line, actors mingle with runners (in character) and for those that so desire, break out into a song or two (or a lip sync) on cue with our event DJ/MC
  • Each actor is paid $120 for their 4 hours of work
  • Costumes are ordered and paid for by the Niagara Falls International Marathon
  • Characters must be famous and easily recognizable by the majority of our audience, which is 30-49 years of age
  • Note that you will be performing in outdoor areas with no cover from the elements.  The shifts are short and you can add to your costume for warmth.  If it is raining, please feel free to bring an umbrella as part of your costume
  • Note on acting ensembles – We have 4 team spots to fill. It IS possible to apply as an acting TEAM.  In this case, we ask that only the LEAD actor fills in the form below.  We ARE open to ideas – e.g. perhaps you want to play 5 Marilyn Monroes, or 5 Austin Powers, or 5 Elvis’…

The Process

  • Fill in the application form below
  • We’ll evaluate all applications & let all applicants know by Monday September 26th if they’re hired (or not)
  • For successful applicants, we have you sign an online waiver/contract
  • We’ll provide you with a list of costumes and sizes the week of September 26
  • We need your costume order by Monday October 2nd
  • Costumes should be in the week of October 9th. You’ll do a fitting, we’ll make any changes.
  • We’ll email you details of your performance location and driving directions closer to event day

Actor Application

  • If yes, please provide the name and number in your group (5 max). ONLY the Lead Actor needs to fill in this form. The Lead can answer the questions based on their own experiences, or a mix of actors on their team
  • We're looking for your most RECENT training. This can be a drama/theatre program at the university/college level, participation in a high school drama club or local theatre group.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
    You can upload your acting resume here OR answer the next question about your acting experience
  • List 1 to 3 of your past roles and the company/production these were associated with
  • If you have an online video of your performance, you can include the link here. This can be a link to a voice or theatrical performance.
  • If applicable
  • Although not every actor has to sing for this gig, we are looking for a couple who can. It's not necessary to replicate songs perfectly, we're looking for fun, possibly humorous renditions of famous songs.
  • If you haven't provided a web link above of your vocal performance, you can do that here, or upload an audio track below.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: mp3, wav, Max. file size: 512 MB.
      You can upload an audio file here.
    • If yes, please describe (i.e. who you played)
    • If yes, tell us about the conditions of your performance. Summer? Winter? Stage? Field? Covered venue? Exposed venue?
    • Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, Max. file size: 32 MB.
      While providing a headshot isn't mandatory, you can upload one if you feel you have a striking resemblance to a famous character that might help us in choosing our performers. 32MB max.
    • This gig requires you to be at two different spots along the Niagara Parkway. There is NO public transportation available.