Auditions: Haunted lantern tours - Phobias

Open auditions for “Haunted Lantern Tours – PHOBIAS” will take place at the Historic RailPark & Train Museum on Friday and Saturday August 9 & 10, 2019. The tours are presented by Trent Bedding and event is sponsored by the Bowling Green Lodging Association.

The Historic RailPark & Train Museum will hold an open call audition for adults and children to produce the 5th Annual Haunted Lantern Tours. Male and female actors of all ages are needed to play various characters during the productions evening tours.

Audition signups will take place in the museum of the L&N Depot on a first-come, first served basis on August 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm and again on August 10, 10:00am to 12:00pm. Every participant auditioning for a speaking part should bring a picture.

Auditions will consist of a cold read provided during the audition procedure.

Kari Carr is back this year as our Theatrical Director. Mrs. Carr will host the auditions and lead the rehearsals. We are also searching for volunteers to assist with the production. If you are interested, please email Jamie at

Actors are needed for the following characters/storyteller roles:

Christie/Christopher: Phobophobia - Crazy person who has fears of many things

Bleeders: Extras in the phobophobia story

Tom: Arachnophobia - Planning a hostile takeover with a spider army

Jim: Hemophobia - Terrified of blood; drowns in his own blood

Samantha/Sam: Nyctophobia - Terrified of the dark and what’s hidden inside it

Nickolas/Nicole: Claustrophobia - Trapped in a crushed train car

Chloe the Doll Girl: Pedophobia - Kept as a doll by crazy grandmother

Dolls: Extra dolls in this scene with some small lines

Young Ron: Coulrophobia/Clowns - Person obsessed with being a clown; commits heinous crimes against his family and society

Teenage Ron: Coulrophobia/Clowns - Person obsessed with being a clown; commits heinous crimes against his family and society

Adult Ron: Coulrophobia/Clowns - Person obsessed with being a clown; commits heinous crimes against his family and society

The character line up for this year is mix of characters and we encourage both male and female actors to audition for these roles. Crew members for props, costumes, extras and sound effects are needed as well. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity for this production, please feel free to come to the audition to complete a crew application.

Haunted Lantern Tours will come alive again this October for our fifth year. We will reveal the untold stories of the PHOBIAS that haunt society. Visitors will encounter a variety of characters throughout the Depot and inside our restored railcars. Storytellers will share a tale with you sure to give you a case of the goosebumps.

Step back in time with from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm select evenings October 18-26th. Family Fun Night will be back again. Admission will be half price during Family Fun Night thanks to our sponsors J.R. Wade State Farm Agent and SKY Pediatric Dentistry. Join us during the evening tours when we will have snacks and beverages available for purchase.

To learn more about this event you can check out our website, find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Media Partners are WNKY TV and Bowling Green Living Magazine. Also thanks to BGMU and Crowd South for supporting this years tours!

Adult Tickets: $12, Child Ticket (ages 4-8) $8, Children 3 and under are FREE. You can get tickets by visiting the RailPark at 401 Kentucky Street in Downtown Bowling Green or by calling 270-745-7317.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jamie Johnson at 270-745-7317 or email at

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