How Do Actors Get Cast by Cruise Ships?
Stop thinking that cruise ships are the dinner theaters of the high seas. The shows that entertain passengers are far more sophisticated and complex than in the days of yore—and require a lot from singing and dancing actors.
Casting director Benton Whitley (Stewart/Whitley Casting) has been casting performers for Royal Caribbean and Aida cruise lines for years, and he shares some good tips and advice for how to approach a cruise ship audition—and a reminder that just because you don’t get cast doesn’t mean that the audition has been a waste.
0:09 – Auditioning for 2 different shows
0:30 – Do you have 2 audition styles?
0:55 – Watch your negativity and “rants”
1:05 – Do the research
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*More Casting Tips*
Do you dream of traveling the world while doing what you love? Here are five quick how-to steps to get your acting career started in cruise lines. http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/how-find-cruise-ship-jobs/
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