Thursday, November 13, 2008

Norwegian Cruise Line's MAJESTY Cast

The cast of the Majesty has been rehearsing and working hard over the last few weeks in preparation for their six month contract on board. They leave this weekend and will board the ship on Saturday in Charleston, SC. This cast is packed full of excellent performers. It has been a pleasure to watch them rehearse.

Half of them are returning performers who have worked with us on other ships. Two of my favorite dancers are in this cast. It's been so great seeing them again! This cast is going to blow audiences away!

Kelly Evans, one of our choreographers, does a little cleaning before the run.

Ildar Umyarov, one of our awesome Russian dancers, and I pose in front of the "Wall of Fame".

The cast gave 100% today as they performed both shows for the staff.
The cast pictured L-R: Francesca Savory, Ildar Umyarov, Matt Atwood, Beth cowling, Sarah Hanlon, Matthew Castano Scott Bundren, and Kiera Sangster

"Trouble" from The Music Man

"Master of the House" from Les Miserable

"There is Nothing Like a Dame" from South Pacific

"Big Spender"

"You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray

"Avenue Q"

"One Short Day" from Wicked

We are very proud of our performers. They do such a great job and are a big part of the reason that "Cruise Critic" named Norwegian Cruise Line the "Best in Entertainment". Life on a ship isn't as glamorous as one might imagine. It is a lot of hard work. Many of our performers have worked professionally all over the world and are brilliant! They are top notch and represent us well. Thanks, guys!

After this cast leaves we have a little break between cast rehearsals. It's during this time that we work hard to cast the next round of performers going out to all the ships next Spring. I am already sending out contracts for performers who will be in the next NCL Spirit cast. It's hard to believe that it's that time. Although they won't be here until February, we must start now.

We also have an audition tour each year that its NYC several times, Los Angeles, and London. This weekend is our big Music City audition here in Nashville. We're looking forward to seeing who comes. In January I will go with the team to London. Typically, we'll see up to 400 performers there in auditions. It's crazy!

Good luck to all who are coming this weekend!


annie said...

I know you'll work hard when you go to London, but how fun to do auditions there. All the songs this upcoming cast is doing are among my favorites--I still haven't had the chance to see "Wicked", but love the music!

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Thurman8er said...

Lisa and I disembarked from our cruise yesterday. Not that we haven't always had a great appreciation for your talents, but seeing the shows on board gave us a greater perspective. Those performers work HARD!

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