Cruise Ship Production Singers & Dancers
G.L. Berg Entertainment works directly with casting directors at major cruise lines to provide them with extremely talented individuals. Since 1989, G.L. Berg Entertainment has grown to become the largest entertainment provider in the Midwest, working with and representing professional-level talent on a national scale. Katie Partridge is the head of our cruise line division, where we work directly with casting directors to provide talent for major cruise lines. Katie performed for five years as the lead female production singer on multiple vessels, and has a vast knowledge of the cruise ship entertainment industry. She also has strong relationships with casting directors and the unique knowledge of what it takes to be a cruise ship performer. When you provide your audition materials to G.L. Berg Entertainment, you are auditioning for a spot on our roster of performers. We then work directly with casting directors when providing talent from our roster for their onboard shows, which are cast continuously throughout the year. Our performers are put at the forefront of the countless candidates that send in audition materials, and our agency will follow up on your behalf.
LIFE ONBOARDThese positions involve contracts that are typically 7 months long – 1 month of rehearsal on land, and 6 months performing at sea. While at sea, the talent will perform up to four separate 45-minute production shows, totaling approximately eight shows per week (this number varies by vessel). These shows are multi-million dollar productions with a cast of eight performers, using high-tech LED screen technology and special effects, performed in quality theaters with capacity of 1,000+ people. While onboard, the talent will be provided with room and board, including food, as well as medical insurance while under contract. The ships travel to a variety of destinations all over the world, including the Caribbean, Alaska, and many parts of Europe. Performers will also be required to attend rehearsals 2-3 times weekly, assist with costume maintenance including basic repairs and laundering, and actively participate in required shipboard trainings, safety drills, and meetings.
OTHER IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTSPerformers who are offered contracts will need a passport that will remain valid through the end of the contract. Contract offers can come up with very short notice, so it is advised that performers obtain passports as soon as possible if they are seriously considering ship work. Once a contract is accepted by a performer, he or she will be required to obtain a full medical examination, including a drug test and blood work, prior to being allowed to start the contract. This expense will be the performer’s responsibility and must be completed in a timely fashion, or a contract offer could reach expiration.
Singers Who Dance – Production ShowsThis position requires experienced singers with strong performance qualities that can dance. These performers must have strong stage presence and be able to carry solo vocal numbers with confidence. An outgoing personality, positive outlook, and strong interpersonal skills are essential. Females must belt to a D or E; males must belt to an A-flat and have a strong falsetto.
Dancers Who Sing – Production ShowsThis position requires experienced stylistic dancers with strong performance qualities that can sing. These performers should be comfortable singing harmony, have strong stage presence, and be able to carry solo dance numbers with confidence.
Dancers – Production Shows (no singing required)This position seeks dancers in their early 20’s to late 30’s. Cruise Lines are seeking fit, athletic dancers with strong technical training and outgoing personalities.
Singers – Production Shows (no dancing required)MALE TENOR SINGERS: This position seeks males in their early 20’s to early 40’s, 5’9” and taller. Seeking excellent vocalists that can sing Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop. Seeking Tenors who can sing up to a high B. Must move well.
MALE BARITONE SINGERS: This position seeks males in their 30’s to early 40’s, 5’9” and taller. Seeking excellent vocalists that can sing Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop. Seeking High Baritones with a full voice high G above middle C. Must move well.
FEMALE BELT/MEZZO SINGERS: This position seeks females in their early 20’s to early 40’s, 5’4” and taller. Seeking excellent vocalists that can sing Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C, with a strong mezzo-soprano range up to a high G. Must move well.
FEMALE LEGIT SOPRANO SINGERS: This position seeks females in their early 20’s to early 40’s, 5’4” and taller. Seeking excellent vocalists that can sing Broadway, rock, and contemporary pop. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C, with a strong legit soprano range up to a high Bb – though a sustained high C is helpful. Must move well.
Singers – Cover Band (no dancing required)This position requires strong singers with theme park or cover band experience. Performers in this position would be the lead singer in party/dance bands on a cruise ship. Must have strong stage presence and be able to carry solo numbers with confidence. Knowledge of pop, rock, R&B, and Motown is a must.
*Performers must be at least 18 years old to audition.
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