Thousands of performers from across Australia will be battling it out for lead dancing and singing roles as part of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) nationwide audition series commencing in Sydney, followed by Brisbane and Adelaide before finishing up in Melbourne.
NCL says it will be scouring Australia for performers to fill three leading roles and several ensemble cast roles for Australia’s own award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert – with nearly 60% of on-board talent expected to be sourced locally for the show. The cruise line is also seeking Australian performers for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises as well as Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet of 25 ships in total, and will see approximately 35% of local Australian talent performing on board all the ships in the fleet.
“We are especially proud that nearly 60% of NCL’s on-board talent is sourced from Australia – creating many employment opportunities and nurturing local talent seeking to combine their passion for entertainment with world travel,” said Nicole Costantin, Vice President Sales, Norwegian Cruise Line.
IMAGE: Steve Odell (Senior VP and Managing Director NCLH), Robert Herteinstein (Director of Entertainment Production for Norwegian Creative Studios) and Ben Angell (VP Marketing, NCLH) with performers