Carnival Corporation announced its German-based AIDA Cruises brand is planning a series of worldwide auditions in search of the 570 entertainers needed for the 24 stages on its 10 cruise ships.The casting calls for singers, actors, dancers and other performers will be held in 11 cities and seven countries, with the first casting call being held today through Wednesday in London's renowned Pineapple Dance Studios. The calls will provide opportunities for performers in cities from Kiev to Los Angeles and New York to showcase their talents in hopes of securing a coveted position on Germany's largest and most popular cruise line.”In addition to a first-class dance and artist ensemble, we are looking for excellent rock, pop and musical singers whose talents will thrill our guests every day at our exclusive and innovative shows,” said Christoph Süsens, head of casting at AIDA Cruises. “Our performers must be able to not only sing and dance, they must also be consummate entertainers who will instantly spellbind audiences with their expressiveness and charm.”Once performers are selected, they will rehearse up to 12 shows across genres in Hamburg at the brand's AIDA Entertainment facility, where the elaborate shows are developed and produced by a creative team.There is additional excitement this year with the launch of the brand's newest ship, AIDAprima, which will begin sailing in April 2016 as the first German cruise ship to operate year-round from Hamburg. Some of the entertainers will be chosen to perform on the new ship's AIDA Beachclub and Club Nightfly during itineraries that take guests to ports of call throughout Western Europe.The search for the world's top talent includes events in 11 cities spanning seven countries, including:London, February 1-3Amsterdam, February 29-March 1Hamburg, Germany, March 7-8Gothenburg, Sweden, March 14-15Stockholm, Sweden, March 16-17Kiev, Ukraine, April 16-17Los Angeles, April 21-22New York, April 25-27Copenhagen, Denmark, May 9-10London, June 6-8Performers who are auditioning should be able to speak English. For singers, being able to speak German is not required during auditions, but those who are selected will be expected to learn to sing two to three songs in German during the rehearsal period at AIDA Entertainment.Performers looking for additional information on the upcoming auditions are invited to visit https://www.aida.de/casting for dates, locations and requirements to apply.
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