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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:58

RWS & Associates Revolutionize Live Entertainment Aboard Holland America Line

EMMY® AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINMENT FIRM
RWS AND ASSOCIATES
WILL REVOLUTIONIZE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR LUXURY CRUISE LINES WITH
HOLLAND AMERICA
LINE

BINDER CASTING WILL CONDUCT AUDITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY

BEGINNING JULY 22, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2013) –  Emmy® Award-winning NYC based entertainment firm RWS and Associates Entertainment, Inc. has been tapped by Holland America Line as part of a renewed commitment to revolutionize the way live stage entertainment is presented aboard their premium cruise ships.  Under the new partnership, RWS will produce five new and original, Broadway-level stage productions for the completely remodeled main stage theaters onboard ms Eurodam and ms Westerdam.  Each production will employ directors and choreographers straight from Broadway, dynamic performers and state of the art technology to bring the Great White Way directly to Holland America Line passengers around the world.

“For the past ten years, it has been our great pleasure to deliver award-wining, custom-designed live entertainment in an incredible array of venues across the country,” said Ryan Stana, CEO of RWS and Associates.  “We cannot think of a more exciting way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary than by launching a new cruise line division with Holland America Line, a recognized leader in the cruise industry.”

RWS produces award-winning productions and events for top resorts, theme parks and fashion events, offering quality working environments and creative experiences for young performers looking to start their journey in the entertainment industry. Countless Broadway performers started their careers by performing in RWS productions. The new partnership with Holland America Line allows RWS to offer yet another professional artistic outlet for performers while also giving them the unique opportunity to see the world.

Binder Casting, responsible for casting the smash hit Broadway productions of The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Movin’ Out and many others, will hold open casting calls for singers and dancers beginning July 22, 2013 at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave / 12th floor). 

Singers (union/non-union)

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. (females) and 2 p.m. (males) 

Please prepare 16-32 bars of pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song showing range and personality. Bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume stapled together. You may be called back to move later the same day; bring dance clothes/shoes.

Dancers (union/non-union)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. (females) and 2 p.m. (males)

A brief dance combination will be taught. Bring form-fitting dance attire (women bring heels, all bring tap shoes), headshot and resume stapled together.

Callbacks for both singers and dancers will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  All performers must be over the age of 21 at the time of audition.

For more information, visit: www.rwsandassociates.com.

About RWS and Associates:

Emmy ® Award-Winning RWS & Associates is celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a full-service, worldwide-production company. Since 2003, RWS has continued to provide the very best in custom-designed, as well as pre-packaged, events and live shows for corporations, theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, shopping centers and the fashion industry. Additionally, RWS is North America’s largest provider of branded stage shows and experiences.

About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and PLC (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]:

Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; a Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Beds. www.hollandamerica.com

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