When Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) revealed plans to open up a Sydney-based office, it never came with a warning that entertainers, dancers and singers would come along with it.

Might’ve put a little make up on if we’d known that the cruise company was planning on attracting thousands of entertainers (and you know they’re almost always very sexy) to the city today to fill roles across its portfolio.

Auditions kick off today and will continue in Adelaide at Gravity Dance on 5 November, Brisbane at Mad Dance House on 7 and 8 November, as well as Melbourne’s Patrick Studios on 9 and 10 November.

So now that those cities have a little warning, they can leave their house on those mornings prepared to potentially come across people that can do this:




And… not sure what’s going on here but maybe even a little of this:


Hot Tamale!


Roles needing to be filled include those in productions such as After Midnight, Rock of Ages, Cirque Dreams and Australia’s own home-grown sensations Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Burn the Floor.

NCLH Managing Director, Steve Odell, said the company is proud to fill nearly 35 percent of the hundreds of performer roles from Australia.

“[We’re] creating a raft of employment opportunities which transcend tourism and enable local talent to pair their passion for performance with world exploration during their tenure with NCLH.”

Steve Odell, Norwegian Cruise Line Holidays Managing Director

According to Director of Entertainment Production for Norwegian Creative Studios (NCS), Mr Robert Hertenstein, Australia remains a top talent source market for NCS due to the strong work ethic and multi-disciplinary skills of our local performers.

“Australia is always a core country for recruiting cruise ship entertainers because of the sheer amount of talent we witness every time we come here,” he said.

“Australian performers are not just hardworking, but their positivity is a sheer joy to be around, and we know that our on-board cruise guests share our sentiments.

“Australia’s performers also have outstanding technique and are experienced across all forms of dance, which is why we regard our talent from ‘Down Under’ as the jewels in our crown.”

Most performers selected will commence their seasons in early 2017, including on-board the Norwegian Star visiting Australian in February 2017 and again later on-board Norwegian Jewel, set to homeport in Australia from November 2017 till February 2018.

So, know any entertainers looking for a new gig?