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Grand show on the high seas

House lights down, spotlight on! Every day, the AIDA Stars make the imagination soar on 30 stages aboard our eleven ships. In over 80 types of show that are exclusively produced for AIDA in Hamburg, singers, dancers, acrobats, actors and musicians perform to the very highest artistic standards to captivate our guests.

Become the next AIDA Star and make your dreams come true!

 
WE ARE LOOKING FORexcellent  and versatile singers (rock, pop, musical) of all vocal ranges with many years of stage experience and good movement ability for set choreography. You will need a strong personality, expressiveness, acting skills and the ability to wow the guests at our shows on a daily basis.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTAs a member of the AIDA show ensemble, you will wow our guests day in, day out in our exclusive shows presented on the stages of the AIDA ships. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for three to six months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old. Please prepare two songs (ballad and up-tempo) of contrasting styles (16 to 32 bars/rock, pop, modern musical) and bring your own sheet music and suitable dance clothes (Ladies, please bring flat & heels).

Next Auditions for Soloists & Singers

 

Hamburg, Germany
JUL 10th - 11th, 2017

Audition Soloists (m/f)

 

JUL 10th, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Singers Closed & Agent Call

JUL 11th, 2017
Final Callbacks

 For appointments, please contact your agent or AIDA Casting directly:
casting@aida.de
(Closing Date JUN 29th, 2017)

AIDA Cruises
Seilerstraße 41-43
20359 Hamburg
Germany

 
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
outstanding dancers with all-round dance training and acting skills. Some posts require acrobatic skills and experience in partnering.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a member of the AIDA show ensemble, you will wow our guests on a daily basis. Together with the ensemble of soloists or in dance-only shows, you will demonstrate the full array of your dancing abilities each evening. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for three to six months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old and must have a good command of English. Please bring suitable dance clothes (Ladies, please bring flat & heels).

Next Auditions for Dancer

Many thanks for your interest in working with us. We currently do not have any upcoming auditions scheduled. Please stay tuned for future audition announcements and check back on our website and Facebook page regularly.

Please apply online and send your application to casting@aida.de.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
professional and outstanding artistes with diverse and unique artistic skills for our shows (aerial acrobatics, equilibristics, contortion, juggling).
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTAs a member of the AIDA show ensemble, you will wow the guests on board our AIDA ships. You will demonstrate the full array of your artistic abilities each evening in shows together with the AIDA show ensemble and in variety entertainment shows put on especially for you. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for three to six months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old and must have a good command of English. Please bring suitable dance clothes.

Next Auditions for Artistes

Many thanks for your interest in working with us. We currently do not have any upcoming auditions scheduled. Please stay tuned for future audition announcements and check back on our website and Facebook page regularly.

Please apply online and send your application to casting@aida.de.

Actors

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
excellent actors (comedy and straight acting) with many years of stage acting experience and a very good understanding of how to read prose. We are looking for actors with strong personalities, a capacity to grasp things quickly and the ability to wow our audiences day in, day out.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTTogether with an acting partner (m/f), you will give a daily presentation of a ready-made stage show or reading, thus providing a theatrical entertainment programme on board the AIDA fleet when at sea. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for three to five months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old. You are fluent in written and spoken German and have a good command of English. Please prepare two of your own roles (each approx. five minutes long) for your audition, in the areas of comedy/farce. We will also send you material which you should learn.

Hosts

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
charismatic, artistically versatile personalities from all areas of theatre and entertainment with many years of professional stage experience and a very good understanding of how to handle an audience directly (interactive moderation).
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTAs a host, you will wow an exclusive number of passengers in a unique manner each day, together with the ensemble and the pianist, in a nightclub atmosphere that you will help create on one of the most modern vessels in the cruise industry. In your capacity as a host, you are responsible for realising (contentwise and organisationally) the ready-made show programmes and can also flexibly incorporate your own artistic content on stage. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for two to three months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old. You are fluent in written and spoken German and have a good command of English. Please prepare two of your own roles (each approx. five minutes long) for your audition, in the areas of comedy/farce. We will also send you material which you should learn.

Next Auditions for Actors & Hosts

Many thanks for your interest in working with us. We currently do not have any upcoming auditions scheduled. Please stay tuned for future audition announcements and check back on our website and Facebook page regularly.

Please apply online and send your application to casting@aida.de.

 

Musicians

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
modern and outstanding musicians who play keyboard (supervisor), guitar, bass guitar or drums, with experience of all popular music genres and the ability to wow our guests with live music in a club atmosphere on a daily basis. The keyboard supervisor possesses team spirit and has an open personality, is an active member of the band and, as such, is responsible for professional organisation, rehearsal management and supervision of the band members and singers. Sight-reading is mandatory.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTYou are jointly responsible for the entertainment on board our new class of ships. Together with four solo singers, you will wow our guests on a daily basis with live music in a club atmosphere. Our contracts include a rehearsal period in Hamburg, followed by employment on board for two to five months.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old. You have a good command of English. Knowledge of German is advantageous, but not compulsory.

Pianists

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
outstanding and versatile pianists for our new class of vessel, who can play a broad repertoire of music genres, but with the emphasis on bar classics.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTYou will entertain our passengers in a nightclub atmosphere, sometimes by means of interaction with the host, can offer flexibility in terms of the set choice and have a strong charisma. The ability to sing would be advantageous, but is not compulsory.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRINGPlease bring your CV together with a portrait photo. You must be at least 18 years old. You have a good command of English. Knowledge of German is advantageous, but not compulsory.

Next Auditions for Musicians

Many thanks for your interest in working with us. We currently do not have any upcoming auditions scheduled. Please stay tuned for future audition announcements and check back on our website and Facebook page regularly.

Please apply online and send your application to casting@aida.de.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
exceptional and successful guest artistes for our evening shows on board the AIDA fleet, to expand our show programme on trips of 14 days or longer, creating unforgettable moments in front of audiences of 600 to 1,200 guests.

We are looking for stand-up comedians, magicians and drag acts in addition to exceptional music acts. We are interested in anything that can expand our diverse show programmes and that will appeal to a wide array of different age groups and personalities.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTWe offer an unforgettable 14- to 21-day trip that you and an accompanying person can enjoy just like our guests when you are not putting on a show, an attractive fee and additional perks.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

The prerequisites are many years of stage experience in front of large audiences, a 90-minute programme (2 x 45 minutes) that appeals to a wide audience, flexibility and the ability to audition with little equipment.
Please also note that it is very important to us that we gain an impression of the show you would perform. We are therefore very open to opportunities to see an artiste live on stage or at least to being provided with appropriate video footage to watch.

Please send applications with your CV, a photo and video footage to casting@aida.de.

Meet the Team

Christoph Süsens - Casting Manager

Christoph Süsens - Casting Manager AIDA Cruises

Born in Berlin, Christoph grew up in Lingen, Ems, and trained at Hamburg’s Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama.

After that he performed in various roles including in THE WHO’S TOMMY at the Lübeck Theatre, as Baby John in WEST SIDE STORY at the Staatstheater Oldenburg and Bielefeld Theatre, as KALLE BLOMQUIST in the eponymous show at Hagen Theatre, and in CANDIDE in Hamburg. His first experience in film and television came with HUNDSGEMEIN and SICK OF IT ALL.

From 2003 to 2009, Christoph featured in MAMMA MIA! at Hamburg’s Operettenhaus and at Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, where he was Assistant Dance Captain and swing/CV for Pepper and Eddie. Christoph then moved to AIDA Cruises where, as theatre manager, he managed the theatre crew on the AIDAcara and AIDAvita.

Since summer 2012, Christoph has been the casting manager responsible together with his team for casting all the actors, guest artists, soloists and edutainers on the stages of AIDA ships.

Janine Buck – Casting Show-Ensemble

Janine Buck – Casting Show-Ensemble AIDA Cruises

A fully qualified musical theater performer and dance teacher, Janine completed her studies at Laine Theatre Arts College in Epsom, England.

She played Iris in FAME and a Kit Kat Girl in CABARET in Bremerhaven. At the Operettenhaus Hamburg, she was Sophie, Lisa and Swing in MAMMA MIA! Janine also performed in the European touring productions of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and as cover Sarah in MIAMI NIGHTS. In Hamburg and Stuttgart, she was involved in ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK as Assistant Dance Captain, Swing and cover Frau Menzel. For the world premiere of KEIN PARDON at Capitol Theater Düsseldorf, she was Dance Captain, Swing and cover Karin. Most recently, she performed as Swing, Cover Brooke Wyndham and Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE in Vienna.

Since summer, 2014 Janine has been responsible for casting female soloists, actors and hosts.

Oliver Schaffer – Casting Show-Ensemble

Oliver Schaffer – Show-Ensemble AIDA Cruises

Born in Kiel, he completed his training as an actor at Stella Academy in Hamburg.

After that he performed in ANATEVKA (Fiddler on the Roof) and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Tecklenburg Open-Air Theatre, in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Hamburg’s Imperial Theatre, and in the new Viennese production of HAIR at the Bremen Musical Theatre. He also played Fedya on the European tour of ANATEVKA, performed in the ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! at Hamburg’s Operettenhaus and Stuttgart’s Palladium Theatre, and had a stage part in the rock musical RENT and the Disney musical AIDA at Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen.

As well as working as an actor, Oliver has trained as a couple’s dance instructor at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in the American town of West Hartford and has managed the theatre crew on AIDAvita and AIDAluna as a theatre manager.

Since 2013, Oliver has been responsible for male soloists and all of the social media channels at the AIDA Casting department.

Julia von Ahn – Booking Guest Artists

Julia von Ahn – Booking Guest Artists AIDA Cruises

After completing her high school diploma, Julia von Ahn, who was born in Hamburg, initially trained as a merchant specializing in audiovisual media at a Hamburg model agency, at which, upon successful completion of her training, she continued to work for several years in the area of model booking.

During the summer of 2009, Julia moved to AIDA Entertainment, where she initially worked as a business management assistant before taking responsibility for guest artist bookings in 2012.

Udo Schmidt – Casting Show-Ensemble & Musicians

Udo Schmidt – Casting Show-Ensemble &  Musicians AIDA Cruises

Udo was born in Hesse and grew up near Frankfurt. After learning the piano, clarinet, saxophone and training as a singer, he performed regularly with bands and orchestras, trained talented young artists, and began to build up his own experience in musicals such as THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY in Hanau.

He trained as an industrial management assistant in Frankfurt and then as a stage performer at Hamburg’s Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama. While still training he performed at Altona Theatre and toured as the frontman of various bands and as a soloist at musical galas and events around Germany.

He has performed on Bremen Theatre Ship, in musicals such as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and GREASE and as Juan Peron in EVITA, and as a soloist in the show ensemble on AIDA ships.

Since 2008, Udo has been responsible for casting all of the dancers and solo musicians.

Miryam Scholl – Booking Edutainment

Miryam Scholl – Booking Edutainment AIDA Cruises

Born in Hamburg, Miryam has been working for AIDA since 2003. She began as an edutainment manager on the AROSAblu and AIDAblu, where she managed lecturers, edutainers, undercover comedians, Artists in Residence and guest artists.

She then moved to AIDA Entertainment headquarters in Hamburg in 2005, and has since been responsible for booking edutainers, lecturers and undercover comedians.

Miryam also designs programmes and theme cruises.

David Hartley – Casting Show-Ensemble

David Hartley – Casting Show-Ensemble AIDA Cruises

David Hartley was born in Essex, England. Following his successful graduation from Performers College in London, he initially collaborated in numerous British TV productions.

He began his musicals career as Alonzo in CATS at the Operettenhaus Hamburg. This was followed by TANZ DER VAMPIRE at the Apollo Theater Stuttgart, ELISABETH at the Colosseum Theater Essen, MIAMI NIGHTS at the Capitol Theater Düsseldorf and 42ND STREET at the Apollo Theater Stuttgart. In the productions of 3 MUSKETIERE at the Theater des Westens Berlin and at the Apollo Theater Stuttgart, he was also entrusted with the role of Dance Captain.

Since 2008, David has been working as a choreographer for AIDA Entertainment in Hamburg. Additional jobs as a choreographer include, among others, ME AND MY GIRL at the Theater im Nordpark Mönchengladbach and the Theater Krefeld, ALICE IM WUNDERLAND at Schmidts Tivoli Hamburg, LETTERLAND and PINKELSTADT at the Neue Kellertheater Wetzlar and I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at the E-Werk Freiburg. His most recent choreographic successes include LOTTE, at the summer theatre festival Wetzlarer Festspiele in Wetzlar, which was nominated for Best Musical at the German Musical Theater Award and BECAUSE OF LOVE in Shanghai, China.

Alongside his role as a Jazz and Tap Dance Instructor, he has also been working for artists in the AIDA Casting Department since 2016.

Mike Schlünzen – Casting Administration

Mike Schlünzen – Casting Administration AIDA Cruises

Born in Hamburg, Mike Schlünzen completed his training to become a musical theater performer at the Hamburg School of Entertainment.

Mike then played the roles of Jonathan Harker in DRACULA and Hamlet in HAMLET, among other roles, at the Jahrmarkttheater in Lower Saxony. He could also be seen across Germany in the touring productions of RITTER ROST and GIRAFFENAFFEN.

During his training days, he had already been assisting the AIDA Casting Team in the administrative section and, in 2016, he returned as a permanent member of the team.