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Clients F.A.Q.

A. We can produce intimate cabarets, interactive entertainment, experience entertainment, hybrid entertainment (dinner entertainment is an example), full-scale main stage production shows, ice skating productions, magic and grand illusion shows, theatrical cirque-style circus spectaculars, pop shows feature song and dance, Broadway-style musical theater shows, multiday workshop and audience participatory productions and many more. We are able to accommodate the many varied entertainment needs for our cruise industry clients.

A. When we design and build a production, we envision that the production could eventually tour in and out of multiple theaters, casino showrooms and even in convention centers and hotel ballrooms. With this approach from the beginning in the beginning of the show build phase, our productions are extremely adaptable to unique performance spaces.

A. Yes, we have worked in the shipyard many times during a new-build and are familiar with this process. Access to the vessel during this part of the construction process enables our team to increase our level of fit and finish of the entertainment productions as we are working side by side with the shipyard personnel.

One of the biggest benefits of working with the POET Companies is the vertical integration all of the affiliated companies. POET Design (the entertainment design branch) works with the shipyard and vessel CAD drawings ensuring the show entertainment infrastructure functions correctly in the performance space. POET Technical Services (our entertainment technical branch) send teams of certified installers to install custom performer flying equipment, show production specific lighting, show sets, show props, and other show materials according to vessel and shipyard specifications.

A. Ongoing maintenance of entertainment productions on cruise ships at sea is one of the biggest challenges of producing consistent, quality entertainment.

The POET Theatricals Marine approach to ongoing operations begins with the design phase. Maintenance and recasting of the shows during operations is one of the primary considerations and establishing consistent processes is critical. Our software engineering teams work create vessel specific cloud based training systems, casting systems, and inspection reporting systems for the entertainment productions using our proprietary software systems. These processes and software systems deliver speedier response times, consistent high quality ongoing performances, increased safety and reduced inventory slippage, ultimately resulting in cruise line operational savings and efficiencies.

A. It depends as we offer a range of services from creative services through turn-key productions. Typically, we are given a capital expenditure budget and a defined scope of work in the deliverables and expectations.

Please contact us with your budget anticipated production scope and our level of involvement in the project and we can present you with an idea of what we can deliver.

A. Yes, we can provide a show concept and design for your team to execute. We can provide a full range of services from creative only through full productions.

A. Absolutely! We can work with you to created branded integrated entertainment concepts on board your vessel fusing food and beverage revenue opportunities with entertainment.

A. Just give a call, email or contact us through our contact form. We would be happy to help!

Artists F.A.Q.

A. We periodically hold live auditions and only accept video submissions through Calltime.com. We encourage you to open a free calltime.com profile. Please see the casting section of our website for further details.

A. Yes, we do have dancer positions on cruise ships that require no aerial performance work. We do operate a specialized aerial training at our facility to train those performers who will be doing aerial for the first time.

A. This depends on the cruise line, but typically housing is provided throughout the training and rehearsal period.

A. This depends on the cruise line, but typically you are provided with a competitive rehearsal per diem.

A. This depends on the cruise line, but typically dancers have a small amount of cruise staff duties that they perform as well as the whole cast participating in all safety trainings and drills.

A. This depends on the cruise line, but typically artists must have a good working level of English to carry out their safety duties onboard.

A. This depends on the cruise line, but typically contracts are generally around 6- 8 months in length. We do periodically have short-term replacement contracts.

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