This is the recording of the 75 minute discussion on cruise ship work. It includes in-depth discussion on the benefits and challenges of working on cruise ships, how each panelist got into this work, and many of the unexpected aspects of working in this industry. It was held between the current students of TH2100 Technology for Theatre Professionals, other current interested students, and a panel of alumni from our program from recent history. An email address is listed here for each panelist. The email addresses are visible only if you are logged in to this callboard. Panelists Brady Piper Lynch studied Musical Theatre at Plymouth State (class of ’11) before moving to New York City. After only two months, she booked a 10-month contract on Disney Cruise Lines, as well as her first off-Broadway show. Brady played Belle in a new production of A Christmas Carol entitled Three Ghosts (available on Spotify), and then moved to Toronto to rehearse. In the 2½ month rehearsal process, she learned 5 shows (including The Golden Mickey’s, Toy Story, and Disney Dreams) and understudied three other roles besides her own. Brady sailed 7 and 14 day cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Western Mexico, and the Read More
Scheduled: Oct 19 from Noon-1:15PM A group of about six alumni from the PSU Theatre program will be convening on Zoom. The group has extensive past and current experience working in various capacities on cruise ships. We will be discussing how to get into this work, the pros and cons, and anything else that comes up between the panel and attending students. This roundtable discussion is synchronized for the course Technology for Theatre Professionals this semester. However, the zoom meeting will be open for all theatre majors and minors.