FALL 2014 - ARTISTS OF SILVERSEA

The Artists of Silversea

This entertainment program derives its success from the collaboration of talent provided by classically trained singers, musical directors and director / choreographers.

The Artists are contracted through Choozi Entertainment and perform anywhere from 6 to 8 months onboard the vessels of Silversea Cruises, Ltd. They come to the program with their own Cabaret show, a large repertoire of music, and the ability to learn additional shows created by Choozi Entertainment’s selected Creative Teams, as well as shows they themselves create for the guests of Silversea Cruises once onboard.

Silversea is a privately owned cruise line, with headquarters in Monaco, the ships sailing under the flag of the Bahamas. Artists are primarily United States Citizens, but do hail from other parts of the world as well.

The Artists are available for hire, either through Choozi Entertainment, or by contacting them directly, so check back often to see the myriad of talent that comes through this highly regarding entertainment program.

Feel free to click on the artist's photos to be directed to their websites or blogspots. Also, you can click on the ships which will take you to their websites for more information.

(Please scroll to the bottom to take a look at pictures from our artists out and about in the world!)

ARIA OPENS TO STANDING OVATIONS

On January 24th, somewhere in the Pacific, the Silver Whisper, on it’s World Cruise journey, hosted in it’s theater a new opera performance, created by Christopher Childers of Sky King Entertainment, and produced by Suzanne Childers of Choozi Entertainment, the current show producer for Silversea Cruises.

To say ARIA was a hit is not an exaggeration.  The World Cruisers have now witnessed first hand what the team at Choozi REALLY does when allowed to envision and create entertainment that has never been done before.  Suzanne gave full rein to Christopher to create this show without the encumbrances so many producers lay on their directors and choreographers (if you saw SMASH, you get the idea!).  Suzanne even added two additional performers for the 4 month journey, knowing the impact 8 classically trained voices would have together in a small theater, on a cruise ship, in opulent costumes, with gorgeous projection surrounding them.

As to the projection, there wasn’t even a moment’s hesitation when Christopher suggested bringing in Gilles Papain, scenogrphy designer of note (Disney’s World of Color, Franco Dragone’s A New Day with Celine Dion, The Crazy Horse, Paris, to name but a few), knowing the additional cost this would bring to Chooz’s production budget.  The pre production for this show alone was one third of the cost of the original Artists of Silversea program.

ARIA is a ‘smash up’ of famous opera characters … mixing the old with the new … beautifully performed arias with visually stunning costumes and scenography, all with a modern twist … even the movement Christopher choose for this show was a mixture of styles and dance forms, inclusive of street dance / pop locking, which the guests went wild for!!

Choozi is so proud of this spectacular show and would like to publically thank and congratulate all those who played a part in its success!  Kudos to the Creative and Performing Teams.  They are:

CREATIVE TEAM ~

            Christopher Childers – Director/Choreographer

            Michael Brennan – Music Director 

            Gilles Papain - Scenographer

            Cesar Cancino – Associate Music Director

            Brian Kennedy – Associate Music Director

            Victoria Ridenour – Costume Designer and Fabricator

            Vincent Ortega – Assistant to Christopher Childers and Technical Director

            Stephen Cataluna – Stage Manager

ARTISTS ~

            Vicki Van Tassel – The Valyrie and the Protagonist for ARIA

            Melissa Cook (Cio Cio San) – Puccini’s Un Bel Di 

            Vincent Ortega & Justin Reynolds (Zuria & Nadir) – Bizet’s Pearl Fisher Duet

            Kathleen Burgoon (Carmen) – Bizet’s Habanera w/ Vincent, Vicki, and Justin

            Camilla Twisselman (The Diva) – Donizetti’s Il Dolce Suono (5th Element)

            Ryan Ralph (Tonio) – Leoncavallo’s Vesti la Giubba

            Jonathan Shade (Jean Val Jean) – Boublil and Schonberg’s Bring Him Home

            Entire Ensemble – Mahler Finale

A special thanks to Eric Roney of Silversea, as well as Silversea Cruises, for upgrading the projectors and soundboard in the Whisper’s theater to accommodate this show.

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SILVER CLOUD

Cloud2

SILVER WIND

Wind 2

Jonathan Shade

JonShade

 David Artavia

David Artavia

 Julian McCleary

Julian McCleary

http://www.julianmccleary.com/

Gabriel Lopez

Gabriel Lopez

www.thebestarts.com

Kara Von Aschwege

Kara Von Aschwege

http://www.karavonaschwege.com

Emma Twito

Emma Twito

Kashena Sampson

 Kashena Sampson

 

Kayla Bailey

Kayla Bailey

https://myspace.com/soundsofkay

Kelli Oster-Andino

Kelli Headshot

Matthew Ballestero

Matthew Ballestero

 Matthew Prieur

 Matthew Milo Prieur

Sara J. Hood

 SJH Headshot

 

SILVER SHADOW

Shadow

 

SILVER SPIRIT

Spirit

 

 

Amanda Bridgette

 

Amanda Bridgette - Web

www.amandabridgette.com

Brianne Martin

BrianneMartin

Dedrick Bonner

Dedrick Bonner - Web

 

Jason Slattery

Jason Slattery

 ZeeJay210

Jason Rex Almira

JasonRex2013HEADSHOTBio

Matt Rodriguez

Matthew Rodriguez

 

Jessica Brust

Jessica Brust - Web

http://www.reverbnation.com/jessikabrust

Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook Headshot  

Krystle Simmons

Krystle Simmons - Web

Vicki Van Tassel

Vicki Van Tassel 

 www.vickivantassel.com

Zoran Duke Rausavljevich 

Zoran Duke Rausalvjevich - Web

 www.zoranduke.blogspot.com

Zach Gregus

Zachary D Gregus

 ZeeJay210

 

SILVER WHISPER

Whisper

Ashley Harrell

AshleyHarrell 2

Charles Feuerstine Jr.

Charles Feuerstine 

Jalin Hsu

Jalin Hsu

Kathleen Burgoon

Kathleen Burgoon

http://www.kathleenburgoon.com/

 Marcus S. Daniel

Marcus S. Daniel Headshot

 www.marcussdaniel.com 

William Martinez

William Martinez 2

 

PICTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

Matthew and Melissa meet in Venice

Matthew (Wind) & Melissa (Spirit) meet in Venice for an ice cream cone!

Kelli rolling in the meadows in Greenland
 

Kelli rolling in the meadows in Greenland.

Dedrick and Krystle singing their hearts out

Dedrick and Krystle singing their hearts out on stage!

Ashley telling her sercrets to the Magic Mouse in Klaipeda  Ashley telling her sercrets to the Magic Mouse in Klaipeda!

Rough Life for the Spirit Cast in Kusadasi Turkey

Rough life for the Spirit Cast in Kusadasi, Turkey.

Kara acting smiley at Qaqortoq in Greenland

Kara acting smiley at Qaqortoq in Greenland!

The Silver Wind 6-pack in Nice France

This photo says it all!

Skagway AK

Skagway, AK (photo cred - J. Rex)!

Kathleen enjoying the ocean breeze in Ostseestrand Warnemunde

Kathleen enjoying the ocean breeze in Ostseestrand Warnemunde.

Bri enjoying dinner with a guest

Bri enjoying dinner with a guest on the Spirit!

Duke  Jess in Victoria BC

Duke and Jess in Victoria, BC.

Artists at Work in Edinburgh

Fun photo by Kelli Andino in Edinburgh!

Sara on the rainbow steps in Turkey

Sara on the rainbow steps in Turkey!

Spirit Cast with their Venetian Masks in Venice

Spirit Cast with their Venetian Masks in Venice!

 

Marcus on a Zodiac in the Fjords

Marcus on a Zodiac in the Fjords!

 

Embark Day for the Shadow

Embark Day for the Shadow!

Julian and Matt at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Julian and Matt at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland!

Goregous shot by Zach in Fira Greece

The Spirit in Fira, Greece (photo cred - Zach Gregus).

Cruising the Christian Sound In Greenland

The Cloud Cruising the Christian Sound In Greenland!

Chazs proof that he is party Norwegian

Chaz's proof that he is party Norwegian!

Gorgeous shot of Venice by Kayla Bailey

Gorgeous Venice (photo cred - Kayla Bailey).

Vicki and Mel enjoying their ice cream coffees in Kotor

Vicki & Mel enjoying ice cream in their coffee in Kotor!

 

PAST ARTISTS WITH WEBSITES

Anastasia Lange

Anastasia Lange

www.anastasialange.com

 Brett Palmer Parker 

Brett Parker  

www.brettpalmerparker.com

Brielle Batino

Brielle Batino 2

 http://briellebatino.com/

Brittany Weir

Brittany Weir

http://brittanyweir.com

Christopher Reid Lee

Christopher Reid Lee

 www.song-and-soul.com 

 Courtney Cunningham

Courtney Cunningham

 The Cunninghams On Stage 

Dahni Trujillo

 Dahni Piro

http://www.dahnipiro.com/

Dustin Cunningham

Dustin Cunningham

The Cunninghams On Stage

 Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

http://www.smithsings.blogspot.com/

Francesca Camus

Francesca Camus

www.francescacamus.com

 James Francis

JamesFrancis 

www.jamesfrancismusic.com 

 Jason Andino 

Jason Headshot

 http://www.jasonandino.com/

Jovani McCleary

Jovani McCleary

  www.jdemetriephotography.com

 Laura Yanez

Laura Yanez

http://www.laurayanez.com/

Madison Bentley

MadisonBentley

www.madisonbentley.info

Mica Dominguez-Robinson

Mica

www.micadominguez-robinson.com

 

 

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