FALL 2014 UPDATE

Choozi’s continued focus on art and culture related endeavors is an important part of who and what we are. Funding for the arts has taken serious blows throughout the past few decades so it is vitally important that those citizens who know intimately how art enhances our life’s journey, must ensure that art and cultural programs continue to flourish in order to enrich new generations of Americans.

Choozi Entertainment is committed to this goal and would like to ask you to seek out and support your local artists, theatre groups, museums, galleries, dance and opera companies and most especially, your local school system’s art and culturalprograms and contribute now!

THE ARTISTS OF SILVERSEA PROGRAM BEGINS WINDING DOWN ...


The countdown has begun!  It's hard to imagine we are this close to the end of our contract with Silversea Cruises.  It has been a wild ride to say the least.

The program we created together ... Cliff Perry, myself (Suzanne Childers), Christopher Childers, Michael Brennan, David Oliphant and Scott Phillips continues to wow the guests of Silversea 3 years later.  Our ratings have stayed above target throughout our contract, due in large part to the talented people we attracted to us, and therefore to Silversea.  A Producer or Production Company is ONLY as good as the talent they are able to attract to them.

There is so much that goes into a successful program like the one we created for Silversea, that it would take an entire curriculum spread out over the course of at least a year, maybe longer, in which to educate those who do not know what we do to what it is we DO!  Odd sentence, I know, but having conversed with many of the guests onboard the ships, I became critically aware of just how much the average audience does not know ... starting with sound design.  How many times did I hear a guest say, "opera singers don't use microphones."  I tried once to educate a woman to accoustics, theater amplification, sound design, accoustic vs electric instrumentation ... I gave up.  It was just too difficult a task to explain on a tender going ashore, so I used that conversation as my learning curve where our audiences were concerned.  The vast majority understood we were a professional company working in a semi-professional environment and that what we DID bring to the stages of Silversea was the perfect compliment to the limited technical abilities onboard.

I am so proud of my creative team for working together to help create 'the magic' that has become the hallmark of the program ... that being those unscripted, impromptu moments that our accomplished entertainers could provide at the drop of a hat.  As to our theatre shows, almost 3 years later, we are still getting standing ovations for "Hi C's" and "Fabbalicious".  I am excited to bring these shows to venues on land once we have removed them from the ships.

Our ending schedule is as follows:

     Silver Wind - October 21st, 2014

     Silver Cloud - October 31st, 2014

     Silver Whisper - November 13th, 2014

     Silver Shadow - December 5th, 2014

     Silver Spirit - March 27th, 2015

Congratulations to the over 80 entertainers and classical vocalists who have worked in the Artists of Silversea program.  Just the name alone was a hard sell to Silversea, but one I was adamant would set us apart from the previous shows they had on board, and while I am not one to say, "I told you so" ... I told you so!  

I couldn't be prouder of myself, my creative team, and the Artists who have represented us so well.  Kudos Kids!  It is a job well done.

 

PHOTOS OF "ARIA" ... World Cruise 2014

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ARIA 3sm ARIA 4sm
ARIA ALL

 

CURRENT TALENT ROSTER & THE LAST "ARTISTS OF SILVERSEA":

 

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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