Circus Sets Sail: Cruise Entertainment with Stephanie Jansen

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Circus Sets Sail: Q&A with Stephanie Jansen About Working in Cruise Entertainment

Step right up to the CircusTalk PRO Member Spotlight! In this series, we get to know some of our amazing PRO members and highlight their work. They’ll share with us their stories, offering insights from their career and areas of expertise. Stephanie Jansen‘s career in entertainment has taken her everywhere from land to sea, from onstage to backstage. As Senior Manager of Theatrical Productions for Celebrity Cruises, Stephanie helms the process of developing unique, exclusive shows for Celebrity guests. She plays a pivotal role in casting talents. I asked Stephanie about her career and the work and behind-the-scenes life of maritime theater.
“Topper” How does the show development process differ between shows at sea and land-based shows? Celebrity Cruise entertainment is included in guest fares; there are no extra fees to attend our shows. We focus on developing diverse entertainment, offering a little something for everyone. On the same night, there might be a high-tech, Cirque-style production happening in our main theatre; a rock concert in the club; and a DJ party on the resort deck, featuring pop-up performances by specialty artists; along with a chillout ultra-lounge type of experience in another venue. For our show development process, we work with industry-leading crea...
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Carolyn Klein

Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.