Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the next three “Legends” to perform as part of Legends in Concert on board Norwegian Epic beginning Saturday, November 3, 2012, when the ship returns to Miami, Florida to begin her weekly Eastern Caribbean sailings. The tribute artists will perform as some of the world’s most recognised entertainers – Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffet. A staple on the Las Vegas center strip for over 25 years, Legends in Concert is the pioneer of live tribute shows and has assembled the greatest collection of live tribute artists and celebrity look-alikes in all of show business.
“Our guests absolutely love the Legends in Concert performances on board Norwegian Epic. The next round of tribute artists, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and Jimmy Buffet, three extraordinary performers, are destined to be fan favorites,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “With Norwegian Epic returning to its homeport in Miami, this is the perfect time to introduce these three talented performers to guests sailing to the Caribbean.”
Portraying the legendary “King of Pop,” J Lucas is known for entertaining his audiences with intensity and passion. Lucas has been a beloved member of the “Legends in Concert” family for many years where he has wowed fans in Las Vegas on Harrah’s main stage. Hailing from South Carolina, Lucas has been performing as a singer/dancer since he was a teenager. As a young boy, Lucas was heavily influenced by Michael Jackson and fine-tuned his talents as a Legend by following Jackson’s career closely. Following the death of Jackson in 2009, Lucas performed at a tribute concert and from there began performing Michael Jackson tribute shows throughout the country before joining the Legends in Concert family. In addition to his Legends’ performances, Lucas is also a very talented song-writer who has written and collaborated on over 100 songs.
Portraying Donna Summer, Marva Scott has been an integral part of the Legends in Concert production for many years. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Scott made her singing debut as a young girl in her local Baptist church choir. After performing in local theatrical productions, Scott took her talents to Los Angeles, where she started her own band, Marva Scott and the MCR. While there, she also discovered her talents for celebrity impersonation. Following her time in Los Angeles, Scott briefly lived in Paris and then returned to the United States where she began performing in the main showroom of Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, as well as in countless productions along the Las Vegas strip. Performing as the legendary “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer, Scott will light up the stage on board Norwegian Epic.
Barrie Cunningham is a producer, entertainer, singer and musician who has spent most of his life entertaining delighted audiences in a variety of venues – from concert halls to cruise ships. Cunningham will join Norwegian Epic’s Legends in Concert lineup as the legendary Jimmy Buffet, the impersonation performance for which he is best known. A Southern California native, Cunningham started performing folk music in coffeehouses at the young age of 15.
He later went on to join the popular California rock-a-billy group, Black Slacks, and was named Entertainer of the Year in San Diego. Since 1990, Cunningham has performed an impressive 300 dates per year, in front of more than three million show-goers. Although he is best known for his live performances, Cunningham also has own original material and has written songs for many other popular artists.
Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. Legends in Concert on Norwegian Epic features three celebrity tribute performers taking the stage in the Epic Theater for six 45-minute shows over three days during a seven-day cruise. In addition, a Legends “Unplugged” show is performed on three additional nights in the Manhattan Room, the ship’s New York-inspired supper club, providing an unprecedented dining and entertainment experience. The celebrity performers change every four months, keeping the show fresh and exciting. The last performers were Steven Tyler, Lady Gaga and Elvis Presley.
Norwegian Epic returns to her Miami homeport on November 3, 2012. The ship will sail a series of seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises, departing every Saturday, through April 13, 2013. Ports of call include St. Maarten and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas, as well as three relaxing days at sea.