Debuting on the new Royal Caribbean International cruise ship, Allure of the Seas this December will be award-winning West End and Broadway production Chicago: The Musical.
The hit show will make its ‘at-sea’ debut as the headline production in the ship’s 1,380-seat Broadway-style proscenium stage in the ships’ state-of-the-art Amber Theatre when the ship sails from Port Everglades later this year. The show has previously played in some of the most illustrious venues and continues to be shown at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City and the Cambridge Theatre in London.
It is the second major theatre coup for Royal Caribbean International – in November 2009 Oasis of the Seas, the sister vessel of Allure of the Seas – launched with its own exclusive version of musical romp Hairspray.
“Allure of the Seas will feature an unbelievable line-up of new entertainment options that will dazzle and delight guests of all ages,” said Lisa Bauer, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations, Royal Caribbean International. “Chicago: The Musical will become the second Tony Award-winning musical that Royal Caribbean International debuts at sea and tops the list of award-winning entertainment created by our own Royal Caribbean Productions team.”
Fans will find that Allure of the Seas’ version of Chicago includes the same infamous cast of characters and one show-stopping-song after another, weaving together a universal tale of fame, fortune and ‘all that jazz’, with the production condensed slightly to fit an approximate run time of 90 minutes.
“We’re very excited at the opportunity to partner with Royal Caribbean International, and we look forward to entertaining even more guests each week with the story of Chicago,” said Barry Weissler, Producer of Chicago: The Musical on Broadway.
While Chicago: The Musical is the first production announced for Allure of the Seas, many more world-class entertainment options will be available for guests to enjoy at the wide variety of venues found shipwide. These include a spectacle of music, dance and aerial acrobatics called Blue Planet that also will run in the Amber Theatre; OceanAria, a signature aquatic production in the ship’s open-air AquaTheatre, fusing high dive thrills with dramatic aerial choreography; an ice show extravaganza planned for the ship’s ice-skating rink, Studio B; spectacular and colourful parades in the Royal Promenade; and everything else in between, from jazz performances to comedy.
A new webisode about Chicago: The Musical aboard Allure of the Seas is now playing at www.AllureoftheSeas.com.
A three city audition tour for the Royal Caribbean International’s production of Chicago: The Musical, as well as the other shows on Allure of the Seas will begin on 3 June 2010 in the US. Open casting calls will be held on 8-11 June in London. More details and a full schedule can be found at www.RoyalCaribbeanProductions.com.
Allure of the Seas shares the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship with sister-ship Oasis of the Seas. An architectural marvel at sea, she will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons, carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms. Allure of the Seas will tout Royal Caribbean International’s exclusive neighbourhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which will include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship will alternate a Western Caribbean with an Eastern Caribbean seven-night itinerary from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information is available at www.AllureoftheSeas.com.