LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 1, 2018) – Princess Cruises
celebrated the premiere of "The Secret Silk," the newest offering from it's
first-of-its-kind partnership with Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar-, Grammy- and
Tony Award-winning composer of "Wicked," "Godspell," and "Pippin." Joining
Schwartz aboard Royal Princess for the premiere was the Tony Award nominated
director/creator John Tartaglia ("Avenue Q," "Shrek").
The Secret Silk is
a story of an Asian folkloric tale with a contemporary spin, featuring inspired
performances through the use of music, dance, puppetry and special effects.
Adapted from the ancient fable "The Grateful Crane," the story features Lan, a
beautiful, selfless young woman who possesses a magical gift, secretly creating
brilliant silk fabrics. Audiences will be introduced to original life-size
puppetry from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and an original song, "Sing to the
Sky," both created exclusively for the production.
the creative development of four entertainment shows for Princess Cruises,
Schwartz brings together an illustrious team of Broadway talent to support the
productions through direction and design. "The Secret Silk" is created and
directed by Tartaglia and in addition to Royal Princess, will be rolled out on
Island Princess for the 2018 summer Alaska season, and Diamond Princess in
winter 2018, sailing year-round Japan. Additional creative team talent includes
choreography by Shannon Lewis ("Fosse"), scenic design by Tony Award nominee
Anna Louizos ("School of Rock"), costumes by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos
("Eclipsed"), and music direction from Brad Ellis ("Glee").
more information, including the show trailer here.
of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line
and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern cruise ships renowned for their
innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and
amenities, all provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. As
the world's largest international premium cruise brand, Princess carries two
million guests each year to more than 360 destinations around the globe on more
than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is
part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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