Monday, November 9, 2009

Oasis of the Seas - Entertainment

Royal Caribbean International is known for their fantastic production shows, and when Oasis of the Seas begins sailing in December 2009, that tradition will continue. The Tony award-winning Broadway-licensed musical, 'Hairspray,' is set to debut in the ship's grand Opal Theater.

According to Peter Compton, RCI's Vice President Entertainment, "The show is licensed to Royal Caribbean International for three years aboard Oasis of the Seas with an option for a fourth year. Under the agreement, which was struck with the aid of New York City-based Music Theater International and Broadway Theatrical, the show will be available exclusively to the cruise line, ensuring the 'feel good' performance will be the only of its kind at sea."

'Hairspray' had a seven year run on Broadway, which ended this past January, and is still dazzling audiences at London's West End. The show is set in the 1960s and tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big aspirations who wins a spot on a local TV dance program and finds herself transformed into a teen sensation.

Rehersals are underway onboard the Oasis as she sails across the Atlantic. In the following two videos, you can get a glipmse of the rehersals as well as learn more about the musical entertainment onboard.

Captains Log Day 5 Video: Broadway Debuts at Sea
(click here)

Captains Log Day 9 Video: Playing a Perfect Octave
(click here)

The show will be offered three or four times on each seven-night cruise itinerary, ensuring that guests have the opportunity to see the show at their leisure during their vacation.

Other entertainment offerings include a yet to be announced aerial show, which will also appear in Opal Theater, jazz perfomances in Jazz on 4, a comedy show in Comedy Live, an ice show in Studio B, and two aqua shows 'Splish Splash,' a comedy dive show and 'Oasis of Dreams,' featuring aquatic acrobatics synchronized to a spectacle of music and lights which will performed in the AquaTheater.

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