Sunday, 27 January 2013

Crystal's Film & Theatre Voyage

From Monroe to Gleason and Mostel to Burton, Crystal Cruises is planning a red carpet line up for its November 2 Film & Theatre voyage, presented in partnership with the award-winning Centre Theatre Group of Los Angeles. This cruise, rich with Old Hollywood immersion, features more than a dozen performers and industry speakers with material created just for Crystal, including a special spotlight on one of the industry’s most glamorous, and legendary, figures: Marilyn Monroe.

While Crystal Symphony sails along America’s colonial coast from New York to Miami, the celluloid highlights include:

Legends Brought to Life on Stage
· Internationally acclaimed Marilyn Monroe tribute artist Susan Griffiths will bring her uncanny talent to sea for the first time ever with a new live cabaret show created exclusively for Crystal, Marilyn – Memories, Music and Magic.
· Crystal favourite Jim Brochu returns with Character Man, his newest tribute to some of Broadway’s greatest character actors such as Jackie Gleason and Zero Mostel.
· LA’s Troubadour Theatre Company, or “Troubies”, will perform multiple commedia dell’arte productions onboard, including a satirical Shakespeare-meets-cinema-disco musical theatre performance of Midsummer Saturday Night’s Fever Dream.

Dinner with Marilyn
A multi-course dinner in the ship’s intimate Vintage Room featuring extraordinary wine pairings will be hosted by “Marilyn Monroe” (Griffiths) and Marilyn fan club president, Greg Schreiner, sharing tales of Tinseltown and the star’s life.

Red Carpet Beauty Tips
Leading red carpet make-up artist William Squire will present celebrity beauty secrets for guests’ everyday lives and onboard photo opportunities, including ways Marilyn hid flaws and enhanced her beauty to create her signature style - and how her look still influences style today.

Famous Fashions
Original costumes from some of Hollywood’s greatest films will be showcased in a special musical theatre production created just for Crystal, featuring Broadway veteran Karen Morrow and other special guests.

The Silver Screen
The ship’s recently-redesigned Hollywood Theatre will feature movie marathons of classic and recent films, including some of Marilyn’s greatest hits, with Turner Classic Movies film historian Jeremy Arnold providing fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary.

The 14-night East Coast and Caribbean cruise starts in New York on November 2 and visits Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville (maiden call), Turks & Caicos, Curaçao and Aruba before finishing in Miami. All-inclusive fly/cruise fares start from £3,803 per person if booked by February 28.

Crystal’s award-winning entertainment offerings include a range of venues and performances, from cabaret nightclub to piano bar saloon; acclaimed productions to headline entertainers, and sophisticated enrichment activities to in-room Blu-ray-viewing, for all world travellers.

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line. The UK's cruise specialist