Princess Cruises has revealed details of its newest production show, ‘Rock Opera’ to debut aboard Sky Princess when she is launched this year, and sister ship Enchanted Princess in 2020.
Created exclusively for Princess Cruises, Rock Opera will feature avant-garde inspired costumes, a musical soundtrack spanning classic rock, musical theatre and opera, as well as songs performed in English, Spanish, Latin, and sign language.
The show will open on the 3,660-guest Sky Princess in December 2019, as it sails the Caribbean and will feature special guest Tenor Brian Justin Crum from ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’.
Crum will perform in the show for the ships inaugural season. The vessel will then head to Northern Europe and sail roundtrip from Copenhagen on a number of Russia and Scandinavia voyages between April and August.
“Rock Opera takes our guests on a musical journey, featuring our eight-piece live orchestra playing iconic rock songs,” said Denise Saviss, Vice President of Entertainment, Princess Cruises. “Our production and costume design team were inspired by one of New York City’s most glamorous evenings of the year, the Met Gala.”
“Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess guests should anticipate an unforgettable evening of music that transcends language and celebrates the diversity of our crew and guests from around the world,” she added.
The inclusion of sign language in a production show is a first for Princess Cruises.
The show premieres aboard Sky Princess, followed by Enchanted Princess in June 2020 for its inaugural season in the Mediterranean.
Other entertainment options and activities aboard the two ships include Phantom Bridge, the first digitally-enhanced escape room at sea, an all-new Take 5 jazz lounge concept for Princess Cruises, and a redesigned Sanctuary area, the spa-inspired top deck retreat reserved for adults.
Rock Opera’s creative team includes:
Director and choreographer Danny Teeson, who has choreographed for a number of celebrities including Robbie Williams and Tom Jones and also created, as well as choreographed Princess Cruises’ award-winning show – Fantastic Journey.
Musical arranger Nelson Kole, who has worked with Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick and Beyoncé.
Emmy Award-winning scenic designer John Lacovelli and celebrity costume designer Jackson Lowell, who has designed costumes for the likes of Elton John, Jennifer Aniston and Cate Blanchett.