Princess Cruises has just revealed details of the third production show that has been created in partnership with Oscar-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz.
‘The Secret Silk’, adapted from the ancient fable ‘The Grateful Crane’, will tell the story of a young woman who possesses the gift of creating brilliant silk fabrics.
It will feature life-size puppetry by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, including music, dance and visuals.
The show will open on popular ship, Royal Princess, in mid-February 2018 as it sails the Caribbean before it is due to head to the UK for a series of round Britain sailings between May and September.
Stephen Schwartz is a multi-Oscar, Tony and Grammy award winner and the composer of popular shows ‘Wicked’, ‘Pippin’ and ‘Godspell’.
‘The Secret Silk’ is directed by Tony award-nominated John Tartaglia, who has performed a number of roles on Broadway in ‘Avenue Q’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Shrek The Musical’.
After the show premieres onboard Royal Princess, it will move to Island Princess in May 2018 for its Alaska season followed by the Asia-based Diamond Princess in autumn 2018.
Princess Cruises’ vice president entertainment experience, Denise Saviss, has commented: “Presenting this timeless, ancient fable as the third production in our partnership, through the accomplishments of John’s creativity and Stephen’s guidance and vision, will no doubt deliver an outstanding entertainment experience for our guests.”
Stephen Schwartz stated: “I am thrilled to have John Tartaglia join me on this production journey with Princess. His puppetry mastery is sure to dazzle guests on the high seas.”
Schwartz is creating four production shows for Princess Cruises, which include ‘Magic To Do’, ‘Born To Dance’ and ‘The Secret Silk’, all of which are currently in production; the fourth is set to be announced next year.
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