Crystal Cruises is staging a gala Hollywood hits the high seas spectacular on its November 2, 2013 New York to Miami, Film & Theatre voyage. Presented in partnership with the award-winning Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, the film buff’s dream come true will feature more than a dozen performers and industry speakers with material created exclusively for the Los Angeles, California-based luxury cruise line. Highlights include a special spotlight on Marilyn Monroe, one of the industry’s most glamorous, and legendary bombshells.
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 called “Marilyn – Memories, Music and Magic," while Crystal fan favorite Jim Brochu returns with ‘Character Man”, his newest tribute to some of Broadway’s greatest character actors, like Jackie Gleason and Zero Mostel.
LA’s Troubador 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”.
Presentations from guests such as actress Kate Burton, the - daughter of Richard and the current U.S. vice-president on hit TV show “Scandal”, Center Theatre Group’s artistic director Michael Ritchie will provide insider tales from the show business front. A dedicated in-stateroom television channel will broadcast classic motion pictures, theatre documentaries and theme presenter insights throughout the voyage. For added enjoyment, an interactive trivia games will also provide opportunities for guests to show off their entertainment knowledge.
Dining with Marilyn
A multi-course dinner in the ship’s uber-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
Premier 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.
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.
“It’s a privilege to collaborate with the Center Theatre Group on such a unique program of entertainment and enrichment for film and theatre-philes,” says Christopher Escamilla, manager of entertainment operations. “Whether you love the songs, cinema, style, stars, or just Marilyn, everyone is bound to have an amazing time feeling like a star with the Six-Star Crystal treatment throughout.”
The East Coast and Caribbean itinerary visits New York, Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville (maiden call), Turks & Caicos, Curaçao, Aruba and Miami. All-inclusive luxury cruise fares begin at $4,300 per person for 14 days, with $800 per person in Book Now savings if booked by February 28, 2013.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.