Thursday, 10 November 2011

Silversea revamps entertainment

Silversea revamps entertainment

By Donna Tunney

In a partnership with Las Vegas-based Choozi Entertainment, Silversea Cruises is changing its entertainment program from traditional song-and-dance productions to concerts.

Concerts will feature Motown, opera, pop and rock. The revamped shows were launched on the Oct. 24 sailing of the Silver Cloud, with additional shows opening this month on the Silver Whisper, the Silver Wind and the Silver Shadow. The program will be rolled out on the Silver Spirit in March.

The show lounges on Silversea ships will feature three productions. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is described as a musical journey through Motown. “High C's” will focus on classical music and well-known arias, from Puccini and Verdi to contemporary songwriters.

“Fabbalicious” features the music of Swedish pop group Abba and is designed to “get the audience on their feet, singing and dancing along with the cast,” said the line.

On the ships’ pool deck, a new music party will showcase pop music from Madonna to Lady Gaga, and almost everyone in between, said Silversea. “Famous stars will come to life as costumes are pulled from a trunk and the performers become one music legend after the next,” Silversea said.

And in the ship’s Panorama lounges, passengers will hear the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Billy Joel along with selections from Broadway musicals.

"Our guests expect world-class amenities and entertainment is a big part of their overall shipboard experience," said Christian Sauleau, Silversea's executive vice president of fleet operations. "By partnering with Choozi, we are elevating the caliber of entertainment and creating variety that will delight our guests and enhance their cruise experience."

Choozi Entertainment’s Christopher and Suzanne Childers are in charge of production of the Silversea shows. Christopher Childers toured with Madonna, Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil. He is artistic coordinator for "Le Reve" at Wynn Las Vegas.

Previously, Silversea’s entertainment was handled by Jeanne Ryan Productions.