Broadway greats both current and classic will be featured in more than
two dozen performances and presentations on Crystal Cruises' "Film
and Theatre"-themed voyage from San Francisco and Tinseltown to the Big Apple
25, 2011 on Crystal Symphony.
Present musical revival, Tony-nominated hits "How to Succeed
in Business Without Really Trying" and cruise ship-set
Goes" will be honored. Merchandise from, and a pair
of tickets to, Roundabout Theatre Company's production of "Anything
Goes" will be donated as a Broadway trivia game prize package. The
star of the original "How to Succeed...," Michele Lee,
and theater impresario John Loesser, the son of the play's composer/lyricist,
will be featured guest presenters on the sailing. Performance highlights
also include the late Zero Mostel and Ethel
on stage by actors Jim Brochu and Rita McKenzie in their respective hit
biographical shows about the stars.
Guest vocalists will pay musical homage to celluloid memories using authentic
costumes from Hollywood legends—courtesy of guest speaker Greg Schreiner,
the owner of one of the world's largest private collection of Hollywood
costumes. Theatre-phile Herb Keyser, author Brian Kellow, and talent agent
Victoria Morris will join the performers in speaking about theatre history,
stage personalities, and the business of show.
"Private" screening room matinees with live introductions and post-film
discussions are scheduled in the ship's surround-sound Hollywood Theatre.
Guests can also watch videos related to the theme program from the comfort
of their staterooms.
"From rousing performances to trivia games about the biz, guests
will have a bevy of entertainment options from which to choose during
the voyage," says Christopher Escamilla, Crystal's senior entertainment
Two-for-one fares for the 19-day Panama Canal sailing start at $5,425
per person/double, including complimentary flights from 24 North American
cities and $1,000/couple "As You Wish" spending credit; additional
savings are available via Crystal's Family Memories program.