LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2011 â€“ Broadway greats both current and classic will be featured in more than two dozen performances and presentations on Crystal Cruisesâ€™ â€œFilm and Theatreâ€-themed voyage from San Francisco and Tinseltown to the Big Apple departing August 25, 2011 on Crystal Symphony.
Present musical revival, Tony-nominated hits â€œHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Tryingâ€ and cruise ship-set â€œAnything Goesâ€ will be honored. Merchandise from, and a pair of tickets to, Roundabout Theatre Companyâ€™s production of â€œAnything Goesâ€ will be donated as a Broadway trivia game prize package. The star of the original â€œHow to Succeed…,â€ Michele Lee, and theater impresario John Loesser, the son of the playâ€™s composer/lyricist, will be featured guest presenters on the sailing. Performance highlights also include the late Zero Mostel and Ethel Merman reincarnated 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 legendsâ€”courtesy of guest speaker Greg Schreiner, the owner of one of the worldâ€™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.
â€œPrivateâ€ screening room matinees with live introductions and post-film discussions are scheduled in the shipâ€™s surround-sound Hollywood Theatre. Guests can also watch videos related to the theme program from the comfort of their staterooms.
â€œFrom rousing performances to trivia games about the biz, guests will have a bevy of entertainment options from which to choose during the voyage,â€ says Christopher Escamilla, Crystalâ€™s senior entertainment production coordinator.
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 â€œAs You Wishâ€ spending credit; additional savings are available via Crystalâ€™s Family Memories program.
Crystal Cruiseâ€™s award-winning entertainment offerings include a range of venues and performances, from cabaret nightclub to piano bar saloon; acclaimed productions to headline entertainers; and sophisticated enrichment activities to in-room DVD-watching to, for all world travelers.
For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit www.crystalcruises.com.