We have some very exciting news to share!
The Entertainment Department has teamed up with global cruise brand MSC Cruises through their in-house brand Carousel Productions to produce an amazing new theatrical show on a scale rarely seen at sea before.
The show is brought to life by an international cast of incredible artists that perform Floor & Flying Gymnastics, Leviwand, Juggling, Acrobatics & the incredible Flying Chinese Pole as well as amazing dancers & Broadway experienced vocalists.
The show features the most international cast & crew ted have ever brought together with talent from the UK, Malta, USA, Brazil, Philippines, Canada, France, Hungary, South Africa, Colombia & Italy.
Technically the show has been produced to maximise the potential of the stunning Carousel Theatre onboard the beautiful MSC Bellissima ship, with audience members encircling the main revolving stage. The artists & performers fly on twelve different aerial winch & traverse systems, as well as springing from the ceiling & revolving before their eyes.
The premiss of the show is to follow a boy on his journey to find his voice & calling, navigating by starlight through a series of amazing lands, whereupon he uncovers mysterious & amazing characters who teach him incredible skills & experiences.
Ted Creative Director Steve Leatham came up with the original concept as one of his final projects before moving to MSC as the new Global Entertainment Director.
Steve said “MSC challenged us to produce an awe-inspiring & visual show that would wow their esteemed audiences. We brought in our talented team of creatives to bring the show to life & meet the high expectations they have. This is the first in-house production MSC under the Carousel Productions banner have produced on this scale, and it won’t be the last”
Once the initial concept was agreed, ted started inventing the imaginative storyline via the ingenuity of Creative Producer Kaya Rose & Music Composer Tom Oakley. At the same time, the in-house visual design team led by Digital Designer Sam Dawes set about creating a magical & moving landscape to bring the story & scenes to life on an astronomical scale. The theatre’s screen was over forty-five meters in length!
Once complicated casting was completed the team flew out to Dubai and embarked on the ship to begin quarantine prior to starting rehearsals. The team was led by Artistic Director Murray Grant, featured Associate Choreographer Matthew Banks & Flying/Acrobatics Specialist Achus Emeis.
A five-week rehearsal process took place programming the high-tech automation systems on board & linking the various parts of the show in time exactly to the visual & audio tracks. Due to the complexity of the show, several rigging specialists joined the performers, crew & operational team to enable this elaborate & challenging show to be delivered safely & effectively.
The show MYüT is currently live six days a week, with special socially distanced seating, tickets can be purchased on board the ship which is currently homeporting in Jeddah & cruising the Red Sea.
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