GREASE ON BOARD

​Royal Caribbean International is bringing the popular musical ‘Grease’ onboard. Harmony of the Seas will launch the production next May and Independence of the Seas will launch it in July.

Royal Caribbean International is bringing the popular musical ‘Grease’ onboard. Harmony of the Seas will launch the production next May and Independence of the Seas will launch it in July. The show has been modified for the cruise ship and presentations will take place three times a week.

Award winning director and choreographer Karen Bruce will stage the production. Nick Weir, head of entertainment for Royal Caribbean said, "To have the support of award-winning theatre legends, ensuring the calibre of production onboard will rival any Broadway or West End production, is testament to the quality of entertainment we provide for our guests." Independence of the Seas will use Southampton as its homeport for the summer from May. Three quarters of the cast has been recruited, with the balance of auditions taking place in January in New York. Christi Coachman-Orengo, director for Royal Caribbean Entertainment, sid, "The standard of talent at the auditions was incredibly high and many of the cast chosen have performed in the West End.

Coachman-Orengo referred to Nick Hayes, "We've found a Danny who the audience will fall in love with. He is suave and charming. We have selected the perfect cast to deliver these critical roles and it will be nothing short of exhilarating to see them perform together on stage."

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