Seabourn's 'An Evening with Tim Rice' goes fleetwide

'An Evening with Tim Rice' - in partnership with the acclaimed lyricist and produced and directed by Belinda King 'An Evening with Tim Rice' - in partnership with the acclaimed lyricist and produced and directed by Belinda King (Photo: Seabourn)

Following its successful debut on the new Seabourn Encore in January, 'An Evening with Tim Rice' is now playing fleetwide on all four Seabourn ships.

In partnership with the acclaimed lyricist Sir Tim Rice, the show—exclusive to Seabourn—is in association with Belinda King Creative Productions and directed by Belinda King.

Seabourn president Rick Meadows said the company has received 'wonderful feedback' about the show.

'An Evening with Tim Rice' is a concert-style presentation narrated via video by Rice to highlight some of his best known work, from 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King.' The show also includes a number from 'Chess' called 'One Night in Bangkok' and a broad 'Circle of Life' finale.

The production is enhanced by anecdotes and visuals from Rice's personal archive, and audiences will learn how each song came to life as they are drawn into the mind of one of the world's iconic songwriters.

Additional cast members have joined the show during the rollout, many with Broadway and West End experience. They include Dayle Hodge, who just finished playing Frankie Valli in the hit West End musical, 'Jersey Boys'; JC McCann, who starred as Joseph in 'Jersey Boys' on the Broadway tour; Rachel Jerram, who appeared in 'Avenue Q' in both the West End and UK tour; Matias Polar, who appeared in 'FAME' on the US tour; and Ellie Ann, who performed in 'Saturday Night Fever' in the UK national tour.

'An Evening with Tim Rice' is also scheduled for the new Seabourn Ovation in 2018.

Posted 31 May 2017

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Anne Kalosh

Editor, Seatrade Cruise News & Senior Associate Editor Seatrade Cruise Review