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Old June 12th, 2003, 03:25 PM
mbuckellew mbuckellew is offline
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Default Re: Read our Editorial on Cruise Ship Entertainment

Great article, Paul, and exactly the reason we skip the "Vegas-style" production shows.

Your article highlighted all the things we don't like about those shows. We saw five or ten minutes of one and left. It was extremely unoriginal and uninteresting.

I am 26 and love a good Broadway show. But that's the point - it's an original show. It isn't "highlights of other shows' best songs."

Personally, I would love to see a cruiseline hire a really talented production team - like Elton John and Tim Rice, for example, or Stephen Sondheim, or Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg - and have them write an original show especially for the cruise line. Perhaps it could be a comedy about people who fall in love on a cruise!

Instead of spending millions on fancy special effects they should spend the money to hire top-notch writers to create an original show, and top-notch performers to bring it to life. Honestly, I think people would book a cruise on that line just to see such a show.

Michelle B.

Land Cruise, Britain and Belgium

Now posting as MichelleP.
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