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Old October 26th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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As many of you know, one of my main interest when aboard ship is attending, and enjoying the BIG SHOWS. I usually leave the dining room, after our early dinner, and head straight for the theater, to grab my coveted "front row-center" seat for the evening show. Just wondering, how many of you enjoy the shows, and how many couldn't care less about them, preferring the casino, or piano bar, or whatever?

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Old October 26th, 2013, 09:31 AM
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Boarding the Outstanding Oasis shortly and plan on catching all the shows. I perfer sitting front and center.
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It depends on the show. If it is something new or innovative I go. I'm not that much interested in the revue type of shows with titles along the lines of 'Broadway Through The Years'. Thus, I'll likely be in the audience on Royal Caribbean or Norwegian, but not on Carnival.
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Old October 26th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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I almost never miss the big shows, and have to admit have seen some spectacular ones over the years...Beatlemaniacs was one, and a John Denver tribute was another. Sometimes the "Broadway or Dance or Music Through the Years" type shows are good, often they are not, depends on the good or bad singers. Still, it's better than anything on TV!

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Sort of had it with the Broadway or revue shows as well, but I enjoy being captivated with some of the new style entertainment....we select seats on the aisle in the back, to make an easy exit, if we choose to leave before the show has ended.
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Like "Sky" we head to the theatre right after early dining. One of our most memorable evenings was seeing and listening to Eddie Holman perform his hit "Hey there lonely girl." The revues, comedians, hypnotists and solo singers....we enjoy them all.
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On my next cruise I will be watching all the shows and I will be seating front and center.

I have alittle oner two months before I sail on the Independence of the Seas.

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Like "Sky" we head to the theatre right after early dining. One of our most memorable evenings was seeing and listening to Eddie Holman perform his hit "Hey there lonely girl." The revues, comedians, hypnotists and solo singers....we enjoy them all.
WOW, wish I had been in the audience to hear Eddie Holman. One of the tunes I almost always sing at karaoke, and ALWAYS get comments on, is "Hey There Loney Girl". They always say, "WOW, we haven't heard that for many many years, and had forgotten how GREAT a song it is". I agree!

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Every night on the charter Smooth Jazz Cruise is a really big show...what amazes me is depending upon the artists schedule to perform, how early fans will stand in line before the doors open...some fans will even skip dinner. to see the artists perform for both shows

I prefer to get there early and stake out my seat on the upper tier first row (by the metal bar), right side (as you enter the showroom)...I am able to take great pics with my Nikon D3100 camera with extended lens (without flash)...of course we miss out when the artists leave the stage and perform for the ladies in the first row (that is why the lovely Mrs Sky makes you get there early)

On a regular cruise I use to skip the main shows (been there, done that ) and enjoy a walk around the lido deck under the moonlight ,people watching in the atrium and the entertainment in the smaller lounges
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I'm not always hot to see the big Broadway shows because they can be iffy. Like Trip, I like to sit in back close to an exit in case I want to leave early.
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If I haven't seen the show before then I really want to go. There for a while we were cruising on Carnival quite a bit and the shows were mostly the same so we didn't care if we attended or not.
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Jose and I also love the shows. I never tire of the costumes, the singing, the dancing! We never go to comedy, even though I would like to, due to the language barrier for Jose. He speaks English well enough, but often doesn't "get" the jokes. He is not a casino person, but I enjoy a stop by there to make my donation now and then!

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I do, as well love most of the big shows....there have just been a few I didn't care for...One of my favorite reasons for enjoying Royal Caribbean so much, is their entertainment, especially on Allure of the Seas, can't beat that.
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I/we usually go to all the shows.
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We also enjoy the big shows. We choose seats in the upper level, close to the front so we can see the entire stage.
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We always catch the shows. If there is time to go to the cabin and change after dinner we do that. If not we wear our dinner cloths and change after the shows. As far as seating we prefer the lower level but we will sit where we can.
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