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I generally attend the shows put on by the ship's cast -- even if I've seen the production number before, I do enjoy watching as supporting those young dancers and singers as they try very hard to entertain. I've come to know some of them over the past years and they really do try hard and have ambitions to rise in the entertainment world.

I don't often attend the guest entertainers who come aboard for a short time and then leave. If it's a name I know, or a certain select group of piano players or violinists, I'll go. It all depends. I've seen enough magicians and jugglers to last me a lifetime ... I'd rather watch the casino make my money disappear and juggle it around on the table for a while than to go at have a magician make my brain disappear.
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I've seen enough magicians and jugglers to last me a lifetime ... I'd rather watch the casino make my money disappear and juggle it around on the table for a while than to go at have a magician make my brain disappear.
... what a great way to put it ... though I don't know how I would feel about the casino making my money disappear.

You're right ... I totally forgot about the crew shows. They are a definite "don't miss." Frankly often it's the crew show that is the best one of the whole cruise.

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a man of the cloth in a casino ? do your church members know about your vice (VBG)
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Actually, I don't think there are any prohibitions in the bible against gambling. Heck, many churches out my way actually support the practice with their raffles, bingo games, etc.

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I think, if he is like our minister the members of his church are in the casino with him.
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It is funny how we all have different ideas: comedians are my first choice, followed by good singers and the musical productions. What I don't like are the magicians. NMnita
Comedians are my first choice too. Especially when I am on vacation ... I like to laugh. The musical reviews, unless they are of an era I enjoy, are my least favorite type of show ... especially since the same shows tend to run for years and years. You can often remember watching the same show on a ship that you saw two years ago on a different ship.

But the featured performers they bring onboard for other shows are often ones you haven't seen before on a HAL ship ... and, if you have, they now have an entirely new range of material, so it is not like seeing the same show again.

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It is funny how we all have different ideas: comedians are my first choice, followed by good singers and the musical productions. What I don't like are the magicians. NMnita
Comedians are my first choice too. Especially when I am on vacation ... I like to laugh. The musical reviews, unless they are of an era I enjoy, are my least favorite type of show ... especially since the same shows tend to run for years and years. You can often remember watching the same show on a ship that you saw two years ago on a different ship.

But the featured performers they bring onboard for other shows are often ones you haven't seen before on a HAL ship ... and, if you have, they now have an entirely new range of material, so it is not like seeing the same show again.

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The production shows can get boring after awhile as they are not changed often enough and I agree about the era. Even though they are part of what I enjoy they do have to be geared to a certain era. Most recent ones have not been. Oh my, does this mean I am past my prime?
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The production shows can get boring after awhile as they are not changed often enough and I agree about the era. Even though they are part of what I enjoy they do have to be geared to a certain era. Most recent ones have not been. Oh my, does this mean I am past my prime?
I just wish they had a bigger variety of them ... so that they could mix them up over different cruises. I mean, after all ... are six shows too difficult for the cast to learn ... especially considering that they are going to be performing the same ones over the course of their entire contracts?

But, then ... of course, to be fair ... I don't know how much work is involved in putting together these shows, and maybe the cast can't really perform more than three different show themes at a time.

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