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Exclusive ‘Evening With Tim Rice’ to debut on Seabourn fleet in January

Seabourn is to launch an exclusive Evening with Tim Rice on its new ship, Seabourn Encore - with the acclaimed English musical theatre lyricist narrating the concert-style presentation himself.

After its debut on Seabourn Encore in January when she sails from Singapore on her inaugural voyage, the curtain will then go up across the rest of the fleet during 2017, culminating onboard the appropriately named Seabourn Ovation when she launches in spring 2018.

Sir Tim Rice
‘An Evening with Tim Rice’ will be narrated by the acclaimed lyricist himself on all of the Seabourn ships

An Evening with Tim Rice will take guests on a musical journey through some of his best-known work. The production features the four Seabourn Encore Singers and includes anecdotes and visuals from his personal archive. Audiences in the Grand Salon onboard every ship will learn how each song came to life as they are drawn into the mind of one of the world’s most respected and iconic songwriters.

“This is a first for me. I has been an amazing experience, looking back over my career and the friendships that shaped it,” Sir Tim said. “The result is a show that you won’t find anywhere else. I’ve been lucky that my work has been shown around the world, so I love the idea of this production circumnavigating the globe on the high seas onboard Seabourn’s beautiful ships.”

Sir Tim’s work, which has won him three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys, includes Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita (with Andrew Lloyd Webber); Chess (with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of Abba); Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast (with Alan Menken) and The Lion King (with Elton John).

He was knighted for services to music in 1994, and in 2008 his star joined the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Produced by Belinda King Creative Productions, An Evening with Tim Rice will be enhanced with exclusive photos from Sir Tim’s private collection and fascinating dialogue. His presence will be brought to life through state-of-the-art technology on screens around the stage.

The Grand Salon on Seabourn Encore
The show will make its debut in the Grand Salon on board Seabourn Encore (above)

During the show’s run, he will make a select number of personal appearances on every Seabourn ship. A cast of singers and live musicians will draw the audience into his very special world, bringing the glamour and buzz of the West End and Broadway to every Seabourn sailing.

“We all love to be carried away by beautiful songs. We’re thrilled to be working with Tim Rice since he is one of the most versatile and prolific lyricists writing today,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn.

“From Evita’s ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ to the Lion King’s ‘Hakuna Matata’ - I know our guests are going to be absolutely enchanted. This is such an exciting addition to the whole Seabourn experience, where our two worlds, onboard and on shore, are brought together to create a luxury trip like no other.”

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Posted on 25th September 2016 at 03:46 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | The Yachts of Seabourn |

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