"They're Playing Our Song"
Regent Seven Seas Unveils
New Onboard Entertainment
The Constellation Lounge on Seven Seas Mariner will soon feature new production shows and entertainment offerings.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises detailed new entertainment programming onboard three of its ships -- Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator. The enhancements rolled out to Navigator on May 19 and will be extended to Voyager on Nov. 11 and to Mariner on Dec. 21.
The biggest upgrades include the addition of The Regent Signature Orchestra, a nine-piece musical group; an emphasis on live musical performances; and the creation of five new productions with the Regent Singers and Dancers plus a full-time ballroom dance couple.
New Production Shows
- Vintage Vegas: Rivaling the golden age of Las Vegas, this elegant and glittering musical revue features showgirls, the music and comedy of the Rat Pack, and stylizations of songs by Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra and other '"stars of the strip."
- Motown Gold: A rocking tribute to the Motown Sound, this new show features chart-toppers from the Supremes, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and others, complemented by the big sound of The Regent Signature Orchestra.
- They're Playing Our Song: This musical by Neil Simon with music and lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager was a big hit on Broadway and on tour across the country. The Regent version features the full orchestra, dancers and singers.
- Jazz Legends: The Regent Signature Orchestra and onboard singers perform a tribute to jazz legends past and present.
- Ballroom Bravo: A revolutionary dance extravaganza, this show melds the best of ballroom with traditional styles of theatrical dance. The show is centered around a featured ballroom dance couple
Also as part of the new entertainment, the ballroom couple will offer dance lessons to guests on days at sea.
Upping the Ante
"In developing our new entertainment program, we aimed to create shows and performances that transcend typical cruise ship entertainment to offer a taste of the unexpected, rivaling what some of our guests might see at home," said Lyn Farmer, Regent's director of entertainment and special events. "Our new program offers significantly more live musical performances than ever before, with more energy, texture and variety."
"The Regent Signature Orchestra" will lend concert-quality musical support to each of the production shows on board. It will also be available for intimate performances as a smaller group at other times aboard the ships. For example, an evening of late-night cocktails or afternoon tea in one of the lounges may now be complemented by the soothing sounds of a live jazz quintet.
The Mariner, Voyager and Navigator will also feature a new late-night cabaret show. In addition, Regent hopes to rachet up the interaction between performers and guests; thus, the entire cast of musicians and dancers is now a part of the cruise staff.
In addition to the new shows, Regent will continue to offer a roster of headline entertainers throughout the year.The new entertainment offerings are produced by Peter Grey Terhune Productions. Visit www.theregentexperience.com.