Princess Cruises unveils new Stephen Schwartz production

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Princess Cruises has revealed details of the third production show it has created in partnership with Oscar-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz.

‘The Secret Silk’ tells the story of a young woman who possesses the gift of creating brilliant silk fabrics and will feature life-size puppetry by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Adapted from the ancient fable ‘The Grateful Crane’, The Secret Silk will also feature music, dance and visuals.

The show will open on the 3,560-guest Royal Princess in mid-February 2018 as it sails the Caribbean. The ship will then head to the UK for a series of round Britain sailings between May and September.

Schwartz is the composer of shows including ‘Wicked’, ‘Pippin’ and ‘Godspell’.

The show premieres aboard Royal Princess, followed by Island Princess in May 2018 for its Alaska season and the Asia-based Diamond Princess in autumn 2018.

Denise Saviss, Princess Cruises’ vice president entertainment experience, said: “Presenting this timeless, ancient fable as the third production in our partnership, through the accomplishments of John’s creativity and Stephen’s guidance and vision, will no doubt deliver an outstanding entertainment experience for our guests.”

Schwartz is creating four production shows for the cruise line: ‘Magic To Do’, ‘Born To Dance’ and ‘The Secret Silk’ are all in production, with a fourth to be announced next year.

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